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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 676

$2.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 676

1,218 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

6% of this provider’s 1,218 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,218 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 34,887 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

34 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 1,380 1,204 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,277 1,133 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,153 990 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,135 981 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,129 778 S3 5 1
LISINOPRIL 1,035 858 6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 874 715 7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 854 717 8 2
MELOXICAM 752 654 9 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 713 596 10 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 685 668 11 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 682 601 12 17
NAMENDA 634 624 13 35
SERTRALINE HCL 621 539 14 26
GABAPENTIN 596 484 15 10
SIMVASTATIN 585 472 16 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 559 474 17 12
CARVEDILOL 557 526 18 15
METFORMIN HCL 483 426 19 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475 420 20 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 454 407 21 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 451 353 22 21
AZITHROMYCIN 448 366 23 39
RANITIDINE HCL 416 318 24 27
CLOPIDOGREL 392 340 25 28
NOVOLIN R 375 339 26 153
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 355 290 27 42
KLOR-CON M20 342 311 28 67
ATENOLOL 330 271 29 25
MUPIROCIN 314 282 30 146
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314 298 30 20
DIOVAN 313 257 32 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 300 261 33 45
RISPERIDONE 299 238 34 69
PLAVIX 296 248 35 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 286 238 36 62
NEXIUM 274 237 37 23
SEROQUEL 258 223 38 135
MIRTAZAPINE 257 206 39 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 256 203 40 30
CYMBALTA 246 204 41 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 243 213 42 38
TRAMADOL HCL 235 204 43 19
NOVOLIN N 234 210 44 239
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 184 45 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228 204 46 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 224 205 47 77
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 220 200 R 48 76
TRAZODONE HCL 209 151 49 36
ALLOPURINOL 196 184 50 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187 163 51 34
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 186 145 52 107
DIGOXIN 185 180 53 52
AMIODARONE HCL 183 161 54 154
FAMOTIDINE 177 149 55 64
PAROXETINE HCL 175 152 56 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 174 151 57 74
SINGULAIR 171 135 58 80
PREDNISONE 170 148 59 53
DIOVAN HCT 168 148 60 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 141 61 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 99 62 87
BUSPIRONE HCL 163 140 63 113
CEPHALEXIN 162 140 64 84
CLONIDINE HCL 156 107 65 32
OLANZAPINE 151 132 66 125
SANTYL 151 127 66 223
PROAIR HFA 149 115 68 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 119 69 152
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 97 70 70
NITROFURANTOIN 131 131 71 206
EXELON 131 129 71 130
CRESTOR 127 68 73 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 127 116 73 114
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 126 99 75 136
LEVOFLOXACIN 125 113 76 91
TOPIRAMATE 125 49 76 141
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 75 76 99
GLIPIZIDE 124 118 79 81
GLYBURIDE 121 119 R 80 92
LIPITOR 119 107 81 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 110 82 73
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 116 99 82 249
HUMULIN N 114 87 84 264
ABILIFY 113 96 85 133
LYRICA 111 73 86 57
SUCRALFATE 106 90 87 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104 92 88 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 99 89 43
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 103 86 89 248
DETROL LA 103 96 89 166
KLOR-CON M10 103 97 89 195
BUPROPION HCL 103 86 89 283
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 98 94 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL 101 62 95 272
AMOXICILLIN 101 84 95 105
SPIRIVA 100 85 97 97
FLUCONAZOLE 99 81 98 115
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 85 98 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 97 100 85
BENICAR 96 93 101 218
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 47 101 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 94 82 103 212
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 93 82 104 242
LAMOTRIGINE 92 42 105 190
ZETIA 92 72 105 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92 74 105 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 78 108 149
SYNTHROID 89 74 109 48
EXFORGE 88 88 110 132
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 67 111 65
DILTIAZEM HCL 84 84 112 227
LEVETIRACETAM 83 45 113 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 73 R 113 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 82 82 115 215
LANTUS 82 77 115 55
HALOPERIDOL 82 74 115 158
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 81 115 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 53 R 115 75
JANTOVEN 81 80 120 156
CARISOPRODOL 81 13 R 120 60
BACLOFEN 80 36 122 144
MECLIZINE HCL 80 75 122 83
DILTIAZEM ER 80 71 122 118
HUMULIN R 80 78 122 214
COLCRYS 79 73 126 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 79 126 100
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 72 128 116
SYMBICORT 78 55 128 189
PREMARIN 76 58 R 130 128
CEFUROXIME 76 62 130 121
ONDANSETRON HCL 75 64 132 278
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 48 133 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 62 133 61
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 73 59 135 371
NYSTATIN 72 60 136 198
VYTORIN 72 61 136 176
BYSTOLIC 72 56 136 96
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72 64 136 175
VENTOLIN HFA 67 47 140 127
TRICOR 67 30 140 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 34 140 88
BENICAR HCT 66 63 143 180
NAPROXEN 66 29 143 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 46 145 161
LOVASTATIN 64 55 145 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 25 R 145 50
LATANOPROST 63 44 148 234
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 40 148 294
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 60 148 103
LEXAPRO 62 60 151 210
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 62 62 151 319
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 59 153 120
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 48 154 262
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 38 S2 155 263
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58 35 R 156 129
TRAVATAN Z 58 45 156 308
RAMIPRIL 57 54 158 86
VALPROIC ACID 57 45 158 229
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 48 160 181
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 47 161 82
FENTANYL 55 47 S2 161 93
METHOCARBAMOL 54 0 R 163 163
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 33 163 63
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 53 163 253
CELEBREX 54 49 163 108
METRONIDAZOLE 54 39 163 293
HUMULIN 70-30 53 51 168 209
NITROSTAT 52 40 169 222
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 36 169 171
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52 49 169 226
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 May 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.