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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,203Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 1456

$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1456

798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 798 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 798 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 13,444 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

$79 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
SIMVASTATIN 603 453 1 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 485 372 2 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483 306 3 93
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390 286 4 4
LISINOPRIL 381 282 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 371 292 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 349 260 7 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 343 199 8 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 311 240 S3 9 6
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 298 178 10 95
OMEPRAZOLE 297 174 11 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 285 283 12 29
NAMENDA 284 275 13 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 199 14 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 273 167 15 9
CLONIDINE HCL 256 166 16 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 239 208 17 33
CARVEDILOL 235 163 18 20
METFORMIN HCL 220 138 19 8
TRAMADOL HCL 214 148 20 17
CYMBALTA 195 127 21 52
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 195 156 R 21 119
RANITIDINE HCL 187 118 23 27
CLOPIDOGREL 178 155 24 32
GABAPENTIN 175 105 25 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 106 26 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169 102 27 19
MELOXICAM 161 100 28 30
NEXIUM 161 90 28 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 123 30 11
TRIBENZOR 152 113 31 307
WARFARIN SODIUM 150 88 32 21
EXELON 146 137 33 105
TRAZODONE HCL 137 90 34 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136 79 35 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133 119 36 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 99 37 63
FENOFIBRATE 128 105 38 56
MIRTAZAPINE 127 108 39 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 99 40 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124 111 41 15
LOVASTATIN 123 85 42 40
LYRICA 120 63 43 91
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 95 44 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 69 45 89
PLAVIX 108 93 46 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107 70 47 12
CRESTOR 104 77 48 26
CELEBREX 102 98 49 88
ALLOPURINOL 99 63 50 31
RISPERIDONE 97 57 51 72
SPIRIVA 95 65 52 75
SERTRALINE HCL 93 64 53 25
FENTANYL 93 55 S2 53 114
ATENOLOL 91 64 55 18
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 86 56 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 90 35 56 125
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 62 58 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86 58 58 167
DIOVAN HCT 85 58 60 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 44 61 41
LABETALOL HCL 82 55 62 180
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82 57 62 78
FLUOCINONIDE 80 66 64 314
EXFORGE HCT 79 63 65 286
LANTUS 75 49 66 50
VESICARE 73 57 67 200
ONGLYZA 73 72 67 202
FINASTERIDE 69 46 69 110
BENICAR HCT 68 62 70 160
DIGOXIN 67 54 71 62
LORAZEPAM 67 62 71 236
COLCRYS 66 44 73 122
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 39 74 10
PAROXETINE HCL 63 38 75 67
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 41 75 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 54 75 43
SEROQUEL 63 46 75 154
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 37 S3 79 174
NOVOLIN R 61 56 80 133
PROAIR HFA 61 32 80 69
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 18 82 73
ACTONEL 60 48 82 285
JANUMET 59 44 84 176
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 48 85 48
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 37 R 86 77
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 46 86 79
KLOR-CON M20 56 55 88 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56 23 88 120
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 26 88 28
ABILIFY 55 28 91 244
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 18 91 55
BYSTOLIC 55 47 91 102
SEROQUEL XR 54 27 94 317
PRADAXA 54 50 94 251
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 26 96 107
PHENYTOIN 52 33 97 253
FAMOTIDINE 51 50 98 45
VENLAFAXINE HCL 50 28 99 215
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 39 99 203
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.