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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 676

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 176 out of 676

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
33%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

79% of this provider’s 562 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 6,644 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 6,063 1,706 S3 10 1 1
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 404 141 10 2 273
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 154 3 12
LISINOPRIL 341 153 4 5
NAPROXEN 328 123 5 71
CLONIDINE HCL 282 117 6 32
OMEPRAZOLE 278 100 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 262 156 8 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 245 31 R 9 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217 93 10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 217 126 10 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 208 70 12 21
TIZANIDINE HCL 207 46 13 68
CARISOPRODOL 201 0 R 14 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 194 66 15 45
METFORMIN HCL 188 72 16 8
PLAVIX 162 101 17 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157 92 18 9
DIOVAN 154 57 19 37
TRAMADOL HCL 153 32 20 19
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 152 25 S3 21 237
PROMETHAZINE HCL 145 36 R 22 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 138 61 23 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 120 44 24 107
SIMVASTATIN 120 56 24 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 59 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 119 46 27 26
NEXIUM 113 48 28 23
MELOXICAM 111 44 29 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110 60 30 14
AVELOX 110 23 30 349
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 58 32 7
GABAPENTIN 103 33 33 10
ALLOPURINOL 96 51 34 31
CARVEDILOL 95 45 35 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 35 36 42
MUPIROCIN 94 36 36 146
DONEPEZIL HCL 91 80 38 24
SINGULAIR 87 56 39 80
KLOR-CON M20 86 44 40 67
CEFADROXIL 85 26 41 258
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85 79 S3 41 112
CELEBREX 82 50 43 108
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 77 24 44 248
VENTOLIN HFA 76 0 45 127
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 24 R 45 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 29 47 51
PREDNISONE 74 21 48 53
GLIPIZIDE 73 31 49 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 29 49 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 38 51 22
RANITIDINE HCL 71 44 51 27
ATENOLOL 66 29 53 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 30 54 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 64 33 55 17
LANTUS 64 29 55 55
SYNTHROID 60 60 57 48
ESTRADIOL 59 18 R 58 109
PREMARIN 56 22 R 59 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 0 60 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 35 61 150
JANUMET 52 16 62 167
FAMOTIDINE 52 13 62 64
NAMENDA 52 52 62 35
PROAIR HFA 52 23 62 79
RISPERIDONE 50 23 66 69
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 July 8, 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.