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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1456

$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1456

957 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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

6% of this provider’s 957 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 957 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 27,302 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$42 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,121 972 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,118 826 S3 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,016 879 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 948 813 4 1
LISINOPRIL 798 689 5 3
GABAPENTIN 748 608 6 13
TRAMADOL HCL 685 608 7 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 606 514 8 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 567 488 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 565 463 10 7
SIMVASTATIN 565 501 10 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 552 463 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 533 451 13 22
GLIPIZIDE 529 455 14 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 499 406 15 16
CLOPIDOGREL 428 366 16 32
ALLOPURINOL 411 381 17 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377 355 18 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 365 339 19 60
METFORMIN HCL 362 301 20 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349 286 21 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342 280 22 41
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 341 337 23 49
PLAVIX 334 298 24 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333 280 25 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 275 26 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 302 274 27 33
NEXIUM 274 224 28 23
CARVEDILOL 269 220 29 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258 240 30 11
SERTRALINE HCL 257 211 31 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249 230 32 34
FAMOTIDINE 237 225 33 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 234 156 R 34 66
TORSEMIDE 227 219 35 145
NAMENDA 223 223 36 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 219 163 37 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 201 38 29
DEXAMETHASONE 195 163 39 278
CLONIDINE HCL 193 132 40 39
VERAPAMIL ER 193 164 40 82
SUCRALFATE 184 164 42 171
DILTIAZEM ER 183 170 43 147
DIGOXIN 180 142 44 62
CEFUROXIME 176 149 45 138
CEPHALEXIN 175 165 46 123
METFORMIN HCL ER 168 153 47 54
DIOVAN 165 160 48 35
ATENOLOL 160 144 49 18
ESTRADIOL 159 100 R 50 153
SOTALOL 158 144 51 269
RANITIDINE HCL 154 141 52 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 130 53 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143 117 54 201
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 88 R 54 77
PRIMIDONE 134 122 56 243
PAROXETINE HCL 117 104 57 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 94 58 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 113 88 59 90
LEVOTHROID 113 107 59 186
EXELON 112 112 61 105
TRAZODONE HCL 112 62 61 47
NABUMETONE 108 96 63 212
MIRTAZAPINE 108 104 63 65
PREDNISONE 107 90 65 42
PEN NEEDLE 107 83 65 131
FLUCONAZOLE 105 82 67 148
NAPROXEN 105 80 67 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 69 69 73
DIOVAN HCT 103 99 70 59
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 103 91 70 178
INDAPAMIDE 102 92 72 193
VENLAFAXINE HCL 102 81 72 215
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 86 74 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99 72 74 95
OXYCODONE HCL 98 28 S2 76 124
LANTUS 98 85 76 50
HYDROXYZINE HCL 98 63 R 76 164
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 85 R 76 70
MECLIZINE HCL 96 89 80 101
BUMETANIDE 96 92 80 191
CYMBALTA 96 66 80 52
ALPRAZOLAM 94 81 83 149
LOVASTATIN 92 89 84 40
COMBIVENT 92 69 84 110
TERAZOSIN HCL 90 90 86 142
PREMARIN 90 89 R 86 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 77 88 107
LYRICA 89 62 88 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87 81 90 158
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 61 90 64
LIPITOR 84 74 92 76
CARISOPRODOL 84 26 R 92 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 83 75 94 184
LEXAPRO 83 83 94 206
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 82 94 58
BUPROPION HCL SR 82 31 97 185
RISPERIDONE 76 66 98 72
CLONAZEPAM 76 56 98 264
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74 65 R 100 179
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 74 52 100 271
GEMFIBROZIL 71 40 102 117
ENDOCET 70 34 S2 103 146
CEFDINIR 68 55 104 216
TEMAZEPAM 66 41 105 313
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66 65 105 141
AZITHROMYCIN 65 55 107 44
AVODART 65 59 107 218
FENOFIBRATE 65 52 107 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64 49 110 120
CARAFATE 64 64 110 321
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64 57 110 182
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 48 110 55
PROAIR HFA 63 28 114 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 63 114 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 47 114 43
JANUVIA 62 60 117 68
FINASTERIDE 62 62 117 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 60 119 125
SYNTHROID 61 42 119 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 45 119 48
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 60 38 122 242
CRESTOR 60 60 122 26
VENTOLIN HFA 60 25 122 121
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 38 125 203
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 125 93
SPIRIVA 59 49 125 75
RAMIPRIL 59 47 125 98
XOPENEX HFA 58 22 129 250
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 49 129 84
SINGULAIR 58 29 129 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 56 129 78
METHOTREXATE 56 56 133 195
MICARDIS HCT 55 43 134 351
GLIPIZIDE ER 55 55 134 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 54 134 36
NADOLOL 52 36 137 249
LEVEMIR 52 40 137 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 41 137 89
CELEBREX 51 51 140 88
FOLIC ACID 50 50 141 359
KLOR-CON M20 50 32 141 51
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 50 39 141 207
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. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.