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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,356Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 336

$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 111 out of 336

475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

6% of this provider’s 475 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 475 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 10,961 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$43 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 595 372 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 504 396 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 486 405 3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 445 338 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 441 358 5 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 400 336 6 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 363 266 7 35
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 355 306 8 7
LISINOPRIL 340 278 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 261 207 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 258 223 11 21
SIMVASTATIN 235 171 12 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 158 13 16
MELOXICAM 199 132 13 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194 156 15 15
CLOPIDOGREL 189 147 16 28
CARVEDILOL 176 116 17 13
GABAPENTIN 164 102 18 11
ATENOLOL 156 125 19 26
PLAVIX 144 120 20 37
CLONIDINE HCL 140 85 21 32
NAPROXEN 132 86 22 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 131 131 23 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 100 24 12
NAMENDA 122 122 25 39
NEXIUM 117 104 26 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 72 27 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114 114 28 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 113 83 29 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112 109 30 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 74 31 44
AMIODARONE HCL 102 70 32 117
TRAMADOL HCL 100 44 33 20
ALLOPURINOL 90 72 34 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 46 34 23
DIGOXIN 87 87 36 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 24 R 37 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 79 38 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 70 39 59
DIOVAN 82 70 39 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 58 39 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 75 42 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 79 72 42 22
DILTIAZEM ER 78 61 44 138
MECLIZINE HCL 75 73 45 96
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 52 S3 46 136
LOVASTATIN 74 48 46 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 45 48 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 57 48 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 27 R 48 99
KLOR-CON M20 72 67 51 51
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69 47 52 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 47 53 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 49 53 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 44 55 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 62 R 55 57
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 44 57 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 44 58 54
LYRICA 63 38 58 70
PREDNISONE 61 51 60 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 61 48 60 42
SERTRALINE HCL 60 48 62 33
KLOR-CON 10 59 39 63 75
JANUVIA 55 28 64 67
COMBIVENT 54 40 65 152
CRESTOR 53 42 66 25
SYNTHROID 53 53 66 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 R 68 110
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. 5, 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.