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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 676

$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 676

494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

4% of this provider’s 494 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 494 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 12,547 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 759 664 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 417 379 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 328 3 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 397 355 4 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 395 332 5 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 344 333 6 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 341 285 7 11
OMEPRAZOLE 330 264 8 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317 290 9 9
CARVEDILOL 268 246 10 15
GABAPENTIN 265 188 11 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250 221 12 22
LISINOPRIL 250 218 12 5
SIMVASTATIN 239 205 14 6
METFORMIN HCL 237 167 15 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217 154 S3 16 1
TRAZODONE HCL 203 186 17 36
NAMENDA 190 189 18 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 175 145 19 30
SERTRALINE HCL 161 126 20 26
CLOPIDOGREL 148 133 21 28
ACTOS 140 116 22 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 132 23 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 88 24 12
LOVASTATIN 120 108 25 33
FENOFIBRATE 120 108 25 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 104 27 14
PLAVIX 109 92 28 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 86 29 56
KLOR-CON M20 107 97 30 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 86 31 42
NIASPAN 103 67 32 162
RISPERIDONE 102 97 33 69
CLONIDINE HCL 102 74 33 32
RANITIDINE HCL 101 76 35 27
LEVEMIR 101 83 35 157
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94 80 37 249
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 66 38 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 82 38 45
LANTUS 91 64 40 55
FAMOTIDINE 90 80 41 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 90 71 41 91
DIOVAN 88 75 43 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 66 44 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 66 45 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 58 R 46 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 61 47 20
ATENOLOL 75 62 48 25
MELOXICAM 74 57 49 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74 63 49 34
NOVOLIN 70-30 73 43 51 181
LOVAZA 71 63 52 183
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 59 53 77
NEXIUM 67 50 54 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 56 55 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 53 55 85
ALLOPURINOL 65 46 57 31
NOVOLOG 65 45 57 134
MIRTAZAPINE 65 65 57 59
TRICOR 62 55 60 126
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 47 R 60 111
AMIODARONE HCL 61 60 62 154
AGGRENOX 59 49 63 147
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 57 R 63 46
PREDNISONE 58 43 65 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 49 65 272
NOVOLIN R 57 43 67 153
DIGOXIN 56 56 68 52
TRAMADOL HCL 56 44 68 19
HALOPERIDOL 55 53 70 158
AZITHROMYCIN 54 35 71 39
HUMULIN R 54 34 71 214
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 33 73 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 42 R 74 266
RAMIPRIL 52 52 74 86
EXELON 51 51 76 130
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 48 76 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 47 78 99
LATANOPROST 50 47 78 234
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 18, 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.