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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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52,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 336

$2.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 336

1,296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%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 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 1,296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 1,296 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 39,216 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,171 1,337 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,861 1,478 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,605 1,334 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,320 1,113 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,308 1,091 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 1,150 853 6 3
GABAPENTIN 1,123 807 7 11
MELOXICAM 947 693 8 19
LISINOPRIL 887 585 9 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 885 682 10 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 710 585 11 17
SIMVASTATIN 665 468 12 5
CLOPIDOGREL 638 524 13 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 573 484 14 16
CLONIDINE HCL 547 425 15 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 541 389 16 21
ATENOLOL 530 405 17 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 525 369 18 29
RANITIDINE HCL 504 343 19 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 497 355 20 93
METFORMIN HCL 496 315 21 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 488 370 22 35
PLAVIX 478 387 23 37
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 474 400 24 15
FAMOTIDINE 450 339 25 73
DIGOXIN 430 401 26 50
TRAMADOL HCL 428 301 27 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 426 409 28 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 417 336 29 12
MIRTAZAPINE 417 373 29 66
CARVEDILOL 406 329 31 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398 375 32 22
NEXIUM 382 227 33 24
NAMENDA 366 334 34 39
SERTRALINE HCL 346 270 35 33
LOVASTATIN 341 267 36 34
DIOVAN 330 299 37 31
LANTUS 317 249 38 56
CEPHALEXIN 313 243 39 109
TAMSULOSIN HCL 301 259 40 38
RISPERIDONE 294 228 41 90
ALLOPURINOL 293 192 42 30
CYMBALTA 292 186 43 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 285 186 44 18
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 281 180 45 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 273 195 46 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 194 47 23
SPIRONOLACTONE 268 216 48 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 267 162 49 81
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 259 178 50 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259 228 50 44
METFORMIN HCL ER 257 138 52 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 215 52 40
PREDNISONE 256 191 54 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 240 161 55 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 169 56 45
KLOR-CON 10 233 167 57 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 232 131 R 58 99
TRAZODONE HCL 225 169 59 46
DIOVAN HCT 209 183 60 41
PAROXETINE HCL 208 113 61 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 206 69 R 62 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 206 183 62 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205 182 64 142
TORSEMIDE 204 169 65 127
AZITHROMYCIN 203 136 66 58
LYRICA 200 108 67 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 199 77 68 97
CRESTOR 196 143 69 25
ESTRADIOL 193 150 R 70 129
PROAIR HFA 188 110 71 77
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 186 139 72 144
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 183 172 73 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 181 132 74 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 177 135 R 75 57
KLOR-CON M20 171 117 76 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168 131 77 14
CARISOPRODOL 167 62 R 78 63
SUCRALFATE 164 153 79 192
NOVOLOG 161 110 80 135
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 107 81 164
LEVETIRACETAM 160 73 81 114
MECLIZINE HCL 159 137 83 96
GLIPIZIDE 157 114 84 71
SINGULAIR 153 93 85 85
EXELON 146 134 86 154
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 145 113 R 87 161
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 144 93 88 289
IBUPROFEN 142 62 89 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 98 89 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 53 91 100
FLUCONAZOLE 137 80 92 151
JANTOVEN 131 123 93 125
DEXILANT 127 90 94 147
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125 115 95 150
BYSTOLIC 124 85 96 79
ABILIFY 123 83 97 169
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 123 110 97 219
CEFUROXIME 123 110 97 177
METOLAZONE 122 107 100 170
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 122 97 100 126
ULORIC 121 100 102 315
HYDRALAZINE HCL 121 110 102 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 120 85 104 101
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 118 104 R 105 78
JANUVIA 118 115 105 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 118 85 105 102
PREMARIN 117 78 R 108 131
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 52 S2 109 182
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 115 110 110 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114 102 111 196
METRONIDAZOLE 113 83 112 278
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107 71 113 140
FINASTERIDE 107 106 113 156
LANSOPRAZOLE 106 86 115 167
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 66 116 98
OLANZAPINE 100 95 117 178
NAPROXEN 99 38 118 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 89 119 123
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 97 92 119 189
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 83 121 87
PREVACID 95 68 122 331
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 95 78 122 228
NITROSTAT 93 68 124 198
FENTANYL 91 43 S2 125 120
COMBIVENT 91 78 125 152
BACLOFEN 90 33 127 179
AGGRENOX 90 76 127 133
PHENYTOIN 90 70 127 282
VESICARE 89 77 130 190
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 62 130 124
ACTOS 89 76 130 119
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 31 S2 133 191
HALOPERIDOL 87 82 134 183
KLOR-CON M10 87 58 134 226
CELEBREX 86 39 136 105
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 85 61 137 277
LEXAPRO 85 70 137 197
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84 82 R 139 110
BUSPIRONE HCL 83 71 140 113
ONGLYZA 83 67 140 165
HUMALOG 82 62 142 214
VERAPAMIL ER 81 56 143 95
FENOFIBRATE 81 74 143 72
EXFORGE 80 53 145 121
OXCARBAZEPINE 80 63 145 338
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 57 147 49
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 54 147 236
GLYBURIDE 77 60 R 149 76
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76 75 150 201
SYNTHROID 76 67 150 43
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 65 150 60
EVISTA 75 68 153 106
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 74 153 54
OXYCODONE HCL 74 26 S2 155 184
LIPITOR 73 60 156 62
AZOR 72 64 157 246
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72 38 157 245
SEROQUEL 71 48 159 193
SAVELLA 70 58 160 315
NABUMETONE 70 55 160 159
AMIODARONE HCL 69 66 162 117
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 54 162 225
GLIPIZIDE ER 69 39 162 91
AMOXICILLIN 69 39 162 128
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 66 166 239
DILTIAZEM ER 66 61 167 138
MINOXIDIL 65 37 168 269
WELCHOL 65 53 168 195
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 63 168 153
KETOCONAZOLE 64 42 171 313
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64 31 171 168
TRICOR 63 43 173 108
BENICAR HCT 63 37 173 132
ENDOCET 63 42 S2 173 141
COLCRYS 63 50 173 103
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 35 S3 177 136
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 42 177 207
LABETALOL HCL 61 31 179 194
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 38 S2 180 136
NIASPAN 60 25 180 139
DOXEPIN HCL 59 27 182 229
MUPIROCIN 59 45 182 203
RAMIPRIL 57 42 184 84
VENTOLIN HFA 57 38 184 130
BENICAR 57 40 184 112
QUINAPRIL HCL 57 39 184 107
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 43 188 232
AMITIZA 56 51 188 244
CEFTRIAXONE 54 45 190 257
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 30 191 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 46 R 191 222
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 53 23 R 191 258
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52 39 194 308
LATANOPROST 52 52 194 231
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 22 194 204
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 50 197 384
NADOLOL 51 31 197 218
OXYCONTIN 50 25 S2 199 248
PROPAFENONE HCL 50 50 199 254
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 March 29, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.