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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 336

$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 336

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 867 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 30,361 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

40 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 1,359 1,216 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,328 1,116 S3 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,070 993 3 4
JANTOVEN 1,041 1,006 4 125
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,024 863 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 946 802 6 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 874 788 7 7
LISINOPRIL 685 556 8 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 674 633 9 68
TRAMADOL HCL 594 508 10 20
SIMVASTATIN 502 437 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 473 467 12 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 426 346 13 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425 407 14 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424 381 15 15
LANTUS 420 302 16 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 413 343 17 10
METFORMIN HCL 378 226 18 8
GABAPENTIN 377 350 19 11
NAMENDA 363 350 20 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 356 322 21 14
ALLOPURINOL 339 285 22 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 329 287 23 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 328 283 24 69
DIOVAN 313 263 25 31
CARVEDILOL 313 234 25 13
MIRTAZAPINE 288 288 27 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 285 254 28 21
NEXIUM 277 219 29 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 219 30 18
PREDNISONE 256 207 30 48
CLOPIDOGREL 254 213 32 28
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 248 230 33 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 242 220 34 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242 221 34 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 239 225 36 17
GLYBURIDE 234 156 R 37 76
LEVOFLOXACIN 226 191 38 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225 169 39 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 222 221 40 38
ATENOLOL 215 200 41 26
MEGESTROL ACETATE 213 206 R 42 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 211 191 43 60
RANITIDINE HCL 211 172 43 36
PLAVIX 209 180 45 37
CLONIDINE HCL 205 198 46 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 173 47 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192 182 48 40
MELOXICAM 189 170 49 19
SERTRALINE HCL 185 162 50 33
DIOVAN HCT 185 181 50 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 180 114 52 47
NOVOLOG 180 171 52 135
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 175 134 54 265
FAMOTIDINE 157 144 55 73
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 122 R 56 57
RISPERIDONE 156 141 56 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 155 117 58 61
PAROXETINE HCL 154 121 59 64
SINGULAIR 154 138 59 85
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 139 61 82
TRAZODONE HCL 153 136 61 46
TRIMETHOPRIM 153 123 61 282
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 152 123 64 123
CYMBALTA 151 136 65 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 130 66 23
EXELON 148 148 66 154
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 144 111 68 228
SPIRONOLACTONE 141 124 69 42
KLOR-CON 10 141 133 69 75
VERAPAMIL ER 137 119 71 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 112 72 54
TORSEMIDE 131 117 73 127
GLIPIZIDE 130 92 74 71
LEXAPRO 128 108 75 197
LEVETIRACETAM 127 101 76 114
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127 105 76 92
DIGOXIN 125 97 78 50
LOVASTATIN 123 118 79 34
AZITHROMYCIN 115 100 80 58
AGGRENOX 109 92 81 133
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 108 107 82 236
AMIODARONE HCL 105 105 83 117
LYRICA 105 84 83 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 103 83 85 150
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103 95 85 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 97 87 45
SPIRIVA 99 90 88 88
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 86 89 113
RESTASIS 96 73 90 302
CEPHALEXIN 95 85 91 109
GENERLAC 95 95 91 270
BACLOFEN 94 49 93 179
CRESTOR 93 78 94 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90 87 95 153
FENTANYL 88 76 S2 96 120
PROAIR HFA 88 75 96 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 78 98 140
PROPRANOLOL HCL 87 74 98 101
FELODIPINE ER 86 86 100 171
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81 80 101 86
JANUVIA 80 58 102 67
NADOLOL 79 64 103 218
NYSTATIN 77 63 104 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 68 104 89
CILOSTAZOL 76 76 106 158
HUMULIN 70-30 75 58 107 173
CARBAMAZEPINE 75 41 107 251
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72 62 109 104
NYSTOP 72 66 109 312
LIPITOR 72 71 109 62
GEMFIBROZIL 70 58 112 115
ABILIFY 67 44 113 169
DILTIAZEM ER 67 66 113 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 53 113 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 37 R 116 65
FENOFIBRATE 65 61 117 72
COMBIVENT 64 63 118 152
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64 64 118 201
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 21 120 102
KLOR-CON M20 63 57 120 51
FLUCONAZOLE 63 53 120 151
MECLIZINE HCL 62 57 123 96
RIVASTIGMINE 61 49 124 360
ZETIA 61 58 124 74
LUNESTA 60 47 126 255
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 51 127 166
PRIMIDONE 59 57 127 220
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 32 S3 129 136
VENTOLIN HFA 57 41 130 130
LEVEMIR 55 47 131 149
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 50 131 225
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 47 131 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55 52 131 142
VESICARE 53 42 135 190
LIDODERM 53 50 135 256
INDAPAMIDE 52 52 137 160
LEVOXYL 52 44 137 180
AVODART 52 52 137 188
GEODON 50 40 140 328
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 41 S2 140 191
WELCHOL 50 50 140 195
LUMIGAN 50 50 140 388
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 50 50 140 320
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 11, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.