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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,024Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 25

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 25

549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

16% of this provider’s 549 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,981 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 861 661 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 729 524 2 2
LISINOPRIL 578 378 3 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 561 461 4 14
OMEPRAZOLE 434 312 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 398 272 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386 257 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 284 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332 275 S3 9 1
FUROSEMIDE 294 235 10 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282 233 11 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 170 12 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 250 205 13 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222 181 14 11
SERTRALINE HCL 213 147 15 25
DIOVAN HCT 197 143 16 56
MELOXICAM 184 139 17 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 103 18 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 126 19 21
CARVEDILOL 169 103 20 19
CLOPIDOGREL 162 148 21 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 114 22 17
TRAMADOL HCL 156 101 23 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 155 140 24 13
DIOVAN 146 115 25 34
NEXIUM 145 94 26 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 103 27 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 100 28 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 105 29 63
ONGLYZA 133 62 30 155
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128 107 31 36
SYNTHROID 126 124 32 79
PLAVIX 124 105 33 37
PREDNISONE 124 113 33 46
ATENOLOL 122 98 35 31
CLONIDINE HCL 116 60 36 32
DIGOXIN 111 63 37 47
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 107 42 38 169
KLOR-CON M20 99 52 39 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 70 40 42
LIPITOR 84 78 41 90
JANUVIA 82 75 42 94
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 50 42 43
AZITHROMYCIN 80 67 44 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 47 45 49
JANUMET 74 54 46 201
PROAIR HFA 73 36 47 69
ALLOPURINOL 71 62 48 29
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 60 49 98
PAROXETINE HCL 67 36 50 65
GABAPENTIN 66 65 51 10
SPIRIVA 66 36 51 107
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 51 112
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 19 54 73
PEN NEEDLE 62 38 54 162
VERAPAMIL ER 62 62 54 82
DETROL LA 60 37 57 212
FAMOTIDINE 57 46 58 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55 0 R 59 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 54 16 60 18
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 49 60 115
LANTUS 54 20 60 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 60 59
GLYBURIDE 53 49 R 64 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 65 76
LOVASTATIN 52 38 65 30
AMOXICILLIN 52 33 65 86
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. 23, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.