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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 343

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 343

697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

4% of this provider’s 697 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 697 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,230 678 212 S3 1 2
CHLORTHALIDONE 900 642 143 10 2 110
BUMETANIDE 659 570 131 10 3 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653 497 108 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 594 440 100 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 523 412 84 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 495 291 84 7 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 486 449 91 8 10
CLOPIDOGREL 425 365 66 9 15
LISINOPRIL 411 316 73 10 6
FUROSEMIDE 380 289 84 11 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 275 56 12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378 264 61 13 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 366 270 65 14 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 362 320 43 15 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 359 276 62 16 19
ALPRAZOLAM 355 242 60 B 17 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 330 279 47 18 5
GABAPENTIN 322 213 59 19 12
NAMENDA 312 307* 27 20 34
CARVEDILOL 306 189 54 21 13
ALLOPURINOL 293 226 50 22 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284 162 52 23 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 264 250 37 24 28
TRAMADOL HCL 259 163 46 25 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 223 38 26 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 188 41 27 17
RANITIDINE HCL 236 189 32 28 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236 154 43 28 24
NEXIUM 223 138 35 30 26
DIOVAN 195 182 23 31 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 133 27 32 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 183 105 27 33 64
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 176 119 27 34 194
LANTUS 170 123 25 35 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 162 137 21 A 36 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 118 29 37 27
MELOXICAM 150 139 29 38 21
TEMAZEPAM 145 118 32 B 39 82
GLIPIZIDE 143 95 27 40 70
LEVETIRACETAM 142 103 16 41 111
LOVASTATIN 138 122 20 42 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 95 18 43 52
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 107 19 44 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 53 37 R 45 75
CLONIDINE HCL 118 102 19 46 36
SERTRALINE HCL 117 70 15 47 33
LYRICA 116 77 15 48 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110 95 14 49 54
LORAZEPAM 108 91 23 B 50 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 97 19 50 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 72 26 52 14
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 101* 15 52 109
RISPERIDONE 104 80 12 A 54 97
AZITHROMYCIN 102 78 75 55 65
MIRTAZAPINE 100 95* 17 56 68
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 95* 57 56 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97 92* 18 58 163
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 91* 13 59 176
EXFORGE 95 64 15 60 134
PHENYTOIN 94 <11 <11 61 258
KLOR-CON M20 91 61 17 62 55
PAROXETINE HCL 91 75 13 62 73
MEGESTROL ACETATE 89 78 36 R 64 122
CYMBALTA 87 45 11 65 44
LEVEMIR 87 64 12 65 140
DETROL LA 84 <11 <11 67 149
TRAZODONE HCL 84 71 12 67 45
AGGRENOX 84 <11 <11 67 143
LACTULOSE 80 <11 <11 70 151
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 <11 <11 71 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 <11 <11 72 40
SPIRIVA 77 45 11 73 87
HUMULIN R 76 76 13 74 238
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 <11 <11 75 43
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 52 54 76 80
AMITIZA 71 66* 14 77 184
FINASTERIDE 71 58 11 77 129
METOLAZONE 70 50 14 79 169
TRAVATAN Z 69 64* 12 80 362
MECLIZINE HCL 69 64* 28 80 91
VALPROIC ACID* 69 <11 <11 80 309
COLCRYS 68 36 18 83 96
JANUVIA 66 <11 <11 84 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 <11 <11 85 128
ZETIA 63 <11 <11 86 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 36 39 87 92
PREDNISONE 60 47 21 88 53
CRESTOR 60 36 13 88 29
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 48 16 88 199
DIGOXIN 60 <11 <11 88 158
NOVOLIN R 59 54* 12 92 206
DILTIAZEM ER 58 <11 <11 93 188
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 <11 <11 94 228
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 <11 <11 95 49
COMBIGAN 56 <11 <11 95 382
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56 <11 <11 95 59
PHENOBARBITAL 55 <11 <11 R 98 230
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55 <11 <11 R 98 100
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 <11 <11 98 95
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 <11 <11 101 102
CARTIA XT 52 <11 <11 102 290
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 37 12 102 174
ESTRADIOL 51 22 12 R 104 121
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 <11 <11 105 211
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 23, 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.