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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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45,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 690

$2.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 690

1,120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 1,120 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 1,120 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,619 805 338 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,250 867 259 2 5
LISINOPRIL 1,084 800 180 3 4
GABAPENTIN 1,021 490 185 4 9
SIMVASTATIN 1,016 693 161 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 999 600 180 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 855 593 131 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 773 287 175 8 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 753 487 121 9 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 752 633 107 10 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 740 546 144 11 10
ALPRAZOLAM 696 333 131 B 12 20
METFORMIN HCL 666 381 106 13 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 466 98 14 6
NEXIUM 620 348 91 15 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575 333 98 16 12
CLOPIDOGREL 548 436 93 17 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 532 327 102 18 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 497 242 88 19 18
CARVEDILOL 487 356 76 20 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484 295 93 21 23
LYRICA 447 206 83 22 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 427 189 77 23 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 391 205 80 24 34
RANITIDINE HCL 370 257 82 25 30
MELOXICAM 355 164 75 26 14
LORAZEPAM 345 247 82 B 27 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 345 211 56 27 86
CYMBALTA 334 115 60 29 45
NAMENDA 330 318 34 30 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 224 66 30 13
AZITHROMYCIN 326 229 213 32 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 326 180 44 32 19
LOVASTATIN 325 211 53 34 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 324 229 65 35 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 317 297 62 36 27
RISPERIDONE 305 174 58 A 37 72
SERTRALINE HCL 301 171 38 38 28
DIGOX 281 191 45 39 87
ALLOPURINOL 279 216 43 40 32
TRAZODONE HCL 273 96 48 41 36
CRESTOR 265 141 53 42 35
PREDNISONE 265 176 81 42 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 258 184 160 44 77
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 258 191 174 44 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 239 143 39 46 44
DIAZEPAM 239 94 32 B 46 85
ATENOLOL 233 189 39 48 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 230 155 99 49 46
ESTRADIOL 229 139 36 R 50 111
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 228 21 43 S2 51 92
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 227 146 56 52 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 165 35 53 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218 169 35 54 51
CLONIDINE HCL 215 115 38 55 38
LANTUS 208 120 44 56 70
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 208 153 35 56 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 208 143 25 56 56
KLOR-CON 10 204 128 51 59 107
JANUVIA 203 159 34 60 66
IBUPROFEN 201 62 51 61 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 121 33 62 43
MECLIZINE HCL 195 142 54 63 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 192 132 31 64 71
PROPRANOLOL HCL 191 103 41 65 124
PAROXETINE HCL 191 123 30 65 69
MUPIROCIN* 189 150 103 67 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 139 39 68 25
CLONAZEPAM 176 47 32 B 69 39
TIZANIDINE HCL 174 49 36 70 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 171 84 30 R 71 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 134 41 72 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 47 57 R 73 90
NOVOLOG 163 121 36 74 147
MEGESTROL ACETATE 162 157* 56 R 75 126
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 158 82 22 R 76 101
CILOSTAZOL 158 127 31 76 132
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 156 108 28 A 78 54
EXELON 155 150* 24 79 135
SUBOXONE 154 11 22 S3 80 175
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 154 96 24 80 98
LACTULOSE 154 111 58 80 127
TERAZOSIN HCL 151 132 19 83 157
PROAIR HFA 148 49 52 84 58
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 147 73 22 R 85 105
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 143 82 97 86 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 80 26 86 94
METFORMIN HCL ER 141 83 36 88 65
CARISOPRODOL 141 41 29 R 88 79
FLUCONAZOLE 141 82 87 88 112
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 140 94 86 91 181
AMOXICILLIN 137 85 85 92 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 86 96 93 73
DIOVAN 135 77 21 94 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 80 28 95 63
GLYBURIDE 132 108 33 R 96 118
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 70 16 97 48
LEVEMIR 129 117 20 98 129
GLIPIZIDE 129 106 22 98 78
RAMIPRIL 127 115 16 100 96
CEFDINIR 126 105 91 101 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 67 16 102 91
AMITIZA 123 53 32 103 233
MIRTAZAPINE 122 73 24 104 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 119 14 13 S2 105 146
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 28 38 R 106 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 47 22 107 108
SPIRIVA 113 68 28 108 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 110 79 20 109 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 85 17 109 176
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109 52 25 111 152
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 106 67 18 112 179
VYTORIN 106 69 15 112 208
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 53 68 114 131
OLANZAPINE 103 98* 15 A 115 110
TOPIRAMATE 100 23 19 116 136
CARBAMAZEPINE 99 28 23 117 196
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 45 19 117 102
METRONIDAZOLE 97 64 68 119 291
HYDROCORTISONE 96 72 34 120 314
BYSTOLIC 95 66 14 121 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 93 32 15 122 206
NAMENDA XR 92 87* 11 123 297
ABILIFY 91 66 17 A 124 106
VOLTAREN 90 48 44 125 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 68 17 125 75
ZETIA 88 57 17 127 88
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 87 47 17 128 272
FAMOTIDINE* 84 51 13 129 67
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 41 16 130 163
EXFORGE 83 53 12 130 149
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 82 65 18 132 381
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 81 48 64 133 225
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 41 36 133 121
DEXILANT 81 31 16 133 122
LEVETIRACETAM 81 <11 <11 133 114
BACLOFEN 80 13 13 137 113
DICYCLOMINE HCL 79 56 28 138 205
NYSTATIN 78 47 50 139 187
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 43 15 139 134
FENTANYL 77 38 14 S2 141 97
LOVAZA 77 26 12 141 178
KLOR-CON M10 76 71* 14 143 199
FINASTERIDE 75 <11 <11 144 172
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75 70* 11 144 168
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 <11 <11 144 100
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 34 27 S3 147 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 57 15 147 33
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 73 61 12 149 345
ONDANSETRON HCL* 70 49 42 150 210
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 37 22 S2 151 223
TRADJENTA 68 <11 <11 152 245
SYNTHROID 68 <11 <11 152 52
NITROSTAT 67 34 43 154 226
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 39 13 154 170
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 67 <11 15 154 353
ETODOLAC 66 25 16 157 212
EVISTA 66 49 12 157 125
AGGRENOX 66 55 15 157 150
CELEBREX 63 <11 <11 160 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 41 11 160 133
METHOTREXATE 62 25 14 162 334
ONGLYZA 62 31 12 162 218
DETROL LA 61 35 11 164 142
DOXEPIN HCL 60 36 12 165 230
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 43 42 166 193
METOLAZONE 57 24 13 167 169
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 55 50* 38 168 367
ACYCLOVIR 54 34 24 169 320
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 <11 <11 170 80
PHENOBARBITAL 53 <11 <11 R 170 238
HUMALOG 51 46* 20 172 200
VERAPAMIL ER 50 <11 <11 173 109
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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, 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.