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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 676

$731K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 676

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,207 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
LISINOPRIL 897 791 1 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 605 548 2 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568 511 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 564 527 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 554 508 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525 494 6 7
SIMVASTATIN 492 416 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 484 399 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 483 444 9 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 469 442 10 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 317 S3 11 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 391 326 12 14
RAMIPRIL 385 346 13 86
CARVEDILOL 371 317 14 15
METFORMIN HCL 343 276 15 8
DIOVAN 299 295 16 37
RANITIDINE HCL 275 238 17 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 242 18 20
GABAPENTIN 261 245 19 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254 231 20 22
TRAMADOL HCL 242 184 21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 236 236 22 26
NEXIUM 184 184 23 23
ALLOPURINOL 170 160 24 31
CLOPIDOGREL 165 150 25 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 154 149 26 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 154 26 24
CRESTOR 140 118 28 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 139 115 29 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137 129 30 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 137 117 30 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 136 110 32 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 111 33 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 128 34 54
TRAZODONE HCL 130 118 35 36
NAMENDA 125 125 36 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 124 115 37 17
PLAVIX 115 110 38 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 87 39 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 95 R 40 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 101 41 61
BYSTOLIC 102 95 41 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98 76 43 49
MECLIZINE HCL 91 80 44 83
PROAIR HFA 88 74 45 79
AZITHROMYCIN 85 76 46 39
PREDNISONE 83 73 47 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 70 48 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 71 49 56
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 62 50 87
JANTOVEN 72 72 50 156
CYMBALTA 69 55 52 47
SYNTHROID 69 59 52 48
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 64 54 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 59 55 45
SPIRIVA 64 62 56 97
CELEBREX 63 54 57 108
DIGOXIN 61 53 58 52
KLOR-CON 10 60 50 59 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 57 60 73
MELOXICAM 58 58 61 13
SINGULAIR 58 44 61 80
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 47 63 42
AVODART 54 54 64 199
KLOR-CON M20 54 54 64 67
ZOSTAVAX 52 47 66 117
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 52 66 177
NOVOLIN 70-30 51 40 68 181
LOVASTATIN 51 48 68 33
LYRICA 50 49 70 57
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 Nov. 20, 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.