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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1456

$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1456

1,121 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,121 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 1,121 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 31,193 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$45 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

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 1,473 1,268 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,323 1,096 2 4
LISINOPRIL 1,249 1,004 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,166 1,051 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 1,123 988 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,040 789 6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 921 801 7 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 886 789 8 15
ATENOLOL 854 691 9 18
METFORMIN HCL 819 605 10 8
GABAPENTIN 760 568 11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 660 560 12 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 633 505 13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 627 574 S3 14 6
SERTRALINE HCL 592 462 15 25
NAMENDA 590 574 16 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 554 534 17 29
RANITIDINE HCL 526 428 18 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478 350 19 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 443 345 20 14
MIRTAZAPINE 438 407 21 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 423 338 22 21
TRAMADOL HCL 364 333 23 17
PAROXETINE HCL 363 317 24 67
CEPHALEXIN 337 288 25 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 336 294 26 36
FAMOTIDINE 333 300 27 45
GLIPIZIDE ER 315 242 28 86
MELOXICAM 307 251 29 30
CLOPIDOGREL 289 261 30 32
LOVASTATIN 274 194 31 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264 240 32 78
CARVEDILOL 254 237 33 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 224 34 34
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 242 197 35 172
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239 220 36 16
FLUOXETINE HCL 239 145 36 55
NEXIUM 235 153 38 23
EXELON 232 232 39 105
AZITHROMYCIN 229 182 40 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 228 203 41 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 134 42 24
TRAZODONE HCL 218 153 43 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 215 175 44 63
CRESTOR 203 136 45 26
GLIPIZIDE 201 155 46 53
PLAVIX 198 182 47 46
ALLOPURINOL 195 157 48 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195 178 48 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 188 132 50 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 152 51 43
RISPERIDONE 177 146 52 72
ZETIA 175 136 53 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172 151 54 48
DIOVAN 170 156 55 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167 131 56 19
CLONIDINE HCL 161 132 57 39
PREDNISONE 158 136 58 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 151 105 59 118
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150 126 60 11
SEROQUEL 148 141 61 154
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146 145 62 85
KLOR-CON M20 143 143 63 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 142 96 64 108
JANUVIA 141 107 65 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 108 66 28
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 86 67 64
METOLAZONE 132 101 68 210
LEVEMIR 132 83 68 161
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 82 70 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 128 109 71 107
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 124 98 72 84
PROAIR HFA 124 71 72 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 70 R 74 66
LYRICA 118 54 75 91
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114 91 76 61
GLIPIZIDE XL 114 111 76 134
TRILIPIX 114 86 76 188
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 113 113 79 178
DIGOXIN 112 109 80 62
KLOR-CON 10 111 84 81 96
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 95 82 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 77 R 82 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 60 84 215
NOVOLIN R 101 100 85 133
NOVOLIN 70-30 101 60 85 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100 45 87 128
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 76 88 151
CYMBALTA 98 28 89 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 94 90 90 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 53 91 74
VENTOLIN HFA 92 57 92 121
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 87 93 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90 90 94 167
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89 81 95 136
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 88 S2 96 173
NOVOLOG 88 66 96 104
FENTANYL 85 85 S2 98 114
LANTUS 84 70 99 50
DIOVAN HCT 83 75 100 59
FLUCONAZOLE 83 57 100 148
GEMFIBROZIL 79 60 102 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 53 102 129
SPIRIVA 79 53 102 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 38 R 105 164
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 77 106 57
PREMARIN 76 49 R 107 99
NAPROXEN 76 38 107 100
SUCRALFATE 76 44 107 171
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 76 107 159
FENOFIBRATE 75 50 111 56
SYNTHROID 74 70 112 37
KETOCONAZOLE 74 64 112 241
AGGRENOX 74 61 112 220
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72 28 115 89
TRICOR 72 47 115 92
SINGULAIR 72 49 115 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71 62 R 118 70
ETODOLAC 70 39 119 273
LIPITOR 69 53 120 76
IBUPROFEN 69 41 120 103
DEXAMETHASONE 68 57 122 278
DETROL LA 68 51 122 213
NYSTATIN 67 49 124 237
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 41 125 125
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 40 S2 125 109
HUMULIN 70-30 65 38 127 205
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 65 53 127 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64 64 129 126
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 50 129 73
TEKTURNA 63 63 131 288
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63 63 131 87
VYTORIN 62 41 133 175
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 44 133 156
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 61 61 135 271
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 60 51 136 371
SYMBICORT 59 34 137 157
LEXAPRO 57 24 138 206
COMBIVENT 57 33 138 110
LORAZEPAM 57 57 138 236
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 35 141 158
NIASPAN 55 39 142 127
ACTOS 55 40 142 115
METRONIDAZOLE 53 46 144 294
CELEBREX 52 51 145 88
FINASTERIDE 52 51 145 110
DILTIAZEM ER 51 37 147 147
LIDODERM 51 50 147 166
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 36 149 204
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 50 149 142
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 April 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.