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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 676

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 676

802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 802 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 802 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 14,824 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 1,935 875 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,086 676 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 836 551 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 663 453 4 4
LISINOPRIL 567 405 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559 379 6 7
NEXIUM 439 270 7 23
CARISOPRODOL 435 52 R 8 60
GABAPENTIN 420 235 9 10
TRAMADOL HCL 396 216 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387 293 11 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380 298 12 14
METFORMIN HCL 327 185 13 8
AZITHROMYCIN 318 198 14 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 292 207 15 17
CLOPIDOGREL 278 204 16 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260 176 17 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 135 18 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 244 175 19 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 201 20 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 241 64 R 21 75
SIMVASTATIN 230 181 22 6
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 220 92 R 23 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 208 170 24 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 207 154 25 54
RANITIDINE HCL 199 181 26 27
CARVEDILOL 186 148 27 15
PLAVIX 179 146 28 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168 113 29 11
DIGOXIN 158 135 30 52
ALLOPURINOL 158 109 30 31
MELOXICAM 149 57 32 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 59 33 49
FENTANYL 140 61 S2 34 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140 42 R 34 50
ATENOLOL 138 88 36 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 77 37 20
SYNTHROID 133 110 38 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 91 38 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 128 127 40 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 88 41 72
CLONIDINE HCL 124 82 41 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 78 43 45
LYRICA 121 34 44 57
ENDOCET 121 0 S2 44 104
NAMENDA 119 116 46 35
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117 70 S3 47 112
CYMBALTA 116 50 48 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 113 56 49 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 87 50 12
LANTUS 106 34 51 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 48 52 98
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 70 52 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 74 54 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100 52 54 116
CRESTOR 93 53 56 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 92 63 57 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92 78 57 34
NYSTATIN 92 74 57 198
DIOVAN 88 67 60 37
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 21 S2 60 131
CILOSTAZOL 87 71 62 123
PREDNISONE 86 47 63 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 68 63 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 48 63 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 37 63 70
SERTRALINE HCL 85 47 67 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 85 42 67 161
MECLIZINE HCL 84 76 69 83
SPIRIVA 79 40 70 97
ESTRADIOL 78 43 R 71 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 51 71 42
MEGESTROL ACETATE 77 70 R 73 111
FLUCONAZOLE 76 37 74 115
PROAIR HFA 76 33 74 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 44 74 73
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 52 77 91
TRAZODONE HCL 73 29 78 36
RAMIPRIL 69 60 79 86
SINGULAIR 69 34 79 80
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68 45 81 204
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 20 82 191
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 56 82 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 44 84 74
CEFDINIR 64 37 85 185
PAROXETINE HCL 64 53 85 65
SEROQUEL XR 63 15 87 244
LEVETIRACETAM 62 33 88 138
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 62 45 88 242
GLYBURIDE 62 58 R 88 92
NAPROXEN 61 34 91 71
SEROQUEL 61 54 91 135
NITROSTAT 59 32 93 222
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58 55 94 205
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 34 S2 94 263
VALACYCLOVIR 58 11 94 292
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 29 97 87
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 57 R 97 76
PREMARIN 57 40 R 97 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 45 97 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 14 S2 101 139
LEVEMIR 55 42 102 157
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 55 0 S2 102 407
DEXILANT 53 22 104 155
HUMALOG 53 26 104 230
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 39 106 88
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 26 106 215
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 34 106 114
SYMBICORT 51 22 106 189
OXYCONTIN 50 12 S2 110 235
ZETIA 50 45 110 89
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 Dec. 10, 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.