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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1456

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1456

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

5% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 805 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 22,075 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,681 1,197 S3 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,461 1,305 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,084 853 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 947 785 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 741 627 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 685 528 6 15
SIMVASTATIN 602 466 7 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523 416 8 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 516 418 9 14
NEXIUM 343 285 10 23
LISINOPRIL 342 233 11 3
ALLOPURINOL 332 258 12 31
PREDNISONE 321 238 13 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 315 240 14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310 246 15 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 283 236 16 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 280 278 17 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 276 201 18 21
TRAMADOL HCL 273 221 19 17
METFORMIN HCL 271 205 20 8
GABAPENTIN 257 168 21 13
LANTUS 242 178 22 50
FAMOTIDINE 232 211 23 45
CARISOPRODOL 226 47 R 24 80
CEFUROXIME 206 151 25 138
NAMENDA 198 198 26 38
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 193 137 27 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193 150 27 58
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185 164 29 11
DIGOXIN 184 154 30 62
ATENOLOL 181 130 31 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180 153 32 74
PEG 3350-ELECTROLYTE 178 175 33 376
CRESTOR 175 126 34 26
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 174 169 35 182
COLCRYS 171 103 36 122
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 170 137 R 37 70
CLOPIDOGREL 167 144 38 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 129 39 61
LOVASTATIN 165 122 39 40
CARVEDILOL 163 138 41 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 162 151 42 85
RANITIDINE HCL 161 137 43 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 107 44 10
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 150 127 R 45 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 149 141 46 33
RISPERIDONE 147 147 47 72
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 123 48 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 82 49 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 139 104 50 163
SINGULAIR 135 118 51 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 118 51 90
DIOVAN HCT 134 108 53 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 105 54 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 100 R 55 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 116 56 60
FLUCONAZOLE 123 79 57 148
SERTRALINE HCL 121 99 58 25
CLONIDINE HCL 121 100 58 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 96 R 60 66
DIOVAN 119 111 60 35
MELOXICAM 118 101 62 30
PLAVIX 116 95 63 46
KLOR-CON M10 113 71 64 140
SPIRIVA 112 99 65 75
TERAZOSIN HCL 109 67 66 142
CYMBALTA 107 71 67 52
TRAZODONE HCL 106 84 68 47
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105 105 69 108
AZITHROMYCIN 104 67 70 44
COMBIVENT 102 87 71 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 101 81 72 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 75 73 48
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 97 87 74 359
PREMARIN 96 81 R 75 99
GLIPIZIDE XL 94 68 76 134
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94 92 76 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94 78 76 106
NIFEDIPINE ER 91 82 79 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88 87 80 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 87 70 81 79
DEXILANT 87 87 81 169
DEXAMETHASONE 86 68 83 278
TRICOR 84 44 84 92
ZETIA 84 70 84 71
BYSTOLIC 83 71 86 102
FENTANYL 82 54 S2 87 114
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 72 87 129
CEFTRIAXONE 80 77 89 263
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 71 90 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78 58 91 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 49 92 128
PROAIR HFA 74 60 93 69
CELEBREX 74 71 93 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 63 95 63
LANSOPRAZOLE 72 51 96 137
NYSTATIN 72 39 96 237
LYRICA 71 48 98 91
MECLIZINE HCL 70 64 99 101
LABETALOL HCL 70 59 99 180
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70 61 99 135
LEXAPRO 70 61 99 206
LIPITOR 69 50 103 76
GLIPIZIDE 69 62 103 53
ENABLEX 69 60 103 283
NAPROXEN 67 51 106 100
FENOFIBRATE 67 38 106 56
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 67 50 106 312
KETOCONAZOLE 66 52 109 241
NOVOLOG 66 54 109 104
LEVETIRACETAM 64 54 111 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 59 112 141
SSD 60 57 113 467
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 34 114 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 57 115 49
FELODIPINE ER 57 47 115 150
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57 41 115 43
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 15 R 118 164
PRIMIDONE 55 49 119 243
LORAZEPAM 54 54 120 236
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 41 120 239
GLYBURIDE 54 45 R 120 94
ALPRAZOLAM 53 50 123 149
HUMALOG 52 41 124 196
JANUMET 51 39 125 176
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50 31 S2 126 109
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 Oct. 30, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.