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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,335Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 336

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 336

495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 495 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 495 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 12,323 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

$46 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 812 444 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 652 486 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 534 413 3 9
FUROSEMIDE 511 415 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 314 5 7
LISINOPRIL 415 320 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396 340 7 1
SIMVASTATIN 373 283 8 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325 283 9 12
MELOXICAM 314 240 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 308 210 11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 278 243 12 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 271 198 13 18
GABAPENTIN 245 173 14 11
NAMENDA 238 225 15 39
CLOPIDOGREL 217 189 16 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 214 213 17 27
FAMOTIDINE 208 196 18 73
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201 169 19 16
PLAVIX 187 164 20 37
GLYBURIDE 172 138 R 21 76
TRAMADOL HCL 165 133 22 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 151 118 23 17
CLONIDINE HCL 136 81 24 32
ATENOLOL 136 99 24 26
CARVEDILOL 135 122 26 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133 103 27 10
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 58 28 60
PREMARIN 115 79 R 29 131
LOVASTATIN 115 111 29 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 82 31 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 79 32 14
AMIODARONE HCL 109 95 33 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 106 78 34 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 90 35 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 102 86 36 101
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 42 R 37 99
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 57 38 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 83 39 55
NEXIUM 96 58 39 24
CARISOPRODOL 92 0 R 41 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 78 42 15
VOLTAREN 86 57 43 234
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 70 44 38
BENICAR 79 57 45 112
AZITHROMYCIN 77 59 46 58
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77 72 46 201
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75 69 48 22
CYMBALTA 74 48 49 52
RISPERIDONE 74 61 49 90
VERAPAMIL ER 73 57 51 95
LYRICA 72 39 52 70
ZETIA 72 59 52 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 16 54 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 65 54 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 65 56 53
DIOVAN 67 56 56 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67 39 R 56 65
DIGOXIN 66 60 59 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 35 R 60 57
CRESTOR 64 54 61 25
DIOVAN HCT 63 38 62 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 40 63 23
LANTUS 62 40 63 56
GLIPIZIDE 59 42 65 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 31 66 81
LEVOFLOXACIN 58 51 66 93
NOVOLOG 56 40 68 135
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56 40 68 40
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 45 R 70 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 29 70 49
LIDODERM 54 34 72 256
DETROL LA 52 45 73 175
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 36 73 82
QUINAPRIL HCL 52 29 73 107
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 76 150
ALLOPURINOL 51 48 76 30
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 38 76 113
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51 41 76 44
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 Aug. 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.