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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 439

$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 76 out of 439

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

6% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,814 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$25 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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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 1,258 915 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 958 867 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 724 666 3 2
FAMOTIDINE 520 453 4 69
GABAPENTIN 449 391 5 7
LISINOPRIL 442 375 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438 343 7 30
METFORMIN HCL 399 296 8 29
ALLOPURINOL 392 340 9 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 377 187 10 10 189
OMEPRAZOLE 353 296 11 6
KLOR-CON M10 348 342 12 197
MIRTAZAPINE 347 347 13 92
SERTRALINE HCL 322 290 14 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 315 315 15 22
CLONIDINE HCL 308 246 16 47
SIMVASTATIN 294 226 17 3
ATENOLOL 292 207 18 24
TRAMADOL HCL 287 246 19 21
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255 233 20 9
RANITIDINE HCL 244 196 21 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242 178 22 23
JANTOVEN 227 227 23 235
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 214 153 24 14
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 203 191 25 144
GLIPIZIDE 200 177 26 120
CARVEDILOL 183 165 27 8
KLOR-CON 10 180 120 28 179
MELOXICAM 176 136 29 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173 145 30 11
BACLOFEN 167 130 31 127
AZITHROMYCIN 160 107 32 79
PREDNISONE 159 138 33 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 156 156 34 34
ACARBOSE 156 147 34 310
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 101 36 63
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 148 89 37 313
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 94 R 38 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 143 135 38 80
NAMENDA 142 142 40 20
RISPERIDONE 137 137 41 59
AVODART 137 105 41 147
KLOR-CON M20 126 113 43 77
PLAVIX 115 97 44 26
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111 102 45 67
CARISOPRODOL 103 28 R 46 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 103 55 46 12
ENDOCET 100 11 S2 48 64
LIDODERM 99 90 49 169
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 78 50 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 90 51 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 90 52 18
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 63 52 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 46 R 54 49
NEXIUM 89 69 55 32
DIGOXIN 89 82 55 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 87 57 13
ABILIFY 87 87 58 142
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84 65 59 148
SULFASALAZINE 82 78 60 360
WARFARIN SODIUM 81 76 61 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 81 45 61 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 45 R 61 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81 46 S3 61 249
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 79 65 112
SUCRALFATE 77 74 66 152
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 76 67 130
CLOPIDOGREL 76 58 67 16
METHOCARBAMOL 74 42 R 69 174
DIOVAN 74 62 69 65
LEVETIRACETAM 72 61 71 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72 25 71 190
MECLIZINE HCL 72 59 71 273
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 63 74 178
GLIPIZIDE ER 70 68 75 190
ALPRAZOLAM 67 43 76 216
NIFEDIPINE ER 67 55 76 83
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 39 78 212
LEVOTHROID 63 63 79 398
NAPROXEN 63 23 79 181
LYRICA 61 58 81 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59 44 82 52
NYSTATIN 59 42 82 411
DILTIAZEM ER 59 59 82 182
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57 38 85 122
FINASTERIDE 56 44 86 43
PAROXETINE HCL 55 55 87 146
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 52 88 173
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52 44 88 429
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 52 33 88 429
PHENYTOIN 52 52 88 429
PRIMIDONE 51 51 92 93
TRAZODONE HCL 50 23 93 35
AMIODARONE HCL 50 50 93 94
CRESTOR 50 32 93 33
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 March 6, 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.