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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 336

$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 336

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 662 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 12,102 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 987 879 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 775 561 S3 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 715 632 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 518 432 4 3
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399 343 5 45
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399 325 5 7
METFORMIN HCL 387 293 7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378 347 8 22
FUROSEMIDE 350 293 9 4
CARVEDILOL 336 303 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 225 11 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 186 12 17
MELOXICAM 221 205 13 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218 169 14 18
CLOPIDOGREL 183 171 15 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181 152 16 16
BENICAR 161 126 17 112
LISINOPRIL 158 109 18 6
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 156 144 19 35
GABAPENTIN 155 103 20 11
TRAMADOL HCL 154 111 21 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 152 134 22 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 125 23 14
ATENOLOL 140 122 24 26
PAROXETINE HCL 138 131 25 64
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 133 116 26 104
TRAZODONE HCL 125 112 27 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123 91 28 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 123 84 28 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122 121 30 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 113 31 38
SERTRALINE HCL 115 90 32 33
COLCRYS 113 111 33 103
CRESTOR 107 98 34 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 99 35 12
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104 69 36 168
PLAVIX 102 92 37 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 83 38 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 86 39 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92 73 39 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 77 39 23
NEXIUM 89 64 42 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 60 43 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 45 R 44 57
BENICAR HCT 76 64 45 132
CLONIDINE HCL 71 59 46 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 69 63 47 98
KLOR-CON 10 68 52 48 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 63 49 153
ALLOPURINOL 61 58 50 30
DIGOXIN 60 45 51 50
CYMBALTA 60 50 51 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 60 60 51 27
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 52 54 59
PEN NEEDLE 57 42 55 162
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 47 55 102
LANTUS 57 50 55 56
SPIRIVA 54 34 58 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 39 59 82
KLOR-CON M20 53 46 59 51
GLIPIZIDE 52 48 61 71
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 51 R 62 78
AZITHROMYCIN 50 37 63 58
LOVASTATIN 50 31 63 34
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.