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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1456

$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1456

511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

12% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 511 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 16,959 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

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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 942 671 S3 1 6
FUROSEMIDE 643 524 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 618 518 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594 510 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 515 401 5 22
LISINOPRIL 508 429 6 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 506 442 7 4
GABAPENTIN 450 352 8 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 447 391 9 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398 325 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 395 340 11 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327 241 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 308 206 13 8
NOVOLOG 298 236 14 104
NAMENDA 297 297 15 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 297 282 15 29
LANTUS 291 225 17 50
EXELON 288 285 18 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 238 177 19 182
FAMOTIDINE 237 205 20 45
TRAMADOL HCL 232 165 21 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 228 182 22 79
MIRTAZAPINE 225 210 23 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217 130 24 14
RANITIDINE HCL 198 149 25 27
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 193 166 26 136
CARVEDILOL 188 135 27 20
SIMVASTATIN 185 135 28 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169 119 29 16
NEXIUM 168 85 30 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 135 31 33
CLOPIDOGREL 166 123 32 32
JANUVIA 165 136 33 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164 128 34 85
RISPERIDONE 157 131 35 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 124 36 10
MELOXICAM 149 114 37 30
KLOR-CON M20 138 104 38 51
AZITHROMYCIN 135 110 39 44
CYMBALTA 135 90 39 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 74 R 41 77
OLANZAPINE 129 117 42 183
HYDRALAZINE HCL 124 89 43 48
LEVETIRACETAM 123 84 44 97
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 103 45 129
CLONIDINE HCL 122 106 45 39
SERTRALINE HCL 120 109 47 25
RIVASTIGMINE 119 119 48 292
DIGOXIN 108 108 49 62
ALLOPURINOL 106 96 50 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 67 50 78
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 103 73 52 184
NOVOLIN R 101 77 53 133
PLAVIX 100 85 54 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 77 55 107
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 96 70 56 125
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 70 57 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 51 58 28
SEROQUEL 88 65 59 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 58 60 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84 67 61 11
PREDNISONE 83 67 62 42
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79 76 63 242
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 66 64 108
LEVEMIR 78 31 64 161
CEFTRIAXONE 77 68 66 263
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 77 64 66 19
CARISOPRODOL 77 0 R 66 80
DIOVAN 76 60 69 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73 66 70 227
PAROXETINE HCL 73 39 70 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 45 72 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 49 73 58
TOPIRAMATE 68 55 74 196
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 51 75 34
PHENYTOIN 65 64 76 253
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65 32 76 74
CRESTOR 65 42 76 26
GLYBURIDE 64 61 R 79 94
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 58 79 234
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 58 79 167
ATENOLOL 64 50 79 18
FLUCONAZOLE 63 37 83 148
HUMALOG 63 50 83 196
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 48 85 55
PROCRIT 61 27 85 382
MUPIROCIN 60 45 87 224
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 43 88 118
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 42 89 120
SINGULAIR 56 30 90 83
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 42 S2 91 287
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 20 91 128
PROAIR HFA 55 15 91 69
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 54 91 36
CEPHALEXIN 54 47 95 123
TRAZODONE HCL 53 41 96 47
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 45 96 141
IBUPROFEN 51 44 98 103
CARAFATE 51 36 98 321
ZYPREXA 51 41 98 402
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51 34 R 98 66
LYRICA 50 40 102 91
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 41 102 81
FENTANYL 50 44 S2 102 114
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 23 102 106
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50 44 102 43
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 June 21, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.