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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 676

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 676

627 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

29% of this provider’s 627 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 627 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 9,230 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,566 399 S3 1 1
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 810 116 S2 2 131
FUROSEMIDE 749 472 3 4
ENDOCET 672 72 S2 4 104
OMEPRAZOLE 630 306 5 2
LISINOPRIL 609 356 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 455 185 7 6
MELOXICAM 435 180 8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 407 279 9 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 260 10 3
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 120 S2 11 139
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 176 12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 348 119 13 19
CARVEDILOL 313 198 14 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303 172 15 9
GABAPENTIN 296 125 16 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 94 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 127 18 12
PROMETHAZINE HCL 257 31 R 19 75
CLONIDINE HCL 251 69 20 32
LOVASTATIN 228 109 21 33
OXYCONTIN 221 15 S2 22 235
METFORMIN HCL 220 103 23 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 65 24 17
CARISOPRODOL 203 11 R 25 60
ATENOLOL 176 125 26 25
CEPHALEXIN 169 65 27 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 81 28 30
RISPERIDONE 159 91 29 69
BACLOFEN 155 33 30 144
NEXIUM 155 44 30 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 155 16 30 68
ALLOPURINOL 151 92 33 31
FAMOTIDINE 150 83 34 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 149 78 R 35 46
CRESTOR 144 60 36 29
CYMBALTA 143 86 37 47
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 73 38 120
DIGOXIN 125 125 39 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123 58 40 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 60 41 22
SERTRALINE HCL 118 54 42 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 25 R 43 50
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 114 0 S2 44 245
CLOPIDOGREL 112 72 45 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 36 46 99
PAROXETINE HCL 110 60 47 65
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 51 48 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 64 49 38
RAMIPRIL 105 57 49 86
LEVEMIR 104 69 51 157
NOVOLOG 101 57 52 134
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 39 53 14
LANTUS 100 54 53 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 41 55 88
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 50 56 107
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 55 57 34
LYRICA 87 24 58 57
KLOR-CON 10 86 63 59 95
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 49 59 42
TRAZODONE HCL 80 50 61 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 36 61 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 59 63 24
SPIRIVA 77 49 64 97
ZALEPLON 74 27 65 335
FENTANYL 72 0 S2 66 93
RANITIDINE HCL 72 16 66 27
MIRTAZAPINE 70 45 68 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 43 69 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 37 69 70
PLAVIX 66 37 71 40
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66 22 R 71 184
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 22 71 98
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63 31 74 20
TOPIRAMATE 61 28 75 141
PROAIR HFA 61 0 75 79
VENTOLIN HFA 61 11 75 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 16 78 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 34 78 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 16 80 16
DIOVAN 57 27 81 37
NAMENDA 57 57 81 35
EVISTA 57 28 81 119
ESTRADIOL 56 25 R 84 109
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 24 85 149
DETROL LA 55 11 85 166
AGGRENOX 54 13 87 147
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 52 13 R 88 247
VESICARE 52 42 88 201
VALPROIC ACID 50 17 90 229
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 Sept. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.