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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 131

$4.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 131

1,367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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 1,367 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,367 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 12,233 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 5%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$198 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $112 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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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
GABAPENTIN 1,475 981 1 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,153 1,005 2 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 918 423 S3 3 1
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 623 475 4 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 572 314 5 12
NAMENDA 553 474 6 31
TOPIRAMATE 528 128 7 55
BACLOFEN 434 103 8 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 424 156 9 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 407 248 10 29
CYMBALTA 398 192 11 51
SERTRALINE HCL 392 297 12 44
COPAXONE 388 71 13 111
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 386 257 14 92
LEVETIRACETAM 379 151 15 68
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 364 136 10 16 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 341 93 17 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325 167 18 4
ROPINIROLE HCL 288 195 19 83
PRIMIDONE 280 241 20 110
MELOXICAM 279 197 21 21
LYRICA 261 172 22 79
OMEPRAZOLE 247 127 23 2
CARBAMAZEPINE 234 124 24 101
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 222 137 25 163
CLOPIDOGREL 219 200 26 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 193 88 R 27 43
BUPROPION XL 190 87 28 177
PLAVIX 185 167 29 35
TRAZODONE HCL 180 100 30 80
CARISOPRODOL 168 36 R 31 57
TRAMADOL HCL 167 104 32 17
METHOCARBAMOL 164 24 R 33 116
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 150 123 34 141
PROPRANOLOL HCL 149 119 35 103
NEXIUM 143 63 36 19
LAMOTRIGINE 143 15 36 150
LEXAPRO 139 96 38 210
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 136 42 R 39 64
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 135 82 40 90
NABUMETONE 135 32 40 213
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 88 40 13
AZILECT 134 93 43 176
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 134 57 43 144
ZONISAMIDE 129 52 45 224
REBIF 126 0 46 182
AVONEX 125 0 47 188
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 122 49 48 159
ACETAZOLAMIDE 120 62 49 151
DILANTIN 116 81 50 234
PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 108 51 51 198
METHOTREXATE 107 26 52 42
PREDNISONE 106 56 53 16
MECLIZINE HCL 105 85 54 117
EPITOL 104 32 10 55 245
PROMETHAZINE HCL 96 15 R 56 85
DEXAMETHASONE 96 54 56 160
OXCARBAZEPINE 93 33 58 169
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 91 26 R 59 193
PAROXETINE HCL 91 38 59 93
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87 68 61 178
TIMOLOL MALEATE 86 60 62 96
MIRTAZAPINE 84 48 63 154
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 83 67 64 7
LISINOPRIL 82 19 65 8
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82 16 65 134
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 39 67 218
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80 35 68 9
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 79 60 R 69 272
EXELON 74 73 70 278
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 55 71 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 70 40 72 288
AMANTADINE 64 12 73 302
FAMOTIDINE 64 48 73 95
DIOVAN 63 27 75 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 28 76 24
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 11 77 77
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 34 77 199
VIMPAT 59 0 77 217
SYNTHROID 58 37 80 105
CEFUROXIME 58 30 80 98
AGGRENOX 58 40 80 318
ALPRAZOLAM 57 28 83 321
FENTANYL 57 37 S2 83 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 57 31 83 20
BENICAR 56 25 86 226
ATENOLOL 54 32 87 48
FUROSEMIDE 53 29 88 5
ZALEPLON 52 34 89 332
MIDODRINE HCL 50 19 90 340
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 March 15, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.