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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 336

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 336

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

46% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 7,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$32 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 1,640 462 S3 1 2
CARISOPRODOL 675 124 R 2 63
TRAMADOL HCL 495 127 3 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 277 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 470 235 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 404 248 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355 171 7 9
METFORMIN HCL 345 171 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 294 191 9 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 283 64 10 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 251 110 11 55
GABAPENTIN 249 116 12 11
AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 89 10 13 208
NIFEDIPINE ER 238 139 14 87
AMOXICILLIN 224 69 15 128
NAPROXEN 213 127 16 80
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 207 70 17 104
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 109 18 12
LISINOPRIL 178 52 19 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 174 108 20 42
SERTRALINE HCL 148 45 21 33
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 148 46 R 10 21 258
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 147 95 23 60
GLIPIZIDE 147 105 23 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 103 25 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139 87 26 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 135 34 R 27 65
CARVEDILOL 123 61 28 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 50 29 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 115 70 30 91
TIZANIDINE HCL 106 30 31 83
MELOXICAM 102 62 32 19
CLONIDINE HCL 96 51 33 32
IBUPROFEN 96 17 33 118
LOVASTATIN 95 57 35 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 59 35 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 44 37 23
FAMOTIDINE 90 57 38 73
CILOSTAZOL 90 68 38 158
ALLOPURINOL 89 44 40 30
RANITIDINE HCL 88 38 41 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 88 51 41 29
DIGOXIN 86 59 43 50
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84 33 44 200
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 54 45 35
INDOMETHACIN 81 47 R 45 233
MECLIZINE HCL 77 42 47 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76 54 48 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 75 73 49 17
CLOPIDOGREL 73 41 50 28
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 52 51 166
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 23 52 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 0 R 52 99
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67 48 54 168
MUPIROCIN 66 34 55 203
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 42 56 102
VERAPAMIL ER 62 45 57 95
CEPHALEXIN 61 24 58 109
ATENOLOL 61 37 58 26
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 61 42 R 58 78
VENTOLIN HFA 59 28 61 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 20 62 225
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 0 63 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 41 63 126
PREDNISONE 56 0 63 48
GEMFIBROZIL 55 21 66 115
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 53 66 44
PROAIR HFA 53 12 68 77
LANTUS 53 0 68 56
JANUVIA 52 44 70 67
FLUCONAZOLE 52 12 70 151
COLCRYS 51 20 72 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51 38 72 38
DIOVAN 51 28 72 31
AVODART 50 44 75 188
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 April 4, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.