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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 343

$2.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 343

868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 868 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

44 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 24.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Mississippi
FUROSEMIDE 1,580 1,303 246 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,304 737 226 S3 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,220 962 199 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,198 948 185 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 995 849 145 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 992 827 155 6 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 884 733 147 7 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 865 652 147 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 815 543 110 9 9
SIMVASTATIN 734 635 121 10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 678 481 128 11 38
CLOPIDOGREL 585 470 91 12 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 570 447 71 13 18
LISINOPRIL 505 401 79 14 6
CARVEDILOL 493 323 75 15 13
DIOVAN 493 423 64 15 35
ATENOLOL 471 418 68 17 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 373 73 18 11
ZETIA 404 293 53 19 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 349 315 52 20 37
CLONAZEPAM 341 203 50 B 21 48
GABAPENTIN 339 241 66 22 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 336 282 59 23 83
ALPRAZOLAM 311 236 58 B 24 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311 272 55 24 17
NEXIUM 302 207 55 26 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 247 47 27 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 291 267 47 28 46
NAMENDA 289 267 32 29 34
TRAMADOL HCL 289 201 70 29 22
ALLOPURINOL 277 204 42 31 31
CYMBALTA 272 196 45 32 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 259 165 44 33 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258 223 42 34 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256 198 39 35 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 201 39 36 27
SYNTHROID 242 222 32 37 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238 150 39 38 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231 172 25 A 39 76
MELOXICAM 231 204 51 39 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 196 34 41 54
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 227 162 40 41 39
PREDNISONE 222 150 98 43 53
CRESTOR 221 177 35 44 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 170 35 45 23
LANTUS 220 144 40 45 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 209 173 150 47 57
MIRTAZAPINE 188 174 34 48 68
CILOSTAZOL 182 141 32 49 165
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 137 23 49 52
LYRICA 172 103 21 51 61
DIGOX 171 97 31 52 86
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 165 91 22 53 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 124 34 54 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 151* 27 55 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 154 113 19 56 43
CELEBREX 153 138 31 57 98
KLOR-CON 10 152 124 32 58 88
AZITHROMYCIN 151 114 122 59 65
TIZANIDINE HCL 149 89 37 60 77
FENTANYL 148 92 32 S2 61 119
MECLIZINE HCL 147 96 39 62 91
HUMALOG 146 84 33 63 178
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 144 117 16 64 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 144 102 111 64 80
SERTRALINE HCL 144 64 16 64 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 143 89 24 67 42
EXELON 141 141 21 68 142
COLCRYS 139 101 23 69 96
MEGESTROL ACETATE 138 107 48 R 70 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 79 19 R 71 56
AGGRENOX 133 106 15 72 143
NAPROXEN 132 115 30 73 84
NOVOLOG 132 60 32 73 160
FAMOTIDINE* 122 98 21 75 72
ABILIFY 115 56 15 A 76 135
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 113 70 84 77 133
LOVASTATIN 112 92 15 78 41
AMIODARONE HCL 112 91 24 78 113
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110 67 42 80 138
VESICARE 109 109 16 81 146
CLONIDINE HCL 107 61 29 82 36
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 106 49 22 83 125
LEVEMIR 105 62 25 84 140
TRAZODONE HCL 104 49 17 85 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103 98* 12 86 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 50 27 86 101
VERAPAMIL ER 102 97* 14 88 106
FENOFIBRATE* 100 72 14 89 66
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 99 94* 17 R 90 112
AVODART 97 75 13 91 171
PAROXETINE HCL 96 65 12 92 73
DOXEPIN HCL 90 35 21 93 239
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 23 11 93 128
FENOFIBRATE* 86 71 12 95 66
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86 41 19 R 95 241
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 69 16 95 25
KLOR-CON M20 85 51 19 98 55
WELCHOL 85 80* 24 98 181
HALOPERIDOL 82 54 11 A 100 175
SYMBICORT 82 52 30 100 152
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81 81 11 R 102 100
LEVETIRACETAM 80 52 14 103 111
NIFEDICAL XL 79 74* 11 104 215
PREMARIN 78 <11 <11 R 105 156
RAMIPRIL 78 <11 <11 105 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 77 40 13 107 202
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 55 47 107 92
DIGOXIN 76 71* 17 109 158
METFORMIN HCL ER 75 70* 19 110 58
IRBESARTAN 74 74 13 111 147
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74 55 26 111 74
TEMAZEPAM 74 62 21 B 111 82
EVISTA 73 <11 <11 114 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 38 14 115 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 116 104
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 48 51 117 132
DETROL LA 69 <11 <11 117 149
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 <11 <11 119 117
CEFDINIR 68 63* 45 119 203
NASONEX 67 56 49 121 297
PRIMIDONE 66 <11 <11 122 213
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66 26 28 R 122 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 <11 <11 122 163
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 33 12 122 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66 <11 <11 122 180
GLIPIZIDE 66 <11 <11 122 70
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65 35 27 128 150
XARELTO 64 59* 13 129 230
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 64 43 43 129 268
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 <11 <11 129 63
SULINDAC 64 <11 <11 129 266
LORAZEPAM 64 50 20 B 129 51
OLANZAPINE 63 <11 <11 A 134 145
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 <11 <11 135 94
VALACYCLOVIR 60 27 27 135 369
DIAZEPAM 59 25 15 B 137 93
FLUCONAZOLE 58 41 32 138 137
BACLOFEN 58 <11 <11 138 141
TORSEMIDE 58 41 14 138 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 40 16 141 85
PROAIR HFA 57 24 19 141 60
PACERONE 56 <11 <11 143 382
VICTOZA 3-PAK 56 13 16 143 278
NITROFURANTOIN* 56 51* 25 143 193
GLYBURIDE 56 <11 <11 R 143 114
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 55 44 12 147 162
METHOCARBAMOL 54 <11 <11 R 148 272
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 54 29 17 S3 148 386
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 35 43 148 105
FINASTERIDE 53 <11 <11 151 129
PHENOBARBITAL 53 <11 <11 R 151 230
RISPERIDONE 53 48* 11 A 151 97
NITROSTAT 53 20 23 151 190
RANEXA 52 38 11 155 250
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 36 28 155 189
MUPIROCIN* 52 40 36 155 216
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.