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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,617Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 336

$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 336

284 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
21%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

86% of this provider’s 284 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 3,208 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,076 444 S3 1 2
TIZANIDINE HCL 464 76 2 83
OMEPRAZOLE 419 43 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 402 95 4 4
MELOXICAM 377 75 5 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 372 47 6 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358 87 7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 348 69 8 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 327 34 R 9 99
GABAPENTIN 314 68 10 11
NEXIUM 300 68 11 24
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284 101 12 1
LISINOPRIL 280 76 13 6
METFORMIN HCL 259 87 14 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238 71 15 7
SIMVASTATIN 236 61 16 5
TRICOR 190 51 17 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 25 18 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 181 36 19 81
PROAIR HFA 176 24 20 77
TRAZODONE HCL 174 60 21 46
METHOCARBAMOL 166 0 R 22 251
IBUPROFEN 162 17 23 118
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 159 20 24 35
RANITIDINE HCL 144 0 25 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138 19 R 26 65
BYSTOLIC 134 0 27 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 134 30 27 55
AMOXICILLIN 128 29 29 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 124 17 30 98
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 121 21 31 144
DIOVAN HCT 120 14 32 41
CLONIDINE HCL 119 20 33 32
AZITHROMYCIN 119 16 33 58
DEXILANT 113 22 35 147
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112 15 36 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 48 37 15
PREDNISONE 103 21 38 48
FLUCONAZOLE 97 18 39 151
LYRICA 95 13 40 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 91 11 41 166
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89 26 42 100
CLOPIDOGREL 84 18 43 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 13 44 107
PAROXETINE HCL 81 15 45 64
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81 31 45 14
LOVAZA 80 0 47 157
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 0 48 12
PLAVIX 75 0 49 37
CYMBALTA 74 33 50 52
QVAR 71 0 51 348
ACTOS 69 16 52 119
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 0 R 53 57
PREMARIN 63 41 R 54 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 0 55 22
NAPROXEN 60 0 56 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 0 56 82
VENTOLIN HFA 59 0 58 130
MECLIZINE HCL 59 0 58 96
CELEBREX 58 19 60 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 0 61 261
CARISOPRODOL 56 13 R 62 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 0 63 23
CARVEDILOL 53 16 64 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 0 64 164
SPIRIVA 53 27 64 88
NYSTATIN 52 16 67 212
ATENOLOL 52 11 67 26
DIGOXIN 51 0 69 50
VYTORIN 51 0 69 122
GLYBURIDE 51 0 R 69 76
TOPIRAMATE 50 0 72 202
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 9, 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.