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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 676

$847K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 676

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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 747 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 747 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 13,840 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 665 518 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 642 453 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 626 341 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 590 446 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 538 399 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 524 432 6 7
MELOXICAM 502 385 7 13
GABAPENTIN 485 288 8 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 409 295 9 21
LISINOPRIL 401 305 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 360 205 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 356 228 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 246 13 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 282 258 14 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 195 15 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 177 16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 196 17 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 195 18 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 165 19 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 196 20 9
KLOR-CON M20 225 158 21 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 219 208 22 24
TRAMADOL HCL 216 169 23 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 143 24 38
CARVEDILOL 208 108 25 15
ALLOPURINOL 204 165 26 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 189 90 R 27 50
NEXIUM 184 132 28 23
CLOPIDOGREL 171 107 29 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155 133 30 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151 114 31 16
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 144 94 32 124
TRAZODONE HCL 133 85 33 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 103 34 49
NAMENDA 120 120 35 35
CLONIDINE HCL 118 109 36 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 82 37 42
GLYBURIDE 115 79 R 37 92
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111 101 39 77
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 73 40 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 70 41 30
MIRTAZAPINE 105 89 42 59
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 54 43 58
MECLIZINE HCL 101 96 44 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 69 45 85
RANITIDINE HCL 98 54 46 27
CYMBALTA 97 68 47 47
SYNTHROID 93 74 48 48
DILTIAZEM ER 93 82 48 118
ESTRADIOL 91 50 R 50 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 62 50 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 76 50 54
AZITHROMYCIN 91 67 50 39
ATENOLOL 89 65 54 25
CEFPROZIL 89 64 54 202
LOVASTATIN 88 51 56 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 63 57 45
GEMFIBROZIL 85 46 57 137
SERTRALINE HCL 83 62 59 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 76 59 65
PLAVIX 82 59 61 40
RAMIPRIL 81 50 62 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 43 63 62
VERAPAMIL ER 79 60 63 101
FENTANYL 78 38 S2 65 93
DIOVAN HCT 75 47 66 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 59 67 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 71 51 68 43
LIPITOR 70 59 69 94
CILOSTAZOL 70 67 69 123
PAROXETINE HCL 68 44 71 65
BUMETANIDE 67 41 72 196
DIOVAN 67 55 72 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 55 74 51
SUCRALFATE 62 55 75 187
NAPROXEN SODIUM 60 32 76 194
JANUVIA 60 44 76 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 52 78 74
CELEBREX 57 40 79 108
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 47 80 107
FLUCONAZOLE 56 44 80 115
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 55 82 72
BYSTOLIC 54 54 83 96
PREMARIN 54 39 R 83 128
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 50 85 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 43 86 70
CRESTOR 51 45 87 29
PROAIR HFA 51 29 87 79
LANTUS 51 37 87 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 36 R 90 75
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 9, 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.