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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 46 out of 676

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 676

704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 704 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 704 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 18,360 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 811 722 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 768 706 2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692 604 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 629 572 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559 511 5 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 491 389 S3 6 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 451 433 7 18
KLOR-CON 8 413 340 10 8 231
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 404 322 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 362 312 10 8
LISINOPRIL 348 309 11 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 347 290 12 17
SIMVASTATIN 329 312 13 6
MELOXICAM 320 283 14 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315 256 15 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294 255 16 21
GABAPENTIN 257 228 17 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238 226 18 14
DIOVAN HCT 234 188 19 41
TRAMADOL HCL 227 191 20 19
CRESTOR 223 192 21 29
CARVEDILOL 220 199 22 15
NAMENDA 215 215 23 35
AZITHROMYCIN 207 172 24 39
DIGOXIN 204 196 25 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192 166 26 73
ALLOPURINOL 189 167 27 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189 120 27 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 184 184 29 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 164 29 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181 162 31 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 176 153 32 30
RISPERIDONE 171 152 33 69
SERTRALINE HCL 167 130 34 26
CLONIDINE HCL 160 138 35 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 137 36 22
PREDNISONE 144 110 37 53
CLOPIDOGREL 139 130 38 28
LEVOFLOXACIN 134 116 39 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 114 40 74
DILTIAZEM ER 131 131 41 118
ATENOLOL 124 118 42 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 119 43 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112 97 44 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111 95 45 44
NEXIUM 110 97 46 23
PLAVIX 105 91 47 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 92 47 77
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 104 88 R 49 76
CEFDINIR 102 81 50 185
BYSTOLIC 99 56 51 96
CYMBALTA 98 89 52 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 86 53 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 92 54 38
LOVASTATIN 95 92 54 33
LEXAPRO 95 82 54 210
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 81 R 57 46
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 93 44 57 203
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 81 59 107
DIOVAN 87 81 60 37
NOVOLIN 70-30 82 71 61 181
EXELON 80 75 62 130
ACTOS 80 73 62 106
METOLAZONE 79 79 64 172
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 68 R 65 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 51 R 66 50
KLOR-CON M20 77 57 66 67
TRAZODONE HCL 76 68 68 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 74 68 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 74 64 70 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 62 70 85
SYNTHROID 70 66 72 48
MUPIROCIN 70 59 72 146
EVISTA 69 69 74 119
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 66 75 114
LANTUS 66 60 75 55
VYTORIN 65 49 77 176
LUNESTA 64 64 78 322
NOVOLIN R 62 60 79 153
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 61 45 80 248
BENICAR HCT 61 51 80 180
RAMIPRIL 61 50 80 86
LACTULOSE 60 55 83 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 58 83 72
ONGLYZA 57 36 85 178
VESICARE 56 56 86 201
RANITIDINE HCL 54 54 87 27
FENTANYL 54 52 S2 87 93
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 49 89 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 53 R 89 111
INDAPAMIDE 51 38 91 188
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 50 38 92 261
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 46 92 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 43 92 215
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 April 9, 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.