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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,639Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 676

$718K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 676

467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

3% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 467 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,998 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 591 515 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 484 408 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 466 407 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 416 332 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 391 328 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349 291 6 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337 298 7 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 233 8 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286 228 9 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275 229 S3 10 1
LISINOPRIL 262 207 11 5
SERTRALINE HCL 252 209 12 26
METFORMIN HCL 251 169 13 8
GABAPENTIN 235 180 14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 177 15 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 204 15 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217 199 17 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 215 170 18 17
CARVEDILOL 202 186 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 152 20 22
CRESTOR 194 151 21 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149 147 22 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 148 98 23 63
NEXIUM 147 103 24 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 142 108 25 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 115 26 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 132 118 27 44
SYNTHROID 126 119 28 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 124 90 29 18
PREDNISONE 123 95 30 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 89 31 43
CLOPIDOGREL 110 104 32 28
FAMOTIDINE 102 98 33 64
MELOXICAM 102 87 33 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 88 35 49
PLAVIX 95 79 36 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 95 36 24
TRAMADOL HCL 92 70 38 19
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 79 39 61
NAMENDA 89 89 40 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 54 41 42
ATENOLOL 84 77 42 25
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 78 43 45
LEVOXYL 81 64 44 186
NIASPAN 80 80 45 162
CLONIDINE HCL 80 56 45 32
ALLOPURINOL 79 63 47 31
DIOVAN 78 53 48 37
CEFUROXIME 76 70 49 121
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 70 50 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 71 71 51 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 42 R 52 76
CYMBALTA 70 62 52 47
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 69 54 145
VERAPAMIL ER 68 62 55 101
AZITHROMYCIN 67 55 56 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 53 57 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64 28 57 98
INDAPAMIDE 63 62 59 188
SPIRIVA 62 42 60 97
GLIPIZIDE 62 43 60 81
LOVAZA 60 38 62 183
LANTUS 58 46 63 55
EVISTA 58 58 63 119
DIGOXIN 55 55 65 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 43 65 149
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 35 67 136
DIOVAN HCT 54 44 67 41
LYRICA 53 52 69 57
AMOXICILLIN 53 47 69 105
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 52 52 71 142
LEVEMIR 52 36 71 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51 50 73 215
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 37 74 87
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. 28, 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.