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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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51,646Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 336

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 336

1,373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

9% of this provider’s 1,373 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 1,373 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 38,298 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,366 1,507 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 2,023 1,653 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,912 1,575 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,613 1,244 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,460 1,111 5 3
LISINOPRIL 1,237 836 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,164 823 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,161 949 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 982 782 9 16
MELOXICAM 963 840 10 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 938 702 11 9
GABAPENTIN 901 651 12 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 853 579 10 13 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 718 549 14 17
CLONIDINE HCL 698 543 15 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 602 423 16 18
NAPROXEN 602 390 10 16 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 576 389 18 55
CARVEDILOL 558 438 19 13
LOVASTATIN 545 457 20 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 536 368 21 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 522 410 22 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 461 390 23 21
CEPHALEXIN 456 306 24 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 433 406 25 47
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 427 317 26 35
RANITIDINE HCL 424 336 27 36
PAROXETINE HCL 420 323 28 64
GLIMEPIRIDE 415 304 29 29
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 404 369 30 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 403 399 31 27
KLOR-CON M20 397 312 32 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 395 354 33 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 306 34 15
ALLOPURINOL 374 319 35 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 358 215 36 83
CLOPIDOGREL 348 281 37 28
PROAIR HFA 341 207 38 77
TRAMADOL HCL 336 204 39 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333 227 40 40
ATENOLOL 306 251 41 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 297 270 42 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 220 43 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 284 234 44 44
NEXIUM 281 195 45 24
PLAVIX 275 214 46 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 266 155 47 82
SERTRALINE HCL 262 184 48 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 188 49 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 256 180 R 50 57
JANUVIA 249 169 51 67
DIGOXIN 235 171 52 50
LANTUS 220 176 53 56
VENTOLIN HFA 220 158 53 130
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 167 55 22
GLIPIZIDE 210 182 56 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 205 138 57 102
METHIMAZOLE 201 151 58 288
LEVETIRACETAM 196 99 59 114
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 195 86 R 60 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 194 146 61 123
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 193 123 62 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 192 117 63 94
DIOVAN HCT 192 152 63 41
TRAZODONE HCL 191 112 65 46
NOVOLIN 70-30 183 92 66 163
CRESTOR 180 127 67 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 175 129 68 61
FENOFIBRATE 170 94 69 72
LABETALOL HCL 170 124 69 194
DIOVAN 169 122 71 31
NAMENDA 164 164 72 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 160 100 73 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155 80 R 74 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 155 130 74 153
RAMIPRIL 155 102 74 84
SPIRIVA 154 134 77 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 153 49 78 97
FAMOTIDINE 153 130 78 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 153 123 78 91
KLOR-CON 10 152 135 81 75
DICYCLOMINE HCL 151 96 82 217
SYMBICORT 148 90 83 155
LYRICA 148 116 83 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 145 57 S2 85 136
HUMULIN 70-30 145 127 85 173
SINGULAIR 140 94 87 85
GLYBURIDE 138 117 R 88 76
HYDROCORTISONE 135 85 89 310
NIFEDIAC CC 129 111 90 247
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 128 70 91 186
TRICOR 123 52 92 108
MECLIZINE HCL 122 100 93 96
FENTANYL 121 88 S2 94 120
LOVAZA 119 70 95 157
PREDNISONE 119 89 95 48
RISPERIDONE 119 87 95 90
QUINAPRIL HCL 118 78 98 107
AMIODARONE HCL 116 93 99 117
MIRTAZAPINE 116 95 99 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 82 S2 101 191
IBUPROFEN 114 79 102 118
NIFEDIPINE ER 114 103 102 87
ZETIA 114 104 102 74
CYMBALTA 110 59 105 52
AZITHROMYCIN 109 67 106 58
NITROSTAT 108 76 107 198
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 58 R 108 222
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 104 82 109 223
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 103 88 R 110 78
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 96 110 68
NOVOLIN R 102 81 112 181
KLOR-CON M10 102 102 112 226
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101 65 114 92
FLUCONAZOLE 100 54 115 151
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 99 59 116 144
GENERLAC 98 78 117 270
PREMARIN 96 71 R 118 131
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 81 119 150
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 93 57 119 264
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 85 121 45
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 87 121 207
VESICARE 89 76 121 190
AVODART 89 78 121 188
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 72 125 86
ABILIFY 88 52 125 169
INDOMETHACIN 87 56 R 127 233
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 63 127 89
VERAPAMIL ER 86 60 129 95
ACTONEL 86 73 129 287
FINASTERIDE 85 68 131 156
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85 78 131 60
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 84 41 133 308
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 27 134 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82 76 R 134 110
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 82 61 134 265
MIDODRINE HCL 81 68 137 279
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 61 138 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 54 139 140
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79 45 139 69
VYTORIN 79 71 139 122
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 63 139 167
BACLOFEN 78 37 143 179
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 44 144 81
AGGRENOX 76 58 145 133
CELEBREX 76 37 145 105
PEN NEEDLE 75 37 147 162
CALCITRIOL 74 74 148 343
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 74 60 148 200
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 72 50 150 189
LACTULOSE 72 43 150 143
COMBIVENT 70 31 152 152
BUMETANIDE 70 67 152 116
CILOSTAZOL 69 63 154 158
ACTOS 68 60 155 119
GEMFIBROZIL 67 40 156 115
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67 51 156 168
METOLAZONE 67 55 156 170
VALPROIC ACID 66 46 159 276
NOVOLOG 65 42 160 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 19 161 196
GLUCAGEN 64 56 161 304
DILTIAZEM ER 64 51 161 138
NYSTATIN 63 49 164 212
NITROFURANTOIN 62 54 165 210
ATELVIA 62 58 165 359
SEROQUEL 61 47 167 193
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 51 168 101
SUCRALFATE 59 44 169 192
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59 39 169 224
MINOXIDIL 59 41 169 269
CARISOPRODOL 59 28 R 169 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 31 173 225
NABUMETONE 54 38 174 159
COLCRYS 54 51 174 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 53 174 166
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 48 177 113
HUMULIN R 50 46 178 230
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 Nov. 15, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.