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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,899Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 36

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 36

667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

10% of this provider’s 667 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,275 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
NAMENDA 611 590 1 13
SIMVASTATIN 551 404 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 490 420 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466 403 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429 334 5 4
CARVEDILOL 407 335 6 20
CALCITRIOL 386 335 7 94
OMEPRAZOLE 361 273 8 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340 307 9 22
LISINOPRIL 295 247 10 3
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 251 11 37
EXELON 279 273 12 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 229 13 17
METFORMIN HCL 248 195 14 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245 207 15 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 242 193 16 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 238 165 17 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 212 18 12
GABAPENTIN 232 184 19 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 186 20 9
CRESTOR 205 174 21 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201 171 22 15
RISPERIDONE 194 117 23 31
NEXIUM 192 157 24 26
TRAMADOL HCL 188 124 25 14
CYMBALTA 180 161 26 48
FAMOTIDINE 179 149 27 30
CLOPIDOGREL 177 152 28 33
MIRTAZAPINE 177 166 28 28
KLOR-CON M20 172 147 30 32
ATENOLOL 159 128 31 27
SERTRALINE HCL 153 106 32 19
JANUVIA 153 123 32 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151 114 S3 34 7
PAROXETINE HCL 146 126 35 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 127 36 41
LEVETIRACETAM 138 102 37 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 138 114 37 16
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 120 39 73
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135 116 40 21
SEROQUEL 127 101 41 82
PLAVIX 125 112 42 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 107 43 66
NOVOLOG 113 80 44 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 111 102 45 29
GLIPIZIDE 106 85 46 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 90 47 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 103 43 48 144
RANITIDINE HCL 103 56 48 25
MEGESTROL ACETATE 103 101 R 48 102
SPIRIVA 102 88 51 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 102 82 51 127
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 94 53 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 101 76 53 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 86 55 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 87 56 24
LEVEMIR 96 59 57 99
RAMIPRIL 93 73 58 96
PENTOXIFYLLINE 92 79 59 167
LANTUS 92 75 59 38
NIASPAN 91 66 61 145
DIGOXIN 90 50 62 61
DIOVAN 89 56 63 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87 87 64 18
AMITIZA 87 69 64 170
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 68 66 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 61 66 43
CLONIDINE HCL 81 60 68 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 73 69 93
PREDNISONE 78 76 70 59
ALLOPURINOL 77 76 71 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 61 72 90
CELEBREX 72 70 73 118
BENICAR 71 69 74 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 26 74 65
HALOPERIDOL 71 16 74 176
NOVOLIN R 69 48 77 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 67 44 R 78 153
LYRICA 67 64 78 88
COLCRYS 67 67 78 149
TRAZODONE HCL 66 63 81 39
FENOFIBRATE 65 47 82 71
NITROFURANTOIN 63 61 83 185
OLANZAPINE 62 39 84 109
LIPITOR 62 59 84 100
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 59 11 86 192
KLOR-CON 10 56 54 87 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 54 88 34
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 54 18 88 203
BYSTOLIC 53 52 90 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 47 90 106
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52 49 92 140
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 33 92 115
MINOXIDIL 50 47 94 220
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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 8, 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.