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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,134Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 676

$521K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 210 out of 676

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

4% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 6,899 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 377 192 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 358 281 2 4
METFORMIN HCL 306 166 3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 255 133 4 2
MELOXICAM 210 129 5 13
LISINOPRIL 202 130 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197 121 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 194 162 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161 100 9 21
GABAPENTIN 156 116 10 10
TRAZODONE HCL 153 131 11 36
SERTRALINE HCL 144 111 12 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 142 119 13 24
NAMENDA 141 132 14 35
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139 101 15 9
SIMVASTATIN 133 87 16 6
CARVEDILOL 128 101 17 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 65 18 17
ALLOPURINOL 122 69 19 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119 77 20 14
ESTRADIOL 109 42 R 21 109
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 108 85 22 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 79 23 12
DIOVAN HCT 102 75 23 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 75 25 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 45 26 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 61 26 91
CYMBALTA 92 58 26 47
FAMOTIDINE 90 78 29 64
CLOPIDOGREL 78 60 30 28
TRAMADOL HCL 78 56 30 19
CARISOPRODOL 76 17 R 32 60
DIOVAN 76 75 32 37
LOVASTATIN 75 45 34 33
NEXIUM 71 44 35 23
PLAVIX 70 44 36 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 40 36 45
AZITHROMYCIN 69 47 38 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 64 39 113
VERAPAMIL ER 68 48 39 101
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 53 41 22
RANITIDINE HCL 65 39 41 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63 30 43 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 59 32 44 18
LACTULOSE 58 55 45 110
EXELON 57 57 46 130
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 38 R 47 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 30 47 61
CRESTOR 55 45 49 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54 45 50 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 51 R 51 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 41 52 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 52 37 52 85
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 38 54 74
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 32 54 54
LYRICA 50 32 56 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 Feb. 21, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.