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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,894Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 676

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 133 out of 676

523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 523 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 523 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 8,613 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$40 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,073 486 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 557 298 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 509 275 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499 248 4 3
LISINOPRIL 466 273 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451 256 6 7
GABAPENTIN 366 182 7 10
MELOXICAM 344 145 8 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335 203 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317 168 10 22
TRAMADOL HCL 305 135 11 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 284 130 12 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 183 13 21
LOVASTATIN 250 122 14 33
METFORMIN HCL 249 121 15 8
SIMVASTATIN 243 182 16 6
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 227 81 17 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 83 18 17
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 201 130 19 116
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 191 85 R 20 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 118 21 11
CARVEDILOL 176 90 22 15
CLOPIDOGREL 174 81 23 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 173 75 24 103
NEXIUM 159 91 25 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 77 26 9
ALLOPURINOL 150 91 27 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 80 28 20
LYRICA 140 77 29 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 41 30 16
PLAVIX 126 59 31 40
RANITIDINE HCL 125 83 32 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 120 84 33 18
SERTRALINE HCL 118 34 34 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117 84 35 44
AZITHROMYCIN 117 66 35 39
CYMBALTA 114 26 37 47
ESTRADIOL 114 54 R 37 109
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 111 19 R 39 50
QUINAPRIL HCL 109 86 40 151
PROAIR HFA 106 37 41 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106 62 41 49
NAPROXEN 103 66 43 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 40 43 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 53 45 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 55 46 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96 42 47 142
GEMFIBROZIL 92 46 48 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 92 22 R 48 75
CEPHALEXIN 90 61 50 84
DEXILANT 87 63 51 155
CLONIDINE HCL 87 27 51 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 20 53 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 54 53 85
PAROXETINE HCL 84 47 55 65
PREMARIN 82 14 R 56 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 70 56 38
BYSTOLIC 80 53 58 96
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 58 59 24
NABUMETONE 78 34 60 179
ATENOLOL 77 34 61 25
MECLIZINE HCL 76 45 62 83
SINGULAIR 75 26 63 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 56 64 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 38 65 42
VENTOLIN HFA 72 35 66 127
TRAZODONE HCL 71 23 67 36
DIOVAN HCT 70 39 68 41
KLOR-CON M20 65 45 69 67
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 49 R 70 76
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 59 13 S3 71 237
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57 42 72 73
BACLOFEN 55 12 73 144
DIOVAN 55 20 73 37
TRICOR 53 19 75 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 46 76 61
LANTUS 50 24 76 55
FLUCONAZOLE 50 25 76 115
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 22 76 120
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 June 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.