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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 336

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 336

947 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

12% of this provider’s 947 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 947 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 24,525 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 2,185 783 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,630 1,099 2 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 995 797 3 17
GABAPENTIN 961 532 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 949 741 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 919 676 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 873 641 7 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 798 307 8 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 734 559 9 1
NEXIUM 647 283 10 24
MELOXICAM 647 419 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 591 372 12 8
LISINOPRIL 584 404 13 6
SIMVASTATIN 559 418 14 5
TRAMADOL HCL 497 313 15 20
FENOFIBRATE 465 301 16 72
CARISOPRODOL 458 56 R 17 63
CLOPIDOGREL 413 292 18 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 375 225 19 40
CRESTOR 367 230 20 25
ENDOCET 358 77 S2 21 141
CYMBALTA 346 109 22 52
SERTRALINE HCL 337 237 23 33
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 325 214 24 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322 207 25 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 320 79 26 83
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320 220 26 14
CARVEDILOL 307 235 28 13
DIOVAN 300 180 29 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 285 273 30 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282 249 31 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 279 171 32 21
PLAVIX 278 196 33 37
ZETIA 277 179 34 74
NITROFURANTOIN 270 228 35 210
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 266 163 36 104
MECLIZINE HCL 260 202 37 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 259 44 R 38 99
AZITHROMYCIN 253 137 39 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 123 40 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 248 180 41 55
CLONIDINE HCL 245 188 42 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 243 194 43 35
NAMENDA 240 223 44 39
PAROXETINE HCL 233 146 45 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230 160 46 16
TRAZODONE HCL 227 122 47 46
TOPIRAMATE 219 43 48 202
GLIPIZIDE 217 158 49 71
BYSTOLIC 214 126 50 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 212 140 51 38
SINGULAIR 205 142 52 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204 137 53 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 200 90 R 54 57
LYRICA 193 64 55 70
RISPERIDONE 189 144 56 90
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183 127 57 44
DIGOXIN 182 141 58 50
BUPROPION XL 181 94 59 209
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 179 79 60 204
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 178 112 61 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177 116 62 140
LANTUS 174 78 63 56
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 167 102 64 123
ABILIFY 164 71 65 169
ROPINIROLE HCL 163 119 66 98
ALLOPURINOL 162 109 67 30
TERAZOSIN HCL 162 135 67 166
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 161 117 69 89
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 161 52 S2 69 182
LEVOFLOXACIN 160 92 71 93
TRICOR 159 86 72 108
KLOR-CON M20 156 127 73 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 151 50 R 74 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 127 74 29
SYNTHROID 150 111 76 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 70 76 81
ESTRADIOL 143 102 R 78 129
DIOVAN HCT 142 85 79 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142 107 79 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 113 79 23
DICYCLOMINE HCL 140 60 82 217
RANITIDINE HCL 140 100 82 36
PROPRANOLOL HCL 137 103 84 101
PROAIR HFA 133 66 85 77
ATENOLOL 131 78 86 26
JANUVIA 125 49 87 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 104 88 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121 109 89 10
FLUCONAZOLE 120 73 90 151
LOVASTATIN 119 70 91 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118 74 92 142
CELEBREX 114 58 93 105
CEFTRIAXONE 114 96 93 257
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 113 43 R 95 227
TRILIPIX 112 84 96 285
HYDRALAZINE HCL 112 101 96 53
PREMARIN 109 68 R 98 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 107 55 99 94
MEGESTROL ACETATE 107 95 R 99 110
LIPITOR 106 42 101 62
RAMIPRIL 103 88 102 84
GLYBURIDE 103 74 R 102 76
FENTANYL 101 46 S2 104 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 52 104 47
SYMBICORT 99 54 106 155
LOVAZA 99 64 106 157
VYTORIN 99 76 106 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98 36 109 100
MIRTAZAPINE 98 69 109 66
CILOSTAZOL 88 68 111 158
VOLTAREN 88 40 111 234
SPIRIVA 87 64 113 88
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 83 81 114 223
SOTALOL 83 71 114 259
NABUMETONE 81 49 116 159
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 64 116 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 33 118 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 46 118 82
BENICAR 77 64 118 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 25 121 153
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 66 121 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76 68 121 219
PREDNISONE 75 40 124 48
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 75 43 124 126
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 28 124 164
NOVOLOG 74 37 127 135
LIDOCAINE HCL 73 56 128 345
LANSOPRAZOLE 70 46 129 167
VESICARE 67 59 130 190
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 57 131 68
LEXAPRO 66 40 131 197
NITROSTAT 65 42 133 198
ONDANSETRON HCL 65 48 133 273
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 24 S2 135 191
SEROQUEL 63 31 136 193
FINASTERIDE 63 63 136 156
AVODART 62 51 138 188
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 51 R 139 78
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 60 140 239
TEKTURNA 60 47 140 285
PROPAFENONE HCL 60 56 140 254
AMIODARONE HCL 60 48 140 117
LEVOXYL 59 43 144 180
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59 28 144 168
BUPROPION HCL SR 57 36 146 199
BENICAR HCT 55 36 147 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 29 147 42
NAPROXEN 55 22 147 80
VERAPAMIL ER 54 41 150 95
METOLAZONE 54 35 150 170
OLANZAPINE 54 30 150 178
NIASPAN 53 32 153 139
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52 40 154 150
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 44 154 59
SUCRALFATE 51 43 156 192
METRONIDAZOLE 50 25 157 278
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 19 157 124
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 July 30, 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.