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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,146Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 690

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 690

859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

5% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 859 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

$39 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,055 1,422 297 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 991 791 113 2 6
ALPRAZOLAM 834 593 151 B 3 20
MELOXICAM 820 669 139 4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726 670 97 5 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 710 526 119 6 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 702 549 88 7 33
OMEPRAZOLE 694 507 106 8 3
FUROSEMIDE 658 507 134 9 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 618 433 114 10 24
GABAPENTIN 597 382 90 11 9
SIMVASTATIN 597 512 78 11 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 594 444 80 13 18
METFORMIN HCL 567 454 76 14 8
LEVOFLOXACIN 519 427 308 15 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 500 345 67 16 17
LISINOPRIL 499 408 71 17 4
CLOPIDOGREL 445 389 61 18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419 343 70 19 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 367 263 58 20 19
TRAMADOL HCL 367 283 71 20 21
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 315 270 98 22 203
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308 248 37 23 12
CARISOPRODOL 296 109 43 R 24 79
CEPHALEXIN 281 207 187 25 83
TIZANIDINE HCL 271 192 57 26 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 270 201 40 27 22
LORAZEPAM 254 197 37 B 28 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 194 34 29 48
MUPIROCIN* 230 184 113 30 144
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227 180 32 31 23
TRAZODONE HCL 211 185 45 32 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208 192 27 33 51
FENOFIBRATE* 204 157 25 34 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 204 102 53 R 34 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 164 25 36 37
DIOVAN 190 170 29 37 42
NEXIUM 190 114 37 37 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 186 140 92 39 181
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 186 181* 62 39 143
CARVEDILOL 184 150 28 41 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 105 45 42 46
LYRICA 177 143 35 43 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169 136 32 44 62
RAMIPRIL 169 126 20 44 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 167 106 27 46 86
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166 147 24 47 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 127 114 48 50
SERTRALINE HCL 161 107 23 49 28
ATENOLOL 159 115 21 50 31
MECLIZINE HCL 155 141 52 51 81
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 150 103 23 R 52 53
BYSTOLIC 149 112 25 53 89
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 137* 24 54 11
ALLOPURINOL 142 109 21 54 32
NAPROXEN SODIUM 141 116 32 56 197
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139 104 110 57 120
CILOSTAZOL 137 88 17 58 132
TORSEMIDE 137 120 24 58 154
AZITHROMYCIN 136 112 108 60 49
VERAPAMIL ER 134 110 16 61 109
METOLAZONE 132 84 22 62 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 95 14 63 61
CRESTOR 130 87 16 64 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 116 16 65 27
TEMAZEPAM 126 96 29 B 66 93
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125 99 16 67 56
PREDNISONE 124 111 37 68 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 121 101 16 69 133
AGGRENOX 121 106 14 69 150
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 99 12 71 47
ESTRADIOL 117 112* 17 R 72 111
CYMBALTA 115 65 15 73 45
NAMENDA 115 101 13 73 29
BENICAR HCT 114 86 17 75 161
GLIPIZIDE 110 95 13 76 78
BUMETANIDE 109 97 17 77 202
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 102* 15 78 25
SYNTHROID 101 80 19 79 52
CLONAZEPAM 101 66 16 B 79 39
PAROXETINE HCL 100 62 14 81 69
DEXILANT 99 76 21 82 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 95 15 83 43
CELEBREX 94 66 19 84 99
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 92 70 16 85 189
ZETIA 92 87* 13 85 88
FENOFIBRATE* 92 67 12 85 82
JANUVIA 91 86* 14 88 66
FAMOTIDINE* 90 <11 <11 89 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 88 43 32 R 90 90
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 87 74 18 91 309
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 80* 14 92 63
LANTUS 84 57 14 93 70
CLARITHROMYCIN 83 66 56 94 260
NAPROXEN 83 63 16 94 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 <11 <11 96 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 57 12 97 44
CLONIDINE HCL 79 50 21 98 38
SUCRALFATE 79 74* 23 98 171
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 60 70 100 131
SPIRIVA 77 72* 15 101 95
CEFDINIR 77 72* 47 101 162
DIGOX 76 <11 <11 103 87
AMIODARONE HCL 75 70* 14 104 139
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 <11 <11 105 141
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 67* 16 106 94
ONDANSETRON ODT 72 67* 31 106 311
FLUCONAZOLE 72 55 29 106 112
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 <11 <11 109 100
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 55 14 S2 109 92
MIRTAZAPINE 67 <11 <11 111 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 55 43 111 73
NABUMETONE 67 <11 <11 111 188
LOVASTATIN 66 51 12 114 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 50 18 114 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 48 11 114 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 60* 13 A 117 54
SEROQUEL XR 65 <11 <11 A 117 229
COMBIVENT 65 60* 21 117 358
PREMARIN 59 <11 <11 R 120 153
KLOR-CON M20 58 <11 <11 121 76
BUPROPION XL 58 <11 <11 121 201
VIIBRYD 57 <11 <11 123 422
DILTIAZEM ER 57 <11 <11 123 137
DIGOXIN 52 <11 <11 125 167
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 35 12 125 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 <11 <11 127 75
VESICARE 51 <11 <11 127 145
RANITIDINE HCL 51 <11 <11 127 30
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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.