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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 336

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 336

687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

33% of this provider’s 687 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 13,152 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,614 715 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,237 843 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 670 477 3 4
DIOVAN HCT 625 431 4 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558 421 5 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 541 273 6 12
SIMVASTATIN 492 342 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 458 269 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448 318 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 410 230 10 8
RANITIDINE HCL 345 197 11 36
LISINOPRIL 336 182 12 6
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 333 71 13 196
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307 184 14 7
METFORMIN HCL ER 289 165 15 61
CARVEDILOL 287 189 16 13
LIPITOR 282 206 17 62
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 148 18 45
KLOR-CON M20 251 196 19 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235 134 20 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 234 108 21 68
JANUVIA 230 137 22 67
NEXIUM 221 161 23 24
DIOVAN 217 162 24 31
ACTOS 217 129 24 119
RISPERIDONE 215 22 26 90
CLOPIDOGREL 211 155 27 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 211 66 27 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 120 29 23
IBUPROFEN 202 102 30 118
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195 61 31 94
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 192 11 R 32 161
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189 133 33 15
MELOXICAM 186 113 34 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 182 153 35 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178 111 36 18
CLONIDINE HCL 171 63 37 32
ALLOPURINOL 169 137 38 30
AZITHROMYCIN 162 76 39 58
PLAVIX 158 119 40 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 50 R 40 65
LEVETIRACETAM 135 20 42 114
GABAPENTIN 135 39 42 11
INDAPAMIDE 131 108 44 160
OLANZAPINE 131 52 44 178
HALOPERIDOL 126 42 46 183
TRAMADOL HCL 120 67 47 20
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 120 50 47 144
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 119 53 49 189
CRESTOR 119 86 49 25
PROAIR HFA 118 69 51 77
FAMOTIDINE 118 58 51 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 117 91 53 35
RAMIPRIL 114 73 54 84
AMOXICILLIN 113 62 55 128
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 91 55 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 58 57 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103 36 58 142
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 63 58 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 28 58 97
DIGOXIN 101 60 61 50
AMITIZA 100 42 62 244
DONEPEZIL HCL 95 82 63 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 33 R 63 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94 31 65 186
NAPROXEN 94 47 65 80
ATENOLOL 89 46 67 26
BENICAR HCT 87 43 68 132
VALPROIC ACID 86 0 69 276
WARFARIN SODIUM 86 64 69 17
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82 49 R 71 298
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 17 72 81
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 80 63 73 338
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 31 74 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 67 75 53
CHLORTHALIDONE 78 69 75 111
BENICAR 78 51 75 112
SEROQUEL 78 26 75 193
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 38 79 163
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 74 74 R 80 272
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 45 80 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 52 80 59
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 26 R 83 78
KLOR-CON 68 41 10 84 353
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 67 47 85 320
LITHIUM CARBONATE 67 0 85 290
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 34 87 87
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 24 88 146
VERAPAMIL ER 63 39 88 95
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62 46 90 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62 54 90 22
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 39 90 91
DETROL LA 60 55 93 175
ZETIA 59 32 94 74
AGGRENOX 59 59 94 133
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 59 0 94 362
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 30 97 54
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 0 97 251
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 46 99 86
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 54 S3 99 136
SERTRALINE HCL 57 13 99 33
LOVASTATIN 56 30 102 34
PREDNISONE 56 29 102 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 35 104 82
MUPIROCIN 54 23 105 203
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 42 106 295
AZOR 53 32 106 246
GLYBURIDE 50 16 R 108 76
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 Aug. 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.