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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 336

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 117 out of 336

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 504 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 9,907 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

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 805 355 S3 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 805 571 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 647 398 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 466 311 4 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 429 295 5 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 400 263 6 12
LOVASTATIN 399 236 7 34
SIMVASTATIN 379 299 8 5
LISINOPRIL 370 251 9 6
OMEPRAZOLE 300 171 10 3
CLOPIDOGREL 265 202 11 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 162 12 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 237 146 13 7
CRESTOR 219 130 14 25
DIOVAN 219 178 14 31
PLAVIX 208 155 16 37
CLONIDINE HCL 193 111 17 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 192 115 18 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189 104 19 18
CARVEDILOL 179 140 20 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 173 88 21 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 124 22 44
GABAPENTIN 166 90 23 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 132 24 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 145 62 R 25 78
MELOXICAM 142 113 26 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 140 110 27 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 134 75 28 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 102 29 60
FELODIPINE ER 116 98 30 171
TRAMADOL HCL 114 71 31 20
GLIPIZIDE 113 93 32 71
IBUPROFEN 111 91 33 118
DIGOXIN 111 63 33 50
KLOR-CON M20 109 46 35 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 68 36 86
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 83 37 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 97 84 38 27
PROPRANOLOL HCL 96 50 39 101
NEXIUM 95 54 40 24
MECLIZINE HCL 90 74 41 96
NAPROXEN 90 43 41 80
TORSEMIDE 86 36 43 127
CHLORTHALIDONE 83 65 44 111
JANUVIA 80 38 45 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80 68 45 126
CARISOPRODOL 79 14 R 47 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 33 R 47 65
ATENOLOL 79 69 47 26
METOLAZONE 78 53 50 170
NIZATIDINE 78 45 50 291
DIOVAN HCT 74 48 52 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 41 53 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 49 54 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 20 55 23
RAMIPRIL 70 56 56 84
AZITHROMYCIN 68 38 57 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 55 R 58 57
INSULIN SYRINGE 67 41 58 102
PROAIR HFA 66 55 60 77
VERAPAMIL ER 64 48 61 95
TRICOR 64 31 61 108
LIPITOR 64 37 61 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 44 64 89
HUMULIN N 59 56 64 184
ALLOPURINOL 59 32 64 30
SERTRALINE HCL 58 34 67 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 44 68 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 35 68 68
COLCRYS 54 37 70 103
LANTUS 51 24 71 56
CELEBREX 51 36 71 105
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 June 18, 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.