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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 336

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 336

895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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

6% of this provider’s 895 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 895 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 25,075 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,624 892 S3 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,137 911 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,064 842 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,064 900 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,009 808 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 974 673 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 892 683 7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 722 586 8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665 516 9 14
LISINOPRIL 661 507 10 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 571 371 11 18
GABAPENTIN 563 408 12 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 550 463 13 15
CARVEDILOL 513 419 14 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 491 431 15 22
MELOXICAM 480 328 16 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 478 354 17 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 475 385 18 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469 430 19 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 452 290 20 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 377 267 21 35
ATENOLOL 355 294 22 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 338 334 23 27
NEXIUM 320 248 24 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 147 25 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305 250 26 16
ALLOPURINOL 303 213 27 30
METFORMIN HCL 287 195 28 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280 223 29 12
CLOPIDOGREL 276 230 30 28
ESTRADIOL 276 201 R 30 129
METFORMIN HCL ER 266 133 32 61
CRESTOR 259 170 33 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 249 113 34 49
TRAMADOL HCL 249 192 34 20
JANUVIA 231 180 36 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229 205 37 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 222 181 38 87
TRAZODONE HCL 218 127 39 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 212 158 40 55
PLAVIX 211 186 41 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 198 61 S2 42 136
SYNTHROID 196 156 43 43
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 182 102 R 44 78
LOVASTATIN 182 148 44 34
CARISOPRODOL 166 68 R 46 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 87 47 40
DIGOXIN 163 131 48 50
SERTRALINE HCL 160 97 49 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 155 122 50 42
LANTUS 154 106 51 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 152 105 52 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 152 114 52 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 135 54 38
LYRICA 146 74 55 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 145 116 56 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 144 81 57 81
KLOR-CON M20 143 125 58 51
PROAIR HFA 143 69 58 77
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 142 118 60 200
RAMIPRIL 142 129 60 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 141 76 62 145
PREDNISONE 138 91 63 48
KLOR-CON 10 137 125 64 75
PRADAXA 136 134 65 238
NAMENDA 136 136 65 39
RANITIDINE HCL 133 112 67 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 132 94 68 102
LIPITOR 128 110 69 62
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 124 98 70 104
GLIPIZIDE XL 121 63 71 174
DIOVAN HCT 120 92 72 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 120 70 72 83
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118 101 74 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 58 R 75 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 93 76 54
FENOFIBRATE 112 71 77 72
NITROSTAT 112 79 77 198
LEVOXYL 109 109 79 180
VERAPAMIL ER 105 69 80 95
NABUMETONE 103 60 81 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103 68 81 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 68 R 83 57
AMIODARONE HCL 101 100 84 117
CELEBREX 101 79 84 105
LANSOPRAZOLE 94 63 86 167
DIOVAN 93 52 87 31
MECLIZINE HCL 93 76 87 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 51 87 100
CYMBALTA 92 36 90 52
BENICAR HCT 92 88 90 132
LEVEMIR 91 81 92 149
NIFEDICAL XL 87 82 93 205
METHOCARBAMOL 87 36 R 93 251
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84 55 95 146
CLONIDINE HCL 83 49 96 32
SPIRIVA 82 35 97 88
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81 46 98 124
ZETIA 80 58 99 74
CEFUROXIME 78 56 100 177
HALOPERIDOL 74 53 101 183
PAROXETINE HCL 74 67 101 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 73 54 103 123
COMBIVENT 72 54 104 152
QUINAPRIL HCL 71 51 105 107
BENICAR 71 43 105 112
DETROL LA 71 60 105 175
CEPHALEXIN 71 66 105 109
NAPROXEN 70 45 109 80
COLCRYS 69 30 110 103
GLIPIZIDE 68 50 111 71
VYTORIN 67 55 112 122
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 54 112 91
FENTANYL 65 55 S2 114 120
SYMBICORT 65 34 114 155
GLYBURIDE 64 31 R 116 76
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 64 37 116 172
TRICOR 64 39 116 108
VENTOLIN HFA 63 47 119 130
OXYCONTIN 63 12 S2 119 248
PROPRANOLOL HCL 62 38 121 101
LEXAPRO 62 49 121 197
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 45 121 97
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 56 124 148
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 11 S2 124 182
HUMULIN 70-30 60 32 126 173
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 40 126 163
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 60 57 R 126 272
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 40 R 126 65
SINGULAIR 59 36 130 85
AGGRENOX 57 41 131 133
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 48 132 126
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 33 132 325
INDOMETHACIN 51 44 R 134 233
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 36 134 53
BYSTOLIC 51 41 134 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 48 134 92
CHLORTHALIDONE 50 34 138 111
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 Feb. 13, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.