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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 336

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 336

834 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

5% of this provider’s 834 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 834 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 22,368 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,000 948 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 702 648 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 699 539 S3 3 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 698 553 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 669 602 5 4
LISINOPRIL 646 532 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 572 496 7 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 563 517 8 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 541 478 9 7
GABAPENTIN 486 431 10 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457 399 11 9
SIMVASTATIN 448 406 12 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 444 378 13 15
CRESTOR 426 399 14 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 376 318 15 21
SYNTHROID 369 323 16 43
MELOXICAM 354 311 17 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346 310 18 22
CARVEDILOL 341 306 19 13
TRAMADOL HCL 339 292 20 20
ATENOLOL 311 260 21 26
CLOPIDOGREL 310 286 22 28
FENOFIBRATE 304 273 23 72
NEXIUM 289 221 24 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 281 281 25 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 268 232 26 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 238 27 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 217 28 12
METFORMIN HCL 234 191 29 8
ALLOPURINOL 226 207 30 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224 215 31 16
DIOVAN 219 205 32 31
PLAVIX 213 198 33 37
LOVASTATIN 208 192 34 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 192 35 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 148 36 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 178 116 37 100
TRAZODONE HCL 178 154 37 46
SERTRALINE HCL 175 144 39 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 169 131 40 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 166 144 41 47
DIOVAN HCT 165 143 42 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 159 139 43 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 141 R 44 57
NAMENDA 151 151 45 39
CYMBALTA 143 117 46 52
LYRICA 140 115 47 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 111 48 69
LANTUS 139 130 48 56
RAMIPRIL 138 125 50 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 128 50 23
PREDNISONE 134 127 52 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128 106 53 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 113 54 55
PAROXETINE HCL 125 94 55 64
ZETIA 123 106 56 74
CELEBREX 115 108 57 105
RANITIDINE HCL 115 109 57 36
BYSTOLIC 108 99 59 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 105 95 60 126
TRICOR 105 77 60 108
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 77 62 144
FAMOTIDINE 103 103 62 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98 98 64 60
AMIODARONE HCL 96 64 65 117
NADOLOL 91 78 66 218
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 82 67 42
KLOR-CON M20 89 64 68 51
MIRTAZAPINE 88 83 69 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 67 R 69 65
FELODIPINE ER 85 82 71 171
DIGOXIN 85 84 71 50
VERAPAMIL ER 85 50 71 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 39 S2 74 136
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 51 75 204
BENICAR HCT 80 60 76 132
KLOR-CON 10 79 74 77 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 78 71 78 61
CLONIDINE HCL 78 47 78 32
METHOTREXATE 75 64 80 187
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 40 81 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 61 82 59
DEXILANT 71 70 83 147
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71 61 83 277
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 69 83 81
MICARDIS 69 67 86 317
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 46 87 97
EVISTA 68 68 87 106
RISPERIDONE 68 44 87 90
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 57 90 68
ESTRADIOL 62 55 R 91 129
CARISOPRODOL 61 20 R 92 63
TORSEMIDE 61 58 92 127
LEVOXYL 59 59 94 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 52 94 94
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 57 96 113
PRADAXA 58 58 96 238
LEXAPRO 55 49 98 197
BENICAR 55 44 98 112
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 48 98 146
LEVEMIR 54 43 101 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 54 50 101 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 47 103 54
VYTORIN 52 43 104 122
AZITHROMYCIN 51 39 105 58
LOVAZA 51 30 105 157
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 40 107 49
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 50 R 107 110
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.