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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,579Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 676

$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 676

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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 531 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 531 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 14,425 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,144 998 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 611 535 2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 552 435 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431 251 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410 362 5 7
TRAZODONE HCL 407 334 6 36
GABAPENTIN 372 255 7 10
LISINOPRIL 362 296 8 5
NAMENDA 352 340 9 35
TRAMADOL HCL 346 301 10 19
SIMVASTATIN 340 241 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 191 12 16
MELOXICAM 271 188 13 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 271 210 13 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 249 15 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 264 253 16 24
MIRTAZAPINE 257 222 17 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 171 18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 211 190 19 28
METFORMIN HCL 208 165 20 8
NEXIUM 200 136 21 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193 176 22 3
PLAVIX 187 176 23 40
RANITIDINE HCL 184 133 24 27
SERTRALINE HCL 173 134 25 26
CARVEDILOL 168 141 26 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 161 73 R 27 76
CEPHALEXIN 159 84 28 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149 94 29 74
DIGOXIN 142 124 30 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 123 31 22
RISPERIDONE 134 104 31 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125 72 33 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 76 33 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 124 42 S3 35 112
LANTUS 122 113 36 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 70 37 38
METOLAZONE 117 117 38 172
CRESTOR 115 92 39 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 108 40 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 97 41 72
FAMOTIDINE 112 78 41 64
SINGULAIR 111 94 43 80
ATENOLOL 110 70 44 25
EXELON 108 108 45 130
METHOCARBAMOL 105 41 R 46 163
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 78 46 12
ZETIA 105 105 46 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 40 49 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97 65 50 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 39 R 51 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 58 52 21
NOVOLIN 70-30 92 84 53 181
TRILIPIX 91 66 54 232
HALOPERIDOL 89 80 55 158
CLONIDINE HCL 89 76 55 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 67 57 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL 86 75 58 272
CEFTRIAXONE 85 85 59 241
DIOVAN HCT 84 70 60 41
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 78 60 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 58 62 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 80 63 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 35 64 88
NYSTATIN 74 65 65 198
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 67 66 87
MUPIROCIN 71 65 67 146
TRICOR 71 52 67 126
ALLOPURINOL 71 48 67 31
LACTULOSE 70 70 70 110
MECLIZINE HCL 68 59 71 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 45 71 45
DIOVAN 67 57 73 37
HUMULIN 70-30 65 55 74 209
NAPROXEN 65 41 74 71
JANUVIA 63 63 76 78
PREDNISONE 62 59 77 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 53 78 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 48 79 150
LIPITOR 59 33 80 94
PAROXETINE HCL 57 34 81 65
CYMBALTA 56 46 82 47
LYRICA 56 27 82 57
AZITHROMYCIN 55 45 84 39
TOPIRAMATE 55 42 84 141
SPIRIVA 55 53 84 97
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 44 87 113
IBUPROFEN 53 14 87 102
ESTRADIOL 53 48 R 87 109
LOVASTATIN 51 51 90 33
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 28 90 171
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 21 R 90 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 50 93 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 33 93 207
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 Nov. 9, 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.