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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,549Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 336

$993K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 336

696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

6% of this provider’s 696 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 696 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 15,111 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 613 505 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554 412 2 7
LISINOPRIL 548 427 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 547 423 4 8
FUROSEMIDE 528 450 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 501 387 6 3
SIMVASTATIN 477 387 7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 384 8 1
SERTRALINE HCL 385 305 9 33
TRAZODONE HCL 317 275 10 46
DONEPEZIL HCL 295 264 11 27
RISPERIDONE 275 217 12 90
CARVEDILOL 270 223 13 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 267 245 14 17
BUSPIRONE HCL 255 215 15 113
CITALOPRAM HBR 251 203 16 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 160 16 12
GABAPENTIN 248 204 18 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243 211 19 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 237 178 20 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 180 21 16
CLOPIDOGREL 209 162 22 28
NAMENDA 204 166 23 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 138 24 14
KLOR-CON M20 196 167 25 51
ALLOPURINOL 195 153 26 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 158 27 9
CLONIDINE HCL 191 131 28 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 143 29 40
GLIPIZIDE 185 120 30 71
CYMBALTA 144 105 31 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 99 32 38
RANITIDINE HCL 137 85 33 36
PLAVIX 132 99 34 37
VERAPAMIL ER 131 119 35 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127 115 36 94
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 125 97 37 35
PREDNISONE 125 79 37 48
DIGOXIN 123 80 39 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121 52 R 40 99
TRAMADOL HCL 117 97 41 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115 79 42 124
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 108 42 22
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 115 80 42 92
NEXIUM 108 79 45 24
MIRTAZAPINE 106 103 46 66
KLOR-CON 10 105 94 47 75
LEVETIRACETAM 102 48 48 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 50 49 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 91 50 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 88 50 55
SPIRIVA 97 76 52 88
ATENOLOL 96 93 53 26
NYSTATIN 95 84 54 212
LYRICA 94 67 55 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 88 56 142
MELOXICAM 90 87 57 19
BACLOFEN 90 27 57 179
DIOVAN 90 71 57 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 64 60 60
AMOXICILLIN 84 61 60 128
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 71 62 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 28 62 186
LOVASTATIN 78 75 64 34
KLOR-CON M10 71 70 65 226
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 53 66 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 50 66 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 47 68 81
RAMIPRIL 68 64 69 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 51 70 82
AMIODARONE HCL 63 61 71 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 47 71 98
PEN NEEDLE 63 43 71 162
EXELON 62 57 74 154
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 54 75 69
FENTANYL 60 55 S2 76 120
LANTUS 59 42 77 56
FLUCONAZOLE 57 28 78 151
GLYBURIDE 57 44 R 78 76
OLANZAPINE 56 44 80 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 40 80 89
TORSEMIDE 55 46 82 127
PAROXETINE HCL 55 31 82 64
SEROQUEL 54 51 84 193
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 40 85 228
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 51 86 87
CEPHALEXIN 52 41 86 109
PROAIR HFA 51 36 88 77
CLONIDINE 50 30 89 388
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 June 26, 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.