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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 676

$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 676

1,060 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 1,060 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 1,060 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 29,247 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,936 1,038 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,218 989 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,034 852 3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 969 700 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 952 752 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 920 679 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 911 742 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832 720 8 3
GABAPENTIN 730 497 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 593 413 10 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 584 570 11 24
NAMENDA 581 581 12 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 566 465 13 11
TRAZODONE HCL 534 371 14 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 530 413 15 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 525 445 16 14
SERTRALINE HCL 458 367 17 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 456 267 18 21
ETODOLAC 449 335 10 19 211
GLIMEPIRIDE 445 347 20 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 437 319 21 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392 294 22 9
CYMBALTA 375 244 23 47
CARISOPRODOL 366 57 R 24 60
CARVEDILOL 362 287 25 15
MELOXICAM 351 251 26 13
DIOVAN 350 268 27 37
TRAMADOL HCL 349 187 28 19
NEXIUM 348 244 29 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 266 30 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 256 31 22
ALLOPURINOL 302 264 32 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 246 33 34
CLOPIDOGREL 273 216 34 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 260 215 35 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 260 179 R 35 46
LYRICA 240 156 37 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 233 150 38 82
DILTIAZEM ER 211 175 39 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 207 96 R 40 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 201 154 41 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 200 108 R 42 75
PLAVIX 199 169 43 40
CRESTOR 195 137 44 29
AGGRENOX 192 177 45 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190 179 46 54
TRICOR 189 125 47 126
ROPINIROLE HCL 186 164 48 85
RANITIDINE HCL 182 137 49 27
DIOVAN HCT 177 137 50 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176 158 51 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 171 106 52 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 142 53 70
MECLIZINE HCL 169 124 54 83
NABUMETONE 169 117 54 179
SYNTHROID 168 102 56 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 125 57 16
LANTUS 164 115 58 55
DICYCLOMINE HCL 163 130 59 207
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 152 60 61
MIRTAZAPINE 155 150 60 59
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 153 126 62 65
JANUVIA 153 139 62 78
VERAPAMIL ER 152 135 64 101
DIGOXIN 151 147 65 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 115 65 51
DILTIAZEM HCL 138 128 67 227
FENTANYL 136 101 S2 68 93
MEGESTROL ACETATE 135 132 R 69 111
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 131 70 114
CLONIDINE HCL 132 77 71 32
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 131 116 72 149
GLIPIZIDE 131 115 72 81
LOVASTATIN 129 114 74 33
METOLAZONE 127 111 75 172
ATENOLOL 122 95 76 25
VENTOLIN HFA 121 39 77 127
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121 90 77 73
ZETIA 117 98 79 89
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 84 79 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 95 81 98
SPIRIVA 114 61 82 97
FAMOTIDINE 114 94 82 64
EVISTA 109 85 84 119
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 109 90 84 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 67 86 87
PAROXETINE HCL 107 88 86 65
TOPIRAMATE 106 60 88 141
PREDNISONE 105 101 89 53
TAZTIA XT 105 79 10 89 287
BYSTOLIC 105 85 89 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 102 32 92 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 101 82 93 171
PROAIR HFA 100 54 94 79
RAMIPRIL 100 94 94 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100 70 94 215
DETROL LA 100 77 94 166
ENABLEX 98 75 98 268
SINGULAIR 98 69 98 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98 80 98 116
ENDOCET 97 57 S2 101 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 82 102 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 96 65 102 63
GLYBURIDE 92 75 R 104 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 38 S2 105 139
OXYCODONE HCL 90 0 S2 106 165
CELEBREX 89 79 107 108
NOVOLOG 89 65 107 134
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 89 68 107 182
CARBAMAZEPINE 88 65 110 217
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88 64 110 152
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 83 65 112 242
SUCRALFATE 82 82 113 187
NIZATIDINE 82 53 113 277
KLOR-CON 10 81 57 115 95
SEROQUEL 81 75 115 135
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 80 73 R 117 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 61 117 120
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 64 117 140
LACTULOSE 79 53 120 110
PREMARIN 79 39 R 120 128
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 41 R 122 225
ESTRADIOL 76 31 R 123 109
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76 47 123 150
DOXEPIN HCL 75 44 125 224
COMBIVENT 72 35 126 174
TRILIPIX 72 51 126 232
VYTORIN 71 63 128 176
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 55 129 58
LEVETIRACETAM 70 15 129 138
AMIODARONE HCL 69 62 131 154
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 69 14 S2 131 131
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 69 69 131 226
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 62 134 88
NITROFURANTOIN 68 65 134 206
OLANZAPINE 68 60 134 125
BUPROPION XL 68 27 134 227
AZITHROMYCIN 68 44 134 39
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 65 139 103
NYSTATIN 67 60 139 198
LABETALOL HCL 66 56 141 285
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 66 141 43
TORSEMIDE 65 32 143 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 52 144 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 55 145 74
FLUCONAZOLE 63 34 145 115
FENOFIBRATE 62 35 147 90
VESICARE 62 62 147 201
JANTOVEN 62 55 147 156
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 59 56 150 99
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 53 R 151 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 44 151 175
SOTALOL 58 58 151 221
EXELON 57 55 154 130
LEXAPRO 57 47 154 210
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 51 156 272
LEVEMIR 54 31 157 157
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 53 53 158 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 43 159 49
PRISTIQ ER 52 19 159 288
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 27 161 151
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 38 162 148
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 Dec. 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.