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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 676

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 676

592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

5% of this provider’s 592 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 592 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 16,471 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 956 791 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 671 503 2 3
LISINOPRIL 665 496 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 638 445 S3 4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 570 397 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 548 371 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 486 331 7 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 473 336 8 16
ALLOPURINOL 402 375 9 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358 302 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 263 11 9
CRESTOR 331 264 12 29
SIMVASTATIN 319 250 13 6
MELOXICAM 290 221 14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 280 213 15 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279 229 16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256 176 17 22
RISPERIDONE 254 189 18 69
CLONIDINE HCL 252 183 19 32
CARVEDILOL 251 207 20 15
PREDNISONE 250 176 21 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 168 22 17
GABAPENTIN 237 168 22 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 230 24 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 203 25 20
CLOPIDOGREL 226 179 26 28
DIOVAN HCT 221 178 27 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 207 156 28 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 156 29 12
LANTUS 200 173 30 55
DIGOXIN 199 178 31 52
NEXIUM 199 132 31 23
RANITIDINE HCL 194 164 33 27
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 187 162 34 253
DONEPEZIL HCL 181 181 35 24
PLAVIX 173 127 36 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 163 132 37 100
DIOVAN 159 134 38 37
ATENOLOL 157 120 39 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 142 40 34
AZITHROMYCIN 150 103 41 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 105 42 51
GLYBURIDE 146 118 R 43 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142 51 R 44 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 139 109 45 70
MIRTAZAPINE 133 103 46 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 112 47 38
EXELON 122 122 48 130
CEPHALEXIN 120 83 49 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 69 49 85
NAMENDA 118 118 51 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 87 52 74
SYNTHROID 112 111 53 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 106 54 61
SULINDAC 106 85 55 259
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 83 56 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103 100 57 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 71 58 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 77 59 175
CILOSTAZOL 95 77 60 123
PROPRANOLOL HCL 93 72 61 120
ZETIA 92 77 62 89
TRAMADOL HCL 91 54 63 19
SERTRALINE HCL 89 71 64 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87 63 S3 65 112
LEVOFLOXACIN 86 65 66 91
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86 56 66 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80 45 R 68 46
ESTRADIOL 80 37 R 68 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 57 70 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 76 71 114
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 67 R 72 76
HUMULIN R 75 57 72 214
JANUVIA 74 28 74 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 44 R 75 129
COLCRYS 72 69 76 122
NOVOLIN R 67 66 77 153
SYMBICORT 65 34 78 189
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 52 79 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 39 80 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 63 60 R 80 111
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62 45 82 142
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 51 82 145
PAROXETINE HCL 60 40 84 65
LIPITOR 59 59 85 94
BACLOFEN 59 17 85 144
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 32 85 49
METOLAZONE 58 49 88 172
MUPIROCIN 58 46 88 146
CELEBREX 56 48 90 108
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 46 90 181
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 36 R 90 225
MECLIZINE HCL 53 49 93 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 16 93 42
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 45 95 203
VENTOLIN HFA 52 22 95 127
COMBIVENT 51 23 97 174
PROAIR HFA 51 19 97 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 49 99 152
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 8, 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.