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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,666Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 336

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 336

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

10% of this provider’s 869 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 869 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 18,074 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,641 1,147 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 966 749 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 717 601 3 1
JANTOVEN 559 474 4 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 543 404 5 18
SIMVASTATIN 512 390 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 509 410 7 4
METFORMIN HCL 474 354 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471 353 9 7
GABAPENTIN 390 307 10 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 339 241 11 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337 284 12 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 324 214 13 93
LISINOPRIL 321 225 14 6
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 299 258 15 68
TRAMADOL HCL 297 217 16 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 260 17 9
MELOXICAM 247 196 18 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 231 136 19 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 216 20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 217 156 21 33
DIOVAN 214 201 22 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 199 23 10
CLONIDINE HCL 203 177 24 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 201 187 25 27
NEXIUM 193 120 26 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192 170 27 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 152 28 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 151 29 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 180 78 R 30 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 174 117 31 21
TRAZODONE HCL 172 147 32 46
AZITHROMYCIN 170 132 33 58
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 169 169 34 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169 135 34 40
CLOPIDOGREL 167 159 36 28
CARVEDILOL 157 121 37 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 96 38 16
RANITIDINE HCL 150 124 39 36
CRESTOR 149 105 40 25
LANTUS 149 125 40 56
CYMBALTA 147 102 42 52
LYRICA 142 69 43 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 125 44 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 118 45 38
NAMENDA 127 125 46 39
PLAVIX 124 107 47 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 96 48 23
FENTANYL 120 96 S2 49 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 66 R 50 57
PREDNISONE 113 73 51 48
ALLOPURINOL 112 90 52 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 107 34 53 83
GLYBURIDE 105 83 R 54 76
SINGULAIR 105 86 54 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 82 56 59
AGGRENOX 101 95 57 133
KLOR-CON M20 101 67 57 51
GLIPIZIDE 94 67 59 71
PREMARIN 93 68 R 60 131
FLUOXETINE HCL 93 66 60 81
ZETIA 92 72 62 74
KLOR-CON 10 92 80 62 75
ATENOLOL 92 78 62 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 62 65 22
FAMOTIDINE 88 60 66 73
LEXAPRO 88 75 66 197
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 80 68 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85 35 R 69 99
DIGOXIN 85 72 69 50
PAROXETINE HCL 84 54 71 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 82 71 72 42
SYNTHROID 82 73 72 43
CARISOPRODOL 82 28 R 72 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 65 75 54
DIOVAN HCT 80 56 76 41
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78 42 77 123
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 70 78 98
MIRTAZAPINE 75 57 78 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 73 R 80 110
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 58 80 47
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 56 82 91
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 71 49 S2 83 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 59 83 140
CEFDINIR 70 55 85 216
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70 50 85 204
DETROL LA 68 55 87 175
COMBIVENT 67 34 88 152
NYSTATIN 66 51 89 212
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 41 90 89
AMIODARONE HCL 60 60 90 117
RISPERIDONE 59 53 92 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 22 93 100
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 57 94 101
NYSTOP 56 52 95 312
ESTRADIOL 55 52 R 96 129
LIDODERM 54 28 97 256
NOVOLOG 52 52 98 135
BYSTOLIC 52 47 98 79
FLUCONAZOLE 52 38 98 151
ABILIFY 52 22 98 169
PROAIR HFA 52 32 98 77
RAMIPRIL 50 48 103 84
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 11, 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.