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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,995Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 218 out of 676

$522K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 209 out of 676

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 6,960 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 443 337 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 360 121 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 340 289 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 276 181 4 6
METFORMIN HCL 237 168 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 185 6 3
TRAMADOL HCL 217 152 7 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196 154 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 184 157 9 7
LISINOPRIL 176 132 10 5
KLOR-CON 10 171 142 11 95
CEFADROXIL 157 95 12 258
DIOVAN 141 86 13 37
SERTRALINE HCL 119 80 14 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117 62 15 20
NEXIUM 116 76 16 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 40 16 16
KLOR-CON M20 114 74 18 67
RANITIDINE HCL 113 74 19 27
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 106 54 S3 20 112
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 81 20 14
MELOXICAM 102 56 22 13
ZETIA 101 63 23 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 99 58 24 18
ATENOLOL 97 59 25 25
LACTULOSE 97 81 25 110
COUMADIN 93 93 27 193
ALLOPURINOL 92 67 28 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 42 29 21
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88 72 30 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 81 31 51
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 66 R 31 76
CARVEDILOL 86 57 33 15
DIOVAN HCT 78 38 34 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 69 35 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 50 35 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 60 37 12
SINGULAIR 74 55 38 80
GABAPENTIN 73 52 39 10
DIGOXIN 73 69 39 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 59 41 22
KETOPROFEN 66 46 42 324
JANUVIA 62 57 43 78
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 29 44 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 59 44 62
LANTUS 58 50 46 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 35 47 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 37 48 73
CLOPIDOGREL 54 49 49 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 41 49 114
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 24 51 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 42 51 45
FAMOTIDINE 51 38 53 64
IBUPROFEN 51 21 53 102
LIPITOR 50 38 55 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 55 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 38 55 203
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 Feb. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.