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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 99 out of 336

$835K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 336

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

10% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 448 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 10,329 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

$63 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 703 398 S3 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 371 2 7
FUROSEMIDE 387 352 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 383 320 4 5
LISINOPRIL 369 312 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 334 280 6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327 283 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 321 249 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294 251 9 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 258 257 10 27
CARISOPRODOL 239 28 R 11 63
NAMENDA 216 215 12 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 173 13 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 154 14 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 179 171 15 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 119 16 18
CARVEDILOL 151 130 17 13
NEXIUM 151 108 17 24
GABAPENTIN 137 111 19 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 122 20 16
LANTUS 124 96 21 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 87 22 29
PREDNISONE 114 100 23 48
CLONIDINE HCL 111 78 24 32
TRAMADOL HCL 110 79 25 20
ALLOPURINOL 109 81 26 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 69 27 40
DIGOXIN 105 96 28 50
SERTRALINE HCL 104 82 29 33
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102 79 30 47
CRESTOR 100 59 31 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 87 32 54
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 93 35 S2 33 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 55 34 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 80 35 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 74 36 55
KLOR-CON M20 82 70 37 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 62 38 15
ENDOCET 80 52 S2 38 141
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 67 40 12
ATENOLOL 78 54 41 26
NOVOLOG 76 65 42 135
TRAZODONE HCL 74 65 43 46
MELOXICAM 73 70 44 19
KLOR-CON 10 73 57 44 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 62 46 69
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 50 46 45
SYNTHROID 69 68 48 43
AZITHROMYCIN 68 45 49 58
CLOPIDOGREL 68 53 49 28
TRICOR 65 46 51 108
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62 50 52 168
DIOVAN HCT 62 60 52 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 60 55 54 142
HUMALOG 59 42 55 214
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 39 55 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 45 57 35
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 42 57 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58 45 57 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 43 60 82
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 55 61 239
DIOVAN 53 53 62 31
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 45 63 60
RAMIPRIL 52 52 63 84
FAMOTIDINE 52 52 63 73
DETROL LA 51 51 66 175
CELEBREX 51 32 66 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 37 66 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50 39 69 10
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 Jan. 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.