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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 343

$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 343

489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

19% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
CARVEDILOL 727 571 101 1 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643 491 96 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 557 417 82 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 398 69 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 413 286 59 5 9
FUROSEMIDE 388 332 60 6 4
LISINOPRIL 340 258 51 7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 308 263 52 8 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 217 41 9 14
NAMENDA 273 268* 22 10 34
RAMIPRIL 273 222 43 10 89
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268 202 45 12 10
CLOPIDOGREL 266 181 35 13 15
GABAPENTIN 188 143 31 14 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 111 31 15 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 127 33 16 24
NEXIUM 181 145 14 17 26
TRAMADOL HCL 166 127 49 18 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161 127 20 19 5
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155 92 70 S2 20 173
DONEPEZIL HCL 153 153 19 21 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152 59 27 S3 22 2
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 142 81 40 23 298
LYRICA 139 98 20 24 61
LANTUS 134 109 23 25 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 123 19 25 37
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 131 93 15 R 27 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 106 18 28 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 119 107 18 29 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 46 16 30 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 80 26 31 85
CELEBREX 114 109* 14 32 98
PREDNISONE 109 67 49 33 53
DIOVAN 108 <11 <11 34 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 84 16 34 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105 84 19 36 17
LEVEMIR 105 50 18 36 140
AZITHROMYCIN 104 74 81 38 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 74 16 38 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 75 21 40 32
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 71 13 41 109
ALLOPURINOL 96 72 19 42 31
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 67 12 42 83
LORAZEPAM 96 79 20 B 42 51
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 38 22 S2 42 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95 53 20 46 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 89* 11 47 52
COLCRYS 93 66 20 48 96
ATENOLOL 93 69 13 48 30
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 93 81 12 R 48 256
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 <11 <11 51 219
SERTRALINE HCL 89 61 17 52 33
PROAIR HFA 89 20 12 52 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87 82* 12 54 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 81* 15 A 55 76
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83 78* 20 56 74
FAMOTIDINE* 82 65 12 57 72
CLONIDINE HCL 81 56 12 58 36
PHENOBARBITAL 80 <11 <11 R 59 230
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 34 23 R 59 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 <11 <11 61 63
INSULIN SYRINGE* 77 32 16 62 197
RISPERIDONE 73 <11 <11 A 63 97
MELOXICAM 71 49 14 64 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 52 43 64 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 44 12 66 40
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 70 28 12 66 125
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 68 <11 <11 68 194
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64 <11 <11 69 11
LEVETIRACETAM 64 <11 <11 69 111
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 <11 <11 71 90
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 <11 <11 71 128
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56 51* 12 73 269
TRAZODONE HCL 55 <11 <11 74 45
NOVOLOG 52 37 14 75 160
CITALOPRAM HBR 52 <11 <11 75 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 41 16 75 47
LOVASTATIN 52 <11 <11 75 41
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. 19, 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.