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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 336

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 336

1,135 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,135 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 1,135 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 21,843 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 2,579 1,050 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,260 1,575 2 1
BYSTOLIC 957 530 3 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 918 674 10 4 87
FUROSEMIDE 846 623 5 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 728 475 6 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 699 471 7 9
SIMVASTATIN 679 416 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 594 474 9 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 528 368 10 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 520 338 11 45
CLONIDINE HCL 496 343 12 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 341 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422 294 14 16
FINASTERIDE 409 339 15 156
OMEPRAZOLE 384 210 16 3
MELOXICAM 381 232 17 19
CARVEDILOL 381 277 17 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 375 229 19 35
GABAPENTIN 360 196 20 11
LISINOPRIL 356 234 21 6
NAMENDA 353 327 22 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346 224 23 22
ALLOPURINOL 332 266 24 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 309 309 25 27
JANUVIA 307 218 26 67
NAPROXEN 303 148 27 80
CELEBREX 294 212 28 105
JANUMET 294 165 28 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 293 202 30 38
LYRICA 285 107 31 70
TRAMADOL HCL 270 109 32 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 189 33 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 251 210 34 86
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 232 147 35 146
CRESTOR 226 155 36 25
LANTUS 218 140 37 56
LEVETIRACETAM 217 93 38 114
LOVAZA 213 177 39 157
PREDNISONE 213 157 39 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 131 41 23
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 211 129 S3 42 136
MIRTAZAPINE 203 164 43 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202 82 44 18
EXELON 202 166 44 154
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199 135 46 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 193 118 47 29
RANITIDINE HCL 190 108 48 36
METOLAZONE 189 134 49 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 187 135 50 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180 100 51 14
METFORMIN HCL 179 133 52 8
FENOFIBRATE 175 103 53 72
DIOVAN HCT 175 136 53 41
DIGOXIN 173 138 55 50
NEXIUM 160 107 56 24
PROAIR HFA 156 92 57 77
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 77 S2 58 191
SERTRALINE HCL 154 114 59 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 149 101 60 89
MEGESTROL ACETATE 142 129 R 61 110
RISPERIDONE 139 113 62 90
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 94 63 208
AVODART 131 117 64 188
PROPRANOLOL HCL 131 109 64 101
FENTANYL 129 121 S2 66 120
COLCRYS 122 71 67 103
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 99 68 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 87 68 53
DOXEPIN HCL 120 85 68 229
EXFORGE 119 48 71 121
NOVOLIN R 108 88 72 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106 71 73 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 60 74 123
AMITIZA 103 85 75 244
CYMBALTA 101 48 76 52
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97 69 77 10
AZOR 97 44 77 246
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 96 80 79 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 78 79 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 84 81 44
CARISOPRODOL 95 11 R 81 63
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 95 21 81 172
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 66 84 47
DIOVAN 92 37 85 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 39 86 82
SEROQUEL 87 70 87 193
HUMULIN R 87 74 87 230
GLUCAGEN 85 65 89 304
COMBIVENT 85 40 89 152
SPIRIVA 85 44 89 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 27 R 92 65
DEXILANT 83 17 93 147
CILOSTAZOL 82 44 94 158
ENDOCET 81 34 S2 95 141
GLIPIZIDE 80 51 96 71
PAROXETINE HCL 78 60 97 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78 37 R 97 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 32 99 49
INDAPAMIDE 72 57 100 160
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 60 101 150
AMIODARONE HCL 71 52 101 117
CLOPIDOGREL 70 47 103 28
LACTULOSE 69 37 104 143
NIFEDICAL XL 69 36 104 205
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 18 106 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 29 107 98
LEVEMIR 66 36 108 149
ENABLEX 66 65 108 293
SYMBICORT 66 42 108 155
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 38 111 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 64 34 112 196
METHADONE HCL 64 16 S2 112 253
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62 56 114 54
NIASPAN 61 22 115 139
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 59 22 R 116 227
CICLOPIROX 59 32 116 362
FLUCONAZOLE 59 30 116 151
TERBINAFINE HCL 58 38 119 366
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 28 120 140
VENTOLIN HFA 56 39 120 130
KLOR-CON 10 55 43 122 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 30 S2 123 136
MEGACE ES 54 52 R 123 320
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 54 30 123 289
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 27 126 55
MECLIZINE HCL 52 47 126 96
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51 16 R 128 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 51 11 128 102
GEMFIBROZIL 51 18 128 115
OLANZAPINE 50 36 131 178
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 2, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.