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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 25

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 25

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 8,703 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,371 702 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 623 433 2 2
LISINOPRIL 464 206 3 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 177 4 21
OMEPRAZOLE 398 195 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 390 225 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 355 257 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 334 192 8 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 311 206 9 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 268 201 10 18
GABAPENTIN 255 110 11 10
OXYCODONE HCL 239 63 S2 12 114
MELOXICAM 230 118 13 20
CARISOPRODOL 220 26 R 14 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209 165 15 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 115 16 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 111 17 22
TRAMADOL HCL 178 118 18 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152 87 19 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 149 108 20 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 64 21 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 97 21 27
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 64 23 128
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 92 24 39
RANITIDINE HCL 130 80 25 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 121 68 S2 26 159
NEXIUM 119 64 27 24
CLOPIDOGREL 119 76 27 28
PLAVIX 118 68 29 37
CYMBALTA 114 38 30 41
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 113 70 31 123
VENTOLIN HFA 110 66 32 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 110 30 R 32 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 73 32 11
SERTRALINE HCL 110 46 32 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 107 80 36 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 59 R 37 91
PROAIR HFA 98 53 37 69
ATENOLOL 97 80 39 31
ABILIFY 96 38 40 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 24 41 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 77 42 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 42 43 70
PRISTIQ ER 86 28 44 180
SPIRIVA 82 48 45 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81 62 46 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 80 41 47 96
PAROXETINE HCL 76 47 48 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 75 66 49 13
CLONIDINE HCL 75 28 49 32
ALLOPURINOL 74 45 51 29
LYRICA 73 0 52 64
RAMIPRIL 68 52 53 101
IBUPROFEN 65 20 54 103
MECLIZINE HCL 63 59 55 120
SYMBICORT 62 37 56 134
AZITHROMYCIN 62 35 56 45
LEVETIRACETAM 61 34 58 73
DIOVAN 60 51 59 34
LIPITOR 59 36 60 90
TRAZODONE HCL 59 38 60 51
VERAPAMIL ER 58 42 62 82
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 27 S2 62 216
PEN NEEDLE 57 34 64 162
CARVEDILOL 57 34 64 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 24 66 40
LOVASTATIN 53 49 67 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 17 68 63
LANTUS 51 24 69 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 19 69 81
NAPROXEN 51 22 69 155
TOPIRAMATE 51 0 69 158
VESICARE 51 18 69 222
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 14 69 222
CELEBREX 50 33 75 131
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 28 75 78
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.