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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 25

$663K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 25

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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
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this specialty
in Mississippi
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,919 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
OMEPRAZOLE 631 526 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 375 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 425 346 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377 334 4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335 261 5 14
TRAMADOL HCL 304 210 6 23
SIMVASTATIN 300 221 7 3
GABAPENTIN 299 221 8 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 212 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 251 203 10 7
METFORMIN HCL 221 152 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 172 12 18
NEXIUM 205 119 13 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 159 14 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191 153 15 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 185 148 16 21
CARVEDILOL 177 136 17 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176 151 18 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 155 130 19 22
FENOFIBRATE 151 144 20 97
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 132 21 36
MELOXICAM 142 121 22 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 122 23 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 133 99 24 77
CRESTOR 127 120 25 44
CLOPIDOGREL 126 105 26 28
ZETIA 125 89 27 102
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120 108 28 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 87 29 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 94 30 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 105 31 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 79 31 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 110 33 15
RANITIDINE HCL 104 70 34 26
SERTRALINE HCL 102 75 35 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 102 35 76
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 57 37 108
DIOVAN 100 95 38 34
CYMBALTA 98 54 39 41
TRAZODONE HCL 97 31 40 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 72 41 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 90 84 42 54
TERAZOSIN HCL 90 87 42 115
PROAIR HFA 85 61 44 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 81 45 59
MECLIZINE HCL 80 80 46 120
ALLOPURINOL 79 71 47 29
JANUVIA 77 71 48 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 50 49 40
LIPITOR 71 61 50 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 57 50 58
ATENOLOL 70 60 52 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 50 52 35
KLOR-CON 10 70 46 52 71
PLAVIX 68 54 55 37
SINGULAIR 68 59 55 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 16 R 55 91
SYNTHROID 62 53 58 79
CHLORTHALIDONE 62 44 58 164
PREDNISONE 61 51 60 46
SYMBICORT 60 45 61 134
AZITHROMYCIN 57 44 62 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 62 13
PREMARIN 56 45 R 64 157
VENTOLIN HFA 56 49 64 113
CEPHALEXIN 51 43 66 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 38 67 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 March 24, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.