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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 136

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 136

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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

7% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 37%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 16,935 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 11%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $37 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 952 531 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 887 710 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 810 626 3 2
GABAPENTIN 564 402 4 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 535 388 5 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 438 273 6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 381 7 4
LISINOPRIL 413 321 8 5
METFORMIN HCL 384 286 9 7
MELOXICAM 378 290 10 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 348 314 11 18
NABUMETONE 348 258 11 56
NAMENDA 304 289 13 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 296 204 14 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292 208 15 13
DIOVAN HCT 292 223 15 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 291 220 17 9
DIOVAN 291 239 17 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 219 19 20
NEXIUM 265 163 20 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 262 190 21 31
SIMVASTATIN 236 204 22 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 197 23 25
TRAMADOL HCL 207 136 24 11
CARVEDILOL 198 176 25 21
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 188 158 R 26 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186 148 27 15
EXFORGE 184 152 28 88
CLOPIDOGREL 178 153 29 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 123 30 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172 122 30 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 152 32 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 110 33 16
ALLOPURINOL 164 138 34 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164 117 34 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 148 34 54
AZITHROMYCIN 148 100 37 28
MECLIZINE HCL 147 140 38 59
DILTIAZEM HCL 138 94 39 102
FENTANYL 138 114 S2 39 73
PLAVIX 135 123 41 46
MIRTAZAPINE 135 110 41 68
LYRICA 129 89 43 61
SERTRALINE HCL 129 95 43 41
DILTIAZEM ER 123 88 45 92
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120 102 46 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 102 46 83
RISPERIDONE 119 85 48 63
KLOR-CON M20 119 105 48 76
METHOCARBAMOL 116 73 R 50 115
ATENOLOL 114 88 51 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 114 51 50
RANITIDINE HCL 113 76 53 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 113 49 53 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 110 53 R 55 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 80 56 117
PREMARIN 106 66 R 57 118
CELEBREX 105 85 58 81
KLOR-CON 10 104 69 59 47
DIGOXIN 103 94 60 48
CLONIDINE HCL 102 93 61 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 84 61 51
KLOR-CON M10 100 78 63 121
CLARITHROMYCIN 99 57 64 122
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 79 65 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 79 R 66 64
AVODART 90 77 67 96
CRESTOR 88 85 68 49
PREDNISONE 88 77 68 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 87 70 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 68 71 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 85 63 71 105
CYMBALTA 84 62 73 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 48 74 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 79 75 67
FAMOTIDINE 76 71 76 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 62 77 128
ESTRADIOL 75 54 R 77 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 44 S2 79 66
DETROL LA 73 70 80 129
BYSTOLIC 70 47 81 133
TRICOR 69 50 82 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 51 82 57
NOVOLIN R 66 62 84 111
PROAIR HFA 66 43 84 90
ENDOCET 66 0 S2 84 52
GLYBURIDE 65 57 R 87 82
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 65 58 87 137
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65 36 87 137
NAPROXEN 64 48 90 33
SINGULAIR 64 45 90 106
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 54 90 112
ENABLEX 62 62 93 143
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 61 37 94 145
SYNTHROID 59 58 95 147
FLUCONAZOLE 59 43 95 112
ACTOS 57 47 97 102
LACTULOSE 55 16 98 153
TRAZODONE HCL 55 32 98 60
LEVEMIR 54 39 100 155
JANUMET 54 39 100 119
IBUPROFEN 52 30 102 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 24 R 102 30
JANUVIA 51 39 104 116
GLIPIZIDE 51 41 104 94
NYSTATIN 50 37 106 160
SYMBICORT 50 39 106 160
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. 13, 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.