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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 676

$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 676

827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 827 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 16,115 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 731 639 1 4
LISINOPRIL 693 557 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 658 495 3 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 632 521 4 12
METFORMIN HCL 486 330 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451 418 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411 323 7 7
GABAPENTIN 403 325 8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 395 335 9 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388 291 10 21
SIMVASTATIN 382 313 11 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 311 12 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 344 263 13 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325 288 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310 245 15 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 296 261 16 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285 193 17 11
SERTRALINE HCL 284 201 18 26
RANITIDINE HCL 273 209 19 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 192 20 16
CEPHALEXIN 248 200 21 84
TRAMADOL HCL 243 178 22 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 169 23 22
AZITHROMYCIN 228 158 23 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 202 25 38
ATENOLOL 196 144 26 25
ALLOPURINOL 192 171 27 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 137 28 56
CLOPIDOGREL 185 161 28 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 162 30 30
NAMENDA 175 164 31 35
GLIPIZIDE 171 129 32 81
PREMARIN 147 106 R 33 128
TRAZODONE HCL 145 133 34 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142 128 35 42
LANTUS 142 90 35 55
PLAVIX 139 120 37 40
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 113 38 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL 132 90 39 120
CARVEDILOL 128 103 40 15
DIGOXIN 123 120 41 52
DIOVAN HCT 123 105 41 41
SYNTHROID 121 105 43 48
LIPITOR 120 87 44 94
MIRTAZAPINE 107 106 45 59
AVODART 105 102 46 199
NOVOLIN N 105 71 46 239
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 94 48 61
NEXIUM 100 78 49 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100 80 49 215
KETOPROFEN 100 84 49 324
PREDNISONE 98 90 52 53
CLONIDINE HCL 97 96 53 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 75 53 74
MECLIZINE HCL 95 75 55 83
MELOXICAM 94 82 56 13
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89 80 57 152
CYMBALTA 89 40 57 47
ESTRADIOL 88 59 R 59 109
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 54 S3 60 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 83 61 34
DIOVAN 86 76 61 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 73 63 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 81 37 64 88
DILTIAZEM ER 79 71 65 118
KLOR-CON 10 72 67 66 95
LOVASTATIN 71 61 67 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 65 67 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 49 R 67 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 69 50 70 151
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 56 70 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 21 72 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 43 73 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 34 74 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 58 74 73
CHLORZOXAZONE 64 39 R 76 313
JANTOVEN 64 64 76 156
EVISTA 63 63 78 119
LACTULOSE 63 49 78 110
FLUCONAZOLE 61 52 80 115
KLOR-CON M10 61 57 80 195
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 48 80 54
CRESTOR 61 53 80 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 59 84 98
LEXAPRO 58 39 85 210
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 52 85 44
JANUVIA 54 37 87 78
SINGULAIR 53 34 88 80
VESICARE 52 39 89 201
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 29 89 49
RISPERIDONE 52 50 89 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 33 92 87
FINASTERIDE 50 50 92 197
HUMULIN N 50 42 92 264
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 Aug. 26, 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.