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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 676

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 676

628 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 628 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,957 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593 277 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576 465 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 570 355 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 475 319 4 6
LISINOPRIL 451 255 5 5
METFORMIN HCL 392 224 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 241 7 12
CRESTOR 280 182 8 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 187 9 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 127 10 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 161 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 240 156 12 4
TRAMADOL HCL 217 146 13 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 138 14 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 50 15 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171 118 16 7
NEXIUM 165 89 17 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 78 R 18 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 95 19 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 157 111 20 30
MELOXICAM 149 92 21 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 94 22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 143 84 23 28
CARISOPRODOL 140 25 R 24 60
CARVEDILOL 137 100 25 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 107 25 18
DIOVAN 132 87 27 37
GABAPENTIN 131 52 28 10
CLONIDINE HCL 128 66 29 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 69 30 16
DIOVAN HCT 120 77 31 41
TRAZODONE HCL 118 54 32 36
ALLOPURINOL 113 87 33 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 60 34 54
RANITIDINE HCL 108 46 35 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 72 36 38
OXYCODONE HCL 101 0 S2 37 165
LOVASTATIN 96 82 38 33
PLAVIX 96 61 38 40
ATENOLOL 95 65 40 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 47 41 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 63 42 58
SERTRALINE HCL 89 57 43 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85 42 S2 44 131
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 20 R 44 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 84 57 46 24
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84 25 46 88
BYSTOLIC 84 48 46 96
PROAIR HFA 82 47 49 79
VERAPAMIL ER 80 51 50 101
FENOFIBRATE 80 39 50 90
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 37 52 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 55 53 62
LYRICA 77 17 54 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77 42 54 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 45 56 42
KLOR-CON M20 75 38 57 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 38 57 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 46 59 43
SPIRIVA 64 40 60 97
PREMARIN 63 21 R 61 128
NAMENDA 63 61 61 35
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 13 S2 63 139
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 26 64 85
ESTRADIOL 61 42 R 64 109
JANUVIA 59 48 66 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 16 R 67 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 24 68 142
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 42 69 73
TRICOR 55 20 69 126
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 36 71 140
LIPITOR 54 41 71 94
ZETIA 54 40 71 89
MORPHINE SULFATE 53 22 S2 74 417
CYMBALTA 52 24 75 47
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 28 76 107
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 Dec. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.