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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 25

$760K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 25

624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

6% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 624 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,193 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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 802 452 S3 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 674 482 2 11
SIMVASTATIN 493 376 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 472 317 4 6
LISINOPRIL 417 338 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 405 190 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 275 7 9
FUROSEMIDE 373 269 8 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362 304 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 310 188 10 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305 240 11 14
GABAPENTIN 291 201 12 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 290 280 13 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 194 14 21
CARVEDILOL 236 214 15 19
NAMENDA 202 202 16 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 124 17 27
MELOXICAM 197 157 18 20
RANITIDINE HCL 192 152 19 26
TRAMADOL HCL 190 104 20 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189 138 21 22
SERTRALINE HCL 178 121 22 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 133 22 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 167 24 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 170 25 13
CRESTOR 169 123 26 44
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158 129 27 12
NEXIUM 140 92 28 24
ALLOPURINOL 140 106 28 29
KLOR-CON 10 118 94 30 71
EXELON 115 115 31 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 64 31 49
PREDNISONE 110 88 33 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 88 33 58
DIGOXIN 108 103 35 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 84 36 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105 91 37 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 98 80 38 54
ESTRADIOL 97 37 R 39 148
CLONIDINE HCL 97 38 39 32
GLIPIZIDE ER 96 74 41 91
PROAIR HFA 95 48 42 69
GLIPIZIDE 94 74 43 68
DIOVAN HCT 93 73 44 56
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 68 44 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 48 46 77
IBUPROFEN 89 36 47 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 30 R 48 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 71 48 179
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 79 50 61
JANUVIA 87 67 50 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 41 52 76
AMOXICILLIN 83 61 53 86
NOVOLOG 81 52 54 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 81 78 54 35
ZETIA 80 57 56 102
LEVEMIR 80 65 56 110
CLOPIDOGREL 78 66 58 28
SPIRONOLACTONE 77 62 59 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 60 59 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 56 59 154
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 43 62 59
LOVASTATIN 71 66 62 30
SINGULAIR 70 37 64 83
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 70 56 64 17
DIOVAN 69 43 66 34
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 68 53 R 67 137
TRAZODONE HCL 66 34 68 51
LACTULOSE 66 51 68 100
LYRICA 66 27 68 64
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 66 65 68 57
FENTANYL 65 51 S2 72 132
GLIPIZIDE XL 64 54 73 144
AZITHROMYCIN 64 46 73 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 51 73 125
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 44 76 78
PLAVIX 63 50 76 37
CEPHALEXIN 62 48 78 87
MUPIROCIN 59 39 79 106
FLUCONAZOLE 56 31 80 166
PAROXETINE HCL 55 38 81 65
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 40 82 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 53 83 40
CELEBREX 52 22 84 131
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 40 85 98
CYMBALTA 51 25 85 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 31 87 70
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. 3, 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.