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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 676

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 676

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

6% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 828 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 19,248 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 2,227 749 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,279 697 2 2
GABAPENTIN 1,169 508 3 10
LISINOPRIL 953 600 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 937 616 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 798 414 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 671 462 7 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 615 354 8 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 600 478 9 3
CARVEDILOL 587 415 10 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 565 209 11 21
CYMBALTA 540 175 12 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537 309 13 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 514 298 14 17
TRAMADOL HCL 495 153 15 19
RANITIDINE HCL 494 273 16 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 461 252 17 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 414 147 18 85
METFORMIN HCL 400 169 19 8
NEXIUM 395 143 20 23
CRESTOR 394 220 21 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 375 300 22 9
METFORMIN HCL ER 368 150 23 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 348 112 R 24 46
TRAZODONE HCL 342 147 25 36
CARISOPRODOL 339 20 R 26 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321 213 27 14
ALLOPURINOL 314 217 28 31
ESTRADIOL 308 65 R 29 109
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 220 29 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305 202 31 38
LYRICA 282 35 32 57
FENOFIBRATE 281 84 33 90
PAROXETINE HCL 277 91 34 65
CLOPIDOGREL 275 169 35 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 157 36 16
LOVASTATIN 266 208 37 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 260 224 38 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 257 60 39 168
TOPIRAMATE 251 42 40 141
DIOVAN HCT 249 181 41 41
SINGULAIR 245 168 42 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 238 102 43 49
ATENOLOL 229 133 44 25
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 227 37 45 98
DIOVAN 221 116 46 37
ABILIFY 217 61 47 133
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 211 40 R 48 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 210 101 R 49 75
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 208 107 50 43
PLAVIX 207 144 51 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 199 72 52 70
MELOXICAM 185 84 53 13
CLONIDINE HCL 184 92 54 32
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 176 57 55 107
LANTUS 176 125 55 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 101 57 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 171 88 58 87
SYMBICORT 162 79 59 189
SERTRALINE HCL 160 63 60 26
JANUVIA 157 66 61 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157 102 61 22
TIZANIDINE HCL 157 26 61 68
SPIRIVA 156 66 64 97
RISPERIDONE 156 106 64 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 151 45 66 113
BENAZEPRIL HCL 147 120 67 58
JANUMET 141 99 68 167
PROAIR HFA 140 41 69 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139 83 70 56
LIPITOR 137 48 71 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 106 72 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 47 73 73
DIGOXIN 128 107 74 52
MIRTAZAPINE 128 63 74 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128 66 74 42
MECLIZINE HCL 127 102 77 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 125 76 78 181
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124 73 79 150
SEROQUEL XR 124 60 79 244
BUPROPION HCL SR 122 30 81 212
FLUCONAZOLE 120 56 82 115
LAMOTRIGINE 114 22 83 190
PROPRANOLOL HCL 112 67 84 120
ENDOCET 111 57 S2 85 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110 64 86 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109 58 87 61
FINASTERIDE 106 88 88 197
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 74 89 65
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 47 90 88
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 56 90 51
VALPROIC ACID 97 51 92 229
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 92 14 93 233
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 51 94 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 23 95 161
GEMFIBROZIL 88 40 96 137
COMBIVENT 88 20 96 174
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 53 98 116
LEVETIRACETAM 84 36 99 138
INDAPAMIDE 82 58 100 188
PREDNISONE 81 50 101 53
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 48 102 74
LITHIUM CARBONATE 78 0 103 238
ACTONEL 77 53 104 291
RAMIPRIL 77 51 104 86
PREMARIN 74 23 R 106 128
GUANFACINE HCL 73 36 R 107 250
VENTOLIN HFA 72 0 108 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 51 S2 108 263
GLIPIZIDE XL 72 38 108 177
BACLOFEN 70 0 111 144
TERAZOSIN HCL 70 35 111 145
FAMOTIDINE 70 52 111 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 13 114 171
AMIODARONE HCL 69 55 114 154
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 68 26 R 116 184
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 48 116 45
CILOSTAZOL 67 48 118 123
AMILORIDE HCL 67 48 118 376
BENICAR HCT 67 55 118 180
NAMENDA 66 47 121 35
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 32 121 124
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 65 65 123 379
SYNTHROID 64 52 124 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 51 125 100
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 25 126 204
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 36 126 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 22 R 128 129
CEPHALEXIN 59 33 129 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 29 129 152
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 44 R 131 111
NITROFURANTOIN 57 43 132 206
METHOCARBAMOL 57 0 R 132 163
DEXILANT 57 20 132 155
LACTULOSE 56 45 135 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 43 135 103
HUMULIN 70-30 55 11 137 209
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 22 137 99
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 24 137 136
CELEBREX 54 33 140 108
SEROQUEL 53 29 141 135
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53 20 S3 141 112
OLANZAPINE 53 29 141 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 16 141 62
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 52 0 145 274
VESICARE 51 36 146 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 43 146 77
VERAPAMIL ER 51 38 146 101
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. 28, 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.