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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 336

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 336

686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

3% of this provider’s 686 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 686 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 16,211 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,524 905 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,134 885 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 688 407 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 682 426 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 578 433 5 4
LISINOPRIL 562 424 6 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 510 412 7 29
CLONIDINE HCL 501 397 8 32
DIOVAN HCT 474 384 9 41
TRAMADOL HCL 451 336 10 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388 300 11 9
GABAPENTIN 370 203 12 11
DIOVAN 357 269 13 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354 221 14 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291 190 15 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 279 229 16 7
CARVEDILOL 277 189 17 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 268 180 18 47
METFORMIN HCL 266 167 19 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262 218 20 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261 171 21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249 163 22 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248 173 23 23
ATENOLOL 248 152 23 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234 143 25 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 119 26 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225 167 27 12
CARISOPRODOL 217 87 R 28 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 212 187 29 27
MELOXICAM 209 150 30 19
NEXIUM 197 137 31 24
CLOPIDOGREL 193 151 32 28
ALLOPURINOL 192 148 33 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 136 34 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 182 73 R 35 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174 143 36 40
PLAVIX 172 145 37 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 113 38 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 126 39 21
LOVASTATIN 154 116 39 34
LANTUS 153 93 41 56
TRAZODONE HCL 149 55 42 46
NAMENDA 148 134 43 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 143 95 44 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143 107 44 53
CYMBALTA 138 56 46 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132 132 47 54
LYRICA 125 59 48 70
VERAPAMIL ER 124 90 49 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 55 50 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 120 96 51 42
DIGOXIN 120 94 51 50
GLYBURIDE 117 111 R 53 76
AGGRENOX 112 87 54 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 107 71 55 153
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 66 56 69
HUMULIN 70-30 102 77 57 173
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 74 R 58 57
RAMIPRIL 91 23 59 84
RANITIDINE HCL 88 67 60 36
SERTRALINE HCL 85 48 61 33
KLOR-CON 10 84 69 62 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 68 63 60
BYSTOLIC 83 53 63 79
MECLIZINE HCL 82 71 65 96
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 34 66 164
NAPROXEN 81 31 66 80
SYNTHROID 77 57 68 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 46 69 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 11 70 124
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 72 32 R 71 78
PREDNISONE 72 55 71 48
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 32 73 102
KLOR-CON M20 70 44 74 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 70 31 74 83
SINGULAIR 69 45 76 85
HUMULIN N 69 53 76 184
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69 41 76 49
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 34 76 217
AZITHROMYCIN 67 46 80 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67 46 80 86
GLIPIZIDE 65 60 82 71
PROAIR HFA 61 46 83 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 47 83 295
VENTOLIN HFA 61 36 83 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 52 86 59
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 46 R 87 110
PREMARIN 58 35 R 88 131
FAMOTIDINE 58 50 88 73
AMIODARONE HCL 58 35 88 117
NABUMETONE 56 27 91 159
LEXAPRO 56 32 91 197
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 27 93 97
BENICAR 54 45 94 112
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 48 95 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52 22 R 96 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 39 97 123
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 24 97 89
CIMETIDINE 50 43 97 280
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 16 97 100
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 March 26, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.