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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 336

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 336

635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

8% of this provider’s 635 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 635 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 9,983 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

$66 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,604 768 S3 1 2
GABAPENTIN 567 293 2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 567 341 2 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 407 191 4 18
FUROSEMIDE 397 245 5 4
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 375 134 6 176
SIMVASTATIN 312 173 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306 183 8 1
METHOTREXATE 300 182 9 187
LISINOPRIL 285 153 10 6
PREDNISONE 271 167 11 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265 200 12 9
RANITIDINE HCL 254 206 13 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249 189 14 7
ENDOCET 248 64 S2 15 141
CITALOPRAM HBR 231 156 16 21
METFORMIN HCL 222 119 17 8
TIZANIDINE HCL 216 102 18 83
CARVEDILOL 212 117 19 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 211 199 20 27
MELOXICAM 183 71 21 19
CYMBALTA 182 76 22 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176 110 23 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 135 24 17
ATENOLOL 149 76 25 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 149 87 25 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144 96 27 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 139 35 R 28 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 84 29 49
CLOPIDOGREL 135 111 30 28
LYRICA 134 30 31 70
TRAZODONE HCL 134 50 31 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 89 33 23
SERTRALINE HCL 129 68 34 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 99 35 16
FAMOTIDINE 126 74 36 73
NEXIUM 125 40 37 24
TRAMADOL HCL 122 92 38 20
CLONIDINE HCL 117 56 39 32
LEFLUNOMIDE 112 73 40 325
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 78 41 12
ENBREL 110 42 42 297
LOVASTATIN 109 91 43 34
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 86 44 68
DIOVAN HCT 108 90 44 41
CARISOPRODOL 104 24 R 46 63
FENOFIBRATE 103 37 47 72
KLOR-CON M20 99 72 48 51
AZITHROMYCIN 93 52 49 58
CEFUROXIME 88 53 50 177
SYNTHROID 87 64 51 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 85 61 52 14
PLAVIX 84 68 53 37
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 67 54 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81 49 55 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 64 55 38
ALLOPURINOL 80 46 57 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78 40 R 58 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 44 59 35
NAMENDA 74 74 60 39
VOLTAREN 74 41 60 234
TOPIRAMATE 71 44 62 202
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 39 63 93
RAMIPRIL 69 69 63 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 43 63 29
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68 16 66 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 37 67 100
PROAIR HFA 66 44 68 77
PAROXETINE HCL 62 36 69 64
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 27 69 167
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 0 S2 69 136
GUANFACINE HCL 61 42 R 72 206
MIRTAZAPINE 61 55 72 66
NABUMETONE 60 13 74 159
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 51 75 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 36 76 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 18 R 76 99
NAPROXEN 58 28 76 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 57 22 79 61
LEVEMIR 57 42 79 149
DOXEPIN HCL 55 17 81 229
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 48 82 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 34 83 55
RISPERIDONE 51 42 84 90
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. 1, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.