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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 676

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 676

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

6% of this provider’s 568 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 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 15,078 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
FUROSEMIDE 738 652 1 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 637 532 2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572 506 3 7
NAMENDA 536 521 4 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520 458 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 503 344 S3 6 1
OMEPRAZOLE 471 410 7 2
LISINOPRIL 466 440 8 5
SIMVASTATIN 457 412 9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 438 399 10 24
MIRTAZAPINE 353 325 11 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 340 280 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324 234 13 22
GABAPENTIN 318 300 14 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 301 176 15 99
RISPERIDONE 282 211 16 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 233 17 17
SERTRALINE HCL 250 179 18 26
CARVEDILOL 234 195 19 15
METFORMIN HCL 227 207 20 8
TRAZODONE HCL 221 205 21 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 221 195 21 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203 139 23 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 201 174 24 72
DIGOXIN 168 164 25 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 166 120 26 113
RANITIDINE HCL 160 110 27 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 107 28 12
CLOPIDOGREL 149 123 29 28
LANTUS 147 102 30 55
MELOXICAM 145 121 31 13
LEVETIRACETAM 145 112 31 138
CLONIDINE HCL 138 99 33 32
LYRICA 128 83 34 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124 106 35 21
PAROXETINE HCL 123 108 36 65
GLIPIZIDE 123 110 36 81
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 105 38 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116 107 38 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106 104 40 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 87 40 45
PLAVIX 105 90 42 40
RAMIPRIL 96 79 43 86
TRAMADOL HCL 95 65 44 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93 88 45 149
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 83 46 88
OLANZAPINE 88 54 47 125
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 88 79 47 168
HYDRALAZINE HCL 87 68 49 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 87 68 49 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 84 74 51 87
GLYBURIDE 83 69 R 52 92
DIOVAN 83 67 52 37
ALLOPURINOL 81 62 54 31
FAMOTIDINE 80 66 55 64
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 73 55 182
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 67 57 30
SANTYL 78 68 57 223
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 37 R 57 75
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 61 60 70
CYMBALTA 74 62 61 47
AGGRENOX 72 44 62 147
SPIRIVA 71 64 63 97
LEVEMIR 70 70 64 157
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 70 64 58
AMIODARONE HCL 69 58 66 154
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 62 67 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 41 R 67 50
NOVOLOG 67 58 69 134
SEROQUEL 66 53 70 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 43 71 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 56 71 74
GALANTAMINE HBR 64 60 73 344
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 27 74 68
TRICOR 61 37 75 126
CRESTOR 60 51 76 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 33 77 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 54 77 65
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 43 79 171
FENTANYL 57 31 S2 79 93
CLONIDINE 56 28 81 290
LACTULOSE 56 35 81 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 39 83 175
CELEBREX 53 50 84 108
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52 42 85 205
ATENOLOL 52 41 85 25
CEFTRIAXONE 50 35 87 241
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. 3, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.