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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 676

$908K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 676

513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 513 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 513 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 15,503 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630 576 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 597 520 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 504 457 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 485 383 S3 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 477 413 5 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 439 425 6 14
SIMVASTATIN 433 380 7 6
GABAPENTIN 419 338 8 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373 334 9 20
FUROSEMIDE 358 316 10 4
DIOVAN 328 312 11 37
MELOXICAM 323 293 12 13
DIOVAN HCT 300 277 13 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 265 14 9
METFORMIN HCL 281 259 15 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 233 189 16 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 169 17 22
SYNTHROID 223 223 18 48
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 200 18 12
NEXIUM 221 174 20 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 182 21 18
CLOPIDOGREL 208 183 22 28
ALLOPURINOL 199 189 23 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196 181 24 42
LISINOPRIL 195 182 25 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 173 169 26 30
PLAVIX 168 153 27 40
LANTUS 162 143 28 55
SERTRALINE HCL 152 149 29 26
TRAMADOL HCL 151 117 30 19
FENOFIBRATE 151 137 30 90
CARVEDILOL 146 126 32 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 141 106 R 33 46
CEFUROXIME 132 118 34 121
CYMBALTA 130 97 35 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 112 36 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124 123 37 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 120 89 38 58
RANITIDINE HCL 119 113 39 27
MIRTAZAPINE 114 114 40 59
GLIPIZIDE 113 113 41 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 96 42 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 92 43 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 79 44 54
ENDOCET 100 53 S2 44 104
CRESTOR 100 94 44 29
CLONIDINE HCL 98 98 47 32
IRBESARTAN 94 84 48 284
LIPITOR 92 89 49 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 87 49 49
TRAZODONE HCL 90 75 51 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 89 52 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 75 53 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 81 54 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 71 54 98
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 71 54 62
LYRICA 82 75 57 57
AGGRENOX 80 76 58 147
TAMSULOSIN HCL 78 66 59 38
SINGULAIR 77 64 60 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 59 60 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 64 62 87
CELEBREX 73 60 63 108
CARISOPRODOL 72 42 R 64 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 69 65 34
BYSTOLIC 68 68 66 96
AMIODARONE HCL 66 46 67 154
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 59 68 281
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 50 69 43
DIGOXIN 61 61 69 52
ACTOS 60 59 71 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 60 56 71 70
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 56 73 74
FEXOFENADINE HCL 58 58 73 257
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 40 R 75 50
BENICAR 57 43 75 218
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 52 75 149
FENTANYL 55 43 S2 78 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 52 79 45
PREMARIN 54 54 R 79 128
LEXAPRO 54 36 79 210
PREDNISONE 53 43 82 53
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 39 R 83 76
SOTALOL 51 39 83 221
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 38 85 171
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 36 85 68
FLUCONAZOLE 50 46 85 115
ZETIA 50 50 85 89
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 27, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.