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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 287 out of 676

$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 222 out of 676

268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 268 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 3,507 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322 155 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 207 140 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 194 74 3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 42 4 20
LISINOPRIL 163 100 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147 98 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 139 88 7 4
CRESTOR 128 65 8 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 121 14 9 56
RISPERIDONE 116 0 10 69
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 39 11 63
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 57 S3 12 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95 59 13 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 0 14 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 23 15 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89 45 16 11
NEXIUM 87 71 17 23
SINGULAIR 87 11 17 80
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 45 19 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 38 20 30
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 69 21 44
OLANZAPINE 80 23 22 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78 36 23 21
CARVEDILOL 76 58 24 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 26 25 61
CELEBREX 72 33 26 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 46 27 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67 45 28 14
BACLOFEN 66 12 29 144
CITALOPRAM HBR 62 52 30 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 18 30 72
SERTRALINE HCL 62 31 30 26
TRAMADOL HCL 59 46 33 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 12 34 38
DIOVAN 58 48 34 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 18 36 24
TOPIRAMATE 53 0 37 141
MELOXICAM 53 38 37 13
PAROXETINE HCL 53 29 37 65
METFORMIN HCL 52 38 40 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51 28 41 49
FORTICAL 50 26 42 353
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 July 10, 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.