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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 336

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 336

814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

1% of this provider’s 814 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 814 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 14,491 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

38% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,112 836 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 683 547 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 507 396 3 10
CARVEDILOL 488 367 4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469 348 5 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456 313 S3 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 413 319 7 3
TRAMADOL HCL 378 268 8 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356 295 9 12
MELOXICAM 339 249 10 19
CRESTOR 337 265 11 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292 242 12 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 289 260 13 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 282 263 14 7
JANUVIA 277 209 15 67
ALLOPURINOL 272 208 16 30
METFORMIN HCL 264 172 17 8
DIOVAN HCT 254 200 18 41
DEXILANT 234 138 19 147
EXFORGE HCT 232 143 10 20 215
SYNTHROID 232 231 20 43
DIOVAN 231 196 22 31
GABAPENTIN 219 159 23 11
RANITIDINE HCL 217 169 24 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 216 155 25 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210 193 26 9
PLAVIX 196 165 27 37
LIPITOR 195 119 28 62
NEXIUM 192 116 29 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 142 29 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 184 137 31 42
ONGLYZA 183 104 32 165
NAPROXEN 179 112 33 80
EXFORGE 176 148 34 121
CLOPIDOGREL 175 148 35 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 168 136 36 68
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 149 37 17
LISINOPRIL 163 105 38 6
AZITHROMYCIN 154 104 39 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 134 40 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 57 R 41 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130 128 42 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 43 27
IBUPROFEN 124 91 44 118
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 106 45 38
BENICAR HCT 112 66 46 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 110 41 47 97
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 91 47 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 73 49 23
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 107 80 R 50 78
PROAIR HFA 106 67 51 77
ATENOLOL 105 85 52 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96 75 S3 53 136
BENICAR 95 87 54 112
BACLOFEN 92 60 55 179
NAMENDA 91 91 56 39
JANUMET 85 60 57 134
BYSTOLIC 84 60 58 79
CLONIDINE HCL 83 47 59 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 67 60 69
COUMADIN 78 69 61 266
LANTUS 78 57 61 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 65 63 44
GLYBURIDE 74 54 R 64 76
CYMBALTA 74 56 64 52
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 73 36 66 172
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 63 67 55
LOVASTATIN 70 38 68 34
COLCRYS 69 44 69 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 48 70 47
LEVEMIR 65 47 70 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63 38 72 49
EXELON 63 63 72 154
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 33 74 124
SPIRIVA 62 43 74 88
MECLIZINE HCL 61 47 76 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 61 33 76 35
CELEBREX 59 51 78 105
SERTRALINE HCL 59 33 78 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 41 R 80 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 55 80 98
FLUOCINONIDE 53 34 82 377
OLANZAPINE 53 48 82 178
LYRICA 53 44 82 70
CARBAMAZEPINE 52 12 85 251
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 23 85 82
COREG CR 52 40 85 240
SINGULAIR 51 31 88 85
LEXAPRO 50 44 89 197
SIMVASTATIN 50 41 89 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 50 27 89 21
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. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.