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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,336Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 676

$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 676

961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 961 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 961 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 24,293 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,090 891 1 2
LISINOPRIL 983 791 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 823 708 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 766 652 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 741 616 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 652 516 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 604 553 7 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526 467 8 7
NEXIUM 512 403 9 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475 396 S3 10 1
TRAZODONE HCL 475 368 10 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468 346 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 463 423 13 9
GABAPENTIN 447 359 14 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 408 360 15 11
MIRTAZAPINE 408 369 15 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 391 288 17 30
CARVEDILOL 383 309 18 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 352 342 19 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 308 20 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 340 275 21 17
MELOXICAM 321 250 22 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316 244 23 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289 230 24 34
CEFUROXIME 283 205 25 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 273 251 26 56
AZITHROMYCIN 271 205 27 39
ATENOLOL 269 222 28 25
TRAMADOL HCL 255 216 29 19
CLOPIDOGREL 251 184 30 28
DIOVAN HCT 245 163 31 41
DIOVAN 245 197 31 37
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 244 190 33 44
FAMOTIDINE 244 191 33 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 177 35 22
SERTRALINE HCL 218 177 36 26
DIGOXIN 214 167 37 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 153 38 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 161 39 16
NAMENDA 198 198 39 35
LYRICA 191 133 41 57
CRESTOR 186 123 42 29
ALLOPURINOL 179 126 43 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 174 123 44 124
PAROXETINE HCL 173 107 45 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168 130 46 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 166 122 47 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 166 122 47 58
RANITIDINE HCL 162 101 49 27
CLONIDINE HCL 162 145 49 32
PLAVIX 162 110 49 40
LANTUS 157 113 52 55
RISPERIDONE 156 124 53 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153 124 54 21
LEVOFLOXACIN 148 109 55 91
NOVOLOG 147 122 56 134
LOVASTATIN 146 117 57 33
SYNTHROID 145 110 58 48
CYMBALTA 138 81 59 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 117 60 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 132 83 61 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 88 62 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 124 R 63 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 95 64 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127 71 R 65 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 124 122 66 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120 100 67 65
RAMIPRIL 116 116 68 86
LIPITOR 116 79 68 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 94 70 61
OLANZAPINE 114 96 71 125
CEPHALEXIN 112 93 72 84
NASONEX 111 92 73 243
MECLIZINE HCL 110 91 74 83
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109 85 75 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 51 76 88
EXFORGE 101 72 77 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 96 78 87
LEVEMIR 99 71 78 157
KLOR-CON M20 99 68 78 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 96 81 42
PROAIR HFA 93 60 82 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92 57 83 72
AMIODARONE HCL 90 79 84 154
SEROQUEL 89 78 85 135
DEXILANT 88 73 86 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 68 87 171
AVODART 84 76 88 199
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 67 88 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 65 90 73
NAPROXEN 79 42 91 71
ZETIA 79 67 91 89
JANUVIA 78 72 93 78
TAZTIA XT 77 70 10 94 287
ENABLEX 76 74 95 268
PREDNISONE 76 60 95 53
SINGULAIR 76 57 95 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 75 98 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 60 99 45
METFORMIN HCL ER 73 50 99 63
EVISTA 73 61 99 119
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 58 102 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 56 102 77
NOVOLIN R 71 57 102 153
AZOR 70 31 105 267
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 68 106 140
BYSTOLIC 68 65 106 96
VESICARE 67 64 108 201
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 67 R 108 111
INDAPAMIDE 67 47 108 188
GLIPIZIDE 67 54 108 81
GLIPIZIDE ER 65 63 112 103
TOPIRAMATE 64 21 113 141
ABILIFY 63 39 114 133
JANTOVEN 63 63 114 156
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 55 114 116
EXFORGE HCT 63 45 114 246
TERAZOSIN HCL 61 61 118 145
NABUMETONE 60 34 119 179
BENICAR 60 59 119 218
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 60 60 R 119 236
HALOPERIDOL 59 59 122 158
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 39 122 152
CILOSTAZOL 58 58 124 123
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 54 124 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 47 126 82
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 56 126 148
KLOR-CON 10 56 56 128 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 30 129 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 51 129 70
CELEBREX 54 48 129 108
EXELON 51 51 132 130
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 36 132 170
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50 41 134 309
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 47 134 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 38 134 215
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 Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.