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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 336

$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 336

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

3% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 917 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 21,367 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 697 480 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 654 589 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 611 536 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544 457 4 1
LISINOPRIL 543 454 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 535 463 6 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 534 503 7 27
OMEPRAZOLE 506 370 8 3
METFORMIN HCL 425 335 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 424 379 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 420 370 11 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 407 338 12 21
NAMENDA 391 380 13 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356 305 14 15
MELOXICAM 349 289 15 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 349 286 15 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 284 17 9
GABAPENTIN 326 242 18 11
SERTRALINE HCL 268 189 19 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260 237 20 94
NEXIUM 248 195 21 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 244 224 22 44
BENAZEPRIL HCL 243 217 23 59
TRAZODONE HCL 237 182 24 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228 186 25 10
TRAMADOL HCL 227 177 26 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225 207 27 40
DIOVAN 215 159 28 31
CYMBALTA 214 157 29 52
CARVEDILOL 208 157 30 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 160 31 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 203 178 32 69
DIGOXIN 196 192 33 50
RISPERIDONE 195 127 34 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 173 35 18
ALLOPURINOL 186 131 36 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 185 155 37 82
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 173 146 38 92
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 123 39 12
EXELON 165 165 40 154
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 157 118 41 104
AZITHROMYCIN 155 138 42 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 131 43 38
CRESTOR 153 115 43 25
ATENOLOL 151 102 45 26
MIRTAZAPINE 151 139 45 66
CLOPIDOGREL 144 133 47 28
LANTUS 142 95 48 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 124 49 100
CLONIDINE HCL 137 107 50 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 135 122 51 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 134 116 52 150
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 130 116 53 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 127 82 54 61
VERAPAMIL ER 126 121 55 95
LYRICA 122 98 56 70
SYNTHROID 120 99 57 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 93 58 47
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 118 100 58 144
BUSPIRONE HCL 115 97 60 113
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 63 60 23
PREDNISONE 112 86 62 48
AMIODARONE HCL 112 101 62 117
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 107 102 64 232
LOVASTATIN 106 102 65 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 106 103 65 42
FLUCONAZOLE 103 74 67 151
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 89 67 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101 55 69 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 101 46 69 142
JANUMET 97 86 71 134
CELEBREX 97 78 71 105
PLAVIX 96 78 73 37
RANITIDINE HCL 94 65 74 36
JANUVIA 90 80 75 67
AGGRENOX 89 84 76 133
PAROXETINE HCL 86 71 77 64
SPIRIVA 86 71 77 88
MUPIROCIN 86 74 77 203
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86 38 R 77 65
HYDROXYZINE HCL 82 74 R 81 222
NYSTATIN 81 62 82 212
QUINAPRIL HCL 80 69 83 107
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 80 83 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 80 76 83 98
BUPROPION HCL SR 76 61 86 199
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 61 86 219
OLANZAPINE 75 66 88 178
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 54 R 88 99
SEROQUEL 74 68 90 193
RAMIPRIL 73 73 91 84
DETROL LA 71 54 92 175
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 57 92 81
FENTANYL 70 54 S2 94 120
VYTORIN 68 57 95 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 62 96 126
SEROQUEL XR 66 57 97 320
GLYBURIDE 66 59 R 97 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 46 99 60
COMBIVENT 63 46 99 152
BUMETANIDE 63 47 99 116
NOVOLIN R 63 52 99 181
FAMOTIDINE 63 44 99 73
PROAIR HFA 62 57 104 77
NAPROXEN 62 49 104 80
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 53 106 166
BACLOFEN 59 20 107 179
TRICOR 59 36 107 108
EXFORGE 59 55 107 121
PREMARIN 59 57 R 107 131
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 47 111 123
DIOVAN HCT 57 44 112 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 52 113 54
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 56 R 113 78
ACTOPLUS MET 56 54 113 275
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 35 113 196
GLIPIZIDE 55 48 117 71
BYSTOLIC 55 55 117 79
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 55 51 117 235
METRONIDAZOLE 53 43 120 278
ENABLEX 53 53 120 293
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52 49 122 204
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 43 122 93
ACTOS 52 42 122 119
FINASTERIDE 52 47 122 156
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 41 126 153
METHOCARBAMOL 50 33 R 126 251
NITROFURANTOIN 50 43 126 210
LEVETIRACETAM 50 31 126 114
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. 7, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.