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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 131

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 131

974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

3% of this provider’s 974 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 974 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 16,913 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
LISINOPRIL 663 497 1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 542 429 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 529 439 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 518 435 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 507 435 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 432 387 6 13
PROAIR HFA 412 277 7 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 398 200 S3 8 1
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 382 315 9 27
AZITHROMYCIN 345 261 10 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334 274 11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325 269 12 9
SPIRIVA 324 236 13 26
GABAPENTIN 311 235 14 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 287 199 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 269 211 16 22
CARVEDILOL 267 216 17 15
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 265 231 18 107
DIGOXIN 263 223 19 34
SYMBICORT 250 155 20 59
TRAMADOL HCL 249 185 21 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 248 231 22 10
MELOXICAM 237 193 23 21
RANITIDINE HCL 236 190 24 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 231 197 25 28
VENTOLIN HFA 231 154 25 133
CLOPIDOGREL 229 194 27 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228 182 28 4
LEVOFLOXACIN 221 145 29 61
ALLOPURINOL 204 180 30 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 178 31 14
PREDNISONE 198 150 32 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 196 157 33 63
NAMENDA 192 185 34 31
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 189 154 35 145
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 166 36 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177 137 37 30
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 169 120 38 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168 130 39 36
PAROXETINE HCL 161 151 40 93
PLAVIX 159 140 41 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 123 42 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 151 108 43 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 118 44 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145 108 45 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143 134 46 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141 96 R 47 43
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 138 103 48 77
TORSEMIDE 135 110 49 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 130 103 50 75
NEXIUM 129 90 51 19
COMBIVENT 120 77 52 120
CILOSTAZOL 115 99 53 117
TRAZODONE HCL 115 100 53 80
RISPERIDONE 110 103 55 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 107 55 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 109 103 57 184
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 97 57 24
CYMBALTA 108 89 59 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 106 86 60 29
SERTRALINE HCL 98 75 61 44
INDOMETHACIN 97 64 R 62 195
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 74 63 25
DALIRESP 91 69 64 258
DIOVAN 90 90 65 60
ACETAZOLAMIDE 90 75 65 151
LUNESTA 88 73 67 263
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 82 68 142
LYRICA 81 66 69 79
NOVOLIN R 81 67 69 269
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 78 73 71 274
ATENOLOL 78 56 71 48
MEGESTROL ACETATE 78 73 R 71 122
CRESTOR 77 68 74 62
MECLIZINE HCL 76 68 75 117
CEFACLOR 71 54 76 286
TRICOR 71 57 76 147
LANTUS 69 47 78 135
SINGULAIR 67 48 79 70
LANOXIN 66 64 80 296
DIOVAN HCT 65 55 81 74
KLOR-CON M20 65 58 81 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 50 83 106
LOVASTATIN 61 38 83 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 53 R 85 64
NITROSTAT 59 40 86 234
CLONIDINE HCL 58 44 87 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 41 R 87 85
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 54 89 103
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 89 113
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 44 91 123
LIPITOR 54 48 92 166
SYNTHROID 52 38 93 105
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 Oct. 19, 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.