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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,446Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 336

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 336

944 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 944 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 944 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 13,247 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 2,302 693 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 559 394 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 537 441 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 530 404 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 446 5 1
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 498 168 6 18
LISINOPRIL 373 249 7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 357 310 8 9
GABAPENTIN 321 193 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308 223 10 7
MELOXICAM 298 219 11 19
METFORMIN HCL 293 167 12 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 260 13 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 183 14 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 258 197 15 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 144 16 23
NAMENDA 249 244 17 39
CARVEDILOL 245 192 18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222 183 19 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211 173 20 15
CARISOPRODOL 204 26 R 21 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 96 22 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 179 130 23 21
RANITIDINE HCL 176 133 24 36
ALLOPURINOL 162 128 25 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 129 26 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152 139 27 68
TRAMADOL HCL 149 89 28 20
AZITHROMYCIN 149 91 28 58
SERTRALINE HCL 147 104 30 33
NEXIUM 141 74 31 24
MIRTAZAPINE 136 123 32 66
LYRICA 134 65 33 70
VENTOLIN HFA 129 89 34 130
CLONIDINE HCL 128 81 35 32
DIGOXIN 127 127 36 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125 86 37 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117 96 38 94
SUBOXONE 114 0 39 241
KLOR-CON M20 113 90 40 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 67 41 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 80 42 53
COLCRYS 108 79 43 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 47 R 44 65
DIOVAN HCT 107 62 44 41
CRESTOR 104 82 46 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102 95 47 44
PLAVIX 100 86 48 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98 83 49 40
LANTUS 97 57 50 56
CLOPIDOGREL 94 83 51 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 67 52 47
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92 60 53 10
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 89 69 54 146
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 43 R 55 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 40 56 123
TRAZODONE HCL 78 53 57 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 52 58 97
GLIPIZIDE 75 61 59 71
ACTOS 74 46 60 119
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 46 R 60 99
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 72 0 S2 62 282
VESICARE 72 40 62 190
ENDOCET 71 12 S2 64 141
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 0 65 83
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 27 65 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67 65 67 69
RAMIPRIL 67 63 67 84
DIOVAN 66 51 69 31
LOVASTATIN 66 64 69 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 54 71 42
LATANOPROST 65 65 71 231
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 27 73 102
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 46 74 104
RISPERIDONE 61 57 74 90
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 12 S2 74 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 21 R 74 57
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 40 78 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 79 54
ATENOLOL 56 38 80 26
PROAIR HFA 56 31 80 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 39 80 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 30 83 59
VERAPAMIL ER 54 36 84 95
OXYCODONE HCL 54 13 S2 84 184
FENTANYL 54 40 S2 84 120
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 24 87 163
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 31 R 87 161
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53 32 87 92
LIPITOR 53 38 87 62
CYMBALTA 52 31 91 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 42 92 87
PAROXETINE HCL 51 47 92 64
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 9, 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.