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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 676

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 676

505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%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

4% of this provider’s 505 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 505 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 13,846 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,165 694 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 697 538 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 667 559 3 4
LISINOPRIL 414 337 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400 324 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 367 301 6 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 276 7 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333 264 8 3
FAMOTIDINE 330 280 9 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311 236 10 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 308 242 S3 11 112
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 200 12 17
GABAPENTIN 276 185 13 10
METFORMIN HCL 259 185 14 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254 238 15 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 242 191 16 65
CLOPIDOGREL 200 176 17 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 166 18 49
MELOXICAM 184 151 19 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 181 143 20 82
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178 141 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175 158 22 14
SERTRALINE HCL 172 139 23 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 168 24 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 137 25 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 129 26 38
ATENOLOL 159 130 27 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 153 127 28 103
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 126 28 16
PLAVIX 147 130 30 40
NEXIUM 140 96 31 23
NAMENDA 137 124 32 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 104 33 91
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134 84 34 20
TRAMADOL HCL 132 116 35 19
CARVEDILOL 127 116 36 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 111 37 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121 92 38 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 120 83 39 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 113 88 40 56
BYSTOLIC 113 94 40 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 65 R 42 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 79 43 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 109 97 43 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105 68 45 42
DIGOXIN 104 104 46 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 50 R 47 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 85 48 85
DIOVAN 101 101 49 37
CARISOPRODOL 100 0 R 50 60
ALLOPURINOL 96 73 51 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94 85 52 11
LOVASTATIN 90 85 53 33
SYNTHROID 88 69 54 48
LANTUS 87 76 55 55
RAMIPRIL 83 74 56 86
LYRICA 83 63 56 57
MECLIZINE HCL 82 71 58 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 29 59 88
CLONIDINE HCL 79 43 60 32
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 61 60 148
PAROXETINE HCL 78 55 62 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 31 R 62 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 73 64 87
VERAPAMIL ER 75 66 65 101
ESTRADIOL 75 58 R 65 109
CYMBALTA 74 31 67 47
CRESTOR 74 55 67 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 54 69 73
SUCRALFATE 69 66 70 187
NAPROXEN 69 61 70 71
DIOVAN HCT 67 58 72 41
RANITIDINE HCL 65 48 73 27
AZITHROMYCIN 64 54 74 39
LEVOTHROID 64 60 74 268
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 49 74 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62 62 R 77 111
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 35 77 151
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 46 79 136
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 57 80 30
TRAZODONE HCL 56 49 81 36
AMIODARONE HCL 56 39 81 154
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 55 83 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55 41 83 77
GLIPIZIDE 55 33 83 81
COLCRYS 55 47 83 122
SINGULAIR 54 54 87 80
COUMADIN 53 53 88 193
HUMULIN N 51 23 89 264
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 9, 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.