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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1456

$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1456

1,080 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 1,080 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 20,763 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,257 692 S3 1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,253 917 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,234 882 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,078 739 4 4
LISINOPRIL 1,067 702 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 908 605 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 788 542 7 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 692 357 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 674 514 9 7
RANITIDINE HCL 629 304 10 27
OMEPRAZOLE 614 402 11 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572 384 12 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 558 323 13 22
NEXIUM 497 321 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 491 323 15 12
LOVASTATIN 467 250 16 40
ATENOLOL 429 317 17 18
GABAPENTIN 417 225 18 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 271 19 24
GLIPIZIDE XL 355 247 20 134
TRAMADOL HCL 347 178 21 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346 234 22 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338 294 23 11
CRESTOR 318 236 24 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306 215 25 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 301 140 26 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 295 214 27 61
DIOVAN 284 201 28 35
CLOPIDOGREL 283 172 29 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 265 214 30 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 263 171 31 21
DIOVAN HCT 255 172 32 59
CARVEDILOL 249 118 33 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 242 188 34 57
FAMOTIDINE 218 116 35 45
TRILIPIX 217 141 36 188
AZITHROMYCIN 216 122 37 44
INSULIN SYRINGE 214 125 38 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 209 130 39 86
COMBIVENT 209 141 39 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208 151 41 34
ACTOS 205 150 42 115
PAROXETINE HCL 192 128 43 67
TRAZODONE HCL 180 80 44 47
ZETIA 180 137 44 71
ALLOPURINOL 172 137 46 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 172 81 R 46 66
SERTRALINE HCL 168 87 48 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 166 72 R 49 77
CARISOPRODOL 161 47 R 50 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 119 51 63
SINGULAIR 159 70 51 83
GLIPIZIDE 156 111 53 53
PLAVIX 150 105 54 46
JANUVIA 149 71 55 68
CYMBALTA 148 56 56 52
KLOR-CON M20 147 102 57 51
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 90 58 16
MECLIZINE HCL 135 103 59 101
SPIRIVA 133 108 60 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132 93 61 60
PREDNISONE 129 78 62 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 119 63 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125 85 64 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 123 85 65 54
LANTUS 120 55 66 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 120 100 66 33
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 81 68 55
TRICOR 119 71 68 92
MELOXICAM 118 72 70 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 114 65 R 71 70
KLOR-CON M10 112 85 72 140
DIGOXIN 111 100 73 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 107 26 74 151
PROAIR HFA 104 56 75 69
CLONIDINE HCL 103 59 76 39
FENOFIBRATE 102 48 77 56
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 53 78 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101 70 78 58
LIPITOR 94 79 80 76
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94 49 80 129
NIFEDIPINE ER 92 70 82 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 91 80 83 137
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 66 83 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 53 85 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90 42 85 135
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 69 85 49
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85 66 R 88 279
NAPROXEN 85 35 88 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 43 88 118
NOVOLOG 84 40 91 104
COLCRYS 84 62 91 122
FLUCONAZOLE 83 28 93 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 42 93 120
LABETALOL HCL 82 59 95 180
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 59 96 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81 68 96 126
DEXILANT 81 43 96 169
NIASPAN 81 65 96 127
PREMARIN 77 30 R 100 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 41 101 107
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 41 102 87
GLYBURIDE 74 62 R 103 94
BYSTOLIC 73 66 104 102
LYRICA 72 42 105 91
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 54 105 143
HYDROXYZINE HCL 71 39 R 107 164
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71 64 107 203
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 44 109 156
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 67 48 110 182
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 40 111 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 24 112 116
IBUPROFEN 62 36 113 103
PEN NEEDLE 61 15 114 131
LEVETIRACETAM 60 22 115 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 39 115 48
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 60 28 R 115 119
RISPERIDONE 59 48 118 72
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 41 119 158
SUCRALFATE 56 32 119 171
CLONAZEPAM 55 47 121 264
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 11 122 239
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 43 122 139
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 35 122 79
NASONEX 52 32 125 246
NAMENDA 52 52 125 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 44 125 84
HUMALOG 51 35 128 196
CELEBREX 51 39 128 88
LEVEMIR 50 25 130 161
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 Dec. 30, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.