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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 336

$764K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 336

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

2% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 14,772 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 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
FUROSEMIDE 633 529 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 475 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 589 496 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 480 379 4 9
METFORMIN HCL 401 349 5 8
LISINOPRIL 382 281 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372 309 7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 371 345 8 7
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 356 332 9 35
SIMVASTATIN 277 218 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 272 243 11 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 232 12 22
ALLOPURINOL 243 185 13 30
GABAPENTIN 240 168 14 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 209 S3 15 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230 214 16 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 195 17 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 182 18 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 220 144 19 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197 177 20 14
ATENOLOL 197 120 20 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 173 156 22 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 169 23 17
CLONIDINE HCL 170 78 23 32
TORSEMIDE 165 138 25 127
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 150 26 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 104 27 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 126 28 40
NEXIUM 159 94 28 24
NADOLOL 145 112 30 218
PREDNISONE 145 139 30 48
NAMENDA 140 132 32 39
DIGOXIN 137 125 33 50
ZETIA 136 128 34 74
CARVEDILOL 131 107 35 13
TRAMADOL HCL 128 108 36 20
PREMARIN 116 111 R 37 131
CLOPIDOGREL 115 91 38 28
GLIPIZIDE 114 109 39 71
METOLAZONE 112 86 40 170
AMIODARONE HCL 110 105 41 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 91 42 18
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 107 91 42 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 107 94 42 92
AZITHROMYCIN 106 76 45 58
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 100 46 45
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 103 R 46 110
MELOXICAM 105 85 46 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103 92 49 38
COLCRYS 103 84 49 103
CRESTOR 100 73 51 25
DIOVAN 99 93 52 31
SERTRALINE HCL 97 61 53 33
KLOR-CON 10 94 67 54 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 92 78 55 47
HALOPERIDOL 90 87 56 183
SYNTHROID 87 87 57 43
DIOVAN HCT 86 83 58 41
GLYBURIDE 85 85 R 59 76
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 73 59 101
INDAPAMIDE 82 65 61 160
DILTIAZEM ER 81 81 62 138
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 79 76 R 63 258
RANITIDINE HCL 78 56 64 36
HUMULIN N 78 74 64 184
PLAVIX 77 64 66 37
FAMOTIDINE 75 75 67 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70 39 68 94
NOVOLIN N 69 50 69 260
EXELON 69 58 69 154
MIRTAZAPINE 68 55 71 66
AMOXICILLIN 67 54 72 128
LOVASTATIN 65 55 73 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 61 73 49
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 60 75 68
TRICOR 64 41 75 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 23 R 77 99
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62 62 77 60
DILTIAZEM HCL 61 61 79 239
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 61 79 91
LIPITOR 60 50 81 62
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60 44 81 168
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 42 83 89
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 53 84 224
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 49 R 84 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 16 86 53
KLOR-CON M10 52 46 87 226
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 48 88 81
EVISTA 51 51 88 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 20 90 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 20 90 87
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 38 90 166
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 July 8, 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.