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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 676

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 676

923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 923 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,176 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,091 889 1 4
LISINOPRIL 929 710 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 814 566 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 800 594 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 725 622 5 9
GABAPENTIN 580 425 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 554 404 7 8
CARVEDILOL 528 416 8 15
FAMOTIDINE 470 392 9 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 266 10 16
AZITHROMYCIN 416 246 11 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 398 297 12 7
ATENOLOL 382 287 13 25
LOVASTATIN 364 303 14 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 350 251 S3 15 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 326 244 16 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313 211 17 51
SIMVASTATIN 306 238 18 6
TRAZODONE HCL 300 222 19 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 288 222 20 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287 239 21 14
CEPHALEXIN 262 202 22 84
TRAMADOL HCL 261 157 23 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251 225 24 54
CLONIDINE HCL 250 170 25 32
MELOXICAM 247 202 26 13
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 242 141 27 136
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 177 28 17
PREDNISONE 226 170 29 53
DIOVAN HCT 218 144 30 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 137 31 34
NEXIUM 200 143 32 23
DIOVAN 198 149 33 37
LANTUS 196 171 34 55
AMOXICILLIN 184 118 35 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 183 133 36 74
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 182 118 37 124
MIRTAZAPINE 181 173 38 59
CLOPIDOGREL 180 147 39 28
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 177 143 40 203
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 123 41 22
RANITIDINE HCL 168 122 42 27
ALLOPURINOL 164 143 43 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 115 44 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 154 114 45 62
PLAVIX 141 114 46 40
GLIPIZIDE 136 116 47 81
PROAIR HFA 135 69 48 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 81 49 77
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 106 50 11
MECLIZINE HCL 115 102 51 83
CRESTOR 115 78 51 29
NOVOLIN R 114 114 53 153
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 114 23 53 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 109 108 55 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 93 55 12
KLOR-CON 10 108 102 57 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 51 R 58 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 71 59 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 93 60 21
NOVOLOG 103 88 61 134
CYMBALTA 99 47 62 47
DONEPEZIL HCL 92 92 63 24
DIGOXIN 92 92 63 52
SERTRALINE HCL 92 77 63 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 18 R 66 75
BYSTOLIC 86 64 67 96
RISPERIDONE 86 73 67 69
FLUCONAZOLE 83 41 69 115
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 40 70 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 69 71 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 46 72 45
VENTOLIN HFA 78 47 73 127
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 70 73 68
NAPROXEN SODIUM 76 21 75 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 59 76 44
NITROSTAT 71 46 77 222
XOPENEX 71 35 77 374
KLOR-CON M20 69 56 79 67
GLYBURIDE 67 67 R 80 92
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 44 81 161
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65 59 81 160
JANUVIA 65 65 81 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 48 84 42
INDAPAMIDE 63 58 84 188
HALOPERIDOL 62 59 86 158
COLCRYS 61 54 87 122
FENOFIBRATE 61 52 87 90
DILTIAZEM ER 60 36 89 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 59 89 116
CLARITHROMYCIN 58 33 91 256
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 50 91 253
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 25 91 65
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 55 R 94 111
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 51 94 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 31 96 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 51 96 100
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 47 98 152
IBUPROFEN 53 32 98 102
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 42 98 99
CILOSTAZOL 52 24 101 123
CAPTOPRIL 52 52 101 220
VESICARE 51 41 103 201
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE 51 34 103 344
CHOLESTYRAMINE 51 41 103 433
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 33 R 103 46
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.