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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,261Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 336

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 336

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

27% of this provider’s 798 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 15,212 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$42 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 1,080 587 S3 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 678 515 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 629 440 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 585 427 4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 558 428 5 9
LISINOPRIL 507 393 6 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496 387 7 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472 380 8 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 468 298 9 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463 401 10 7
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 404 287 R 11 78
GABAPENTIN 367 250 12 11
METFORMIN HCL 351 245 13 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 351 273 13 15
MELOXICAM 341 207 15 19
RANITIDINE HCL 282 160 16 36
IBUPROFEN 281 130 17 118
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245 202 18 10
CLOPIDOGREL 242 207 19 28
CEPHALEXIN 237 163 20 109
CARVEDILOL 217 202 21 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205 149 22 38
ALLOPURINOL 200 160 23 30
TRAMADOL HCL 199 157 24 20
SERTRALINE HCL 192 120 25 33
TRAZODONE HCL 192 130 25 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 110 27 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 123 28 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 174 121 29 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 171 146 30 17
SUCRALFATE 170 101 31 192
NEXIUM 170 145 31 24
ATENOLOL 170 126 31 26
PLAVIX 169 146 34 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 99 R 35 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 141 36 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 119 37 47
LOVASTATIN 148 104 38 34
RISPERIDONE 144 84 39 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 73 R 40 65
AZITHROMYCIN 137 103 41 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 108 42 55
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 101 43 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 127 87 44 94
NAMENDA 124 114 45 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 98 46 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 92 46 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 88 48 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 115 96 49 29
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 110 97 50 146
DIGOXIN 104 104 51 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 69 52 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 43 53 83
DIOVAN HCT 96 85 54 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94 54 55 18
MECLIZINE HCL 93 80 56 96
FAMOTIDINE 92 79 57 73
GLIPIZIDE 92 68 57 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 52 57 81
GLYBURIDE 91 73 R 60 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 84 61 44
RAMIPRIL 88 61 62 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 37 63 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86 77 64 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 74 65 68
MIRTAZAPINE 82 47 66 66
LYRICA 82 53 66 70
CLONIDINE HCL 82 57 66 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 66 69 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 54 70 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 70 71 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 44 72 123
VENTOLIN HFA 71 28 73 130
AMIODARONE HCL 71 57 73 117
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 38 75 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 41 R 76 99
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 37 77 42
CRESTOR 65 56 78 25
NAPROXEN 64 37 79 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 63 56 80 101
PAROXETINE HCL 63 39 80 64
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 38 80 100
PREDNISONE 63 24 80 48
KLOR-CON M20 62 49 84 51
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 54 R 85 222
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 48 86 148
SEROQUEL 58 45 86 193
LANTUS 58 48 86 56
SYMBICORT 57 26 89 155
PROAIR HFA 56 37 90 77
ACTOS 56 34 90 119
LEVOXYL 55 34 92 180
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 34 92 82
DETROL LA 54 41 94 175
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 49 94 249
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53 41 96 49
CYMBALTA 52 37 97 52
CARISOPRODOL 51 0 R 98 63
COMBIVENT 51 33 98 152
FENTANYL 50 50 S2 100 120
BYSTOLIC 50 47 100 79
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 Dec. 30, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.