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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,461Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1456

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1456

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

17% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 562 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 9,664 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 1,121 420 S3 1 6
SIMVASTATIN 653 424 2 2
LISINOPRIL 570 257 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465 285 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409 281 5 1
GABAPENTIN 394 173 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 339 201 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 334 196 8 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 164 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 284 152 10 21
CARVEDILOL 273 148 11 20
METFORMIN HCL 255 122 12 8
RANITIDINE HCL 250 118 13 27
CARISOPRODOL 248 17 R 14 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245 76 15 14
SERTRALINE HCL 224 116 16 25
TRAZODONE HCL 220 102 17 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 105 18 43
FENOFIBRATE 191 122 19 56
NEXIUM 179 56 20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 171 86 21 17
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 170 67 22 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 164 80 R 23 70
OXYCODONE HCL 162 0 S2 24 124
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 79 25 11
FAMOTIDINE 155 87 26 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 139 27 29
LEVETIRACETAM 149 67 28 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143 12 R 29 77
AZITHROMYCIN 140 56 30 44
FENTANYL 140 51 S2 30 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 41 32 28
CRESTOR 137 41 33 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 67 34 9
CLONIDINE HCL 133 56 35 39
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127 57 36 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122 48 37 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 120 93 38 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 24 R 39 66
CLOPIDOGREL 118 92 40 32
PAROXETINE HCL 113 51 41 67
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 45 41 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112 64 43 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108 44 44 78
ALLOPURINOL 103 80 45 31
LANTUS 102 69 46 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 99 55 47 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 42 48 55
ATENOLOL 94 80 49 18
PLAVIX 94 73 49 46
FLUCONAZOLE 89 19 51 148
ROPINIROLE HCL 89 47 51 90
CYMBALTA 88 14 53 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 40 54 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 69 54 41
IBUPROFEN 84 21 54 103
PROAIR HFA 83 29 57 69
PREDNISONE 82 42 58 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81 62 59 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 80 51 60 79
SUCRALFATE 79 19 61 171
NAMENDA 78 77 62 38
TOPIRAMATE 78 0 62 196
RISPERIDONE 78 53 62 72
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 66 65 86
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 33 66 118
VENTOLIN HFA 74 31 66 121
NOVOLOG 74 11 66 104
NAPROXEN 74 22 66 100
KLOR-CON M20 73 41 70 51
SPIRIVA 72 18 71 75
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 53 R 72 179
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 34 72 89
MELOXICAM 70 47 74 30
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 27 S2 74 132
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69 44 76 107
SUBOXONE 68 0 77 297
ZETIA 67 36 78 71
TRILIPIX 67 0 78 188
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 35 80 24
DIOVAN 66 59 80 35
NOVOLIN R 65 62 82 133
AMOXICILLIN 64 18 83 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 37 83 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63 47 85 19
COMBIVENT 62 28 86 110
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 17 87 116
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 20 88 283
GLIPIZIDE 58 36 89 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 28 S2 90 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 46 90 141
OLANZAPINE 56 29 90 183
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 55 33 93 198
BACLOFEN 55 0 93 168
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 31 95 54
LYRICA 54 22 95 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 23 97 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 35 97 57
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 50 0 99 501
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 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.