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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,985Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1456

$927K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 1456

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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

36% of this provider’s 615 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 615 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,254 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$44 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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 830 316 S2 1 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 830 490 1 1
LISINOPRIL 639 305 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 540 350 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 512 261 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 490 268 6 7
METFORMIN HCL 488 286 7 8
FAMOTIDINE 486 229 8 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 458 225 9 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430 245 10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 380 228 11 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348 207 S3 12 6
GABAPENTIN 343 134 13 13
CARVEDILOL 338 168 14 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305 212 15 12
ENDOCET 282 78 S2 16 146
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277 157 17 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246 163 18 15
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 224 70 S2 19 132
KLOR-CON M20 211 111 20 51
RANITIDINE HCL 209 127 21 27
NEXIUM 209 81 21 23
CLONIDINE HCL 198 94 23 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 189 101 24 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 186 153 25 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 146 26 16
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 170 48 27 49
ATENOLOL 168 62 28 18
GLIPIZIDE 164 48 29 53
MELOXICAM 161 93 30 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159 98 31 11
ALLOPURINOL 155 101 32 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153 94 33 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 74 34 21
IBUPROFEN 145 76 35 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 144 67 36 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 139 68 R 37 70
DIGOXIN 138 89 38 62
BENAZEPRIL HCL 135 60 39 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 65 R 40 66
DIOVAN 133 75 40 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 129 69 42 22
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 45 43 64
DIOVAN HCT 121 100 43 59
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 63 45 24
AZITHROMYCIN 111 54 46 44
LOVASTATIN 110 72 47 40
PROAIR HFA 106 64 48 69
RISPERIDONE 104 47 49 72
PROMETHAZINE HCL 104 47 R 49 77
SPIRIVA 104 68 49 75
CLOPIDOGREL 103 64 52 32
TRAMADOL HCL 103 50 52 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 79 54 29
LANTUS 99 59 55 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 48 55 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 60 57 48
PLAVIX 94 63 58 46
PREMARIN 94 60 R 58 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 41 60 125
CYMBALTA 86 20 61 52
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 29 62 158
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 55 62 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85 69 62 19
NOVOLIN 70-30 83 42 65 144
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83 34 65 128
SERTRALINE HCL 81 45 67 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 74 67 60
JANUVIA 81 48 67 68
CARISOPRODOL 80 29 R 70 80
NOVOLIN R 80 52 70 133
COLCRYS 77 41 72 122
FENOFIBRATE 75 20 73 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 52 73 55
BUMETANIDE 73 30 75 191
NAPROXEN 73 55 75 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 27 77 43
SINGULAIR 70 36 78 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69 39 R 79 164
TRAZODONE HCL 68 38 80 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 56 80 34
DILTIAZEM ER 67 42 82 147
NAMENDA 67 46 82 38
LYRICA 66 24 84 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 64 22 85 73
VENTOLIN HFA 64 26 85 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 47 87 86
TRICOR 62 0 88 92
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 29 88 118
GLYBURIDE 60 42 R 90 94
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 59 90 41
LEVETIRACETAM 59 21 92 97
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 59 39 R 92 119
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 32 94 81
MECLIZINE HCL 56 32 95 101
GEMFIBROZIL 56 0 95 117
ZETIA 54 29 97 71
ACTOS 54 34 97 115
OXYCODONE HCL 53 0 S2 99 124
KLOR-CON M10 53 41 99 140
VERAPAMIL ER 51 30 101 82
PREDNISONE 50 43 102 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 28 102 87
CRESTOR 50 41 102 26
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 Sept. 4, 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.