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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,123Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 352 out of 690

$381K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 297 out of 690

115 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
100% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
RISPERIDONE 253 141 16 A 1 72
CLONAZEPAM 232 137 24 B 2 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 230 157 22 3 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 134 27 4 11
OLANZAPINE 189 150 18 A 5 110
RANITIDINE HCL 185 122 24 6 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 103 18 A 7 54
LISINOPRIL 180 122 25 8 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174 103 26 9 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 158 132 17 10 27
FUROSEMIDE 145 133 22 11 5
OMEPRAZOLE 138 80 20 12 3
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119 100 22 13 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 112 86 27 14 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105 79 14 15 2
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 <11 <11 16 134
ABILIFY 94 <11 <11 A 17 106
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 72 11 18 13
METFORMIN HCL 85 <11 <11 19 8
LORAZEPAM 80 50 13 B 20 41
LAMOTRIGINE 77 <11 <11 21 180
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 76 58 15 R 22 253
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 <11 <11 22 23
NAMENDA 76 <11 <11 22 29
NITROFURANTOIN* 73 <11 <11 25 204
LACTULOSE 73 50 13 25 127
NEXIUM 70 <11 <11 27 26
HUMULIN R 70 43 17 27 216
BACLOFEN 69 <11 <11 29 113
VIMPAT 61 <11 <11 30 342
CLONIDINE HCL 61 43 13 30 38
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60 <11 <11 R 32 138
NAPROXEN 58 <11 <11 33 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 32 18 R 34 90
SERTRALINE HCL 55 <11 <11 35 28
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 53 31 11 36 252
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 Dec. 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.