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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 157 out of 676

$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 166 out of 676

392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

4% of this provider’s 392 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 392 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 11,156 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 512 467 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 479 439 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 473 394 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 353 281 4 8
LISINOPRIL 294 244 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 268 253 6 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 248 7 12
FUROSEMIDE 263 208 8 4
CARVEDILOL 224 192 9 15
SERTRALINE HCL 195 176 10 26
SYNTHROID 195 178 10 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 182 12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 157 13 9
JANTOVEN 177 149 14 156
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 116 S3 15 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162 137 16 14
CRESTOR 160 151 17 29
LOVASTATIN 159 148 18 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 142 R 19 46
ALLOPURINOL 142 123 20 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 122 21 24
MELOXICAM 125 109 22 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 111 23 22
GABAPENTIN 120 94 24 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 88 25 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 114 26 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 93 27 85
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 95 28 20
RANITIDINE HCL 111 90 29 27
TRAMADOL HCL 111 104 29 19
NEXIUM 108 83 31 23
NAMENDA 102 102 32 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 101 96 R 33 76
MIRTAZAPINE 96 84 34 59
CLOPIDOGREL 93 87 35 28
ATENOLOL 92 92 36 25
CLONIDINE HCL 89 89 37 32
DIGOXIN 86 65 38 52
EVISTA 86 86 38 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82 75 40 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 68 40 51
GLIPIZIDE ER 77 77 42 103
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 64 43 58
PLAVIX 71 62 44 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70 56 45 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 59 45 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 55 47 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 57 48 18
AVODART 64 53 49 199
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 63 50 116
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 62 51 44
CYMBALTA 59 36 52 47
VERAPAMIL ER 58 58 53 101
AGGRENOX 58 58 53 147
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 46 55 145
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 57 55 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 55 57 43
DIOVAN 55 48 57 37
ZETIA 54 54 59 89
LEVOXYL 53 44 60 186
GLIPIZIDE 51 41 61 81
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 49 61 100
PREDNISONE 50 49 63 53
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. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.