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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,014Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 336

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 336

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 676 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 676 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 16,381 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,148 857 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,005 718 2 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 637 537 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583 444 4 1
GABAPENTIN 562 470 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 555 446 6 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 352 7 7
LISINOPRIL 432 306 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 417 275 S3 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 402 313 10 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375 237 11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372 311 12 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349 283 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 330 269 14 17
CARVEDILOL 300 239 15 13
SERTRALINE HCL 297 235 16 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 230 17 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 207 18 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 194 19 12
NEXIUM 257 178 20 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 202 21 14
TRAMADOL HCL 240 181 22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 163 23 21
DIOVAN HCT 217 156 24 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 217 192 24 61
CLONIDINE HCL 211 170 26 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205 116 27 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202 172 28 22
MELOXICAM 199 150 29 19
NAMENDA 191 191 30 39
RANITIDINE HCL 187 128 31 36
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 172 142 32 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 91 33 81
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 134 34 40
ALLOPURINOL 169 143 34 30
FENOFIBRATE 151 113 36 72
CLOPIDOGREL 150 117 37 28
DIGOXIN 145 128 38 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 145 100 38 54
LOVASTATIN 142 130 40 34
CRESTOR 129 91 41 25
DIOVAN 128 104 42 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128 83 42 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 100 44 55
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121 90 45 92
MECLIZINE HCL 121 106 45 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 99 47 97
LYRICA 111 51 48 70
PLAVIX 108 84 49 37
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 104 87 R 50 272
PROAIR HFA 103 63 51 77
BUSPIRONE HCL 103 59 51 113
CYMBALTA 102 64 53 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 88 54 98
ATENOLOL 101 85 54 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 100 52 56 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 56 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 71 58 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 67 59 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 66 59 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 42 61 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87 52 62 100
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 86 69 63 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86 74 63 44
SINGULAIR 82 57 65 85
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 66 66 38
CEPHALEXIN 78 64 67 109
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 67 67 93
LIPITOR 78 63 67 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 25 R 70 99
NAPROXEN 76 56 70 80
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 52 70 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 41 70 42
LANTUS 76 67 70 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 52 75 86
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 35 76 68
ZETIA 69 43 76 74
RISPERIDONE 67 61 78 90
NOVOLOG 63 48 79 135
JANUVIA 62 41 80 67
SYMBICORT 58 26 81 155
TRAZODONE HCL 56 41 82 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 42 82 126
TRICOR 55 42 84 108
AZITHROMYCIN 55 41 84 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 27 86 140
CEFACLOR 52 43 87 380
SPIRIVA 52 35 87 88
FAMOTIDINE 51 15 89 73
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 0 90 124
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, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.