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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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49,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 690

$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 690

1,244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,244 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,244 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,460 1,157 227 1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,418 1,154 279 2 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,409 885 309 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,328 1,120 269 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,097 850 196 5 3
GABAPENTIN 966 721 201 6 9
CLOPIDOGREL 911 781 155 7 16
LISINOPRIL 909 677 188 8 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 881 655 166 9 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 831 690 146 10 17
ALPRAZOLAM 770 522 133 B 11 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 770 588 128 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 727 482 135 13 8
SIMVASTATIN 647 538 114 14 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 645 551 98 15 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 633 403 134 16 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 630 462 113 17 19
NEXIUM 618 422 80 18 26
TRAMADOL HCL 550 397 147 19 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531 362 92 20 12
LORAZEPAM 523 399 104 B 21 41
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 506 395 159 22 143
MELOXICAM 460 292 100 23 14
CLONAZEPAM 395 188 74 B 24 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 375 286 220 25 77
RANITIDINE HCL 366 249 68 26 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 357 245 67 27 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 258 68 27 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 354 310 62 29 51
CYMBALTA 348 207 53 30 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 339 273 54 31 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 335 246 211 32 50
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 335 232 222 32 120
DONEPEZIL HCL 321 272 56 34 27
LYRICA 315 199 47 35 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 313 169 102 36 63
MECLIZINE HCL 307 282 107 37 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 305 214 68 38 44
CARVEDILOL 292 233 54 39 15
TRAZODONE HCL 291 182 53 40 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 279 235 48 41 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276 226 48 42 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 274 197 38 43 86
NITROFURANTOIN* 266 236 93 44 204
TEMAZEPAM 262 218 66 B 45 93
SOTALOL 258 197 50 46 248
TORSEMIDE 255 205 57 47 154
ATENOLOL 254 182 37 48 31
ALLOPURINOL 241 185 46 49 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 178 46 50 43
NAMENDA 238 233* 27 51 29
ESTRADIOL 237 172 33 R 52 111
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 191 44 53 25
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 105 53 S2 54 92
BENAZEPRIL HCL 225 162 37 55 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 217 135 40 56 63
ABILIFY 216 162 19 A 57 106
SERTRALINE HCL 213 171 35 58 28
DIGOX 213 200 34 58 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 212 165 37 A 60 54
CLONIDINE HCL 211 151 65 61 38
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 151 44 62 13
SYNTHROID 203 189 30 63 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 199 116 77 R 64 90
FLUCONAZOLE 198 121 111 65 112
CEFDINIR 198 145 127 65 162
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 197 135 37 67 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 195 141 41 68 123
CARISOPRODOL 195 52 28 R 68 79
DIAZEPAM 193 114 47 B 70 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 191 104 37 71 91
MIRTAZAPINE 190 135 38 72 59
PREDNISONE 188 117 65 73 55
CRESTOR 180 123 27 74 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 177 134 44 75 121
LAMOTRIGINE 172 96 20 76 180
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 120 33 77 61
LANTUS 170 101 31 77 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 126 67 79 46
CELEBREX 163 96 32 80 99
PREMARIN 163 131 29 R 80 153
JANUVIA 163 102 26 80 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 161 131 27 83 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 157 109 109 84 117
AZITHROMYCIN 155 120 111 85 49
CLARITHROMYCIN 155 103 104 10 85 260
PROPRANOLOL HCL 155 116 25 85 124
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154 100 19 88 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 103 31 R 88 53
KLOR-CON M20 153 102 37 90 76
PAROXETINE HCL 151 111 23 91 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 147 133 61 R 92 126
