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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 421

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 421

918 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

6% of this provider’s 918 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 0%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 918 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 1%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,653 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 12.


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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 1,140 1,067 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 985 916 2 30
FUROSEMIDE 924 794 3 5
CARVEDILOL 882 731 4 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792 737 5 4
LISINOPRIL 646 566 6 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 629 583 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576 528 8 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 569 516 9 81
WARFARIN SODIUM 497 443 10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 492 379 S3 11 50
OMEPRAZOLE 439 397 12 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421 383 13 9
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 417 384 10 14 103
GABAPENTIN 413 356 15 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 405 301 16 48
METFORMIN HCL 381 310 17 43
CLOPIDOGREL 365 323 18 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359 309 19 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358 309 20 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355 327 21 12
NEXIUM 323 252 22 54
DIGOXIN 299 276 23 14
ALLOPURINOL 291 262 24 56
CHLORTHALIDONE 285 262 25 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 282 197 26 20
FENOFIBRATE 279 236 27 40
CLONIDINE HCL 265 223 28 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 265 220 28 46
PLAVIX 239 218 30 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216 201 31 41
BUMETANIDE 210 190 32 77
PRADAXA 207 206 33 25
TRAMADOL HCL 199 166 34 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 186 156 35 66
TORSEMIDE 182 156 36 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 152 37 73
CRESTOR 160 146 38 15
ATENOLOL 156 139 39 17
ONGLYZA 146 143 40 154
CELEBREX 138 129 41 138
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 133 121 42 57
LIPITOR 133 100 42 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 128 110 44 83
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 121 45 61
BYSTOLIC 121 108 46 29
RANITIDINE HCL 120 101 47 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 114 107 48 105
DONEPEZIL HCL 113 113 49 92
AZITHROMYCIN 113 99 49 91
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 86 51 110
QUINAPRIL HCL 108 96 52 95
LANTUS 107 50 53 118
GEMFIBROZIL 106 97 54 93
DIOVAN 105 102 55 23
SERTRALINE HCL 104 103 56 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 95 57 11
EVISTA 99 90 58 127
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 93 59 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 88 60 18
MULTAQ 93 90 60 65
AMIODARONE HCL 92 78 62 22
METOLAZONE 88 65 63 87
MELOXICAM 87 83 64 106
ZETIA 84 81 65 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83 83 66 60
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 60 67 178
SYNTHROID 82 81 67 86
LEVOTHROID 80 80 69 183
DILTIAZEM ER 79 79 70 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78 69 71 184
NITROSTAT 78 75 71 24
DIOVAN HCT 77 73 73 52
DEXILANT 76 57 74 160
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 74 124
FAMOTIDINE 75 69 76 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 59 R 77 192
CYMBALTA 70 69 77 160
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 63 77 128
ACTOS 70 63 77 137
LYRICA 70 60 77 152
MECLIZINE HCL 66 60 82 158
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 49 83 163
KLOR-CON M20 63 61 84 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 84 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 54 86 117
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 61 87 201
NIASPAN 61 49 87 35
PAROXETINE HCL 61 47 87 109
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58 51 S2 90 169
LORAZEPAM 58 56 90 205
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 36 92 211
KLOR-CON 10 55 48 93 67
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 54 93 98
PREMARIN 54 49 R 95 156
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 34 R 96 219
EXELON 53 53 96 148
GLIPIZIDE XL 53 50 96 219
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 43 R 96 131
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 52 40 R 100 162
NAMENDA 52 52 100 125
TRADJENTA 51 50 102 224
RAMIPRIL 51 47 102 32
SINGULAIR 51 28 102 172
ENDOCET 50 33 S2 105 227
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 35 105 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 50 105 107
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 19, 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.