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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 439

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 439

678 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
29% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 8,174 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $103 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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 615 539 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 553 500 2 2
LISINOPRIL 546 407 3 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 436 354 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 397 311 5 5
CARVEDILOL 380 244 6 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 366 311 7 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358 326 8 13
DIGOXIN 313 277 9 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313 267 9 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 291 260 11 18
CLOPIDOGREL 282 219 12 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 274 212 13 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 196 14 30
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 232 195 15 133
HYDRALAZINE HCL 229 204 16 55
PLAVIX 210 173 17 26
VERAPAMIL ER 178 167 18 128
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 177 153 19 132
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 133 20 12
BENICAR 139 119 21 286
PRADAXA 137 131 22 174
CRESTOR 128 105 23 33
NITROSTAT 124 98 24 70
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 124 109 24 207
OMEPRAZOLE 115 97 26 6
KLOR-CON M20 102 85 27 77
LABETALOL HCL 86 77 28 156
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 84 71 29 271
DIOVAN 84 81 29 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 73 31 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 78 71 32 369
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77 57 33 9
ATENOLOL 72 60 34 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71 32 35 23
AMIODARONE HCL 70 68 36 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 62 32 37 104
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 36 38 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 46 39 63
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 July 8, 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.