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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 136

$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 136

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

5% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 37%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,365 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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 882 455 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 546 457 2 6
METFORMIN HCL 457 340 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 454 296 4 2
LISINOPRIL 399 268 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 328 275 6 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 218 7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286 242 8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254 199 9 8
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 238 206 R 10 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224 130 11 20
CARVEDILOL 219 169 12 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 173 13 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 200 176 14 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 198 73 15 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 156 16 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194 152 17 9
ALLOPURINOL 193 153 18 27
KLOR-CON 10 181 166 19 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175 119 20 15
NAMENDA 163 163 21 22
CRESTOR 155 126 22 49
GABAPENTIN 155 101 22 10
TORSEMIDE 147 92 24 101
CYMBALTA 137 64 25 44
NAPROXEN 132 87 26 33
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125 101 27 69
RANITIDINE HCL 123 88 28 35
FENOFIBRATE 117 88 29 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 117 91 29 18
SERTRALINE HCL 114 65 31 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 97 32 67
CLOPIDOGREL 113 86 32 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 112 103 34 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112 83 34 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 102 36 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 65 36 53
ZETIA 110 68 38 95
NEXIUM 108 100 39 24
TRAMADOL HCL 102 79 40 11
CLONIDINE HCL 101 89 41 38
PLAVIX 99 83 42 46
LOVASTATIN 97 85 43 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 93 84 44 39
MELOXICAM 92 67 45 12
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87 78 46 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 54 47 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 58 48 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 35 48 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 80 50 25
DIOVAN 80 72 50 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 60 52 31
ATENOLOL 77 62 52 45
AZITHROMYCIN 76 59 54 28
LYRICA 73 48 55 61
DIOVAN HCT 73 59 55 23
TRICOR 69 52 57 102
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 39 R 57 64
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 31 59 74
FENTANYL 65 35 S2 60 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 57 61 141
VERAPAMIL ER 64 53 61 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64 60 61 84
JANUVIA 64 56 61 116
DIGOXIN 61 44 65 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 42 65 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 54 67 51
TRAZODONE HCL 59 0 67 60
LANTUS 57 18 69 86
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 38 69 77
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 37 71 149
COLCRYS 56 40 71 149
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 53 73 112
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 45 74 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 43 74 109
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 40 74 155
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 29 R 77 61
JANUMET 51 25 78 119
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 45 79 160
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 79 160
PREDNISONE 50 26 79 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 42 79 17
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.