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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,601Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 336

$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 336

897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

1% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 897 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 14,563 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LOVASTATIN 737 586 1 34
FUROSEMIDE 698 563 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 666 491 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608 470 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 564 404 5 3
MELOXICAM 541 414 6 19
LISINOPRIL 509 372 7 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 394 256 8 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 386 244 9 47
METFORMIN HCL 345 254 10 8
CARVEDILOL 302 232 11 13
TRAMADOL HCL 292 173 12 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264 192 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 203 14 16
JANUMET 246 158 15 134
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240 186 16 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 142 17 12
CLONIDINE HCL 210 138 18 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 169 19 17
DIOVAN HCT 195 145 20 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 193 112 21 123
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 193 145 R 21 78
GABAPENTIN 191 104 23 11
LANTUS 190 80 24 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 190 71 R 24 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 183 114 26 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 181 142 27 21
ALLOPURINOL 174 130 28 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173 60 S3 29 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 145 29 22
CLOPIDOGREL 165 152 31 28
NAPROXEN 165 95 31 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 123 33 49
JANUVIA 160 83 34 67
PLAVIX 159 142 35 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 132 36 45
RANITIDINE HCL 157 120 37 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 153 124 R 38 57
ATENOLOL 149 90 39 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 115 40 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 107 41 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143 104 42 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135 124 43 59
BUPROPION HCL SR 134 56 44 199
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130 90 45 18
LYRICA 129 49 46 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 128 75 47 53
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126 112 48 14
DIGOXIN 126 116 48 50
KLOR-CON 10 125 125 50 75
FAMOTIDINE 125 68 50 73
AZITHROMYCIN 115 75 52 58
DIOVAN 112 88 53 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 98 54 38
NEXIUM 108 41 54 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107 75 56 60
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 77 56 86
SPIRIVA 106 84 58 88
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 63 59 102
PAROXETINE HCL 101 90 60 64
DEXILANT 97 55 61 147
CEPHALEXIN 94 63 62 109
ETODOLAC 89 63 63 242
TRAZODONE HCL 85 62 64 46
VERAPAMIL ER 85 74 64 95
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84 58 66 145
EXFORGE HCT 83 54 67 215
AMOXICILLIN 81 47 68 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 33 68 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 50 70 82
TORSEMIDE 78 43 71 127
NIFEDIPINE ER 78 61 71 87
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 54 73 35
EXFORGE 73 72 74 121
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 72 41 75 144
INDOMETHACIN 71 40 R 76 233
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 54 76 273
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 65 76 40
FENOFIBRATE 70 46 79 72
NIFEDIAC CC 70 53 79 247
CRESTOR 69 51 81 25
SINGULAIR 69 51 81 85
LIPITOR 69 54 81 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 46 84 89
ONGLYZA 67 60 85 165
NIFEDICAL XL 67 63 85 205
PROAIR HFA 65 35 87 77
IBUPROFEN 65 30 87 118
KOMBIGLYZE XR 65 56 87 268
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 27 90 124
GLIPIZIDE 63 51 91 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 62 44 92 113
DILTIAZEM ER 62 56 92 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62 44 92 104
PREDNISONE 60 40 95 48
LABETALOL HCL 60 37 95 194
CEFPROZIL 59 43 97 362
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 49 98 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 40 98 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 100 27
NIASPAN 57 49 100 139
EVISTA 55 55 102 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 33 103 97
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 41 104 148
VENTOLIN HFA 51 36 104 130
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 29 104 68
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 44 104 153
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 May 25, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.