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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1456

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1456

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 766 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 27,308 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,344 1,201 1 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,343 1,097 2 9
LISINOPRIL 1,275 1,141 3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,090 914 4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,025 815 5 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 919 804 10 6 152
WARFARIN SODIUM 861 660 7 21
METFORMIN HCL 845 619 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 769 646 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 731 671 10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 705 612 11 15
ATENOLOL 609 486 12 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 573 523 13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 551 467 14 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 493 419 15 19
GABAPENTIN 482 424 16 13
CARVEDILOL 446 369 17 20
TRAMADOL HCL 443 355 18 17
TRAZODONE HCL 417 389 19 47
SIMVASTATIN 395 335 20 2
NEXIUM 391 289 21 23
CALCITRIOL 354 315 22 221
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 353 298 23 87
LOVASTATIN 319 276 24 40
ALLOPURINOL 315 292 25 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 278 265 26 36
LIPITOR 269 217 27 76
CLOPIDOGREL 265 219 28 32
LANTUS 264 227 29 50
NAMENDA 259 259 30 38
CRESTOR 233 204 31 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230 190 32 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 196 32 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220 170 34 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202 193 35 60
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 198 188 36 139
PLAVIX 198 168 36 46
SERTRALINE HCL 196 145 38 25
AZITHROMYCIN 191 152 39 44
DIGOXIN 188 172 40 62
JANUVIA 186 182 41 68
DIOVAN 172 166 42 35
CYMBALTA 171 163 43 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 167 141 44 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 148 45 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 161 137 46 79
FELODIPINE ER 157 138 47 150
BUSPIRONE HCL 153 146 48 151
BACLOFEN 152 136 49 168
DOXEPIN HCL 147 134 50 245
CLONIDINE HCL 145 122 51 39
PAROXETINE HCL 138 123 52 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 138 138 52 55
MELOXICAM 138 129 52 30
SYNTHROID 134 127 55 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 121 56 63
ZETIA 132 121 57 71
EVISTA 131 131 58 113
SUCRALFATE 127 113 59 171
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 125 60 29
PREDNISONE 124 120 61 42
DICYCLOMINE HCL 123 94 62 239
SPIRONOLACTONE 121 80 63 73
FENOFIBRATE 118 100 64 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 118 104 64 58
RISPERIDONE 117 117 66 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 63 67 128
ROPINIROLE HCL 108 93 68 90
LEVEMIR 107 99 69 161
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 105 80 70 207
RANITIDINE HCL 104 91 71 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 88 R 71 66
NIFEDIPINE ER 102 96 73 81
AGGRENOX 93 87 74 220
RAMIPRIL 92 92 75 98
PEN NEEDLE 91 73 76 131
KLOR-CON 10 89 77 77 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89 63 77 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 77 77 28
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88 88 80 234
PRADAXA 88 76 80 251
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 87 74 82 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 85 64 83 120
NADOLOL 85 72 83 249
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84 74 85 143
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83 78 R 86 70
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 83 86 34
FAMOTIDINE 83 69 86 45
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 71 S3 86 6
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 82 71 90 159
SINGULAIR 77 61 91 83
HYDROXYZINE HCL 75 56 R 92 164
MECLIZINE HCL 74 68 93 101
CILOSTAZOL 74 74 93 240
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 69 93 89
NOVOLOG 72 54 96 104
COMBIVENT 71 59 97 110
PREMARIN 69 57 R 98 99
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 47 98 24
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 66 65 100 204
CEPHALEXIN 66 61 100 123
LYRICA 65 64 102 91
NIASPAN 64 52 103 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 63 104 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62 39 105 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 43 105 49
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 44 107 137
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 60 49 108 303
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 48 108 57
CELEBREX 60 59 108 88
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 48 111 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58 57 111 156
PROAIR HFA 55 30 113 69
COLCRYS 55 31 113 122
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 55 113 134
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 37 116 126
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 42 117 107
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 50 38 S3 118 340
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 9, 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.