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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 25

$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 25

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,433 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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 787 641 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605 483 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576 485 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568 299 S3 4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 482 374 5 11
SIMVASTATIN 482 383 5 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471 344 7 9
LOVASTATIN 440 362 8 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 418 351 9 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 395 293 10 38
METFORMIN HCL ER 395 263 10 54
OMEPRAZOLE 380 325 12 4
GABAPENTIN 367 297 13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354 251 14 12
FUROSEMIDE 326 259 15 7
ALLOPURINOL 256 191 16 29
TRAMADOL HCL 247 165 17 23
CARVEDILOL 247 222 17 19
GUANFACINE HCL 232 161 R 19 116
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212 145 20 17
PAROXETINE HCL 174 114 21 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 153 86 22 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 118 23 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 147 24 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 145 132 25 53
ATENOLOL 138 99 26 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 108 27 21
NEXIUM 131 85 28 24
MELOXICAM 129 92 29 20
RANITIDINE HCL 118 87 30 26
DIOVAN 117 116 31 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 80 32 49
LANTUS 99 85 33 48
DIOVAN HCT 98 61 34 56
FENOFIBRATE 91 58 35 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 74 35 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 90 61 37 22
CLOPIDOGREL 84 70 38 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 76 76 39 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 34 40 36
CRESTOR 74 54 41 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 59 42 70
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 54 43 35
METFORMIN HCL 70 49 44 8
TRAZODONE HCL 69 63 45 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 69 55 45 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 35 47 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 60 48 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 61 49 59
NAMENDA 60 60 50 16
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 36 51 126
PLAVIX 57 49 51 37
PREDNISONE 56 41 53 46
VERAPAMIL ER 56 43 53 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 43 R 55 62
SERTRALINE HCL 55 42 55 25
SINGULAIR 53 26 57 83
LEVEMIR 50 28 58 110
AZITHROMYCIN 50 36 58 45
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 3, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.