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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 676

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 676

769 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 769 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 12,928 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
OMEPRAZOLE 650 472 1 2
LISINOPRIL 644 502 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577 437 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 501 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 485 409 5 6
CARVEDILOL 399 340 6 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374 327 7 12
CRESTOR 338 310 8 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 314 228 9 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311 246 10 20
NEXIUM 288 226 11 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 185 12 21
FUROSEMIDE 277 218 13 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 226 14 16
TRAMADOL HCL 266 227 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 239 179 16 8
CYMBALTA 238 138 17 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 232 139 18 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 207 19 14
MELOXICAM 220 152 20 13
PAROXETINE HCL 217 189 21 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 205 22 24
GABAPENTIN 209 123 23 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 194 163 24 44
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 145 25 140
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 137 26 17
RANITIDINE HCL 185 148 27 27
NAMENDA 171 171 28 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164 139 S3 29 1
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155 137 30 61
MECLIZINE HCL 152 128 31 83
CEFUROXIME 133 112 32 121
SERTRALINE HCL 127 97 33 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124 84 34 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 108 34 38
TRAZODONE HCL 118 79 36 36
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 92 37 169
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 99 38 18
ZETIA 104 95 39 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 49 R 40 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 63 R 40 50
ATENOLOL 100 75 42 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 98 52 43 70
LYRICA 94 63 44 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94 72 44 9
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91 59 46 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 91 61 46 87
ALLOPURINOL 91 84 46 31
CLOPIDOGREL 85 74 49 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 85 70 49 91
DIGOXIN 83 74 51 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79 71 52 191
DIOVAN 74 58 53 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 64 54 62
LIPITOR 72 52 55 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 56 56 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69 44 57 22
DIOVAN HCT 68 68 58 41
SINGULAIR 68 58 58 80
SPIRIVA 65 53 60 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 39 61 74
NADOLOL 64 44 61 348
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 55 63 30
IRBESARTAN 63 52 63 284
LANTUS 60 52 65 55
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 55 65 45
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58 47 67 142
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 52 68 212
BUSPIRONE HCL 56 15 69 113
JANUVIA 55 55 70 78
PLAVIX 53 49 71 40
BUPROPION XL 53 36 71 227
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 36 73 43
SEROQUEL 51 35 74 135
BACLOFEN 51 26 74 144
MIRTAZAPINE 50 40 76 59
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 Feb. 20, 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.