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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 336

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 336

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

4% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 674 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 17,104 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,254 722 S3 1 2
CHLORTHALIDONE 777 592 10 2 111
BUMETANIDE 586 498 3 116
SIMVASTATIN 559 415 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 450 5 1
FUROSEMIDE 510 409 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500 430 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 463 383 8 3
LISINOPRIL 441 328 9 6
METFORMIN HCL 423 245 10 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 400 278 11 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372 360 12 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 362 329 13 17
CARVEDILOL 337 227 14 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 319 306 15 27
GABAPENTIN 315 182 16 11
NAMENDA 304 304 17 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 294 191 18 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277 219 19 15
TRAMADOL HCL 264 184 20 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251 218 21 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226 189 22 22
RANITIDINE HCL 221 182 23 36
LANTUS 220 150 24 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215 132 25 10
NEXIUM 206 130 26 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205 120 27 18
ALLOPURINOL 198 162 28 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 123 29 14
CLOPIDOGREL 179 161 30 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170 141 31 94
GLIPIZIDE 167 101 32 71
MEGESTROL ACETATE 161 143 R 33 110
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 160 96 34 200
DIGOXIN 158 130 35 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 116 36 38
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 74 R 37 65
LOVASTATIN 148 124 38 34
MELOXICAM 143 126 39 19
BENAZEPRIL HCL 142 85 40 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 115 40 23
CLONIDINE HCL 134 115 42 32
PLAVIX 131 113 43 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 126 105 44 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 115 110 45 150
AZITHROMYCIN 114 87 46 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 96 47 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 72 48 29
LEVETIRACETAM 111 72 48 114
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 83 50 12
MIRTAZAPINE 104 103 51 66
LEVEMIR 103 68 52 149
RISPERIDONE 103 84 52 90
DIOVAN 103 94 52 31
EXFORGE 103 54 52 121
LACTULOSE 101 82 56 143
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 84 57 55
DIOVAN HCT 99 70 58 41
KLOR-CON M20 93 73 59 51
LYRICA 92 66 60 70
SEROQUEL 92 65 60 193
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91 64 62 142
PREDNISONE 91 70 62 48
TRAZODONE HCL 88 79 64 46
DILTIAZEM ER 88 72 64 138
NOVOLIN R 84 72 66 181
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 83 47 67 189
FINASTERIDE 81 68 68 156
SERTRALINE HCL 79 33 69 33
AGGRENOX 79 77 69 133
VALPROIC ACID 77 46 71 276
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 75 72 163
CYMBALTA 75 46 72 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 68 74 54
CRESTOR 72 42 74 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72 59 74 40
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 49 74 47
FENTANYL 71 57 S2 78 120
HUMULIN R 68 66 79 230
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 65 80 53
COLCRYS 65 47 81 103
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 48 82 89
PAROXETINE HCL 64 48 82 64
PHENYTOIN 63 25 84 282
HUMULIN 70-30 63 60 84 173
METOLAZONE 62 39 86 170
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 36 R 87 99
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60 60 88 224
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 28 88 102
MECLIZINE HCL 59 49 90 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 59 90 98
ATENOLOL 56 46 92 26
SPIRIVA 56 31 92 88
SUCRALFATE 56 37 92 192
LIPITOR 56 46 92 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 40 96 93
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 37 97 239
HALOPERIDOL 50 38 98 183
TRAVATAN Z 50 47 98 388
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 39 98 91
CARTIA XT 50 33 98 327
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 23, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.