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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,881Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1456

$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1456

1,386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

25% of this provider’s 1,386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 1,386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 35,790 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 26%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,329 1,071 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,279 1,065 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,166 982 3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,091 842 S3 4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 989 919 5 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 947 820 6 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 929 786 7 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 916 832 8 15
LISINOPRIL 913 750 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 846 656 10 5
RANITIDINE HCL 742 603 11 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 721 698 12 29
METFORMIN HCL 715 566 13 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 712 576 14 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 681 561 15 12
SIMVASTATIN 654 559 16 2
GABAPENTIN 650 411 17 13
OXYCODONE HCL 644 161 S2 18 124
TRAMADOL HCL 575 533 19 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 551 473 20 10
CARVEDILOL 491 388 21 20
FAMOTIDINE 480 378 22 45
SERTRALINE HCL 425 328 23 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 418 281 24 14
METHADONE HCL 415 107 S2 25 190
SYNTHROID 395 341 26 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386 248 S2 27 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 365 296 28 9
NAMENDA 361 361 29 38
ATENOLOL 345 314 30 18
LANTUS 343 275 31 50
NOVOLIN R 338 294 32 133
DIGOXIN 332 294 33 62
LEVETIRACETAM 331 242 34 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 316 135 R 35 66
TRAZODONE HCL 312 196 36 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 312 266 36 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 306 215 38 85
CLONIDINE HCL 305 181 39 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 242 40 11
ALLOPURINOL 295 240 41 31
SEROQUEL 287 258 42 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 285 193 R 43 70
LYRICA 284 164 44 91
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 99 S2 45 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 267 126 R 46 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 259 246 47 34
PREDNISONE 259 204 47 42
RISPERIDONE 254 206 49 72
FENTANYL 248 162 S2 50 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 187 51 16
OXYCONTIN 243 46 S2 52 235
SANTYL 243 208 52 226
DIOVAN 243 173 52 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 237 195 55 74
ENDOCET 232 79 S2 56 146
HYDRALAZINE HCL 225 168 57 48
NOVOLOG 221 149 58 104
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220 216 59 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 208 192 60 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 205 158 61 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 204 120 62 55
RAMIPRIL 203 162 63 98
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 196 150 64 129
CARISOPRODOL 190 62 R 65 80
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 190 176 65 141
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 187 144 67 128
MUPIROCIN 183 122 68 224
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 182 157 69 43
PHENYTOIN 177 80 10 70 253
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 176 130 71 125
CLOPIDOGREL 174 133 72 32
NEXIUM 174 101 72 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 171 123 74 58
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 165 135 75 107
LEVEMIR 164 109 76 161
TIZANIDINE HCL 162 58 77 116
CYMBALTA 161 85 78 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159 130 79 158
PAROXETINE HCL 158 127 80 67
SPIRIVA 152 141 81 75
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 87 82 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 121 82 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 146 127 84 167
JANUVIA 143 124 85 68
NAPROXEN 136 112 86 100
PLAVIX 132 105 87 46
BACLOFEN 127 64 88 168
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 89 89 89
EXELON 119 119 90 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 105 91 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 99 92 57
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 113 112 93 49
CELEBREX 112 99 94 88
COLCRYS 111 82 95 122
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 69 96 24
NYSTATIN 108 98 96 237
IBUPROFEN 107 71 98 103
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106 92 99 182
ACTOS 106 88 99 115
HUMALOG 102 66 101 196
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101 78 102 156
CALCITRIOL 100 77 103 221
COMBIVENT 99 57 104 110
SUBOXONE 97 0 105 297
KETOCONAZOLE 97 79 105 241
PROAIR HFA 96 57 107 69
CLONIDINE 96 73 107 328
MELOXICAM 96 84 107 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 89 110 41
OXCARBAZEPINE 95 53 110 315
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 74 112 79
HUMULIN R 94 82 112 277
FENOFIBRATE 91 50 114 56
TIMOLOL MALEATE 90 81 115 378
CLONAZEPAM 89 64 116 264
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 74 116 87
LATANOPROST 88 75 118 275
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 76 119 90
PREMARIN 86 75 R 120 99
SINGULAIR 86 59 120 83
CRESTOR 84 77 122 26
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 83 79 123 364
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82 73 S3 124 174
KLOR-CON M20 82 57 124 51
OLANZAPINE 81 74 126 183
LORAZEPAM 81 62 126 236
AMIODARONE HCL 81 64 126 228
HALOPERIDOL 81 71 126 254
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 68 130 60
ABILIFY 80 38 130 244
DIOVAN HCT 79 74 132 59
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 77 26 S3 133 340
GLIPIZIDE 77 76 133 53
MECLIZINE HCL 76 55 135 101
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 75 64 R 136 222
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74 42 S2 137 173
VALPROIC ACID 74 64 137 230
DILTIAZEM HCL 72 70 139 223
LACTULOSE 72 17 139 192
TRILIPIX 71 60 141 188
LANSOPRAZOLE 71 70 141 137
LIPITOR 70 50 143 76
MINOXIDIL 70 34 143 316
GLUCAGEN 68 62 145 377
TOPIRAMATE 67 19 146 196
LUMIGAN 67 62 146 387
TRAVATAN Z 66 62 148 302
GLIMEPIRIDE 65 61 149 33
CALCIUM ACETATE 65 43 149 268
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 47 149 143
LAMOTRIGINE 65 55 149 258
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65 39 149 84
ESTRADIOL 65 33 R 149 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65 49 149 135
EVISTA 64 53 156 113
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 63 47 157 118
FINASTERIDE 62 61 158 110
SENSIPAR 61 37 159 256
LEXAPRO 61 43 159 206
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 57 161 142
AGGRENOX 60 40 161 220
JANUMET 58 36 163 176
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 27 163 64
DETROL LA 58 58 163 213
HYDROXYZINE HCL 57 45 R 166 164
CARBAMAZEPINE 57 33 166 280
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 51 168 126
AMOXICILLIN 55 29 169 112
LABETALOL HCL 55 12 169 180
CARAFATE 55 55 169 321
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 36 172 151
MORPHINE SULFATE 54 31 S2 172 287
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 43 172 159
VENTOLIN HFA 54 39 172 121
BUMETANIDE 53 47 176 191
MICARDIS 53 53 176 332
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 53 42 176 359
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 179 93
RENVELA 51 16 180 231
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51 45 180 184
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 32 180 319
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 46 183 234
METRONIDAZOLE 50 40 183 294
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 183 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 44 183 185
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 Dec. 19, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.