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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 141

$4.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 141

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

26% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$328 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $125 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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 1,633 640 219 S3 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 911 340 147 B 2 24
GABAPENTIN 564 225 120 3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 479 177 65 B 4 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 401 110 75 5 45
LEVETIRACETAM 323 111 55 6 81
CARBAMAZEPINE 319 80 58 7 100
CARISOPRODOL 319 81 41 R 7 69
DIAZEPAM 303 98 61 B 9 80
NAMENDA 288 252 62 10 31
FENTANYL 248 49 32 S2 11 122
DONEPEZIL HCL 222 176 45 12 13
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 218 18 26 S2 13 141
TOPIRAMATE 206 51 32 14 63
OXYCODONE HCL 203 81 30 S2 15 153
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 203 26 42 S2 15 184
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197 34 33 17 21
LORAZEPAM 197 89 44 B 17 61
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 192 55 38 S2 19 86
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 189 48 29 S2 20 192
LYRICA 184 62 38 21 56
TRAMADOL HCL 149 50 34 22 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 31 30 R 22 52
TEMAZEPAM 144 64 34 B 24 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 141 <11 19 25 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 58 23 26 34
METHADONE HCL 129 12 17 S2 27 234
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128 66 22 R 28 66
TRAZODONE HCL 125 34 18 29 74
PRIMIDONE 121 61 27 30 126
GALANTAMINE HBR 120 108 23 31 186
OXYCONTIN 117 35 15 S2 32 246
OXCARBAZEPINE 116 33 14 33 144
BACLOFEN 115 15 30 34 82
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 47 24 35 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 104 54 21 36 107
ABILIFY 100 21 14 A 37 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99 15 20 38 133
CYMBALTA 95 20 15 39 48
DOXEPIN HCL 94 16 15 40 270
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 <11 14 41 79
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 89 17 16 42 158
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 50 20 42 94
VIMPAT 88 25 17 44 208
GAMMAGARD LIQUID 85 <11 <11 45 278
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 <11 13 S3 46 203
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 68 18 47 75
PAROXETINE HCL 66 <11 <11 48 106
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 66 21 17 S2 48 303
MORPHINE SULFATE 63 13 13 S2 50 313
SERTRALINE HCL 63 18 12 50 47
EPITOL 61 22 13 10 52 209
LAMOTRIGINE 59 25 13 53 175
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 31 11 54 128
COPAXONE 57 <11 <11 54 122
ENDOCET 55 24 16 S2 56 328
REBIF 52 <11 <11 57 174
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 57 87
AVONEX 51 <11 <11 59 224
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 <11 16 R 59 91
ZONISAMIDE 50 <11 <11 61 199
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 April 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.