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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,133Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 336

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 336

840 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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

4% of this provider’s 840 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 840 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 17,480 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 733 434 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 654 595 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 624 481 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 453 4 7
LISINOPRIL 497 426 5 6
OMEPRAZOLE 490 393 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 459 352 7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 408 316 8 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 367 333 9 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 317 9 17
CRESTOR 336 274 11 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313 263 12 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 312 273 13 9
GABAPENTIN 307 280 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286 195 15 18
METFORMIN HCL 274 224 16 8
CARVEDILOL 269 212 17 13
DIOVAN HCT 263 217 18 41
NAMENDA 261 241 19 39
RANITIDINE HCL 258 212 20 36
DIOVAN 250 192 21 31
NEXIUM 250 198 21 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 214 23 12
TRAMADOL HCL 212 142 24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 165 25 22
KLOR-CON M20 177 117 26 51
CLOPIDOGREL 167 147 27 28
SERTRALINE HCL 166 151 28 33
ATENOLOL 164 130 29 26
VERAPAMIL ER 163 142 30 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 146 30 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 145 32 16
SYNTHROID 152 140 33 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 150 103 34 21
RAMIPRIL 143 123 35 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 137 115 36 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 113 37 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 109 38 23
CYMBALTA 135 107 38 52
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134 132 40 44
AZITHROMYCIN 133 107 41 58
VYTORIN 130 130 42 122
METFORMIN HCL ER 129 98 43 61
ALLOPURINOL 128 97 44 30
EVISTA 127 127 45 106
NIASPAN 124 102 46 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 76 R 47 57
LYRICA 123 112 47 70
LIPITOR 118 109 49 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 49 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 88 51 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 90 52 45
MELOXICAM 106 100 52 19
PLAVIX 105 92 54 37
ACTOS 103 81 55 119
FENOFIBRATE 101 70 56 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 86 57 40
EXFORGE HCT 98 47 58 215
JANUVIA 97 63 59 67
TRAZODONE HCL 96 39 60 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 96 63 60 82
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 95 63 62 92
ONGLYZA 94 67 63 165
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93 87 64 59
FAMOTIDINE 93 78 64 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 85 64 47
RISPERIDONE 92 65 67 90
TORSEMIDE 92 70 67 127
TEKTURNA 90 85 69 285
AVODART 89 76 70 188
LOVASTATIN 88 69 71 34
FINASTERIDE 85 70 72 156
EXFORGE 85 72 72 121
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 61 74 148
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 74 74 101
ZETIA 83 63 74 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 57 74 81
DIGOXIN 81 62 78 50
CLONIDINE HCL 79 63 79 32
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77 67 80 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 70 80 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 72 82 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 69 83 113
CELEBREX 71 65 84 105
PREDNISONE 70 48 85 48
KLOR-CON 10 67 65 86 75
IRBESARTAN 65 58 87 213
ESTRADIOL 65 55 R 87 129
CARBAMAZEPINE 62 44 89 251
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 44 90 145
PAROXETINE HCL 59 57 91 64
SPIRIVA 59 48 91 88
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 54 91 236
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 55 91 166
OLANZAPINE 57 50 95 178
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 52 96 68
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 43 96 295
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 43 R 98 65
FLUCONAZOLE 54 29 99 151
SINGULAIR 53 44 100 85
MIRTAZAPINE 53 48 100 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 52 21 102 83
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 38 103 93
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 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.