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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 690

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 690

882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

7% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 882 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,476 1,316 218 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,462 1,028 267 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 898 760 190 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 778 716 126 4 6
LISINOPRIL 776 631 158 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 773 705 133 6 2
NAMENDA 711 699 61 7 29
GABAPENTIN 697 572 110 8 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 597 491 87 9 22
ALPRAZOLAM 587 391 121 B 10 20
CARVEDILOL 584 463 94 11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 560 526 85 12 27
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 550 464 106 13 10
SIMVASTATIN 515 489 96 14 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 494 459 88 15 62
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426 354 82 16 12
RANITIDINE HCL 424 338 79 17 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 420 355 77 18 19
CYMBALTA 420 316 42 18 45
CLOPIDOGREL 396 322 66 20 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338 312 56 21 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317 218 60 22 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298 222 63 23 11
METFORMIN HCL 296 238 66 24 8
SERTRALINE HCL 293 276 53 25 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280 262 57 26 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279 241 73 27 13
LANTUS 264 225 41 28 70
NOVOLOG 247 232 47 29 147
DIOVAN 246 227 25 30 42
LOVASTATIN 239 190 44 31 40
TRAZODONE HCL 235 185 51 32 36
NEXIUM 227 186 34 33 26
MIRTAZAPINE 205 171 34 34 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 164 34 35 37
TAMIFLU 190 185* 110 36 255
LORAZEPAM 183 178* 42 B 37 41
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179 152 32 A 38 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 175 144 30 39 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 175 133 76 39 46
CRESTOR 174 105 38 41 35
JANUVIA 174 169* 24 41 66
PREDNISONE 173 145 53 43 55
LYRICA 173 72 27 43 57
SYNTHROID 172 155 23 45 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 146 37 46 17
RISPERIDONE 169 169 25 A 47 72
BACLOFEN 166 128 25 48 113
PAROXETINE HCL 162 117 24 49 69
LACTULOSE 162 157* 28 49 127
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162 140 35 49 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161 118 34 52 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 156 137 42 53 194
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148 124 29 54 61
LEVETIRACETAM 142 110 18 55 114
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 123 95 56 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 139 139 23 56 63
ZETIA 138 88 27 58 88
ATENOLOL 138 114 31 58 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 135 118 84 60 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 110 26 61 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 129 124* 34 R 62 126
MECLIZINE HCL 122 117* 43 63 81
VOLTAREN 122 109 51 63 182
ALLOPURINOL 118 113* 20 65 32
SPIRIVA 116 76 24 66 95
CLONAZEPAM 114 88 23 B 67 39
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 114 109* 33 67 313
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 73 29 69 18
MELOXICAM 112 83 27 69 14
NYSTATIN 111 106* 53 71 187
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 111 90 83 71 131
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 108 92 12 73 256
KLOR-CON M20 107 102* 30 74 76
EXELON 104 104 17 75 135
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 78 17 75 121
VESICARE 103 <11 <11 77 145
CELEBREX 102 80 18 78 99
DEXILANT 101 64 15 79 122
PROAIR HFA 101 56 44 79 58
RAMIPRIL 100 77 19 81 96
ONDANSETRON HCL* 100 95* 32 81 210
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 71 17 R 83 53
CEPHALEXIN 96 91* 66 84 83
CLONIDINE HCL 96 91* 20 84 38
TRAMADOL HCL 96 60 32 84 21
AZITHROMYCIN 94 89* 77 87 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 88* 21 88 75
DIAZEPAM 92 37 16 B 89 85
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 71 21 90 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 58 16 91 108
CEFTRIAXONE* 87 82* 52 92 250
EVISTA 87 <11 <11 92 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87 82* 17 92 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 75 20 95 71
DIGOX 84 79* 19 96 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 84 71 74 96 120
NITROFURANTOIN* 82 82 12 98 204
FENOFIBRATE* 82 60 13 98 82
FENTANYL 81 69 24 S2 100 97
AGGRENOX 81 81 11 100 150
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 11 15 102 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 79 13 103 68
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 63 15 104 133
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 72* 56 104 77
GLYCOPYRROLATE 77 <11 <11 104 391
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 49 42 R 107 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 28 13 S2 108 92
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 34 11 109 98
ABILIFY 71 <11 <11 A 110 106
GEMFIBROZIL 69 45 15 111 140
KLOR-CON 10 69 69 16 111 107
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 63* 13 113 134
HUMALOG 67 51 19 114 200
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 40 17 114 94
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 62* 27 114 193
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 51 59 117 117
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 <11 <11 118 102
LEVEMIR 63 47 15 119 129
AMOXICILLIN 62 48 49 120 103
FINASTERIDE 60 60 11 121 172
FLUCONAZOLE 59 54* 35 122 112
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 52* 30 123 173
CARISOPRODOL 57 <11 <11 R 123 79
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 30 16 R 123 190
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 123 141
CILOSTAZOL 56 51* 11 127 132
OLANZAPINE 55 <11 <11 A 128 110
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 38 14 129 205
NAPROXEN 50 19 14 130 84
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 36 12 R 130 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50 <11 <11 S2 130 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 <11 <11 130 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 45* 11 130 47
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 March 4, 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.