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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,393Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 690

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 690

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

10% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 530 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

$52 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 682 626 93 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 586 502 95 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 561 435 103 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 483 71 4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 511 462 69 5 12
GABAPENTIN 508 393 89 6 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 486 467 65 7 17
SIMVASTATIN 449 389 72 8 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 375 63 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 387 355 82 10 5
CLOPIDOGREL 376 341 48 11 16
METFORMIN HCL 349 296 47 12 8
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340 320 56 13 48
DIOVAN 334 322 44 14 42
MELOXICAM 327 282 59 15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 325 320* 47 16 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275 212 40 17 23
ALPRAZOLAM 253 219 47 B 18 20
NEXIUM 246 206 38 19 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 238 226 40 20 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236 209 37 21 34
ALLOPURINOL 210 205* 28 22 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 186 30 23 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197 177 35 24 25
CYMBALTA 193 135 27 25 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 138 37 26 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 181* 27 27 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 155 29 28 51
IRBESARTAN 183 162 28 29 209
SYNTHROID 180 180 24 30 52
LISINOPRIL 174 152 27 31 4
CARVEDILOL 166 124 25 32 15
LANTUS 165 147 22 33 70
FENOFIBRATE* 160 136 25 34 82
SERTRALINE HCL 156 133 20 35 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 137 26 36 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 120 22 37 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142 93 20 38 44
CEFDINIR 138 116 109 39 162
TRAZODONE HCL 136 124 30 40 36
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124 119* 14 R 41 101
RANITIDINE HCL 124 111 28 41 30
MIRTAZAPINE 120 115* 22 43 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 84 20 R 44 53
TRAMADOL HCL 118 78 39 44 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 95 15 46 61
BENAZEPRIL HCL 115 100 17 47 68
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 58 24 S2 48 92
CRESTOR 112 107* 23 48 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 102* 18 50 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 18 51 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 93 32 52 46
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 100* 15 52 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 98 13 54 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 80 17 55 94
CLONAZEPAM 97 65 16 B 55 39
DIGOX 95 90* 15 57 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 95 90* 17 57 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 77 14 59 63
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 79 13 60 91
LYRICA 91 86* 15 60 57
CLONIDINE HCL 90 90 18 62 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 67 11 63 18
AMIODARONE HCL 81 81 12 64 139
GLIPIZIDE 78 <11 <11 65 78
TIZANIDINE HCL 76 42 34 66 63
DIOVAN HCT 74 69* 19 67 268
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 61 42 67 73
LORAZEPAM 72 67* 13 B 69 41
PROAIR HFA 71 57 19 70 58
BYSTOLIC 66 66 11 71 89
AGGRENOX 65 60* 12 72 150
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 <11 <11 72 47
BENICAR HCT 61 49 11 74 161
FENTANYL 61 <11 <11 S2 74 97
FLUCONAZOLE 59 54* 23 76 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58 32 17 R 77 60
CARISOPRODOL 57 34 13 R 78 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 51* 44 79 50
ATENOLOL 54 <11 <11 80 31
BENICAR 54 43 12 80 177
TOPIRAMATE 53 <11 <11 82 136
CELEBREX 53 53 12 82 99
ZETIA 53 53 11 82 88
NAMENDA 52 <11 <11 85 29
TEMAZEPAM 52 30 13 B 85 93
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 87 134
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.