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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 132 out of 676

$730K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 676

668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

4% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 668 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,404 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 24%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
OMEPRAZOLE 570 458 1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 472 418 2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413 360 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 395 270 S3 4 1
GABAPENTIN 352 282 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340 289 6 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297 247 7 14
MELOXICAM 275 241 8 13
LISINOPRIL 250 207 9 5
FUROSEMIDE 236 202 10 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219 196 11 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 200 172 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 163 13 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196 133 14 21
SERTRALINE HCL 185 148 15 26
TRAMADOL HCL 184 142 16 19
CYMBALTA 182 88 17 47
SIMVASTATIN 180 162 18 6
METFORMIN HCL 169 140 19 8
SYNTHROID 154 132 20 48
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 143 141 21 114
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 108 22 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 115 23 51
PREDNISONE 133 120 24 53
ATENOLOL 131 121 25 25
CEFUROXIME 130 110 26 121
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 85 R 27 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 124 28 24
LOVASTATIN 125 117 29 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 122 30 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 122 31 34
ESTRADIOL 121 103 R 32 109
CARVEDILOL 117 117 33 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 115 98 34 142
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114 99 35 9
VERAPAMIL ER 113 107 36 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 96 R 37 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 84 38 30
ALLOPURINOL 110 89 39 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 109 108 40 18
CLOPIDOGREL 103 91 41 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 76 42 49
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 100 88 43 149
CRESTOR 95 86 44 29
TRAZODONE HCL 92 76 45 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 83 46 61
NEXIUM 88 63 46 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78 71 48 22
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 61 R 48 46
RANITIDINE HCL 77 42 50 27
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 68 50 116
CELEBREX 76 74 52 108
METFORMIN HCL ER 75 55 53 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 59 54 42
EXFORGE 71 71 55 132
PLAVIX 69 62 56 40
DIOVAN 68 65 57 37
SINGULAIR 67 53 58 80
SOTALOL 66 64 59 221
MIRTAZAPINE 62 56 60 59
LYRICA 59 34 61 57
FINASTERIDE 59 59 61 197
PREMARIN 59 44 R 61 128
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 16 S2 64 131
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 53 65 140
HUMULIN N 56 34 66 264
NOVOLIN N 56 52 66 239
FAMOTIDINE 56 54 66 64
JANUVIA 55 47 69 78
FENTANYL 54 15 S2 70 93
NAMENDA 53 53 71 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 50 71 54
DIOVAN HCT 53 47 71 41
GEMFIBROZIL 51 34 74 137
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51 39 74 150
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 40 76 70
CARISOPRODOL 50 11 R 76 60
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 Nov. 16, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.