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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,548Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 25

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 25

923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

3% of this provider’s 923 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 923 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,393 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,146 370 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 598 374 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 597 295 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 525 259 4 7
LOVASTATIN 429 278 5 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322 195 6 2
MELOXICAM 282 160 7 20
METFORMIN HCL 226 142 8 8
CEPHALEXIN 217 121 9 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216 112 10 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 208 145 11 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 124 12 27
GABAPENTIN 201 88 13 10
CARVEDILOL 194 139 14 19
CLONIDINE HCL 188 89 15 32
SIMVASTATIN 186 116 16 3
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 184 72 R 17 62
NEXIUM 182 117 18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 177 95 19 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 88 20 12
PREDNISONE 154 72 21 46
GLIPIZIDE 152 128 22 68
VERAPAMIL ER 141 113 23 82
CITALOPRAM HBR 140 63 24 18
DIOVAN 137 91 25 34
PLAVIX 136 87 26 37
AMOXICILLIN 136 71 26 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135 91 28 61
RANITIDINE HCL 132 87 29 26
CARISOPRODOL 131 24 R 30 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 55 31 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 37 R 32 91
CLOPIDOGREL 126 91 33 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 68 33 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121 59 S3 35 159
WARFARIN SODIUM 118 63 36 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112 75 37 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 110 52 R 38 137
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 73 39 33
PROMETHAZINE HCL 107 23 R 40 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 34 41 70
ALLOPURINOL 97 47 42 29
TRAZODONE HCL 95 41 43 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 78 44 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93 66 45 14
ATENOLOL 93 56 45 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 52 47 66
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88 63 48 43
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 37 49 180
HUMULIN 70-30 86 20 49 139
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 51 51 39
NAPROXEN 82 32 52 155
NAMENDA 80 79 53 16
DIOVAN HCT 80 41 53 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 52 55 35
SULINDAC 78 41 55 194
LYRICA 77 53 57 64
VENTOLIN HFA 76 45 58 113
MECLIZINE HCL 74 58 59 120
KLOR-CON 10 71 43 60 71
SERTRALINE HCL 71 39 60 25
CRESTOR 70 30 62 44
IBUPROFEN 64 43 63 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 54 64 40
FENTANYL 58 19 S2 65 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 33 66 165
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 33 67 11
FLUCONAZOLE 55 26 68 166
COLCRYS 53 35 69 146
DILTIAZEM HCL 52 25 70 163
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 27 70 73
ESTRADIOL 51 25 R 72 148
METHOCARBAMOL 51 17 R 72 222
FENOPROFEN CALCIUM 51 38 10 72 222
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 30 75 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 21 75 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 38 75 67
NITROSTAT 50 42 75 228
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. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.