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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 323 out of 676

$272K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 370 out of 676

216 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 216 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 5,710 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$42 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
FUROSEMIDE 227 208 1 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 210 197 2 24
LISINOPRIL 194 150 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 190 170 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 185 162 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 162 6 12
COUMADIN 159 153 7 193
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 156 137 8 9
NAMENDA 155 143 9 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149 131 10 3
GLIPIZIDE 114 108 11 81
LOVASTATIN 111 72 12 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 110 100 13 17
CARVEDILOL 108 103 14 15
SERTRALINE HCL 105 66 15 26
CLONIDINE HCL 100 70 16 32
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 84 17 181
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 74 S3 18 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90 76 19 22
RANITIDINE HCL 88 88 20 27
SIMVASTATIN 87 87 21 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 61 22 18
JANTOVEN 76 76 23 156
GABAPENTIN 74 57 24 10
DIGOXIN 74 68 24 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71 63 26 7
FENTANYL 70 50 S2 27 93
NOVOLIN R 68 68 28 153
AZITHROMYCIN 67 58 29 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 66 30 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 54 31 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 58 32 11
SYNTHROID 60 60 33 48
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 Aug. 28, 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.