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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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72,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 19

$3.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 19

1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 1,059 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 65,310 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 39.


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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,266 2,833 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,682 2,569 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 2,169 1,996 3 5
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 2,139 2,011 10 4 24
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 2,052 1,923 10 5 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,873 1,774 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,826 1,721 7 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,708 1,620 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,696 1,477 9 3
LISINOPRIL 1,387 1,236 10 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,298 1,109 11 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,235 1,086 12 13
NAMENDA 1,234 1,170 13 8
GABAPENTIN 1,214 1,018 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,079 1,027 15 9
CARVEDILOL 963 861 16 23
TRAZODONE HCL 930 823 17 20
RISPERIDONE 897 799 18 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 844 765 19 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 841 752 20 21
NOVOLIN R 817 688 10 21 47
MIRTAZAPINE 775 698 22 14
FAMOTIDINE 766 653 23 31
RANITIDINE HCL 722 620 24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 681 605 25 30
SERTRALINE HCL 640 542 26 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 603 508 27 27
FENTANYL 599 520 S2 28 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 596 500 29 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 568 559 30 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 559 490 31 34
LANTUS 558 482 32 29
DIGOXIN 545 525 33 40
TRAMADOL HCL 536 524 34 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 533 503 35 51
CYMBALTA 499 437 36 52
LEXAPRO 496 463 37 44
LEVETIRACETAM 431 354 38 57
PLAVIX 414 358 39 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 400 370 40 35
CEFUROXIME 388 364 10 41 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 368 306 R 42 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 366 336 43 65
DIOVAN 359 306 44 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 346 303 45 53
PREDNISONE 345 308 46 63
NEXIUM 331 296 47 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 313 272 48 84
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 308 299 49 74
CLONIDINE HCL 307 264 50 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 305 282 51 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 291 275 52 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 289 279 53 33
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284 267 S2 54 69
EXELON 276 264 55 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 267 255 56 61
METFORMIN HCL 267 209 56 26
CEFTRIAXONE 265 233 58 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 261 222 59 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 259 60 38
GLIPIZIDE 258 242 61 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 247 244 62 66
OLANZAPINE 247 193 62 68
BACLOFEN 235 149 64 81
ATENOLOL 230 196 65 36
SEROQUEL 229 203 66 48
LYRICA 225 189 67 87
DILTIAZEM HCL 222 200 68 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 218 206 69 105
AMIODARONE HCL 217 204 70 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 177 71 28
SUCRALFATE 214 202 71 83
NOVOLOG 212 187 73 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211 189 74 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 210 193 75 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206 193 76 50
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 205 184 77 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 204 184 78 70
SPIRIVA 201 180 79 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 187 163 80 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 186 171 81 100
NOVOLIN 70-30 185 165 82 154
LEVEMIR 179 146 83 110
VALPROIC ACID 179 134 83 102
AGGRENOX 178 156 85 106
GLIMEPIRIDE 177 164 86 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173 162 87 43
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 172 160 88 98
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 172 142 88 85
PAROXETINE HCL 169 157 90 88
HYDROXYZINE HCL 169 158 R 90 163
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 167 164 92 165
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 167 149 92 101
