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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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44,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 690

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 690

1,300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 1,300 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 1,300 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,487 1,283 275 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,316 912 262 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,282 1,133 203 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,279 1,117 173 4 6
LISINOPRIL 1,117 926 174 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,058 908 191 6 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 910 770 172 7 10
OMEPRAZOLE 858 660 163 8 3
NAMENDA 828 811 77 9 29
MELOXICAM 816 701 143 10 14
SERTRALINE HCL 784 699 105 11 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 661 635 92 12 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 660 555 101 13 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 645 571 91 14 19
CARVEDILOL 642 589 105 15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 599 505 91 16 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 576 518 89 17 17
GABAPENTIN 569 440 95 18 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 562 481 73 19 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 544 510 56 A 20 54
METFORMIN HCL 536 463 101 21 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 512 389 95 22 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 485 390 92 23 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482 404 85 24 12
SIMVASTATIN 474 401 83 25 7
ALPRAZOLAM 446 325 85 B 26 20
KLOR-CON M20 445 375 77 27 76
RANITIDINE HCL 433 344 67 28 30
NEXIUM 408 376 58 29 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407 279 93 30 24
AZITHROMYCIN 395 333 283 31 49
ATENOLOL 378 288 57 32 31
DIOVAN 363 298 47 33 42
MUPIROCIN* 359 298 145 34 144
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 340 266 66 35 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 330 288 57 36 33
NOVOLIN R 311 292 56 37 174
TAMSULOSIN HCL 296 236 51 38 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 280 240 44 39 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276 231 52 40 25
LORAZEPAM 276 194 70 B 40 41
RISPERIDONE 274 249 35 A 42 72
MIRTAZAPINE 272 225 35 43 59
CLONAZEPAM 249 178 41 B 44 39
TRAZODONE HCL 249 183 35 44 36
TRAMADOL HCL 240 206 64 46 21
KLOR-CON M10 238 215 41 47 199
OLANZAPINE 222 191 29 A 48 110
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 215 190 147 49 50
PAROXETINE HCL 212 174 32 50 69
DIAZEPAM 199 148 40 B 51 85
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 163 65 51 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 199 185 36 51 73
CLONIDINE HCL 198 140 42 54 38
PREDNISONE 197 175 52 55 55
PROAIR HFA 194 144 56 56 58
CYMBALTA 193 154 27 57 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 167 47 57 18
ALLOPURINOL 190 190 26 59 32
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 188 142 26 60 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183 178* 33 61 51
CRESTOR 177 140 28 62 35
NOVOLIN N 168 150 34 63 267
BENICAR 157 131 27 64 177
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 157 126 64 64 220
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 143 22 64 48
CEPHALEXIN 156 124 119 67 83
FAMOTIDINE* 151 131 37 68 67
EXELON 151 151 18 68 135
AMIODARONE HCL 148 143* 23 70 139
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 147 108 110 71 117
FLUOXETINE HCL 146 103 23 72 71
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 144 109 20 73 133
ADVAIR DISKUS 143 97 33 74 94
SUCRALFATE 140 112 23 75 171
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 133 93 17 A 76 240
BYSTOLIC 131 112 18 77 89
SYMBICORT 131 86 32 77 156
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 131 109 100 77 225
LYRICA 130 97 16 80 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127 104 90 81 73
CEFUROXIME 126 107 94 82 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124 119* 19 83 176
LEVETIRACETAM 122 79 18 84 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121 90 17 85 102
DETROL LA 121 100 15 85 142
SPIRIVA 118 73 32 87 95
ZETIA 117 102 15 88 88
TOPIRAMATE 115 34 15 89 136
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 115 94 93 89 120
DIGOXIN 114 109* 23 91 167
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 107* 77 92 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 112 107* 15 92 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 112 95 29 R 92 105
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 104* 16 95 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 101* 21 96 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL 105 55 12 97 213
LANTUS 103 103 23 98 70
FINASTERIDE 101 96* 15 99 172
HUMULIN N 101 96* 17 99 277
NITROFURANTOIN* 101 96* 34 99 204
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 95* 13 102 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 79 14 102 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 82 32 104 62
ABILIFY 99 74 11 A 104 106
HALOPERIDOL 98 93* 31 A 106 166
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96 91* 19 107 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 94 69 16 108 134
FLUCONAZOLE 91 72 69 109 112
ONDANSETRON HCL* 90 85* 49 110 210
SANTYL 90 85* 28 110 243
PROMETHAZINE HCL 90 44 27 R 110 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 90 40 13 110 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89 89 12 114 123
JANTOVEN 89 <11 <11 114 155
BUSPIRONE HCL 86 53 15 116 108
COLCRYS 85 73 23 117 118
FENTANYL 84 71 19 S2 118 97
DILTIAZEM ER 82 77* 14 119 137
NYSTATIN 82 61 44 119 187
LAMOTRIGINE 82 <11 <11 119 180
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81 37 14 122 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 75* 17 123 61
EXFORGE 79 74* 12 124 149
LATANOPROST 79 58 16 124 231
FENOFIBRATE* 78 41 13 126 82
GLYBURIDE 78 66 12 R 126 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 54 21 S2 126 223
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 53 14 R 129 53
DIGOX 77 77 14 129 87
BENICAR HCT 76 71* 16 131 161
BUPROPION HCL SR 71 <11 <11 132 206
CARISOPRODOL 71 16 17 R 132 79
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 55 18 134 170
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 134 124
ESTRADIOL 68 63* 13 R 136 111
OXYCODONE HCL 67 25 12 S2 137 164
HUMULIN R 67 62* 15 137 216
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 66 42 12 139 334
SYNTHROID 66 <11 <11 139 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66 52 13 139 80
AZOR 64 <11 <11 142 261
BUPROPION HCL 63 <11 <11 143 332
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63 <11 <11 143 158
MECLIZINE HCL 63 58* 25 143 81
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 63 <11 <11 143 276
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 63 58* 41 143 407
GLIPIZIDE 62 57* 14 148 78
RAMIPRIL 61 56* 23 149 96
AVELOX 60 55* 51 150 353
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 <11 <11 150 223
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 40 12 150 65
NAPROXEN 60 37 14 150 84
AGGRENOX 60 <11 <11 150 150
BUPROPION XL 60 <11 <11 150 201
EVISTA 60 <11 <11 150 125
LOVASTATIN 59 <11 <11 157 40
AMOXICILLIN 59 54* 43 157 103
VALPROIC ACID* 58 <11 <11 159 249
CELEBREX 57 52* 14 160 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 42 11 160 157
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 56 <11 <11 R 162 138
HUMALOG 56 56 13 162 200
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 <11 <11 162 75
AVODART 55 <11 <11 165 195
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 49* 20 R 166 207
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 <11 <11 166 256
BACLOFEN 53 <11 <11 168 113
NIASPAN 52 <11 <11 169 183
PREMARIN 52 47* 11 R 169 153
VESICARE 51 <11 <11 171 145
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 46* 15 171 235
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 18 R 173 126
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 May 16, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.