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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 676

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 676

699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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

5% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 699 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 20,888 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,150 570 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,017 866 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,014 817 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 932 769 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 878 771 5 4
CARVEDILOL 792 682 6 15
LISINOPRIL 733 614 7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703 652 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 532 448 9 18
GABAPENTIN 483 301 10 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 449 303 11 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442 363 12 20
METFORMIN HCL 423 281 13 8
NEXIUM 396 342 14 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381 340 15 12
ALLOPURINOL 363 303 16 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 350 304 17 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 333 247 18 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307 266 19 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 239 20 51
SERTRALINE HCL 300 247 21 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 273 223 22 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 257 23 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 269 198 23 30
KLOR-CON 10 268 241 25 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267 188 26 14
CLOPIDOGREL 259 206 27 28
RANITIDINE HCL 240 169 28 27
CLONIDINE HCL 190 150 29 32
TRAZODONE HCL 190 153 29 36
MIRTAZAPINE 188 163 31 59
NAMENDA 177 177 32 35
ATENOLOL 177 150 32 25
PLAVIX 177 144 32 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 124 35 16
NOVOLOG 172 170 35 134
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 170 137 37 43
DIOVAN 164 135 38 37
DIOVAN HCT 163 103 39 41
PAROXETINE HCL 157 133 40 65
LANTUS 151 123 41 55
KLOR-CON M20 148 145 42 67
CYMBALTA 143 42 43 47
LOVASTATIN 143 119 43 33
TRAMADOL HCL 143 132 43 19
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 143 112 S3 43 112
CEFUROXIME 142 121 47 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 140 48 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 105 49 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134 106 50 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132 124 51 204
AZITHROMYCIN 130 108 52 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127 121 53 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 122 111 54 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 110 55 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116 96 56 22
MECLIZINE HCL 112 100 57 83
LEVOXYL 111 90 58 186
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 90 R 59 46
NITROSTAT 106 87 60 222
PREDNISONE 105 78 61 53
CRESTOR 102 72 62 29
DIGOXIN 100 79 63 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 83 64 11
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 84 65 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 91 49 66 113
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 65 66 98
LIPITOR 86 86 68 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 80 69 38
FENOFIBRATE 84 50 69 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 64 71 72
KLOR-CON M10 82 72 72 195
SYNTHROID 82 82 72 48
LYRICA 81 61 74 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 58 74 85
VERAPAMIL ER 81 81 74 101
FENTANYL 81 63 S2 74 93
BYSTOLIC 80 71 78 96
SPIRIVA 79 59 79 97
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 76 80 61
CEPHALEXIN 69 62 81 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 69 47 81 88
COMBIVENT 68 35 83 174
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 55 84 82
RAMIPRIL 66 44 85 86
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 42 86 120
SINGULAIR 64 38 86 80
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 64 53 86 203
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 64 86 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 41 90 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 50 90 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 29 R 92 50
COUMADIN 60 60 93 193
ENDOCET 59 23 S2 94 104
FAMOTIDINE 58 58 95 64
EVISTA 58 58 95 119
ONDANSETRON HCL 58 50 95 278
COLCRYS 57 34 98 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 52 98 44
LEXAPRO 54 46 100 210
NIASPAN 52 17 101 162
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 47 101 152
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 51 31 103 192
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 Feb. 21, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.