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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 336

$581K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 336

272 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

5% of this provider’s 272 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 272 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 10,623 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 559 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 577 508 2 4
LISINOPRIL 421 377 3 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 367 356 4 27
NAMENDA 316 316 5 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 241 6 16
OMEPRAZOLE 292 223 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287 272 8 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 279 249 9 17
SIMVASTATIN 264 245 10 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 219 11 9
CARVEDILOL 247 219 12 13
NOVOLIN R 219 188 13 181
RANITIDINE HCL 176 160 14 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 169 15 21
METFORMIN HCL 155 128 16 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 117 17 12
GABAPENTIN 150 109 18 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 111 19 40
MELOXICAM 141 127 20 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 107 21 10
KLOR-CON M20 123 113 22 51
FAMOTIDINE 120 77 23 73
MIRTAZAPINE 115 94 24 66
CLOPIDOGREL 115 89 24 28
RISPERIDONE 114 101 26 90
DIGOXIN 107 58 27 50
PAROXETINE HCL 100 99 28 64
CLONIDINE HCL 97 95 29 32
NEXIUM 96 77 30 24
HUMULIN R 91 80 31 230
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 73 S3 32 2
ABILIFY 89 66 32 169
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 72 34 69
MEGESTROL ACETATE 87 73 R 35 110
SANTYL 86 84 36 281
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 85 36 94
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 69 38 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 82 39 100
LANTUS 82 65 40 56
SERTRALINE HCL 79 79 41 33
TRAZODONE HCL 79 66 41 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 78 43 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 67 44 38
OLANZAPINE 75 75 45 178
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 60 46 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 42 47 97
DETROL LA 70 42 48 175
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 53 49 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64 64 50 15
PLAVIX 64 53 50 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 62 54 52 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 53 53 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 49 54 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 52 54 53
LATANOPROST 58 45 56 231
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 46 57 68
GLIPIZIDE 56 43 58 71
CALCIUM ACETATE 56 33 58 371
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 56 31 58 232
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 56 58 153
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 43 62 186
LOVASTATIN 53 52 63 34
LEVEMIR 51 34 64 149
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 51 64 261
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 Feb. 4, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.