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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 343

$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 343

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

11% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,107 907 179 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 627 559 97 2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533 460 76 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519 327 75 S3 4 2
LISINOPRIL 517 453 88 5 6
CARVEDILOL 517 438 85 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 490 419 92 7 3
GABAPENTIN 443 340 89 8 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419 357 76 9 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 414 367 52 10 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 401 363 79 11 8
SIMVASTATIN 400 356 56 12 7
BENAZEPRIL HCL 386 306 73 13 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 384 355 68 14 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 328 222 60 15 58
LORAZEPAM 298 274 62 B 16 51
ALPRAZOLAM 291 192 46 B 17 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285 219 42 18 16
SERTRALINE HCL 284 211 41 19 33
METFORMIN HCL 256 203 38 20 9
IRBESARTAN 251 203 44 21 147
GLIMEPIRIDE 231 202 39 22 27
NAMENDA 228 228 18 23 34
LOVASTATIN 218 181 34 24 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 191 152 33 25 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 182* 28 26 10
TRAMADOL HCL 173 128 48 27 22
NEXIUM 159 134 28 28 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 122 29 29 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 156 25 30 28
CLOPIDOGREL 152 134 23 31 15
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 141 85 23 S2 32 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 78 20 33 81
FENOFIBRATE* 125 107 20 34 66
ALLOPURINOL 117 93 21 35 31
BYSTOLIC 116 93 17 36 78
SYNTHROID 111 68 22 37 50
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 61 21 S2 37 173
TRAZODONE HCL 111 88 20 37 45
MELOXICAM 109 87 34 40 21
AMIODARONE HCL 109 104* 15 40 113
CHLORTHALIDONE 108 95 21 42 110
NIASPAN 105 93 14 43 182
FAMOTIDINE* 101 75 23 44 72
RAMIPRIL 98 81 15 45 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 85 66 46 57
LEVEMIR 90 78 18 47 140
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 83* 16 48 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 44 16 R 49 56
FENTANYL 86 53 18 S2 50 119
BENICAR 84 79* 11 51 107
TEMAZEPAM 82 77* 33 B 52 82
DEXILANT 82 61 12 52 131
FELODIPINE ER 82 82 11 52 186
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 56 13 55 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76 76 17 55 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 71* 11 55 46
DIOVAN 76 <11 <11 55 35
CRESTOR 76 71* 11 55 29
PAROXETINE HCL 75 <11 <11 60 73
DIAZEPAM 75 70* 13 B 60 93
ATENOLOL 73 68* 14 62 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 68* 16 62 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 72 11 64 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 65* 12 65 54
CARISOPRODOL 67 <11 <11 R 66 79
QUINAPRIL HCL 67 32 12 66 120
COLCRYS 67 <11 <11 66 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 <11 <11 69 94
CLONAZEPAM 64 34 11 B 70 48
FENOFIBRATE* 64 <11 <11 70 66
RANITIDINE HCL 62 35 11 72 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 57* 47 72 80
JANUVIA 61 <11 <11 74 62
KLOR-CON M20 61 49 12 74 55
LOVAZA 60 <11 <11 76 157
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58 <11 <11 S2 77 200
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 42 12 77 153
COLESTIPOL HCL 57 <11 <11 79 378
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 <11 <11 79 63
MIRTAZAPINE 56 <11 <11 81 68
EXELON 56 <11 <11 81 142
ZETIA 55 50* 12 83 71
NOVOLIN R 55 <11 <11 83 206
LACTULOSE 52 47* 24 85 151
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 50 <11 <11 86 246
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50 33 27 86 47
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 Jan. 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.