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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,020Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 343

$2.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 343

1,133 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 1,133 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 1,133 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 16%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 2,283 987 364 S3 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,572 1,059 273 2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,095 551 173 B 3 20
GABAPENTIN 1,094 581 184 4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,065 823 155 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 954 712 198 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 953 703 210 7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 931 707 100 8 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 808 604 137 9 1
CLOPIDOGREL 792 567 113 10 15
LISINOPRIL 784 559 153 11 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 769 302 130 12 24
MELOXICAM 700 512 117 13 21
NEXIUM 694 369 96 14 26
SIMVASTATIN 667 504 117 15 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 666 476 142 16 43
METFORMIN HCL 606 342 111 17 9
TRAMADOL HCL 574 342 150 18 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558 356 103 19 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 516 322 109 20 32
FENOFIBRATE* 505 359 84 21 66
CARVEDILOL 489 386 79 22 13
CYMBALTA 460 194 63 23 44
CRESTOR 458 323 77 24 29
CLONAZEPAM 432 172 72 B 25 48
SERTRALINE HCL 411 286 72 26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 404 245 70 27 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 404 129 115 27 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 371 248 58 29 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 353 241 69 30 16
NITROFURANTOIN* 344 297 109 31 193
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334 294 58 32 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 327 322* 64 33 28
NAMENDA 320 292 47 34 34
DIOVAN 317 192 41 35 35
CARISOPRODOL 317 31 57 R 35 79
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 300 216 58 37 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 300 233 43 37 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 295 206 50 39 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 293 236 67 40 49
MECLIZINE HCL 292 221 83 41 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291 189 56 42 17
AZITHROMYCIN 284 173 215 43 65
LYRICA 268 140 33 44 61
GLIPIZIDE 262 185 39 45 70
CLONIDINE HCL 259 178 66 46 36
TRAZODONE HCL 253 120 44 47 45
ZETIA 241 158 45 48 71
SYNTHROID 240 170 40 49 50
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 228 74 38 R 50 56
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 227 155 174 51 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220 151 42 52 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 133 40 53 14
TEMAZEPAM 210 160 52 B 54 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 208 157 27 55 95
BUPROPION XL 208 78 32 55 172
ALLOPURINOL 203 147 43 57 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 158 64 58 47
FENOFIBRATE* 198 105 25 59 66
TERAZOSIN HCL 197 162 31 60 154
PROMETHAZINE HCL 195 29 61 R 61 108
RISPERIDONE 195 125 42 A 61 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 192 138 149 63 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 191 131 143 64 80
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 189 43 43 S2 65 99
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 188 90 32 66 210
ESTRADIOL 186 145 25 R 67 121
DIGOX 185 146 33 68 86
TOPIRAMATE 175 39 33 69 187
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 175 100 57 69 126
ABILIFY 173 68 19 A 71 135
FLUOXETINE HCL 170 82 31 72 81
LANTUS 169 81 30 73 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 165 86 20 74 94
DIAZEPAM 161 45 32 B 75 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 116 29 75 25
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 160 107 107 77 92
PROAIR HFA 157 65 52 78 60
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 155 58 24 79 128
PAROXETINE HCL 155 114 28 79 73
ENDOCET 155 27 45 S2 79 236
DICYCLOMINE HCL 154 85 37 82 196
BYSTOLIC 153 94 24 83 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150 106 28 A 84 76
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 148 65 43 R 85 209
RANITIDINE HCL 146 105 30 86 38
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 146 26 23 S2 86 200
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 43 44 R 88 75
LOVASTATIN 140 88 17 89 41
ONDANSETRON HCL* 140 110 51 89 222
KLOR-CON M20 139 119 37 91 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133 24 36 S2 92 173
FENTANYL 133 65 31 S2 92 119
CELEBREX 132 75 22 94 98
LORAZEPAM 132 105 47 B 94 51
MEGESTROL ACETATE 131 126* 44 R 96 122
LEVEMIR 131 92 19 96 140
CEFTRIAXONE* 130 125* 84 98 293
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 88 21 98 52
PREDNISONE 126 84 64 100 53
PROPRANOLOL HCL 126 80 24 100 104
JANUVIA 124 71 18 102 62
NOVOLOG 124 74 25 102 160
FLUCONAZOLE 124 93 73 102 137
GLIMEPIRIDE 122 97 22 105 27
ATENOLOL 121 89 24 106 30
GLYBURIDE 118 82 18 R 107 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118 99 29 107 11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 <11 17 R 107 148
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 118 78 67 107 192
VOLTAREN 116 63 32 111 168
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 74 28 112 85
PREMARIN 114 77 22 R 113 156
VESICARE 102 83 15 114 146
LIDOCAINE HCL* 101 96* 71 115 342
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 89 15 116 40
BUPROPION HCL SR 98 78 16 117 202
SYMBICORT 98 67 27 117 152
CILOSTAZOL 96 81 15 119 165
FINASTERIDE 95 95 13 120 129
TRILIPIX 95 71 16 120 318
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94 75 18 122 63
MIRTAZAPINE 94 64 20 122 68
VYTORIN 93 64 16 124 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 87* 36 125 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91 74 12 126 199
LOVAZA 90 63 15 127 157
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 89 84* 17 128 207
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 41 14 129 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 58 13 130 174
GEMFIBROZIL 85 49 14 131 123
OLANZAPINE 84 50 15 A 132 145
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84 61 12 132 269
BENICAR 83 78* 15 134 107
HUMALOG 82 60 18 135 178
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 31 15 136 167
WELCHOL 80 50 17 137 181
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 75* 14 137 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 37 15 137 109
BENICAR HCT 78 57 14 140 127
NITROSTAT 77 47 49 141 190
DILTIAZEM HCL 71 53 11 142 228
NABUMETONE 70 54 14 143 190
NYSTATIN 69 64* 42 144 198
METOLAZONE 69 55 21 144 169
LUNESTA 68 35 16 146 265
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 21 13 146 153
SUCRALFATE 67 53 20 148 177
PRADAXA 65 60* 12 149 205
AZOR 64 59* 12 150 237
VERAPAMIL ER 62 <11 <11 151 106
AMIODARONE HCL 62 57* 13 151 113
LEVETIRACETAM 61 <11 <11 153 111
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 41 17 154 117
METRONIDAZOLE 59 42 39 155 286
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59 48 24 155 218
SPIRIVA 58 40 24 157 87
RAMIPRIL 58 40 12 157 89
MINOXIDIL 56 <11 <11 159 277
DIGOXIN 56 51* 13 159 158
NAPROXEN 56 19 13 159 84
PROPAFENONE HCL 56 <11 <11 159 289
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 20 11 163 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 <11 <11 163 101
DETROL LA 55 <11 <11 163 149
CARAFATE 55 37 17 163 385
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 163 141
SOTALOL 54 <11 <11 168 221
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 54 <11 <11 A 168 224
AMITIZA 53 <11 <11 170 184
TORSEMIDE 52 <11 <11 171 136
QUINAPRIL HCL 51 <11 <11 172 120
DILTIAZEM ER 50 31 11 173 188
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 30, 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.