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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 19

$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 19

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
95% 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

13% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 32,848 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 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

64 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
NAMENDA 1,474 1,378 1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,361 1,082 S3 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,333 1,119 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,235 1,046 4 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,105 1,031 5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,091 1,001 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 1,037 921 7 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,011 856 8 27
OMEPRAZOLE 989 866 9 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 929 802 10 3
RISPERIDONE 870 762 11 18
MIRTAZAPINE 819 731 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 789 698 13 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 750 587 14 10
TRAZODONE HCL 690 539 15 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 612 524 16 21
GABAPENTIN 608 475 17 12
LANTUS 579 398 18 29
SIMVASTATIN 558 447 19 7
KLOR-CON M20 557 468 20 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 516 482 21 15
NOVOLOG 512 376 22 67
CARVEDILOL 461 355 23 23
KLOR-CON M10 447 378 10 24 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 424 351 25 22
SERTRALINE HCL 411 365 26 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 358 325 27 53
METFORMIN HCL 343 278 28 26
LACTULOSE 305 278 29 80
OLANZAPINE 290 226 30 68
CLOPIDOGREL 288 260 31 30
DIGOXIN 265 219 32 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257 236 33 42
EXELON 256 234 34 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249 199 35 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245 195 36 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 197 37 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 237 168 38 32
NOVOLIN R 233 178 39 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 162 40 28
LEXAPRO 218 185 41 44
CEPHALEXIN 213 163 42 86
FAMOTIDINE 212 184 43 31
RANITIDINE HCL 212 162 43 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 180 45 35
FENTANYL 211 153 S2 45 55
PROMETHAZINE HCL 209 141 R 47 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206 162 S2 48 69
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 199 116 49 103
GLIPIZIDE 194 178 50 49
CLONIDINE HCL 190 130 51 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 185 156 52 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 181 161 53 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 180 149 54 58
CYMBALTA 179 80 55 52
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 169 167 56 61
FENOFIBRATE 156 113 57 108
PLAVIX 154 136 58 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 128 59 65
SPIRIVA 144 127 60 82
BACLOFEN 141 37 61 81
VALPROIC ACID 133 109 62 102
LEVETIRACETAM 132 95 63 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 122 64 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127 122 65 34
SEROQUEL 119 103 66 48
ADVAIR HFA 119 98 66 139
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 117 104 68 78
DIOVAN 116 116 69 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 82 70 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 91 70 77
LATANOPROST 114 98 72 89
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113 42 S2 73 121
ATENOLOL 111 95 74 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 86 75 62
NEXIUM 108 102 76 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 102 77 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 104 77 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 102 79 129
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 103 74 80 85
PRIMIDONE 102 93 81 159
MELOXICAM 100 100 82 116
NITROFURANTOIN 100 86 82 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98 88 84 90
AMIODARONE HCL 98 79 84 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95 70 86 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95 72 86 101
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 95 95 86 74
PAROXETINE HCL 93 63 89 88
ABILIFY 90 72 90 118
ENABLEX 89 89 91 145
ALLOPURINOL 85 85 92 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 49 92 107
OXCARBAZEPINE 85 67 92 211
BUSPIRONE HCL 84 72 95 105
IBUPROFEN 83 71 96 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 97 50
AGGRENOX 80 59 98 106
SUCRALFATE 75 65 99 83
LIDODERM 75 74 99 76
LYRICA 73 56 101 87
AZITHROMYCIN 72 66 102 91
ONDANSETRON HCL 70 70 103 170
ACTOS 70 59 103 180
LEVEMIR 68 39 105 110
BUPROPION XL 67 48 106 194
NYSTATIN 67 61 106 94
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 63 108 66
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 61 109 92
ROZEREM 64 40 10 110 228
AMOXICILLIN 64 51 110 128
TRAVATAN Z 64 64 110 127
DICYCLOMINE HCL 63 58 113 196
BYSTOLIC 62 62 114 229
RISPERDAL CONSTA 62 46 114 229
NAPROXEN 62 32 114 120
FLUCONAZOLE 62 47 114 136
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 30 R 118 113
JANUVIA 61 59 118 95
LAMOTRIGINE 61 25 118 175
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 59 35 121 43
SANTYL 59 58 121 138
NIFEDIPINE ER 59 46 121 126
LABETALOL HCL 58 58 124 144
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58 41 124 84
TIMOLOL MALEATE 57 57 126 239
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57 31 126 115
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 52 126 104
CEFTRIAXONE 56 50 129 79
MUPIROCIN 56 50 129 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 37 129 98
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54 54 132 186
HALOPERIDOL 54 44 132 162
CALCITRIOL 54 52 132 167
OXYCONTIN 53 18 S2 135 156
PHENADOZ 53 49 10 135 247
LOPERAMIDE 52 37 137 251
FINASTERIDE 51 51 138 97
GLYBURIDE 51 38 R 138 205
PREDNISONE 50 47 140 63
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.