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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 676

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 676

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

3% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 24,132 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LISINOPRIL 997 876 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 931 807 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 796 699 S3 3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 774 611 4 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 733 636 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 694 618 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 623 519 7 8
GABAPENTIN 613 504 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539 485 9 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 418 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 480 416 11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 454 393 12 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 445 382 13 30
FUROSEMIDE 427 382 14 4
MELOXICAM 380 311 15 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 367 301 R 16 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 329 250 17 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316 244 18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 314 231 19 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 248 20 12
CLONIDINE HCL 305 263 21 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297 245 22 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273 259 23 34
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 258 24 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 253 180 25 44
NAMENDA 249 237 26 35
RANITIDINE HCL 239 197 27 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 185 28 22
DIOVAN 216 191 29 37
CRESTOR 205 196 30 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 200 184 31 58
CLOPIDOGREL 198 187 32 28
JANTOVEN 198 182 32 156
PAROXETINE HCL 194 169 34 65
NEXIUM 193 158 35 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 173 36 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 191 176 37 18
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 182 169 38 43
CARVEDILOL 180 180 39 15
DILTIAZEM HCL 179 162 40 227
CEFUROXIME 177 148 41 121
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175 155 42 16
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 172 156 43 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 170 122 R 44 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 149 45 54
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 146 46 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 156 93 47 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152 152 48 61
KLOR-CON M20 151 147 49 67
PLAVIX 149 141 50 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 136 130 51 82
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 116 51 49
PROPRANOLOL HCL 128 96 53 120
ATENOLOL 126 98 54 25
ACTOS 125 90 55 106
CELEBREX 123 101 56 108
SERTRALINE HCL 121 109 57 26
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 119 108 R 58 236
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 102 59 91
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 115 114 60 149
TRAZODONE HCL 115 98 60 36
LOVASTATIN 112 81 62 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 94 63 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 108 102 R 64 111
CYMBALTA 106 96 65 47
KLOR-CON 10 106 89 65 95
LYRICA 106 73 65 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 97 68 56
DIGOXIN 104 104 68 52
ALLOPURINOL 99 74 70 31
PREDNISONE 97 78 71 53
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96 67 72 170
NIFEDIPINE ER 94 80 73 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 78 74 77
DIOVAN HCT 92 86 75 41
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 91 85 R 76 76
NAPROXEN 91 72 76 71
ZETIA 90 78 78 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 88 79 79 212
SYNTHROID 88 86 79 48
WELCHOL 87 87 81 254
VYTORIN 87 75 81 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 76 83 62
ESTRADIOL 84 73 R 84 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 67 84 142
BUMETANIDE 83 67 86 196
TORSEMIDE 83 61 86 159
TIZANIDINE HCL 82 52 88 68
PREMARIN 81 72 R 89 128
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 52 90 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 58 91 70
KLOR-CON M10 72 72 92 195
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 39 93 192
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 57 94 72
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 52 95 107
FAMOTIDINE 69 64 95 64
LIPITOR 68 66 97 94
SUCRALFATE 67 43 98 187
PROAIR HFA 67 47 98 79
LACTULOSE 67 67 98 110
LANTUS 66 55 101 55
SINGULAIR 65 51 102 80
SOTALOL 64 64 103 221
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 52 103 45
MUPIROCIN 63 50 105 146
RISPERIDONE 63 39 105 69
RAMIPRIL 63 63 105 86
AZITHROMYCIN 62 52 108 39
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 50 108 65
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 42 110 207
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60 60 111 160
EVISTA 59 53 112 119
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 46 R 112 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 38 112 226
COMBIVENT 59 53 112 174
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 48 116 87
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 52 117 161
VERAPAMIL ER 57 35 117 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 53 119 215
LEVOXYL 56 52 119 186
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 32 119 169
GLIPIZIDE 56 54 119 81
SPIRIVA 55 43 123 97
MIRTAZAPINE 54 54 124 59
LEVETIRACETAM 54 39 124 138
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 41 R 124 225
INDAPAMIDE 53 53 127 188
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52 18 R 128 184
CEFDINIR 52 44 128 185
AMIODARONE HCL 51 51 130 154
ENABLEX 51 37 130 268
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50 40 132 116
EXFORGE 50 50 132 132
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 12, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.