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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 676

$854K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 86 out of 676

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

2% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 17,128 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,538 810 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,246 967 2 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 934 736 3 9
SIMVASTATIN 819 601 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726 532 5 3
LISINOPRIL 699 413 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 618 445 7 2
CARVEDILOL 558 404 8 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 466 382 9 65
ATENOLOL 417 270 10 25
METFORMIN HCL 415 260 11 8
TRAMADOL HCL 399 226 12 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 369 357 13 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 360 274 14 22
AZITHROMYCIN 358 223 15 39
NAPROXEN 353 199 16 71
CLOPIDOGREL 346 287 17 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 164 18 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 321 268 19 7
GABAPENTIN 307 187 20 10
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 294 187 R 21 236
HYDRALAZINE HCL 255 190 22 77
CARISOPRODOL 252 92 R 23 60
MEGESTROL ACETATE 251 217 R 24 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 245 206 25 18
SERTRALINE HCL 236 187 26 26
PLAVIX 235 193 27 40
DIGOXIN 231 205 28 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226 172 29 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 167 30 17
MELOXICAM 215 142 31 13
RANITIDINE HCL 211 137 32 27
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 186 104 33 82
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 156 34 38
QUINAPRIL HCL 176 154 35 151
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172 122 36 72
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 160 114 37 43
CEPHALEXIN 146 111 38 84
CLONIDINE HCL 145 105 39 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 113 39 45
NAPROXEN SODIUM 142 73 41 194
LOVASTATIN 141 113 42 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 46 43 21
LACTULOSE 138 83 43 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 134 69 45 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 72 46 20
FAMOTIDINE 124 101 47 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 83 48 11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 119 56 49 88
SINGULAIR 119 83 49 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 76 51 42
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 80 52 208
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 114 93 53 107
HALOPERIDOL 114 64 53 158
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 68 55 16
LANTUS 107 75 56 55
HUMULIN N 107 89 56 264
DICYCLOMINE HCL 106 74 58 207
VENTOLIN HFA 106 52 58 127
PREDNISONE 106 70 58 53
ALLOPURINOL 102 79 61 31
VERAPAMIL ER 101 60 62 101
MUPIROCIN 92 76 63 146
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 63 64 34
TRAZODONE HCL 91 69 64 36
DIOVAN 90 56 66 37
MIRTAZAPINE 88 76 67 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 77 68 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 86 22 69 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 31 R 69 50
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84 57 71 142
PAROXETINE HCL 84 43 71 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 84 65 R 71 129
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83 83 74 114
RISPERIDONE 83 55 74 69
NAMENDA 83 83 74 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 63 74 62
GLIPIZIDE 80 62 78 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 58 79 56
MOMETASONE FUROATE 76 30 80 296
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 48 81 85
NOVOLIN N 74 43 82 239
NEXIUM 73 34 83 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 44 R 84 46
SEROQUEL 67 48 85 135
BUMETANIDE 66 52 86 196
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 23 87 99
GLYBURIDE 65 58 R 87 92
IBUPROFEN 65 20 87 102
METOLAZONE 65 31 87 172
ACTOS 64 37 91 106
MECLIZINE HCL 62 48 92 83
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 46 93 150
PROAIR HFA 58 37 94 79
AVODART 57 57 95 199
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 24 95 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 52 97 191
COLCRYS 56 45 97 122
TERAZOSIN HCL 55 41 99 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 42 99 61
DETROL LA 54 44 101 166
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 34 R 101 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 34 103 74
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE-AMITRIPTYLINE 52 19 R 104 426
NITROSTAT 50 29 105 222
DIOVAN HCT 50 26 105 41
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. 1, 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.