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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 343

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 343

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

10% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$64 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,687 764 259 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 535 309 92 2 3
GABAPENTIN 514 242 106 3 12
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 428 122 74 4 162
ALPRAZOLAM 397 190 71 B 5 20
SIMVASTATIN 394 240 56 6 7
METHOTREXATE 389 223 66 7 164
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 354 149 60 8 24
PREDNISONE 319 173 69 9 53
FUROSEMIDE 319 190 77 9 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 170 64 11 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305 208 60 12 10
LISINOPRIL 300 159 52 13 6
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 279 93 48 S2 14 99
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271 217 43 15 5
TIZANIDINE HCL 263 115 49 16 77
METFORMIN HCL 260 151 43 17 9
CARVEDILOL 254 164 44 18 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 168 40 19 23
RANITIDINE HCL 246 175 45 19 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 223 33 21 28
CYMBALTA 208 76 22 22 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197 131 38 23 11
SERTRALINE HCL 192 119 26 24 33
CLOPIDOGREL 192 160 26 24 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 172 108 30 26 64
LYRICA 157 38 27 27 61
MELOXICAM 156 51 46 28 21
LEFLUNOMIDE 156 86 22 28 276
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153 105 25 30 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 149 144* 24 31 18
ATENOLOL 144 66 22 32 30
LORAZEPAM 133 105 27 B 33 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 96 20 34 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 132 25 31 R 34 75
TRAZODONE HCL 129 55 24 36 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 129 88 20 A 36 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 91 46 38 47
CLONIDINE HCL 125 58 26 39 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 78 19 40 8
CARISOPRODOL 120 18 19 R 40 79
ENBREL 119 18 14 42 287
DIAZEPAM 116 39 22 B 43 93
FAMOTIDINE* 115 61 21 44 72
TRAMADOL HCL 105 74 33 45 22
NEXIUM 105 40 24 45 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 40 20 R 47 56
NAMENDA 100 100 14 48 34
LOVASTATIN 100 95* 19 48 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 53 20 50 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 49 25 51 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 94 23 24 52 138
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 58 16 53 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 92 63 58 54 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 46 13 55 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 60 17 56 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89 61 26 56 74
CEFUROXIME 85 46 65 58 130
CLONAZEPAM 83 15 17 B 59 48
TOPIRAMATE 83 53 11 59 187
FENOFIBRATE* 82 36 14 61 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80 49 17 62 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 <11 <11 63 59
MIRTAZAPINE 77 <11 <11 64 68
KLOR-CON M20 76 32 27 65 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 52 12 66 54
ALLOPURINOL 72 38 16 67 31
PROAIR HFA 70 44 22 68 60
FENTANYL 70 <11 <11 S2 68 119
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 36 11 70 19
SYNTHROID 66 48 14 70 50
METHOCARBAMOL 66 13 17 R 70 272
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 44 16 73 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 38 12 73 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 <11 13 73 94
NOVOLOG 64 <11 <11 76 160
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 59* 14 76 40
AZITHROMYCIN 64 31 54 76 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 41 16 79 27
ENDOCET 62 13 20 S2 79 236
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61 48 11 81 32
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 54* 12 82 67
LANTUS 59 45 11 82 69
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 18 12 82 161
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 85 145
PAROXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 86 73
DEXILANT 55 <11 <11 87 131
FLUCONAZOLE 55 13 24 87 137
ESTRADIOL 54 23 11 R 89 121
LACTULOSE 53 53 12 90 151
VOLTAREN 52 32 18 91 168
SUCRALFATE 51 <11 <11 92 177
CRESTOR 51 37 11 92 29
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 Nov. 1, 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.