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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 676

$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 676

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

7% of this provider’s 652 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 652 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,597 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,219 622 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 671 455 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 583 384 3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 571 443 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548 434 5 3
GABAPENTIN 529 380 6 10
LISINOPRIL 458 305 7 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 338 190 8 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 251 9 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 306 205 10 22
SIMVASTATIN 298 185 11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 297 245 12 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 188 13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 219 14 17
METFORMIN HCL 256 174 15 8
CRESTOR 237 153 16 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222 184 17 14
MELOXICAM 220 140 18 13
NEXIUM 213 132 19 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 120 20 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 187 120 R 21 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 182 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 170 23 20
SERTRALINE HCL 177 107 24 26
CARVEDILOL 177 129 24 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171 136 26 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167 130 27 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 118 28 49
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 163 123 29 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161 142 30 61
ATENOLOL 161 114 30 25
DIOVAN 155 137 32 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 59 R 33 50
METHOCARBAMOL 152 73 R 34 163
RANITIDINE HCL 148 105 35 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 75 36 16
JANUVIA 137 86 37 78
TRAZODONE HCL 135 98 38 36
CLONIDINE HCL 133 61 39 32
CARISOPRODOL 129 14 R 40 60
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 68 41 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 58 42 42
ZETIA 109 100 43 89
PLAVIX 106 97 44 40
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 39 S2 45 139
ALLOPURINOL 104 75 46 31
NAMENDA 104 104 46 35
CLOPIDOGREL 101 88 48 28
TRICOR 101 82 48 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 101 66 48 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 77 R 51 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 97 67 52 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 67 53 56
DIOVAN HCT 94 50 54 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93 67 55 34
CEFDINIR 89 64 56 185
FAMOTIDINE 88 68 57 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 85 52 58 113
SYNTHROID 84 84 59 48
PREDNISONE 84 58 59 53
MECLIZINE HCL 83 67 61 83
PREMARIN 82 60 R 62 128
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 58 63 73
CYMBALTA 79 48 64 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 62 65 30
CEPHALEXIN 76 44 66 84
AMOXICILLIN 76 40 66 105
AZITHROMYCIN 75 45 68 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 42 68 51
COMBIVENT 75 32 68 174
LOVASTATIN 74 56 71 33
LYRICA 73 31 72 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 28 72 68
DIGOXIN 72 60 74 52
KLOR-CON 10 72 54 74 95
LANTUS 70 60 76 55
SPIRIVA 65 48 77 97
PAROXETINE HCL 65 46 77 65
FLUCONAZOLE 64 35 79 115
FENOFIBRATE 64 51 79 90
SUCRALFATE 64 16 79 187
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 62 33 82 170
MIRTAZAPINE 61 61 83 59
ESTRADIOL 61 13 R 83 109
VYTORIN 61 47 83 176
NAPROXEN 60 24 86 71
KLOR-CON M20 58 37 87 67
SINGULAIR 58 50 87 80
TOPIRAMATE 57 47 89 141
CLARITHROMYCIN 57 36 89 256
LIPITOR 56 51 91 94
GLIPIZIDE 56 22 91 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 28 91 107
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 33 91 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56 18 91 99
PROAIR HFA 55 29 96 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 39 97 136
ENDOCET 54 33 S2 97 104
METFORMIN HCL ER 53 36 99 63
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 47 100 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 24 100 88
BUPROPION XL 52 33 100 227
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 12 R 100 75
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 41 100 203
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 41 105 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 18 R 106 225
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 Aug. 20, 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.