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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 676

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 676

954 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 954 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 954 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,610 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

36 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 1,395 1,128 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,235 802 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,050 876 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,034 791 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 911 726 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 866 635 6 2
SIMVASTATIN 744 550 7 6
LISINOPRIL 551 430 8 5
CARVEDILOL 513 348 9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 508 408 10 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494 402 11 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 488 371 12 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 456 418 13 24
NAMENDA 453 419 14 35
GABAPENTIN 430 288 15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 429 390 16 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 421 280 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393 297 18 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371 314 19 22
METFORMIN HCL 312 183 20 8
ALLOPURINOL 307 231 21 31
RANITIDINE HCL 306 214 22 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 303 181 23 21
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 302 250 24 73
MELOXICAM 296 247 25 13
TRAZODONE HCL 288 173 26 36
TRAMADOL HCL 287 189 27 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260 215 28 14
SERTRALINE HCL 249 214 29 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245 182 30 42
RISPERIDONE 244 160 31 69
CYMBALTA 241 158 32 47
DIOVAN 240 178 33 37
CLOPIDOGREL 230 190 34 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229 161 35 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 224 131 36 72
GLIPIZIDE 221 158 37 81
SINGULAIR 219 175 38 80
NEXIUM 218 194 39 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 216 162 40 44
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 211 164 41 54
PLAVIX 189 148 42 40
KLOR-CON M20 188 158 43 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 182 137 44 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 179 98 45 98
LOVASTATIN 176 139 46 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 134 47 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 173 63 R 48 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 170 94 49 68
MEGESTROL ACETATE 161 138 R 50 111
CLONIDINE HCL 158 95 51 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 158 112 51 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154 128 53 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 154 82 R 53 50
FAMOTIDINE 149 105 55 64
AZITHROMYCIN 149 105 55 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 144 113 57 45
DIGOXIN 143 125 58 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 142 86 59 88
LEVEMIR 134 61 60 157
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 81 R 61 46
ABILIFY 131 97 62 133
TRICOR 128 106 63 126
LIPITOR 128 103 63 94
PREDNISONE 127 87 65 53
MIRTAZAPINE 127 94 65 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 126 27 67 168
IBUPROFEN 125 64 68 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124 112 69 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124 121 69 65
DIOVAN HCT 124 79 69 41
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 122 84 72 136
DETROL LA 120 83 73 166
AMIODARONE HCL 119 110 74 154
PROAIR HFA 119 55 74 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117 100 76 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 81 77 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 115 84 77 99
RAMIPRIL 115 81 77 86
VERAPAMIL ER 114 74 80 101
OLANZAPINE 113 102 81 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111 80 82 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109 92 83 175
CRESTOR 109 100 83 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 62 85 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 71 86 30
LEXAPRO 104 77 87 210
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104 82 87 150
CELEBREX 103 73 89 108
NABUMETONE 103 84 89 179
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 68 91 87
PAROXETINE HCL 100 90 92 65
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 88 93 182
BUPROPION HCL SR 99 74 93 212
LANTUS 99 67 93 55
TOPIRAMATE 98 23 96 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 68 97 70
SEROQUEL 95 56 97 135
FLUCONAZOLE 94 51 99 115
NOVOLOG 93 57 100 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 46 101 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 74 101 149
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 78 103 43
MECLIZINE HCL 90 84 104 83
CEFTRIAXONE 90 71 104 241
NAPROXEN 88 58 106 71
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 54 107 103
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 53 108 82
KLOR-CON M10 81 62 109 195
LEVETIRACETAM 81 36 109 138
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 59 111 161
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78 62 112 249
SYMBICORT 77 46 113 189
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 72 113 152
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 74 113 114
CILOSTAZOL 75 42 116 123
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 51 116 107
CEPHALEXIN 74 51 118 84
LIDOCAINE HCL 73 59 119 299
SYNTHROID 73 64 119 48
SPIRIVA 72 49 121 97
DILTIAZEM HCL 71 59 122 227
FENTANYL 70 53 S2 123 93
AGGRENOX 70 37 123 147
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 54 125 91
KLOR-CON 10 67 67 126 95
ATENOLOL 66 38 127 25
PREMARIN 66 54 R 127 128
DILTIAZEM ER 64 56 129 118
NITROSTAT 62 53 130 222
PRADAXA 60 55 131 300
COMBIVENT 60 38 131 174
HUMALOG 59 41 133 230
CEFUROXIME 58 48 134 121
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 57 31 R 135 247
EXFORGE 57 41 135 132
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 57 49 135 289
VENTOLIN HFA 55 37 138 127
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55 38 138 207
BYSTOLIC 54 46 140 96
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 45 141 171
ESTRADIOL 53 28 R 141 109
LYRICA 53 18 141 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 32 144 113
MUPIROCIN 52 43 144 146
CLONIDINE 51 30 146 290
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 39 146 219
VESICARE 51 40 146 201
HUMULIN R 50 34 149 214
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.