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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 439

$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 439

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90%Patients 65 Years and Older
15% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 12%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,439 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 739 699 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599 557 2 9
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 365 333 3 122
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350 304 4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 289 5 12
AZITHROMYCIN 322 293 5 79
METFORMIN HCL 314 300 7 29
LISINOPRIL 294 280 8 4
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232 226 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 219 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 225 182 11 6
FUROSEMIDE 220 212 12 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 217 12 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 177 14 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188 184 15 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183 177 16 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 176 172 17 10
FENOFIBRATE 173 152 18 131
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 160 19 18
GLIPIZIDE 161 156 20 120
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 128 21 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 153 131 22 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 127 23 63
SERTRALINE HCL 143 136 24 44
TRAMADOL HCL 141 135 25 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 135 26 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 129 27 50
SYNTHROID 128 114 28 84
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 124 109 29 125
ALLOPURINOL 124 124 29 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 106 31 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 114 31 41
KLOR-CON M20 122 121 31 77
ATENOLOL 120 106 34 24
CRESTOR 118 110 35 33
NEXIUM 107 107 36 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 98 37 80
CLOPIDOGREL 92 84 38 16
MELOXICAM 91 86 39 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90 78 40 31
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 77 41 112
CARVEDILOL 87 67 41 8
PROAIR HFA 85 84 43 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 75 44 91
GABAPENTIN 79 79 44 7
TRAZODONE HCL 78 71 46 35
LOVASTATIN 77 73 47 103
DIOVAN 76 76 48 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 74 66 49 212
GEMFIBROZIL 74 63 49 260
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 57 51 178
NAMENDA 72 72 52 20
VERAPAMIL ER 68 68 53 128
TRICOR 63 59 54 220
PAROXETINE HCL 61 49 55 146
GLIMEPIRIDE 61 61 55 61
PLAVIX 59 59 57 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 58 22
PREDNISONE 54 48 59 17
SPIRIVA 54 54 59 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 61 173
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 43 62 130
BENICAR 52 47 62 286
CYMBALTA 50 43 64 45
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 May 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.