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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 439

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 439

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

8% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 645 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 16,521 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 910 752 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 784 648 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 622 516 3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 614 494 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 579 333 S3 5 1
LISINOPRIL 530 435 6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494 437 7 12
METFORMIN HCL 462 352 8 29
FUROSEMIDE 396 289 9 5
ATENOLOL 386 316 10 24
CRESTOR 376 312 11 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 360 279 12 18
LOVASTATIN 319 292 13 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299 244 14 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 223 15 14
TRAMADOL HCL 276 255 16 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 263 189 17 34
MELOXICAM 260 241 18 40
GABAPENTIN 258 171 19 7
NEXIUM 253 193 20 32
ZETIA 233 184 21 99
SERTRALINE HCL 226 165 22 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 213 164 23 10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 201 158 24 111
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 172 25 30
RANITIDINE HCL 197 165 26 39
CLOPIDOGREL 191 160 27 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 145 28 13
DIOVAN 162 132 29 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 158 83 R 30 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 125 31 50
ACTOS 156 130 32 225
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 145 33 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152 116 34 55
DIGOXIN 147 135 35 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145 128 36 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 140 118 37 15
PREDNISONE 139 105 38 17
AZITHROMYCIN 133 99 39 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133 113 39 126
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 104 41 91
PLAVIX 126 104 42 26
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 125 102 43 331
DONEPEZIL HCL 117 117 44 22
CARVEDILOL 116 70 45 8
LANTUS 108 60 46 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 107 70 47 78
PROAIR HFA 106 74 48 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 105 61 49 36
TRICOR 102 83 50 220
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100 97 51 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 76 52 28
DIOVAN HCT 95 90 53 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 80 54 41
RISPERIDONE 92 71 55 59
ALLOPURINOL 92 65 55 54
LYRICA 90 29 57 90
NAMENDA 88 88 58 20
GLYBURIDE 85 76 R 59 240
KLOR-CON M20 85 72 59 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 50 59 162
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 65 62 212
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 70 63 178
LIPITOR 81 72 64 172
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 71 64 23
QUINAPRIL HCL 81 71 64 226
GEMFIBROZIL 80 58 67 260
FENTANYL 80 80 S2 67 82
PAROXETINE HCL 78 42 69 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 65 70 80
PRIMIDONE 75 53 71 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 74 52 72 61
JANUVIA 74 67 72 113
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 62 72 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73 55 75 96
CYMBALTA 72 57 76 45
TRAZODONE HCL 72 60 76 35
VERAPAMIL ER 72 60 76 128
KLOR-CON 10 68 48 79 179
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 50 79 117
CELEBREX 67 67 81 180
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 64 R 82 71
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 48 S2 83 66
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63 40 83 144
LABETALOL HCL 63 44 83 156
ONGLYZA 63 47 83 336
HUMULIN 70-30 60 52 87 279
DEXILANT 59 39 88 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 48 89 101
MECLIZINE HCL 58 54 89 273
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58 52 R 89 335
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 44 R 92 68
NIFEDIPINE ER 56 42 93 83
ALPRAZOLAM 56 46 93 216
OXYCODONE HCL 55 37 S2 95 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 43 95 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 25 S2 97 56
FAMOTIDINE 54 43 97 69
GLIPIZIDE ER 54 51 97 190
VENTOLIN HFA 53 39 100 124
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 31 100 269
CLONIDINE HCL 53 40 100 47
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 30 103 165
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 26 104 51
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. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.