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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 676

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 676

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

21% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 580 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 23,165 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,445 1,241 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,074 774 S3 2 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 888 735 3 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 847 701 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672 561 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 648 549 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613 529 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 605 593 8 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 504 458 9 72
OMEPRAZOLE 488 386 10 2
TRAMADOL HCL 481 397 11 19
NAMENDA 479 479 12 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 473 473 13 24
TRAZODONE HCL 396 302 14 36
GABAPENTIN 376 269 15 10
LISINOPRIL 371 311 16 5
METFORMIN HCL 367 289 17 8
LACTULOSE 354 332 18 110
CARVEDILOL 311 279 19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308 243 20 22
LANTUS 306 223 21 55
FENTANYL 300 215 S2 22 93
RISPERIDONE 292 215 23 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 291 272 R 24 111
RANITIDINE HCL 280 234 25 27
CLOPIDOGREL 266 216 26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 265 235 27 26
MELOXICAM 258 209 28 13
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 237 208 29 82
OXYCODONE HCL 227 89 S2 30 165
NOVOLOG 227 171 30 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 169 32 21
SEROQUEL 213 179 33 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 202 170 34 107
MIRTAZAPINE 200 178 35 59
RAMIPRIL 200 145 35 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 195 141 37 99
CARISOPRODOL 191 35 R 38 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189 139 39 38
DIGOXIN 185 160 40 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 184 174 41 54
LIDODERM 174 163 42 260
VALPROIC ACID 173 50 43 229
PLAVIX 172 151 44 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 145 45 56
LEVETIRACETAM 159 128 46 138
GLIMEPIRIDE 154 121 47 30
CYMBALTA 146 109 48 47
DETROL LA 143 120 49 166
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 112 50 65
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 127 51 45
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139 137 52 114
ENDOCET 139 40 S2 52 104
CEFUROXIME 136 130 54 121
PREDNISONE 134 88 55 53
SANTYL 132 132 56 223
BUSPIRONE HCL 131 103 57 113
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 77 R 58 50
LATANOPROST 130 112 58 234
EXELON 128 128 60 130
ALLOPURINOL 126 117 61 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 105 62 73
CLONIDINE HCL 125 93 62 32
JANUVIA 125 98 62 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 80 65 12
LYRICA 121 95 66 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 92 R 67 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118 85 68 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 79 69 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 80 70 61
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 112 108 71 182
PAROXETINE HCL 111 79 72 65
AMIODARONE HCL 105 93 73 154
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 105 38 S2 73 131
ATENOLOL 104 87 75 25
FAMOTIDINE 104 89 75 64
MIDODRINE HCL 104 81 75 354
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 80 75 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 75 79 14
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 84 80 205
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88 80 80 74
NOVOLIN R 87 65 82 153
RISPERDAL CONSTA 87 87 82 304
METOLAZONE 86 73 84 172
CARAFATE 85 78 85 321
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84 80 86 253
CRESTOR 80 54 87 29
GENERLAC 78 68 88 298
OLANZAPINE 78 66 88 125
GLIPIZIDE 78 54 88 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76 75 91 279
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75 75 92 149
PHENYTOIN 71 71 93 297
CLARITHROMYCIN 71 67 93 256
ROPINIROLE HCL 70 52 95 85
LEVEMIR 69 51 96 157
ADVAIR DISKUS 68 61 97 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 25 S2 98 263
BUPROPION HCL 67 59 98 283
PROPRANOLOL HCL 67 52 98 120
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 57 101 20
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66 35 R 101 129
ENABLEX 65 64 103 268
NYSTATIN 65 64 103 198
CLONIDINE 64 46 105 290
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 43 105 49
ERYTHROMYCIN 63 59 107 383
SPIRIVA 61 59 108 97
CEPHALEXIN 60 44 109 84
METHADONE HCL 60 25 S2 109 282
FINASTERIDE 59 59 111 197
ABILIFY 59 27 111 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 23 111 175
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 19 111 68
NYSTOP 58 54 115 401
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 48 116 77
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56 30 117 286
DIOVAN 55 27 118 37
TOBRAMYCIN 55 47 118 407
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 54 29 120 411
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 33 120 168
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 24 122 212
FLAVOXATE HCL 50 33 123 436
HALOPERIDOL 50 35 123 158
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 20 S2 123 139
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 10, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.