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Prescriber Checkup

LEE WILKES MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 280 out of 1456

$677K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 285 out of 1456

424 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93%Patients 65 Years and Older
17% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 424 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 424 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 11,879 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
NAMENDA 478 478 1 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461 427 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 411 394 3 4
LISINOPRIL 390 365 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 350 347 5 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 333 333 6 29
SIMVASTATIN 327 309 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 297 8 12
GABAPENTIN 290 263 9 13
FUROSEMIDE 269 267 10 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 252 244 11 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 238 226 12 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212 196 S3 13 6
EXELON 207 207 14 105
TRAMADOL HCL 191 185 15 17
RISPERIDONE 190 190 16 72
SERTRALINE HCL 184 184 17 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162 153 18 15
METFORMIN HCL 153 139 19 8
MIRTAZAPINE 151 151 20 65
ATENOLOL 148 146 21 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148 148 21 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 138 23 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 119 24 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 113 25 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121 119 26 11
CLOPIDOGREL 117 117 27 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 116 115 28 108
CARVEDILOL 115 115 29 20
SEROQUEL 108 105 30 154
FAMOTIDINE 107 97 31 45
PLAVIX 103 103 32 46
DIGOXIN 101 100 33 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100 93 34 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 98 93 R 35 179
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95 95 36 9
NEXIUM 92 84 37 23
OLANZAPINE 91 91 38 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91 91 38 141
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88 86 40 36
DIOVAN 88 81 40 35
KLOR-CON M20 84 84 42 51
TRAZODONE HCL 82 82 43 47
CYMBALTA 80 79 44 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 76 64 45 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 72 46 10
PREDNISONE 73 66 47 42
LYRICA 70 66 48 91
LEVETIRACETAM 64 39 49 97
PAROXETINE HCL 64 62 49 67
KLOR-CON M10 61 60 51 140
AZITHROMYCIN 58 57 52 44
MELOXICAM 56 54 53 30
LEXAPRO 56 53 53 206
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 47 55 49
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 54 56 126
GALANTAMINE HBR 52 52 57 309
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. 31, 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.