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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 336

$761K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 336

541 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

2% of this provider’s 541 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 541 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 8,472 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

$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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565 329 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 520 369 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406 170 S3 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 317 201 4 3
CARVEDILOL 310 191 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283 172 6 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 153 7 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 248 122 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 158 9 9
LISINOPRIL 237 132 10 6
NAMENDA 212 210 11 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 211 119 12 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 115 13 17
GABAPENTIN 204 116 14 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 201 123 15 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 71 16 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 183 163 17 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 104 18 21
SIMVASTATIN 163 117 19 5
SERTRALINE HCL 163 110 19 33
LANTUS 159 93 21 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147 97 22 15
TRAZODONE HCL 143 55 23 46
METFORMIN HCL 132 77 24 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 100 25 40
LACTULOSE 128 104 26 143
CLONIDINE HCL 125 43 27 32
EXELON 113 113 28 154
KLOR-CON 8 112 70 29 237
HYDRALAZINE HCL 105 58 30 53
ALLOPURINOL 101 79 31 30
NEXIUM 96 32 32 24
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93 73 33 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 67 34 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 44 35 12
BACLOFEN 90 37 36 179
SINGULAIR 85 59 37 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 71 38 38
LEVETIRACETAM 82 54 39 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 52 40 68
AZITHROMYCIN 79 49 41 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 43 42 55
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 44 43 89
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 54 44 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 26 45 81
COMBIVENT 70 51 46 152
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 69 49 R 47 161
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69 44 47 69
LIDODERM 68 44 49 256
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 68 45 49 16
DIOVAN 67 45 51 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 59 51 42
JANTOVEN 65 56 53 125
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 59 53 94
SANTYL 65 24 53 281
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 42 53 82
DIGOXIN 65 65 53 50
PROAIR HFA 64 35 58 77
OLANZAPINE 64 31 58 178
RISPERIDONE 64 41 58 90
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61 45 S3 61 136
VENTOLIN HFA 61 37 61 130
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 31 61 163
CILOSTAZOL 59 50 64 158
PREDNISONE 59 38 64 48
NOVOLIN R 58 37 66 181
CYMBALTA 58 17 66 52
ATENOLOL 56 37 68 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 44 69 44
SYMBICORT 54 31 70 155
TOPIRAMATE 53 27 71 202
CRESTOR 52 33 72 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 29 R 72 99
CLOPIDOGREL 52 26 72 28
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 May 16, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.