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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 676

$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 156 out of 676

382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

3% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 382 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,099 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
FUROSEMIDE 723 643 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 677 594 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521 482 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499 424 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 460 385 5 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 459 386 6 12
LOVASTATIN 392 331 7 33
LISINOPRIL 383 301 8 5
ATENOLOL 283 261 9 25
GABAPENTIN 272 213 10 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 204 11 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 214 12 14
NAMENDA 232 210 13 35
METFORMIN HCL ER 230 199 14 63
CLOPIDOGREL 209 180 15 28
METFORMIN HCL 203 166 16 8
CARVEDILOL 195 178 17 15
MIRTAZAPINE 184 162 18 59
CLONIDINE HCL 179 157 19 32
SIMVASTATIN 177 160 20 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174 140 S3 21 1
SYNTHROID 173 169 22 48
KLOR-CON M20 163 96 23 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 139 24 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 160 128 25 18
KLOR-CON 10 159 136 26 95
FAMOTIDINE 154 150 27 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 145 28 24
PLAVIX 135 118 29 40
RANITIDINE HCL 130 121 30 27
CILOSTAZOL 130 130 30 123
DIGOXIN 129 121 32 52
NAPROXEN 126 114 33 71
FELODIPINE ER 124 124 34 216
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123 103 35 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 99 36 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 93 37 61
MELOXICAM 104 91 38 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104 59 38 99
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 92 40 148
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 92 40 58
DILTIAZEM ER 101 93 42 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 88 43 11
TRAMADOL HCL 99 79 44 19
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 96 48 45 88
NEXIUM 94 71 46 23
RISPERIDONE 91 58 47 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 88 48 54
MECLIZINE HCL 88 84 48 83
LANTUS 85 69 50 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 63 51 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 82 70 52 20
SERTRALINE HCL 82 74 52 26
ALLOPURINOL 79 75 54 31
SUCRALFATE 76 61 55 187
CYMBALTA 73 54 56 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 64 57 113
ENABLEX 69 68 58 268
JANTOVEN 63 63 59 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 62 60 72
ACTOS 60 47 61 106
AMOXICILLIN 60 49 61 105
PAROXETINE HCL 59 50 63 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59 38 63 38
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 51 65 45
DIOVAN 54 45 66 37
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54 51 R 66 129
DIOVAN HCT 54 46 66 41
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 51 69 140
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 July 30, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.