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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,082Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 336

$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 336

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
34% 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

2% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 867 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 22,530 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
LISINOPRIL 1,039 917 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,017 942 2 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 990 775 S3 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 928 800 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782 711 5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 742 700 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 700 671 7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 621 563 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 620 570 9 4
MELOXICAM 563 502 10 19
METFORMIN HCL 552 489 11 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 528 523 12 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 512 489 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 474 456 14 14
ATENOLOL 428 393 15 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367 336 16 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 352 329 17 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308 266 18 9
GABAPENTIN 280 235 19 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 269 261 20 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 251 21 27
GLYBURIDE 260 241 R 22 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 256 235 23 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252 219 24 22
CARVEDILOL 247 213 25 13
CLOPIDOGREL 244 225 26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 244 222 26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 240 219 28 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232 197 29 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 214 170 30 47
TRAMADOL HCL 204 172 31 20
NAMENDA 204 204 31 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 174 172 33 54
PLAVIX 167 151 34 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 165 35 45
ALLOPURINOL 164 148 36 30
GEMFIBROZIL 159 156 37 115
DIGOXIN 149 149 38 50
PREMARIN 147 113 R 39 131
CRESTOR 147 136 39 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 132 39 38
LIPITOR 140 126 42 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 138 124 43 35
CLONIDINE HCL 135 106 44 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131 121 45 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 129 113 46 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 129 99 46 53
NEXIUM 124 124 48 24
SYNTHROID 123 123 49 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 109 50 44
DIOVAN 117 112 51 31
RANITIDINE HCL 117 106 51 36
DIOVAN HCT 115 115 53 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 92 54 145
ESTRADIOL 113 107 R 54 129
RAMIPRIL 101 88 56 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 92 90 57 126
GLIPIZIDE ER 89 65 58 91
TRICOR 89 63 58 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 81 60 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 80 60 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 68 R 62 57
DILTIAZEM ER 86 86 63 138
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86 76 63 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 82 65 60
VERAPAMIL ER 83 83 66 95
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83 83 66 86
PAROXETINE HCL 80 77 68 64
LOVASTATIN 80 80 68 34
KLOR-CON 10 79 71 70 75
GLIPIZIDE XL 78 65 71 174
GLIPIZIDE 78 65 71 71
PREDNISONE 77 74 73 48
CAPTOPRIL 76 76 74 310
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 69 74 69
FELODIPINE ER 70 58 76 171
CYMBALTA 70 67 76 52
NAPROXEN 68 56 78 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 68 78 101
METFORMIN HCL ER 67 65 80 61
INDAPAMIDE 65 62 81 160
TRAZODONE HCL 65 57 81 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 50 83 107
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 62 48 R 83 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 54 85 94
LYRICA 60 47 86 70
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 59 59 87 224
IRBESARTAN 59 59 87 213
VYTORIN 57 41 89 122
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 55 53 90 146
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 39 R 91 65
KLOR-CON 8 53 48 92 237
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53 52 92 219
INSULIN SYRINGE 52 36 94 102
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. 26, 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.