LIDODERM 164 153 94 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 163 150 95 129
LATANOPROST 161 154 96 89
BUMETANIDE 161 155 96 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 161 125 96 107
CEPHALEXIN 160 151 99 86
NOVOLIN N 160 139 99 169
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 118 101 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 152 146 R 102 131
LABETALOL HCL 150 67 103 144
FINASTERIDE 150 150 103 97
RENVELA 148 80 105 177
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 147 132 106 131
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 146 112 107 90
LIDOCAINE HCL 145 130 108 123
SOTALOL 141 141 109 179
LACTULOSE 141 130 109 80
SINGULAIR 140 129 111 149
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 140 89 R 111 148
CRESTOR 133 126 113 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL 131 120 114 111
MELOXICAM 131 110 114 116
BUDESONIDE 130 130 116 189
AZITHROMYCIN 127 112 117 91
TRAVATAN Z 127 122 117 127
RAMIPRIL 126 125 119 96
SANTYL 125 113 120 138
METOLAZONE 124 121 121 150
ABILIFY 123 110 122 118
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123 110 122 112
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 121 105 124 103
ALLOPURINOL 121 106 124 64
MEGESTROL ACETATE 120 116 R 126 109
ENABLEX 117 117 127 145
COUMADIN 114 114 128 196
COMBIVENT 114 98 128 158
MORPHINE SULFATE 114 112 S2 128 137
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 114 103 128 92
KLOR-CON M20 113 100 132 59
OXYCODONE HCL 111 74 S2 133 116
METHOCARBAMOL 111 92 R 133 198
NYSTATIN 110 108 135 94
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 103 135 119
CALCITRIOL 107 96 137 167
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 79 138 54
KLOR-CON M10 104 63 139 73
FORTICAL 103 97 140 202
COLCRYS 103 90 140 202
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100 96 142 206
AMOXICILLIN 98 76 143 128
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 34 144 208
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95 75 145 173
CARAFATE 93 93 146 147
ONDANSETRON HCL 89 73 147 170
LAMOTRIGINE 89 63 147 175
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 78 R 147 113
CLONIDINE 89 73 147 209
MUPIROCIN 88 74 151 140
MECLIZINE HCL 88 86 151 151
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 87 80 153 134
KETOCONAZOLE 87 70 153 171
NIFEDIPINE ER 85 74 155 126
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 84 84 156 163
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 84 70 R 156 212
SENSIPAR 83 61 158 213
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82 82 S2 159 113
ZETIA 81 74 160 215
LORAZEPAM 80 75 161 216
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 79 73 162 186
DOXEPIN HCL 79 69 162 217
LUNESTA 78 57 164 218
CARBAMAZEPINE 78 63 164 187
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 78 164 129
CALCITONIN-SALMON 77 76 167 155
HUMULIN R 77 64 167 219
NUEDEXTA 76 76 169 220
ERYTHROMYCIN 76 66 169 140
HUMALOG 75 62 171 221
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 64 S2 171 121
FLUCONAZOLE 75 55 171 136
HYDROCORTISONE 74 54 174 180
FLOVENT HFA 73 51 175 222
VESICARE 73 73 175 156
LUMIGAN 71 71 177 224
NITROSTAT 71 70 177 161
METRONIDAZOLE 69 60 179 190
ACTOS 69 62 179 180
EVISTA 69 69 179 192
TRICOR 68 42 182 152
DETROL LA 68 59 182 178
DIOVAN HCT 67 67 184 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 58 185 173
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 64 185 152
XOPENEX 65 65 187 226
CALCIUM ACETATE 65 53 187 226
OXYCONTIN 64 64 S2 189 156
AVODART 63 63 190 176
IBUPROFEN 63 63 190 145
PROAIR HFA 63 61 190 135
RESTASIS 62 62 193 229
CHOLESTYRAMINE 62 54 193 229
JANUVIA 61 52 195 95
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 61 195 183
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 55 197 236
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 58 197 236
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 34 197 183
PATANOL 58 57 197 236
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57 43 201 166
SPS 56 54 202 241
MIDODRINE HCL 56 46 202 241
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 47 202 190
GALANTAMINE HBR 56 56 202 160
LOVASTATIN 56 56 202 199
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 43 R 207 183
PROCRIT 55 55 207 244
SODIUM CHLORIDE 54 45 209 245
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54 54 209 245
HALOPERIDOL 54 27 209 162
DEXILANT 53 51 212 247
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 52 52 213 251
DILANTIN 51 42 214 201
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 48 214 196
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 45 214 142
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 50 50 217 200
PULMICORT 50 50 10 217 254
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 Nov. 19, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.