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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 676

$655K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 145 out of 676

338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 338 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,900 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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
LOVASTATIN 630 446 1 33
FUROSEMIDE 502 374 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 438 243 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 411 276 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 348 5 7
LISINOPRIL 354 212 6 5
ALLOPURINOL 316 244 7 31
CARVEDILOL 302 234 8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 252 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 216 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 223 11 12
GABAPENTIN 271 241 12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249 187 13 9
METFORMIN HCL 248 188 14 8
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 247 245 15 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 159 16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 188 17 24
SIMVASTATIN 190 154 18 6
CLOPIDOGREL 188 163 19 28
SERTRALINE HCL 186 142 20 26
DIOVAN 180 152 21 37
MELOXICAM 161 120 22 13
LANTUS 157 138 23 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 152 144 24 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 91 25 21
NAMENDA 150 150 25 35
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 146 99 R 27 236
DIOVAN HCT 143 96 28 41
CRESTOR 142 94 29 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 109 30 14
PLAVIX 136 120 31 40
GEMFIBROZIL 133 88 32 137
FAMOTIDINE 118 86 33 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 106 73 34 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 73 35 16
BACLOFEN 102 42 36 144
KLOR-CON 10 94 81 37 95
TRAMADOL HCL 94 70 37 19
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 78 39 62
ATENOLOL 92 62 40 25
NEXIUM 88 59 41 23
DETROL LA 88 78 41 166
MIRTAZAPINE 83 79 43 59
BYSTOLIC 81 59 44 96
SYNTHROID 81 69 44 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 78 46 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 51 47 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 69 48 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 62 49 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 62 49 38
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73 33 S3 49 112
DIGOXIN 70 64 52 52
KLOR-CON M20 70 36 52 67
HALOPERIDOL 68 50 54 158
FENTANYL 68 57 S2 54 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 45 56 49
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 55 57 34
MEGESTROL ACETATE 65 63 R 58 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 29 R 59 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 45 60 73
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 57 61 42
CLONIDINE HCL 59 54 62 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 43 63 17
RANITIDINE HCL 56 45 64 27
WELCHOL 55 39 65 254
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 45 66 56
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 40 R 66 129
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 53 68 151
LYRICA 53 25 68 57
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 53 40 68 203
GLIPIZIDE 51 51 71 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 50 72 116
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 June 24, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.