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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 336

$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 336

529 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

3% of this provider’s 529 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 529 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 13,043 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% 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

36 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 1,296 614 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,186 908 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 841 639 3 4
CLONIDINE HCL 533 341 4 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 519 387 5 9
SIMVASTATIN 393 309 6 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 372 267 7 14
METFORMIN HCL 309 205 8 8
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 304 242 9 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 302 234 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298 234 11 12
OMEPRAZOLE 284 162 12 3
DIOVAN 274 243 13 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 262 134 14 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 195 15 15
LISINOPRIL 244 181 16 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 186 17 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 233 158 18 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 232 192 19 17
NEXIUM 216 131 20 24
CARVEDILOL 205 164 21 13
IBUPROFEN 204 84 22 118
RANITIDINE HCL 196 141 23 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189 158 24 44
KLOR-CON M20 186 137 25 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 181 138 26 59
HALOPERIDOL 175 140 27 183
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 160 110 28 7
ALLOPURINOL 159 116 29 30
DIOVAN HCT 148 108 30 41
DIGOXIN 147 117 31 50
MELOXICAM 139 101 32 19
NOVOLOG 128 90 33 135
PROAIR HFA 126 61 34 77
HYDRALAZINE HCL 125 115 35 53
CLOPIDOGREL 124 88 36 28
GABAPENTIN 124 91 36 11
NAMENDA 123 118 38 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 50 R 39 57
LANTUS 117 94 39 56
CRESTOR 114 66 41 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114 38 41 18
ATENOLOL 110 89 43 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 86 44 23
BENICAR 107 65 45 112
PLAVIX 104 80 46 37
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 73 47 164
LIPITOR 95 62 48 62
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 93 43 R 49 161
COLCRYS 89 50 50 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 69 50 97
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 88 53 R 52 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 86 86 53 27
EXFORGE 85 61 54 121
MEGESTROL ACETATE 84 66 R 55 110
MUPIROCIN 78 63 56 203
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 42 56 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 54 58 22
ACTOS 71 23 59 119
GLYBURIDE 70 27 R 60 76
LOVASTATIN 70 43 60 34
FAMOTIDINE 69 47 62 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 50 63 89
LACTULOSE 65 0 64 143
LEVEMIR 62 40 65 149
RAMIPRIL 61 41 66 84
KLOR-CON 10 61 59 66 75
EXFORGE HCT 60 35 68 215
EXELON 59 59 69 154
CELEBREX 58 38 70 105
KLOR-CON M10 56 56 71 226
TRAMADOL HCL 56 27 71 20
AMIODARONE HCL 56 56 71 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 55 32 74 38
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 37 75 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 33 76 69
VERAPAMIL ER 52 24 77 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50 26 78 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 39 78 82
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50 34 78 94
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.