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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 676

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 676

612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 612 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 612 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 15,512 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 851 626 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 822 507 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 706 521 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 694 505 4 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 599 405 5 11
METFORMIN HCL 530 417 6 8
SIMVASTATIN 499 408 7 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417 335 8 12
DIOVAN HCT 380 310 9 41
MELOXICAM 376 313 10 13
LISINOPRIL 373 255 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336 243 12 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325 189 13 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313 265 14 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294 224 15 20
GABAPENTIN 260 230 16 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 167 17 16
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 246 205 18 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241 226 19 14
TRAZODONE HCL 238 141 20 36
CARVEDILOL 224 175 21 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 183 22 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 219 183 23 44
DIOVAN 218 180 24 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 216 144 25 17
CRESTOR 214 161 26 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 192 107 27 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186 150 28 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 185 138 29 30
EXFORGE 174 151 30 132
KLOR-CON M20 173 106 31 67
ALLOPURINOL 172 141 32 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 124 33 49
QUINAPRIL HCL 167 151 34 151
TRAMADOL HCL 159 90 35 19
NEXIUM 150 106 36 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147 128 37 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 124 38 34
PLAVIX 140 125 39 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 116 40 38
NAPROXEN 123 103 41 71
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 112 41 24
CLOPIDOGREL 120 107 43 28
ATENOLOL 119 83 44 25
RANITIDINE HCL 119 100 44 27
LYRICA 119 58 44 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 66 R 47 46
NABUMETONE 110 67 48 179
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 102 48 42
AZITHROMYCIN 108 67 50 39
LOVASTATIN 106 80 51 33
CELEBREX 103 67 52 108
SERTRALINE HCL 102 62 53 26
BYSTOLIC 101 85 54 96
FENTANYL 101 82 S2 54 93
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99 62 56 77
FENOFIBRATE 96 77 57 90
NIFEDIPINE ER 95 66 58 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 95 67 58 43
LIPITOR 94 69 60 94
NAMENDA 93 93 61 35
PROAIR HFA 89 43 62 79
PREDNISONE 88 59 63 53
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 84 64 103
CLONIDINE HCL 84 75 65 32
SPIRIVA 81 46 66 97
CYMBALTA 81 48 66 47
SINGULAIR 79 46 68 80
RAMIPRIL 79 54 68 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 78 69 70 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 37 71 73
KLOR-CON 10 77 66 71 95
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 75 63 R 73 76
EXFORGE HCT 75 61 73 246
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 75 74 73 286
PAROXETINE HCL 72 44 76 65
LANTUS 69 60 77 55
BENICAR HCT 65 41 78 180
EVISTA 62 58 79 119
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 40 80 161
SYNTHROID 59 56 80 48
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 58 49 R 82 247
SPIRONOLACTONE 56 55 83 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 16 84 98
GLYBURIDE 55 50 R 84 92
DIGOXIN 55 51 84 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 44 87 281
TRICOR 53 38 88 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 31 R 89 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 14 R 89 75
VERAPAMIL ER 51 33 91 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 32 91 107
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 Dec. 5, 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.