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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 690

$467K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 244 out of 690

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

14% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 497 107 1 2
LISINOPRIL 510 314 98 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 501 346 71 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 449 309 93 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 383 253 64 5 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355 246 71 6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 352 230 74 7 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 171 44 8 24
GABAPENTIN 216 153 44 9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212 188 36 10 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 204 120 33 11 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 201 145 31 12 47
LOVASTATIN 191 136 33 13 40
CARVEDILOL 180 124 34 14 15
TRAMADOL HCL 179 110 42 15 21
ALPRAZOLAM 169 60 22 B 16 20
LORAZEPAM 168 88 27 B 17 41
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149 110 32 18 11
ATENOLOL 147 125 28 19 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 99 31 20 33
RANITIDINE HCL 136 45 29 21 30
FAMOTIDINE* 126 92 25 22 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124 104 19 23 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121 55 76 S3 24 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 119 76 20 25 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 39 22 25 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 104 21 27 13
CHLORTHALIDONE 115 89 27 28 150
DIOVAN 114 83 15 29 42
SIMVASTATIN 114 70 26 29 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 57 17 31 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98 37 30 R 32 60
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 66 16 33 22
CEPHALEXIN 91 39 79 34 83
CARISOPRODOL 85 14 12 R 35 79
CLOPIDOGREL 85 85 15 35 16
SERTRALINE HCL 81 52 15 37 28
DIAZEPAM 78 39 12 B 38 85
CLONIDINE HCL 78 60 15 38 38
KLOR-CON M20 76 39 17 40 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 47 15 41 51
NEXIUM 71 34 14 42 26
CRESTOR 69 54 14 43 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 <11 <11 43 68
PROAIR HFA 65 26 24 45 58
MELOXICAM 64 45 18 46 14
CYMBALTA 64 <11 <11 46 45
LYRICA 64 49 11 46 57
PAROXETINE HCL 63 42 13 49 69
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 <11 <11 50 98
SYNTHROID 62 <11 <11 50 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60 36 12 52 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 <11 <11 52 37
ALLOPURINOL 60 55* 11 52 32
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 <11 <11 55 73
LANTUS 59 29 19 55 70
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 35 14 R 57 207
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 58 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 40 47 59 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 <11 <11 59 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 <11 <11 61 91
COLCRYS 53 34 13 61 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 <11 <11 63 43
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.