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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 676

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 676

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 419 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 12,293 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 1,169 583 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 863 658 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 698 480 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 585 442 4 9
GABAPENTIN 452 287 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 283 6 3
LOVASTATIN 335 150 7 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 253 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 316 190 9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 294 252 10 24
NAMENDA 288 272 11 35
SERTRALINE HCL 275 174 12 26
LISINOPRIL 259 130 13 5
SIMVASTATIN 229 162 14 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 221 139 15 45
NAPROXEN 206 108 16 71
AZITHROMYCIN 200 117 17 39
NEXIUM 192 89 18 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 49 19 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 87 20 11
MELOXICAM 181 117 21 13
CILOSTAZOL 175 116 22 123
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 124 23 17
TRAMADOL HCL 173 119 23 19
CLONIDINE HCL 165 128 25 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 120 26 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 113 27 22
CYMBALTA 136 47 28 47
DIGOXIN 134 113 29 52
CLOPIDOGREL 134 86 29 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 71 31 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 58 32 16
ALLOPURINOL 122 114 33 31
CARVEDILOL 121 85 34 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118 64 R 35 75
RANITIDINE HCL 118 83 35 27
PAROXETINE HCL 115 47 37 65
FENTANYL 115 72 S2 37 93
KLOR-CON 10 113 95 39 95
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113 85 39 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 69 41 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 111 36 42 68
LANTUS 107 46 43 55
KLOR-CON M20 105 46 44 67
SYNTHROID 104 92 45 48
MECLIZINE HCL 96 76 46 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 52 47 74
LOVAZA 91 44 48 183
DIOVAN HCT 89 50 49 41
PREMARIN 89 55 R 49 128
OLANZAPINE 88 58 51 125
RISPERIDONE 86 54 52 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 40 R 53 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 62 54 98
PREDNISONE 84 78 54 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 51 R 54 46
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 50 57 54
JANUVIA 82 64 58 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 67 58 12
MEGESTROL ACETATE 79 73 R 60 111
DIOVAN 78 45 61 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 46 61 73
NIASPAN 76 33 63 162
LYRICA 68 42 64 57
ATENOLOL 66 56 65 25
MIRTAZAPINE 64 46 66 59
CARISOPRODOL 64 15 R 66 60
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 35 68 62
ACTOS 61 39 69 106
TRICOR 61 21 69 126
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 33 71 113
LEXAPRO 60 47 71 210
PLAVIX 60 47 71 40
LACTULOSE 60 51 71 110
GENERLAC 60 53 71 298
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 38 76 261
NITROFURANTOIN 59 53 76 206
FLUCONAZOLE 59 28 76 115
SINGULAIR 58 33 79 80
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 58 48 R 79 247
PROBENECID 57 56 81 403
CRESTOR 57 13 81 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 56 83 38
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 46 84 191
METOLAZONE 55 40 84 172
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 35 84 88
PROAIR HFA 54 19 87 79
DEXILANT 53 33 88 155
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 26 89 171
TRAZODONE HCL 51 31 90 36
ENABLEX 50 34 91 268
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 June 12, 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.