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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 336

$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 336

828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 828 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 828 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 25,003 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,529 1,219 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,199 711 S3 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,108 844 3 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,095 855 4 9
OMEPRAZOLE 1,055 830 5 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,006 833 6 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 921 728 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 855 538 8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 669 518 9 22
DIOVAN 532 450 10 31
LISINOPRIL 507 407 11 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481 325 12 14
ATENOLOL 457 404 13 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 452 370 14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 428 329 15 36
CARVEDILOL 401 257 16 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366 298 17 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 359 325 18 38
CLOPIDOGREL 314 234 19 28
NEXIUM 308 200 20 24
GABAPENTIN 299 202 21 11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 294 252 22 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 191 23 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266 192 24 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 262 177 25 29
TRAMADOL HCL 260 182 26 20
NAMENDA 247 244 27 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244 214 28 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 165 29 21
DIGOXIN 238 164 30 50
MELOXICAM 238 202 30 19
ALLOPURINOL 231 173 32 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 195 32 16
SYNTHROID 230 218 34 43
PLAVIX 222 175 35 37
CILOSTAZOL 208 148 36 158
ZETIA 203 137 37 74
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 201 140 38 35
LANTUS 200 129 39 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 193 126 40 93
DIOVAN HCT 193 125 40 41
PREDNISONE 188 148 42 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178 149 43 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 174 123 44 92
VERAPAMIL ER 173 143 45 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 171 146 46 94
CRESTOR 168 136 47 25
CYMBALTA 168 107 47 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 161 49 27
KLOR-CON 10 164 140 50 75
LYRICA 164 101 50 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 161 127 R 52 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 161 72 52 97
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 101 54 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159 148 54 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158 132 56 47
MIRTAZAPINE 153 140 57 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 153 121 57 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 151 84 59 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 149 94 60 53
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 140 130 R 61 78
FAMOTIDINE 133 100 62 73
MECLIZINE HCL 127 102 63 96
SERTRALINE HCL 125 82 64 33
LOVASTATIN 123 98 65 34
AGGRENOX 122 105 66 133
KLOR-CON M20 119 81 67 51
LIPITOR 111 76 68 62
FENOFIBRATE 110 93 69 72
HUMALOG 110 66 69 214
PAROXETINE HCL 109 70 71 64
NAPROXEN 107 85 72 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 59 73 42
EXELON 100 100 74 154
COLCRYS 100 69 74 103
AMIODARONE HCL 99 93 76 117
NIFEDIPINE ER 98 74 77 87
AZITHROMYCIN 97 61 78 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 97 54 78 144
RAMIPRIL 96 63 80 84
NOVOLOG 96 40 80 135
FENTANYL 95 42 S2 82 120
BUSPIRONE HCL 93 88 83 113
EVISTA 92 89 84 106
TRICOR 92 59 84 108
CLONIDINE HCL 92 50 84 32
LEVETIRACETAM 91 33 87 114
VESICARE 90 87 88 190
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 70 88 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 80 90 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 43 R 91 222
AVODART 88 88 91 188
LEVEMIR 87 57 93 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 28 94 124
BUPROPION HCL SR 85 55 94 199
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 14 96 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 48 97 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 72 R 97 110
NABUMETONE 80 61 99 159
NIASPAN 77 42 100 139
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 60 100 100
SULINDAC 75 46 102 262
OLANZAPINE 75 55 102 178
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 56 104 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 19 R 105 65
PREMARIN 69 53 R 105 131
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 69 105 54
CIMETIDINE 68 48 108 280
PRIMIDONE 66 66 109 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 44 109 89
SYMBICORT 65 40 111 155
TRAZODONE HCL 65 33 111 46
CELEBREX 65 59 111 105
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 58 114 150
LEXAPRO 64 62 114 197
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 63 32 116 172
NITROSTAT 62 21 117 198
SEROQUEL 62 54 117 193
LATANOPROST 62 46 117 231
PROAIR HFA 62 17 117 77
ABILIFY 62 39 117 169
SINGULAIR 61 44 122 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59 59 123 168
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 25 R 124 99
INVANZ 57 25 125 368
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57 52 125 176
RISPERIDONE 57 51 125 90
CARISOPRODOL 56 16 R 128 63
MUPIROCIN 56 43 128 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55 42 130 153
TORSEMIDE 55 41 130 127
FLUCONAZOLE 54 42 132 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 53 49 133 377
HALOPERIDOL 51 50 134 183
GLYBURIDE 50 43 R 135 76
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.