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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,038Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 676

$973K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 676

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

9% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

58% of this provider’s 579 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 11,004 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 5,036 1,760 S3 1 1
CARISOPRODOL 900 34 R 2 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 571 249 3 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519 290 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 509 319 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 493 251 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 455 275 7 4
GABAPENTIN 405 223 8 10
LISINOPRIL 372 196 9 5
METFORMIN HCL 359 173 10 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 255 11 9
NEXIUM 304 145 12 23
TRAMADOL HCL 278 142 13 19
CEPHALEXIN 277 119 14 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 266 24 R 15 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 152 16 11
MELOXICAM 238 100 17 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 230 131 18 44
AZITHROMYCIN 229 102 19 39
ATENOLOL 219 133 20 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193 85 21 45
CRESTOR 190 96 22 29
FENTANYL 188 100 S2 23 93
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 89 24 17
SERTRALINE HCL 170 97 25 26
CLOPIDOGREL 164 101 26 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161 98 27 14
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM 159 92 28 302
PROAIR HFA 157 62 29 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 157 62 29 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 42 R 31 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 147 95 32 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 82 33 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 126 34 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144 104 35 22
RANITIDINE HCL 144 87 35 27
DIOVAN HCT 144 117 35 41
LYRICA 140 45 38 57
CLONIDINE HCL 135 79 39 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 85 39 20
PLAVIX 134 97 41 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 44 42 12
GLIPIZIDE 128 106 43 81
SIMVASTATIN 119 102 44 6
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 116 44 45 74
VENTOLIN HFA 113 56 46 127
CARVEDILOL 112 74 47 15
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 40 48 87
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 71 R 48 46
ESTRADIOL 105 38 R 50 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104 89 51 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 80 51 61
LOVASTATIN 104 75 51 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 33 54 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 0 55 16
DIOVAN 99 54 56 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 56 S2 57 139
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 66 58 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 41 59 73
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 41 60 170
FEXOFENADINE HCL 79 38 61 257
ACTOS 77 52 62 106
SINGULAIR 75 35 63 80
SUCRALFATE 74 60 64 187
DONEPEZIL HCL 67 67 65 24
PREMARIN 67 26 R 65 128
MECLIZINE HCL 67 55 65 83
ABILIFY 66 0 68 133
NITROSTAT 66 35 68 222
SPIRIVA 62 29 70 97
LIPITOR 61 52 71 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 26 71 88
QUINAPRIL HCL 58 17 73 151
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 28 74 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 29 75 38
AMOXICILLIN 55 15 76 105
DILTIAZEM ER 55 35 76 118
FLUCONAZOLE 55 18 76 115
NAPROXEN 54 30 79 71
BYSTOLIC 54 0 79 96
CYMBALTA 52 13 81 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 17 81 152
RAMIPRIL 51 39 83 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 30 83 85
LANTUS 51 0 83 55
TRAZODONE HCL 51 33 83 36
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 50 0 S2 87 245
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 Sept. 27, 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.