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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 676

$925K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 676

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 754 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 754 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 12,702 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,971 1,049 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723 478 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 653 455 3 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 512 362 4 16
SIMVASTATIN 467 303 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 459 295 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457 325 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450 341 8 3
GABAPENTIN 443 197 9 10
ALLOPURINOL 418 287 10 31
METFORMIN HCL 359 196 11 8
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 355 227 12 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343 192 13 11
NEXIUM 332 198 14 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 201 15 20
LISINOPRIL 324 237 16 5
TRAMADOL HCL 317 233 17 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 143 18 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 252 89 R 19 75
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 184 20 12
CRESTOR 207 148 21 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 205 154 22 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 134 23 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 201 97 23 17
MELOXICAM 195 124 25 13
CARISOPRODOL 185 21 R 26 60
CLONIDINE HCL 168 125 27 32
CARVEDILOL 166 84 28 15
FLUCONAZOLE 164 71 29 115
PREDNISONE 164 103 29 53
SERTRALINE HCL 158 92 31 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 116 31 14
CLOPIDOGREL 148 94 33 28
LYRICA 145 69 34 57
AZITHROMYCIN 129 72 35 39
CYMBALTA 124 24 36 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 120 104 37 38
PLAVIX 119 64 38 40
SYNTHROID 114 57 39 48
LOVASTATIN 113 79 40 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 112 84 41 30
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 82 42 43
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 104 56 S2 43 131
CEPHALEXIN 100 63 44 84
TRILIPIX 94 34 45 232
METHOCARBAMOL 91 27 R 46 163
TIZANIDINE HCL 90 27 47 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 67 48 49
MECLIZINE HCL 88 71 49 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 42 50 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 52 51 73
FAMOTIDINE 84 43 52 64
RANITIDINE HCL 81 69 53 27
NABUMETONE 79 67 54 179
DONEPEZIL HCL 78 67 55 24
GLIPIZIDE 76 64 56 81
ATENOLOL 76 51 56 25
NAPROXEN 74 54 58 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 57 59 77
SINGULAIR 72 49 60 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 47 61 107
TOPIRAMATE 69 0 61 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 51 61 54
ESTRADIOL 68 32 R 64 109
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 55 65 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 37 R 65 46
TRAZODONE HCL 67 36 65 36
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 36 68 85
GLYBURIDE 66 52 R 68 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 31 70 62
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 63 40 R 71 236
LEVOXYL 60 55 72 186
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60 21 72 42
DIGOXIN 60 44 72 52
CELEBREX 60 37 72 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 30 76 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 51 77 44
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 14 R 77 184
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56 13 R 79 50
AMOXICILLIN 56 27 79 105
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55 38 81 309
KLOR-CON M20 55 52 81 67
LIPITOR 54 34 83 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 14 84 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 37 85 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 86 61
HUMULIN 70-30 50 24 87 209
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 Nov. 8, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.