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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 336

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 336

767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 767 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,622 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

35 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,358 949 1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 999 748 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 998 772 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 847 570 4 4
GABAPENTIN 781 500 5 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 741 540 6 9
OMEPRAZOLE 637 408 7 3
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 636 440 8 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 591 420 9 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 582 420 10 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 534 369 11 29
METFORMIN HCL 533 336 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 532 382 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 516 354 14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446 304 15 22
FAMOTIDINE 439 335 16 73
ALLOPURINOL 417 262 17 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 371 246 18 53
CLOPIDOGREL 341 261 19 28
DIGOXIN 318 197 20 50
CARVEDILOL 318 190 20 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 304 204 22 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297 218 23 12
NEXIUM 281 177 24 24
SERTRALINE HCL 277 180 25 33
SINGULAIR 269 132 26 85
LISINOPRIL 266 189 27 6
JANUVIA 250 204 28 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 245 183 29 42
PLAVIX 242 188 30 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 236 31 27
MELOXICAM 226 170 32 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 162 33 10
CYMBALTA 207 173 34 52
CILOSTAZOL 205 179 35 158
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 186 107 36 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 179 120 37 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 98 38 45
LOVAZA 178 115 38 157
NAMENDA 160 144 40 39
LYRICA 158 95 41 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151 87 S3 42 2
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149 70 43 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142 107 44 14
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 137 78 45 189
NIFEDIPINE ER 130 82 46 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 92 47 38
COLCRYS 125 83 48 103
TRICOR 124 80 49 108
ZETIA 123 93 50 74
MIRTAZAPINE 120 106 51 66
TRAMADOL HCL 118 77 52 20
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 112 92 53 100
CEPHALEXIN 110 80 54 109
PROAIR HFA 108 35 55 77
MEGESTROL ACETATE 105 88 R 56 110
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 90 57 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 75 57 21
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 102 84 59 126
DIOVAN 97 81 60 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 95 54 R 61 65
DICYCLOMINE HCL 93 46 62 217
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93 63 62 104
TRILIPIX 91 47 64 285
DIOVAN HCT 90 78 65 41
MECLIZINE HCL 88 60 66 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 86 36 67 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 74 68 35
KLOR-CON M20 83 57 68 51
KLOR-CON M10 81 71 70 226
BYSTOLIC 81 51 70 79
LOVASTATIN 78 38 72 34
ATENOLOL 78 54 72 26
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 69 72 68
JANUMET 76 57 75 134
NIFEDICAL XL 73 37 76 205
LAMOTRIGINE 73 73 76 242
RANEXA 73 46 76 291
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 73 37 76 221
TRAZODONE HCL 69 41 80 46
NOVOLIN N 69 45 80 260
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 37 80 47
RAMIPRIL 68 68 83 84
AZITHROMYCIN 68 46 83 58
FENOFIBRATE 68 13 83 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 37 86 97
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 29 87 23
SYNTHROID 63 52 88 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 27 R 88 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 54 90 94
SYMBICORT 61 35 90 155
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 34 90 144
CLONIDINE HCL 61 35 90 32
LANTUS 60 47 94 56
VYTORIN 59 48 95 122
PHENYTOIN 56 56 96 282
DEXILANT 56 24 96 147
PEN NEEDLE 52 39 98 162
NAPROXEN 51 40 99 80
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51 24 99 176
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 2, 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.