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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 690

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 690

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 501 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 501 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% 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

39 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 684 500 79 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 663 452 136 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 663 486 136 2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513 420 77 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 345 69 5 6
NAMENDA 447 434 45 6 29
METFORMIN HCL 440 303 76 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379 321 72 8 2
TRAZODONE HCL 359 273 76 9 36
OMEPRAZOLE 352 251 77 10 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348 282 63 11 23
GABAPENTIN 312 228 52 12 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 304 242 76 13 11
CLOPIDOGREL 274 237 42 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 259 181 52 15 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 237 232* 40 16 27
CARVEDILOL 233 205 36 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 228 146 57 18 21
SERTRALINE HCL 225 173 37 19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212 191 37 20 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 138 33 21 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202 160 50 22 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197 143 42 23 13
CLONIDINE HCL 191 120 38 24 38
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 188 104 74 25 242
SIMVASTATIN 186 165 41 26 7
CLONAZEPAM 185 110 41 B 27 39
RISPERIDONE 178 131 34 A 28 72
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 139 22 29 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 173 81 25 30 158
AZITHROMYCIN 168 112 105 31 49
MELOXICAM 163 94 40 32 14
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 156 92 24 33 130
KLOR-CON M20 155 113 32 34 76
MIRTAZAPINE 152 129 31 35 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149 118 20 36 51
LYRICA 147 76 19 37 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141 105 30 38 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139 97 26 A 39 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133 102 17 40 75
ALLOPURINOL 131 112 23 41 32
EXELON 126 121* 19 42 135
AMANTADINE 126 73 80 42 293
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124 65 36 R 44 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119 96 67 45 50
FENOFIBRATE* 114 90 20 46 82
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 85 24 47 25
CYMBALTA 107 59 13 48 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 83 25 49 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 78 18 50 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105 56 27 50 24
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 102 84 42 52 220
BACLOFEN 101 18 17 53 113
LORAZEPAM 97 56 23 B 54 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96 83 15 55 102
DIOVAN 96 <11 <11 55 42
JANUVIA 96 59 11 55 66
SPIRIVA 95 79 18 58 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 56 16 R 59 60
GLIPIZIDE 87 75 19 60 78
ALPRAZOLAM 86 64 23 B 61 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 45 28 62 46
NUEDEXTA 79 <11 <11 63 285
DIGOX 79 61 14 63 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 75 70* 24 R 65 126
ATENOLOL 75 63 13 65 31
HUMALOG 74 47 15 67 200
LEVETIRACETAM 74 37 16 67 114
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 74 69* 11 67 163
FLUOXETINE HCL 74 47 20 67 71
FENTANYL 74 49 12 S2 67 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73 42 49 72 131
TIZANIDINE HCL 73 41 15 72 63
DIAZEPAM 73 41 13 B 72 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 73 60 11 72 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72 54 35 76 193
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 71 <11 <11 77 259
PAROXETINE HCL 68 <11 <11 78 69
PREDNISONE 68 45 21 78 55
CEFTRIAXONE* 68 52 42 78 250
VESICARE 65 <11 <11 81 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 61 45 39 82 77
RANEXA 60 <11 <11 83 304
FAMOTIDINE* 60 39 16 83 67
KLOR-CON M10 60 49 15 83 199
SUCRALFATE 60 26 12 83 171
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 39 19 87 235
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 88 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 <11 <11 88 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 23 24 88 73
RANITIDINE HCL 57 40 12 88 30
NITROSTAT 51 46* 13 92 226
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50 <11 <11 93 179
LIDOCAINE HCL* 50 45* 37 93 292
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 <11 <11 93 98
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.