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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 336

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 336

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

5% of this provider’s 762 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 14,486 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,014 783 1 1
QUINAPRIL HCL 656 461 10 2 107
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 624 462 3 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 518 428 4 15
METFORMIN HCL 514 349 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494 430 6 7
GABAPENTIN 422 288 7 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405 343 8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386 326 9 9
LISINOPRIL 376 297 10 6
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 353 0 R 11 161
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334 303 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 333 255 13 3
MELOXICAM 332 288 14 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328 249 15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 188 16 21
SIMVASTATIN 322 278 17 5
CARVEDILOL 311 254 18 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 208 19 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 282 262 20 17
RISPERIDONE 280 27 21 90
GLIPIZIDE ER 277 199 22 91
ABILIFY 268 0 23 169
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 263 221 24 40
TORSEMIDE 251 237 25 127
FUROSEMIDE 227 197 26 4
SERTRALINE HCL 217 83 27 33
CLONIDINE HCL 206 163 28 32
NEXIUM 190 153 29 24
MIRTAZAPINE 184 24 30 66
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 181 112 R 31 78
OLANZAPINE 173 0 32 178
ALLOPURINOL 172 162 33 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 170 158 34 87
ATENOLOL 169 152 35 26
TRAZODONE HCL 168 40 36 46
SYNTHROID 165 154 37 43
CLOPIDOGREL 158 135 38 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 148 35 39 81
CYMBALTA 140 74 40 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 45 41 100
HALOPERIDOL 131 0 42 183
BUMETANIDE 122 106 43 116
KLOR-CON M20 121 109 44 51
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 102 45 164
PLAVIX 112 96 46 37
CRESTOR 109 84 47 25
PAROXETINE HCL 108 63 48 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 66 49 94
LUNESTA 105 65 50 255
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 103 0 51 142
TOPIRAMATE 103 0 51 202
LANTUS 103 67 51 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 103 51 22
PREDNISONE 98 93 55 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 94 56 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 79 57 60
RANITIDINE HCL 95 81 58 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 56 58 69
DIGOXIN 95 95 58 50
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 94 32 R 61 227
DOXEPIN HCL 94 47 61 229
DIOVAN 93 69 63 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 56 64 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 82 65 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 81 65 38
ZETIA 83 72 67 74
JANUVIA 80 64 68 67
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 77 0 69 300
BUPROPION HCL SR 76 30 70 199
DIOVAN HCT 71 65 71 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 57 72 23
CLOZAPINE 67 0 73 355
COMBIVENT 66 62 74 152
TRAMADOL HCL 66 63 74 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 50 74 42
ACTOS 65 51 77 119
VYTORIN 64 53 78 122
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 62 S3 79 2
LIPITOR 61 40 80 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61 0 80 196
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 45 82 101
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 57 0 83 368
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 39 83 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 52 83 68
SPIRIVA 57 53 83 88
VERAPAMIL ER 55 42 87 95
EVISTA 54 54 88 106
FINASTERIDE 54 54 88 156
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 43 90 92
VERAPAMIL ER PM 53 42 90 377
PROAIR HFA 52 38 92 77
NIASPAN 51 29 93 139
SEROQUEL 50 22 94 193
INDAPAMIDE 50 37 94 160
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 50 94 44
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 April 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.