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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,333Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 676

$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 676

599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

10% of this provider’s 599 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 599 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 13,657 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,014 427 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 888 611 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 842 557 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 712 497 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 680 495 5 9
SERTRALINE HCL 520 403 6 26
TRAMADOL HCL 481 327 7 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 481 271 7 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 281 9 7
GABAPENTIN 461 223 10 10
SIMVASTATIN 441 336 11 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439 312 12 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 412 273 13 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 357 204 14 21
CARVEDILOL 296 181 15 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 156 16 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 279 179 17 45
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276 148 18 20
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 234 153 19 114
MIRTAZAPINE 224 149 20 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220 172 21 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 138 22 12
TRAZODONE HCL 206 173 23 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 194 24 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 197 143 25 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 139 25 16
METFORMIN HCL 180 124 27 8
CLONIDINE HCL 178 122 28 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 170 80 R 29 76
RANITIDINE HCL 167 129 30 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167 136 30 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 128 32 14
LANTUS 146 112 33 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 143 90 34 113
PREDNISONE 133 73 35 53
CLOPIDOGREL 130 108 36 28
NEXIUM 130 67 36 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 77 38 42
QUINAPRIL HCL 128 73 39 151
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 126 51 R 40 50
RISPERIDONE 118 100 41 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 90 42 30
MELOXICAM 114 62 43 13
VERAPAMIL ER 114 69 43 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 113 53 45 62
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 111 93 46 107
PLAVIX 105 87 47 40
LIPITOR 104 66 48 94
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 38 S2 49 139
ZETIA 103 81 49 89
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 38 49 43
ALLOPURINOL 101 73 52 31
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 54 53 99
OXYCONTIN 97 39 S2 54 235
FENTANYL 96 26 S2 55 93
CYMBALTA 95 52 56 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 45 57 61
KLOR-CON M20 93 70 57 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 42 59 87
CRESTOR 91 61 60 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 63 61 72
ATENOLOL 89 55 62 25
ESTRADIOL 85 49 R 63 109
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 63 63 49
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85 53 63 74
DETROL LA 76 75 66 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 42 R 67 46
AZITHROMYCIN 75 62 67 39
SPIRIVA 73 40 69 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 39 70 70
FENOFIBRATE 69 33 71 90
TRICOR 69 13 71 126
PAROXETINE HCL 68 34 73 65
PROAIR HFA 67 13 74 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 40 75 34
OXYCODONE HCL 64 0 S2 76 165
KLOR-CON 10 64 63 76 95
AMIODARONE HCL 63 50 78 154
OLANZAPINE 63 59 78 125
LOVASTATIN 62 60 80 33
NOVOLOG 61 42 81 134
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61 48 81 120
CELEBREX 60 19 83 108
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 54 84 152
SYNTHROID 59 47 84 48
PREMARIN 59 22 R 84 128
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 44 R 84 75
NAMENDA 59 59 84 35
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 15 89 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 53 89 85
LYRICA 58 28 89 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 30 92 161
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 18 93 124
DIGOXIN 54 41 94 52
TOPIRAMATE 54 25 94 141
ABILIFY 54 24 94 133
DIOVAN 54 54 94 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 37 98 88
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 April 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.