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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,688Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 676

$641K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 151 out of 676

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,108 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

23 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
SIMVASTATIN 676 590 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 381 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 362 309 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336 149 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 336 286 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292 252 6 7
FENOFIBRATE 292 238 6 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248 209 8 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 237 199 9 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 156 10 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227 137 11 21
TRAMADOL HCL 222 195 12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217 190 13 11
MELOXICAM 209 174 14 13
METFORMIN HCL 201 192 15 8
FUROSEMIDE 197 115 16 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 157 17 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 154 153 18 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 152 142 19 63
GABAPENTIN 146 80 20 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 92 21 43
SERTRALINE HCL 117 57 21 26
CRESTOR 113 83 23 29
CARVEDILOL 102 86 24 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 94 25 12
PAROXETINE HCL 96 72 26 65
FLUOXETINE HCL 95 53 27 70
NEXIUM 91 67 28 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 89 89 29 103
CLOPIDOGREL 89 60 29 28
LANSOPRAZOLE 85 42 31 171
ATENOLOL 85 66 31 25
NAPROXEN SODIUM 85 80 31 194
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 66 34 9
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 70 35 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 79 65 36 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 71 37 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 67 37 61
PLAVIX 77 65 39 40
SPIRIVA 72 56 40 97
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 69 41 140
TRAZODONE HCL 68 39 42 36
CLONIDINE HCL 67 62 43 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 57 44 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 66 R 44 76
JANUVIA 66 59 44 78
RANITIDINE HCL 62 52 47 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 59 47 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 43 49 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 57 50 44
VYTORIN 58 58 51 176
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 47 52 124
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 54 52 58
JANUMET 55 43 54 167
BENICAR HCT 54 41 55 180
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 49 56 49
MECLIZINE HCL 51 39 56 83
CYMBALTA 50 24 58 47
CARISOPRODOL 50 0 R 58 60
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 April 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.