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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1456

$2.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1456

841 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

6% of this provider’s 841 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 841 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 29,465 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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 1,658 1,208 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,625 1,177 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,366 774 S3 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,350 1,021 4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM 948 673 5 21
FUROSEMIDE 930 687 6 7
FAMOTIDINE 915 658 7 45
OMEPRAZOLE 873 721 8 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811 645 9 4
CARVEDILOL 691 498 10 20
GABAPENTIN 673 473 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 626 486 12 10
MELOXICAM 577 434 13 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 574 420 14 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 486 274 15 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473 341 16 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 472 456 17 29
TRAMADOL HCL 457 338 18 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430 368 19 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404 266 20 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399 304 21 12
CLONIDINE HCL 398 232 22 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 391 346 23 34
METFORMIN HCL 389 285 24 8
AZITHROMYCIN 379 268 25 44
MIRTAZAPINE 378 290 26 65
ALLOPURINOL 359 277 27 31
SERTRALINE HCL 358 305 28 25
NAMENDA 321 305 29 38
GLIPIZIDE 290 201 30 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 287 221 31 54
NEXIUM 280 189 32 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 277 224 33 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 233 34 19
CLOPIDOGREL 254 216 35 32
AMOXICILLIN 250 149 36 112
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244 215 37 16
CRESTOR 239 225 38 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 232 160 39 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 228 164 40 55
PLAVIX 225 183 41 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 223 170 42 163
ATENOLOL 217 182 43 18
RISPERIDONE 214 141 44 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 209 158 45 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209 164 45 78
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 205 113 R 47 66
CEPHALEXIN 191 147 48 123
CALCIUM ACETATE 188 71 49 268
RENVELA 188 79 49 231
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 187 113 51 299
NOVOLIN R 186 127 52 133
PREDNISONE 184 142 53 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176 115 54 108
DIOVAN 175 138 55 35
DIGOXIN 174 145 56 62
RANITIDINE HCL 174 113 56 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 137 58 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 170 151 59 136
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 170 137 59 128
GLIMEPIRIDE 170 140 59 33
VERAPAMIL ER 166 135 62 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 125 63 11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 163 122 64 182
INSULIN SYRINGE 162 114 65 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 162 145 65 141
KLOR-CON M20 160 126 67 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160 131 67 85
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 156 120 69 106
CEFUROXIME 156 126 69 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156 130 69 48
BENICAR 155 128 72 130
GLIPIZIDE XL 155 122 72 134
SENSIPAR 152 80 74 256
LANTUS 150 114 75 50
LEVETIRACETAM 142 62 76 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139 64 R 77 77
DIOVAN HCT 139 133 77 59
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 135 121 79 184
TORSEMIDE 133 118 80 145
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132 108 81 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131 96 82 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 93 83 63
CELEBREX 123 105 84 88
NOVOLIN 70-30 122 67 85 144
SUCRALFATE 117 74 86 171
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 55 87 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114 87 88 43
KLOR-CON 10 113 103 89 96
NIFEDIPINE ER 112 86 90 81
ZETIA 111 86 91 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111 57 91 227
NAPROXEN 109 76 93 100
GEODON 108 53 94 363
BENICAR HCT 105 103 95 160
CYMBALTA 105 63 95 52
BYSTOLIC 103 73 97 102
LEVEMIR 103 48 97 161
LACTULOSE 101 72 99 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 70 100 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 99 42 R 100 222
EVISTA 97 97 102 113
NOVOLOG 97 43 102 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97 62 S2 102 109
LOVASTATIN 94 71 105 40
EXELON 94 80 105 105
PREMARIN 89 88 R 107 99
PROAIR HFA 88 62 108 69
COMBIVENT 87 61 109 110
HYDROXYZINE HCL 86 46 R 110 164
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 71 111 90
SEROQUEL 83 69 112 154
TRAZODONE HCL 81 51 113 47
SINGULAIR 80 71 114 83
COLCRYS 79 59 115 122
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 67 116 57
LYRICA 76 62 117 91
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73 61 R 118 70
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 57 119 61
JANUVIA 72 42 119 68
HALOPERIDOL 71 52 121 254
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 67 122 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 69 49 123 73
LATANOPROST 67 61 124 275
LEXAPRO 64 46 125 206
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61 40 126 239
RIVASTIGMINE 60 58 127 292
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60 60 127 203
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 29 127 151
AVODART 60 56 127 218
FENTANYL 60 59 S2 127 114
LABETALOL HCL 59 19 132 180
MECLIZINE HCL 58 52 133 101
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 51 133 204
FINASTERIDE 58 55 133 110
OLANZAPINE 58 51 133 183
VALPROIC ACID 58 42 133 230
SYNTHROID 57 57 138 37
PHENYTOIN 57 17 138 253
SPIRIVA 56 45 140 75
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 55 32 141 271
PAROXETINE HCL 55 42 141 67
WELCHOL 55 34 141 194
METOLAZONE 55 42 141 210
TEKTURNA 54 52 145 288
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 32 146 167
LOPERAMIDE 52 42 147 487
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 45 147 87
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 43 149 137
TRIBENZOR 50 23 149 307
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 29 149 185
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 April 21, 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.