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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 336

$693K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 336

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 485 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 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 8,934 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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.

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
SIMVASTATIN 561 414 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 501 368 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447 340 3 1
LISINOPRIL 401 233 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 392 223 S3 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375 358 6 7
CARVEDILOL 373 264 7 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 288 191 8 21
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 251 183 9 60
DIOVAN 225 172 10 31
TRAMADOL HCL 220 150 11 20
CYMBALTA 196 93 12 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196 164 12 15
CLONIDINE HCL 173 124 14 32
FUROSEMIDE 171 120 15 4
NAMENDA 168 158 16 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164 100 17 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 140 17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 146 19 27
ALLOPURINOL 133 119 20 30
GABAPENTIN 132 85 21 11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125 83 22 92
FAMOTIDINE 121 108 23 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 86 24 22
AZITHROMYCIN 110 72 25 58
DIGOXIN 106 97 26 50
CHLORTHALIDONE 98 93 27 111
TRAZODONE HCL 97 55 28 46
METFORMIN HCL 96 61 29 8
NOVOLOG 95 81 30 135
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 66 31 35
GLIMEPIRIDE 86 82 32 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 53 33 10
PLAVIX 83 65 33 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 76 35 38
SPIRIVA 80 59 36 88
SERTRALINE HCL 78 70 37 33
CLOPIDOGREL 78 66 37 28
MIRTAZAPINE 77 54 39 66
LACTULOSE 77 67 39 143
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 55 39 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77 49 39 18
DIPYRIDAMOLE 76 66 R 43 308
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 47 44 86
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71 57 45 16
ABILIFY 69 39 46 169
NEXIUM 66 38 47 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 46 48 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61 33 49 49
CARISOPRODOL 60 0 R 50 63
PAROXETINE HCL 60 59 50 64
FENOFIBRATE 59 43 52 72
LEVEMIR 59 39 52 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 44 54 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 55 54 14
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 33 56 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 53 57 42
LOVASTATIN 53 34 58 34
SINGULAIR 53 35 58 85
NITROFURANTOIN 52 43 60 210
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 45 60 53
EXFORGE 52 47 60 121
ATENOLOL 52 39 60 26
CILOSTAZOL 51 33 64 158
SYMBICORT 51 37 64 155
ENDOCET 51 0 S2 64 141
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 13, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.