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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 676

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 676

931 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

8% of this provider’s 931 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 931 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 18,575 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,683 919 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 987 760 2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 881 629 3 2
LISINOPRIL 824 573 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 653 441 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 627 471 6 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 527 361 7 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 515 415 8 7
CARVEDILOL 448 337 9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 434 317 10 18
TRAMADOL HCL 368 231 11 19
LOVASTATIN 345 243 12 33
GABAPENTIN 344 203 13 10
RANITIDINE HCL 331 233 14 27
FLUCONAZOLE 296 217 15 115
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 278 216 16 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272 218 17 3
DONEPEZIL HCL 268 255 18 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258 188 19 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 135 20 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 154 20 21
NOVOLOG 236 144 22 134
MECLIZINE HCL 232 199 23 83
METFORMIN HCL 227 111 24 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 218 151 25 42
FENOFIBRATE 196 103 26 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 147 27 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194 175 27 54
MELOXICAM 193 130 29 13
DIGOXIN 190 167 30 52
CLOPIDOGREL 189 131 31 28
NAMENDA 182 156 32 35
CYMBALTA 174 94 33 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169 119 34 20
LANTUS 167 104 35 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 116 36 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161 110 R 37 46
LEVEMIR 156 83 38 157
NEXIUM 153 105 39 23
GUANFACINE HCL 151 107 R 40 250
PREDNISONE 144 106 41 53
ABILIFY 141 73 42 133
TRAZODONE HCL 140 91 43 36
RISPERIDONE 138 78 44 69
LEVETIRACETAM 135 93 45 138
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134 64 46 98
DIOVAN 134 103 46 37
FENTANYL 134 95 S2 46 93
SERTRALINE HCL 131 76 49 26
CEPHALEXIN 128 92 50 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 102 50 16
GLIPIZIDE 126 83 52 81
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 125 90 53 116
PLAVIX 118 86 54 40
MIRTAZAPINE 117 72 55 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 89 56 30
CRESTOR 113 71 57 29
HALOPERIDOL 113 91 57 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 82 59 82
MEGESTROL ACETATE 109 92 R 60 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109 61 R 60 75
ALLOPURINOL 108 67 62 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 52 62 88
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 107 82 64 142
SINGULAIR 107 54 64 80
SPIRIVA 106 89 66 97
NABUMETONE 105 63 67 179
METFORMIN HCL ER 103 72 68 63
NAPROXEN 103 71 68 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 53 68 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 86 68 34
ZETIA 99 43 72 89
CARISOPRODOL 98 14 R 73 60
FINASTERIDE 98 89 73 197
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 83 75 11
FAMOTIDINE 94 71 76 64
TRICOR 92 56 77 126
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 41 78 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 29 R 78 50
LYRICA 88 51 80 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 65 80 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 55 82 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 73 82 49
JANUVIA 85 69 84 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 66 85 56
CILOSTAZOL 83 42 85 123
BYSTOLIC 82 51 87 96
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 81 65 R 88 184
AMOXICILLIN 81 52 88 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 51 90 65
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 58 91 85
NATEGLINIDE 79 68 91 326
PAROXETINE HCL 77 59 93 65
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 65 93 161
PROAIR HFA 74 33 95 79
ATENOLOL 74 43 95 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 74 42 95 77
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 14 98 68
TOPIRAMATE 72 28 99 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 40 99 70
DIOVAN HCT 72 52 99 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 48 102 120
CEFUROXIME 69 48 103 121
AGGRENOX 69 69 103 147
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 42 R 105 76
COUMADIN 65 50 106 193
TRILIPIX 63 52 107 232
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 33 108 87
ESTRADIOL 62 30 R 108 109
SYMBICORT 62 43 108 189
KLOR-CON M20 61 54 111 67
CLONIDINE HCL 60 31 112 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 0 113 169
LEVOTHROID 59 40 113 268
DEXILANT 59 35 113 155
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 46 116 43
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 56 49 R 117 247
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 51 117 272
GLYBURIDE 56 21 R 117 92
ZALEPLON 56 55 117 335
NITROSTAT 56 43 117 222
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 23 S2 117 131
FORTICAL 55 52 123 353
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 38 123 204
RAMIPRIL 55 25 123 86
FEXOFENADINE HCL 54 35 126 257
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54 32 126 107
AVODART 53 37 128 199
MINOCYCLINE HCL 53 28 128 417
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 37 130 51
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 44 131 151
METOLAZONE 51 45 131 172
DOXEPIN HCL 51 25 131 224
NITROFURANTOIN 51 35 131 206
DEXAMETHASONE 50 36 135 270
VESICARE 50 29 135 201
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 29 135 150
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 Feb. 21, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.