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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 336

$756K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 77 out of 336

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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
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this specialty
in Mississippi
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 534 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 11,784 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 596 473 1 3
LISINOPRIL 594 471 2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564 461 3 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 515 239 S3 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468 378 5 12
CARVEDILOL 443 380 6 13
SIMVASTATIN 398 326 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 381 295 8 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352 281 9 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 291 223 10 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273 237 11 7
FUROSEMIDE 270 233 12 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 270 192 12 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 207 14 14
GABAPENTIN 235 162 15 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228 205 16 10
CRESTOR 225 184 17 25
ALLOPURINOL 210 195 18 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 159 19 21
NEXIUM 173 115 20 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172 137 21 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 124 22 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168 133 23 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153 136 24 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 103 25 23
KLOR-CON 10 141 115 26 75
DIGOXIN 140 138 27 50
NAMENDA 139 138 28 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 127 127 29 27
GLYBURIDE 111 98 R 30 76
DIOVAN 109 91 31 31
LANTUS 107 79 32 56
DIOVAN HCT 102 96 33 41
TRAZODONE HCL 100 70 34 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99 94 35 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 90 36 40
SYNTHROID 95 95 37 43
CLOPIDOGREL 93 66 38 28
MECLIZINE HCL 91 86 39 96
GLIMEPIRIDE 91 66 39 29
CLONIDINE HCL 89 78 41 32
SINGULAIR 89 70 41 85
MELOXICAM 83 75 43 19
LOVASTATIN 81 68 44 34
RANITIDINE HCL 81 56 44 36
PLAVIX 80 65 46 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 48 46 81
ATENOLOL 79 48 48 26
BYSTOLIC 70 65 49 79
SERTRALINE HCL 70 44 49 33
PAROXETINE HCL 70 65 49 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 53 52 68
LIPITOR 69 51 52 62
MIRTAZAPINE 69 56 52 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 33 55 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 63 R 56 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 21 56 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 44 56 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62 55 59 59
AZITHROMYCIN 62 50 59 58
TRAMADOL HCL 61 43 61 20
ZETIA 60 57 62 74
SYMBICORT 59 48 63 155
NIFEDIAC CC 59 36 63 247
VYTORIN 59 51 63 122
AGGRENOX 58 58 66 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57 45 67 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 23 68 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 50 69 98
TRICOR 51 36 69 108
CARISOPRODOL 50 0 R 71 63
FENOFIBRATE 50 39 71 72
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 Sept. 18, 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.