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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,557Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 676

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 676

783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 783 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 783 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,741 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747 597 1 3
FUROSEMIDE 583 476 2 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 491 379 3 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 227 S3 4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 450 338 5 9
METFORMIN HCL 351 187 6 8
DIOVAN HCT 347 208 7 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332 249 8 11
LISINOPRIL 307 196 9 5
OMEPRAZOLE 305 216 10 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 305 265 10 18
GABAPENTIN 290 167 12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 290 242 12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 286 172 14 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 269 201 15 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260 178 16 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 190 17 20
SIMVASTATIN 245 199 18 6
NEXIUM 234 164 19 23
CARVEDILOL 230 181 20 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221 132 21 22
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 204 171 R 22 76
CLONIDINE HCL 203 126 23 32
KLOR-CON M20 185 147 24 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 176 162 25 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 171 86 R 26 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 169 98 27 113
NAMENDA 151 151 28 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151 102 28 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146 117 30 14
AZITHROMYCIN 145 101 31 39
PLAVIX 133 108 32 40
CLOPIDOGREL 132 103 33 28
ALLOPURINOL 131 70 34 31
DIOVAN 129 94 35 37
IBUPROFEN 126 84 36 102
SERTRALINE HCL 121 66 37 26
SINGULAIR 121 64 37 80
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 120 66 39 136
CEPHALEXIN 119 82 40 84
CILOSTAZOL 113 103 41 123
MELOXICAM 113 91 41 13
BENICAR HCT 109 70 43 180
PREDNISONE 109 68 43 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 69 45 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 106 61 46 77
LANTUS 105 67 47 55
MECLIZINE HCL 100 78 48 83
EXFORGE HCT 98 48 49 246
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 83 49 44
LIPITOR 95 72 51 94
SYNTHROID 95 78 51 48
RANITIDINE HCL 94 74 53 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 78 54 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89 78 55 72
COLCRYS 87 56 56 122
CRESTOR 85 55 57 29
JANUVIA 85 80 57 78
TRAZODONE HCL 83 78 59 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 83 69 59 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 49 59 150
JANUMET 83 58 59 167
OLANZAPINE 82 69 63 125
GLYBURIDE 79 46 R 64 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 52 64 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 59 64 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 60 67 54
EXFORGE 78 68 67 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 61 69 88
PROAIR HFA 75 31 69 79
LOVASTATIN 73 59 71 33
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 53 72 100
CYMBALTA 70 43 73 47
NOVOLIN R 69 53 74 153
ZETIA 69 52 74 89
MUPIROCIN 67 44 76 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 49 77 42
NIASPAN 66 60 77 162
PAROXETINE HCL 63 58 79 65
ATENOLOL 63 53 79 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 39 81 103
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 35 R 82 129
ACTOS 60 36 83 106
GLIPIZIDE 60 43 83 81
VERAPAMIL ER 60 33 83 101
VYTORIN 58 33 86 176
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 28 86 87
CELEBREX 56 47 88 108
TRICOR 56 55 88 126
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 35 90 149
FENOFIBRATE 55 27 90 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 34 92 62
SEROQUEL 53 46 92 135
SUBOXONE 53 18 92 173
FLUCONAZOLE 51 27 95 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 29 R 95 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 36 95 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50 42 98 160
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 32 98 281
PREMARIN 50 29 R 98 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50 38 98 120
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 Dec. 1, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.