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 124 22 93 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143 128 18 93 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140 118 88 95 73
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 138 112 84 96 225
CEFUROXIME 135 93 97 97 116
FENTANYL 132 96 24 S2 98 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129 108 57 99 62
METOLAZONE 128 93 34 100 169
VESICARE 125 101 15 101 145
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 121 75 20 R 102 105
BYSTOLIC 117 90 25 103 89
LEVETIRACETAM 115 49 16 104 114
GEMFIBROZIL 113 86 19 105 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 73 24 106 71
NYSTATIN 110 76 58 107 187
METRONIDAZOLE 109 65 74 108 291
VOLTAREN 106 81 50 109 182
MINOCYCLINE HCL 106 73 44 109 278
RISPERIDONE 106 91 18 A 109 72
SPIRIVA 105 85 33 112 95
LOVASTATIN 101 89 16 113 40
BUMETANIDE 101 83 25 113 202
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 44 31 R 113 60
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 98 57 49 116 265
DEXILANT 98 77 23 116 122
ONDANSETRON HCL* 98 62 48 116 210
NOVOLIN R 97 52 15 119 174
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 96 80 38 R 120 190
FENOFIBRATE* 95 61 15 121 82
TRIAZOLAM 94 89* 27 B 122 376
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 83 66 122 131
DIOVAN 93 73 15 124 42
EXELON 93 93 19 124 135
SYMBICORT 93 70 46 124 156
XARELTO 91 80 25 127 221
GLYBURIDE 90 47 18 R 128 118
LOVAZA 90 46 18 128 178
TOPIRAMATE 89 21 19 130 136
NAPROXEN 88 71 21 131 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87 67 13 132 134
SUCRALFATE 87 62 27 132 171
KLOR-CON 10 87 63 22 132 107
PROPAFENONE HCL 86 74 14 135 296
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 58 24 136 130
PRISTIQ ER 85 <11 <11 136 284
CARAFATE 84 51 30 138 310
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 63 44 139 173
CEFTRIAXONE* 83 78* 57 139 250
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82 77* 15 141 158
DETROL LA 81 <11 <11 142 142
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 81 53 18 142 272
METHOCARBAMOL 81 27 22 R 142 165
RAMIPRIL 81 55 17 142 96
AMIODARONE HCL 81 66 20 142 139
DIGOXIN 80 53 22 147 167
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 80 55 22 B 147 185
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 79 74* 14 149 270
QUINAPRIL HCL 75 <11 <11 150 186
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 55 24 150 108
ONDANSETRON ODT 75 41 44 150 311
CEFPROZIL 74 51 47 153 244
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 74 47 12 153 228
NITROSTAT 73 60 51 155 226
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73 68* 15 155 133
GLIPIZIDE 73 52 12 155 78
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 70 43 11 158 176
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 70 57 20 158 397
PRADAXA 69 69 11 160 273
PROAIR HFA 69 50 28 160 58
AMITIZA 68 13 14 162 233
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 49 12 163 215
LIDODERM 66 26 23 164 298
IBUPROFEN 66 42 22 164 104
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 66 31 30 S3 164 352
MUPIROCIN* 64 52 47 167 144
TAMIFLU 64 45 62 167 255
INDAPAMIDE 64 <11 <11 167 191
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 50 25 167 94
ONGLYZA 64 52 11 167 218
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63 58* 13 172 168
CILOSTAZOL 62 62 13 173 132
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 62 49 19 173 194
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 47 14 173 170
HUMULIN R 62 <11 <11 173 216
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 <11 <11 173 157
FLUOCINONIDE-E 60 40 34 178 412
FELODIPINE ER 58 <11 <11 179 236
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 44 17 179 73
LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS 57 <11 <11 181 422
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57 42 22 181 254
VALACYCLOVIR 56 36 29 183 331
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 45 14 183 189
FENOFIBRATE* 55 37 11 185 82
ZETIA 54 39 17 186 88
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 54 <11 <11 186 239
AVODART 54 41 11 186 195
OXYCONTIN 53 <11 <11 S2 189 241
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 42 13 189 213
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 53 <11 <11 S2 189 146
FINASTERIDE 52 <11 <11 192 172
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 <11 <11 192 98
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 51 <11 <11 194 299
ENDOCET 51 34 24 S2 194 231
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 32 13 194 65
FLUOCINONIDE 51 30 24 194 444
LIDOCAINE HCL* 50 45* 36 198 292
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 <11 <11 198 102
LEVEMIR 50 30 14 198 129
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. 17, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.