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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM ROSS MD

4770 AMOCO DR COASTAL FAMILY HEALTH CENTER MOSS POINT

Moss point | Mississippi | 39563

(228) 474-9511

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,962Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 676

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 676

552 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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
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this specialty
in Mississippi
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 552 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

42% of this provider’s 552 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 11,469 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,484 505 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 520 390 2 4
LISINOPRIL 429 250 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 411 250 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 410 251 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 402 297 6 9
SIMVASTATIN 394 297 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 378 175 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362 256 9 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343 294 10 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 273 11 24
TRAMADOL HCL 311 122 12 19
NAMENDA 305 268 13 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 114 14 16
RANITIDINE HCL 297 170 15 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 281 160 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 278 211 17 12
MELOXICAM 239 110 18 13
RISPERIDONE 208 151 19 69
GABAPENTIN 206 109 20 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 185 30 R 21 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181 120 22 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 180 42 23 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 176 146 24 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 124 25 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 152 49 26 142
TRAZODONE HCL 151 96 27 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149 90 28 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 147 100 29 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 25 R 30 46
VERAPAMIL ER 141 80 31 101
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 99 32 20
CLOPIDOGREL 135 105 33 28
CARVEDILOL 131 97 34 15
MIRTAZAPINE 128 106 35 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127 104 36 99
NAPROXEN 127 52 36 71
LYRICA 124 87 38 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119 66 39 49
ATENOLOL 113 66 40 25
SERTRALINE HCL 113 78 40 26
DIGOXIN 109 80 42 52
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107 51 43 74
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106 92 44 182
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 105 68 R 45 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 84 46 73
EXELON 100 97 47 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96 91 48 21
JANUVIA 95 57 49 78
DIOVAN HCT 94 18 50 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 94 42 50 68
RAMIPRIL 93 62 52 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 37 53 51
NEXIUM 88 41 54 23
PLAVIX 87 62 55 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 87 77 55 113
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 52 57 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 62 57 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 71 59 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84 50 59 77
LANTUS 83 59 61 55
ALLOPURINOL 81 40 62 31
CRESTOR 80 51 63 29
CLONIDINE HCL 77 55 64 32
VENTOLIN HFA 77 0 64 127
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 36 66 87
PREDNISONE 70 47 67 53
SEROQUEL 70 37 67 135
AGGRENOX 70 64 67 147
FAMOTIDINE 68 68 70 64
FENOFIBRATE 68 35 70 90
IBUPROFEN 66 16 72 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65 40 73 175
KLOR-CON M10 65 54 73 195
FENTANYL 64 38 S2 75 93
DIOVAN 62 42 76 37
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 62 15 76 142
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 54 78 61
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 50 78 152
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 33 78 217
SPIRIVA 58 56 81 97
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 47 82 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 31 82 107
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 54 17 R 84 247
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54 54 84 38
DETROL LA 54 47 84 166
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 15 84 161
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 14 R 88 75
KLOR-CON M20 52 36 89 67
QVAR 50 12 90 436
LEVETIRACETAM 50 17 90 138
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 39 90 62
GLIPIZIDE 50 37 90 81
BACLOFEN 50 36 90 144
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 33 90 70
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. 25, 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.