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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 676

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 162 out of 676

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 633 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 9,052 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

19 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 827 600 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430 366 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 314 254 3 4
CARVEDILOL 306 221 4 15
SIMVASTATIN 296 254 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 248 6 7
LISINOPRIL 264 195 7 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 256 254 8 24
GABAPENTIN 253 185 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 236 163 10 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 167 11 12
NAMENDA 193 193 12 35
FAMOTIDINE 192 157 13 64
OMEPRAZOLE 184 142 14 2
METFORMIN HCL 178 124 15 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 124 16 16
TRAZODONE HCL 153 123 17 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143 125 18 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135 70 19 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 101 20 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 103 21 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 100 22 22
LOVASTATIN 117 85 23 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 113 79 24 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 92 25 14
LACTULOSE 102 62 26 110
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 58 R 27 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 85 28 44
LANTUS 91 65 29 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 91 72 29 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 75 31 34
JANUVIA 86 79 32 78
SERTRALINE HCL 85 47 33 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 58 34 49
SUBOXONE 83 0 34 173
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 76 36 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 59 36 72
DIGOXIN 81 65 38 52
DIOVAN 78 68 39 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 24 R 40 50
CRESTOR 76 66 41 29
ATENOLOL 73 71 42 25
MIRTAZAPINE 72 69 43 59
CHLORTHALIDONE 72 48 43 164
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 61 43 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 58 46 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 49 47 65
AGGRENOX 67 53 48 147
TRAMADOL HCL 67 62 48 19
ALLOPURINOL 66 47 50 31
CLOPIDOGREL 65 58 51 28
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65 45 51 379
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 42 53 136
PLAVIX 63 54 53 40
LEVETIRACETAM 63 34 53 138
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 58 56 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 31 57 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 46 58 62
AZITHROMYCIN 57 41 59 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52 33 60 99
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 March 30, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.