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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,544Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 439

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 439

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 509 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 7,980 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$85 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 634 402 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 618 340 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 555 350 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 469 327 4 5
CARVEDILOL 460 221 5 8
LISINOPRIL 456 195 6 4
SENSIPAR 368 128 7 57
CALCITRIOL 328 260 8 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 328 208 8 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318 184 10 30
OMEPRAZOLE 315 203 11 6
CLONIDINE HCL 301 116 12 47
CALCIUM ACETATE 296 130 13 119
GABAPENTIN 260 129 14 7
RENVELA 237 51 15 58
FAMOTIDINE 204 139 16 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187 85 17 12
ALLOPURINOL 180 101 18 54
METFORMIN HCL 177 128 19 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173 44 20 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164 113 21 9
INSULIN SYRINGE 156 49 22 78
LANTUS 152 37 23 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 148 115 24 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137 107 25 63
WARFARIN SODIUM 134 89 26 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132 75 27 11
NEXIUM 131 35 28 32
KLOR-CON 10 122 93 29 179
ATENOLOL 121 65 30 24
DIOVAN 120 76 31 65
CARISOPRODOL 119 39 R 32 19
COLCRYS 115 60 33 201
NIFEDIPINE ER 113 85 34 83
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 69 35 162
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 79 36 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 64 36 28
CLOPIDOGREL 105 61 38 16
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 104 35 39 200
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 52 40 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98 44 41 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 59 42 55
TRAMADOL HCL 87 39 43 21
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 37 R 44 68
PLAVIX 81 48 45 26
PREDNISONE 79 30 46 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 64 47 91
CHLORTHALIDONE 76 48 48 275
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 43 49 104
MIDODRINE HCL 69 30 50 381
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 56 51 15
FENOFIBRATE 68 29 51 131
EXFORGE 67 43 53 384
FOSRENOL 66 0 54 385
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 44 55 41
MINOXIDIL 63 42 55 205
DIGOXIN 58 33 57 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 32 57 60
DEXILANT 58 32 57 114
DIOVAN HCT 57 52 60 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 33 60 130
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 34 62 230
PROAIR HFA 55 17 63 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 53 15 64 13
NOVOLOG 53 20 64 153
GLIPIZIDE 52 27 66 120
SERTRALINE HCL 51 27 67 44
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 44 68 190
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 Feb. 28, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.