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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,552Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 333 out of 690

$255K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 390 out of 690

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

7 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
LISINOPRIL 373 330 93 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 252 229 62 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 233 186 59 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212 207* 50 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 187 140 48 5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 165 42 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 184 179* 51 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 177* 55 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 160 143 43 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155 140 35 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 129 29 11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 109 33 12 17
RAMIPRIL 129 124* 38 13 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 122* 35 14 12
CARVEDILOL 122 101 32 15 15
RANITIDINE HCL 110 75 25 16 30
CLOPIDOGREL 104 99* 25 17 16
GABAPENTIN 103 98* 21 18 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 68 71 S3 19 1
AZITHROMYCIN 86 71 79 20 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82 77* 22 21 23
SERTRALINE HCL 76 76 22 22 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 72 <11 <11 23 27
NAMENDA 72 72 12 23 29
DIOVAN 68 63* 17 25 42
AMOXICILLIN 67 54 64 26 103
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 50 17 R 27 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 <11 <11 A 28 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 58 14 28 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 52* 13 30 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 57 <11 <11 30 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 51* 18 32 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 50* 11 33 115
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 Feb. 2, 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.