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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 36

$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 36

1,394 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,394 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,394 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 26,012 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 25%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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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 1,460 994 S3 1 7
LISINOPRIL 1,119 895 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,093 825 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,079 904 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,002 765 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 940 825 6 1
SIMVASTATIN 903 679 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 739 676 8 15
TRAMADOL HCL 647 450 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 606 522 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 594 429 11 11
GABAPENTIN 535 372 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 519 349 13 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 466 341 14 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 464 326 15 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 442 418 16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403 337 17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 396 305 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375 288 19 18
NEXIUM 374 288 20 26
MELOXICAM 364 230 21 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 342 298 22 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 341 334 23 12
NAMENDA 331 331 24 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329 201 25 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 283 263 26 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275 254 27 34
ALLOPURINOL 271 198 28 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 270 224 R 29 91
CARVEDILOL 258 198 30 20
FAMOTIDINE 253 185 31 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 252 155 32 45
CLONIDINE HCL 245 159 33 50
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 242 213 34 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 204 35 22
AZITHROMYCIN 240 168 36 51
METFORMIN HCL ER 238 176 37 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 206 38 23
TRAZODONE HCL 233 120 39 39
RISPERIDONE 225 186 40 31
PROAIR HFA 223 140 41 68
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 217 122 42 126
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211 155 43 29
CLOPIDOGREL 210 177 44 33
LYRICA 206 127 45 88
LANTUS 203 166 46 38
ATENOLOL 200 144 47 27
CRESTOR 199 121 48 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 194 85 R 49 77
FENOFIBRATE 193 119 50 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190 124 51 49
ROPINIROLE HCL 190 136 51 80
PREDNISONE 188 140 53 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 179 163 54 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 150 55 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 113 56 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 161 97 57 70
PLAVIX 159 140 58 52
PAROXETINE HCL 157 119 59 57
DIGOXIN 155 125 60 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 154 69 61 65
VERAPAMIL ER 152 137 62 92
PREMARIN 148 97 R 63 146
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 139 78 64 115
VENTOLIN HFA 130 67 65 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 128 100 66 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128 74 66 47
LOVASTATIN 128 101 66 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 74 R 69 98
DIOVAN 126 111 69 40
ACTOS 125 100 71 155
LEVOFLOXACIN 124 85 72 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121 97 73 37
GLIPIZIDE 121 113 73 58
SPIRIVA 119 69 75 76
LIPITOR 117 103 76 100
CYMBALTA 115 48 77 48
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115 78 77 123
BUSPIRONE HCL 108 58 79 127
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 80 80 78
BACLOFEN 103 45 81 107
AMIODARONE HCL 99 78 82 143
LIDODERM 99 59 82 74
SYMBICORT 97 70 84 122
EXELON 96 96 85 56
SEROQUEL 96 84 85 82
SUCRALFATE 93 85 87 166
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 54 87 106
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 85 89 90
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 67 90 72
NOVOLIN R 86 60 91 83
MECLIZINE HCL 85 67 92 150
LEVEMIR 85 48 92 99
ZETIA 85 65 92 133
NAPROXEN 83 42 95 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 57 96 114
MIRTAZAPINE 82 81 96 28
CARISOPRODOL 80 26 R 98 171
DILTIAZEM ER 79 79 99 172
OLANZAPINE 71 59 100 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 47 101 63
FENTANYL 68 61 S2 102 111
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68 51 102 121
BENICAR 68 61 102 120
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 60 105 93
BYSTOLIC 67 59 105 138
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 67 61 105 140
ALPRAZOLAM 64 50 108 184
NIFEDIPINE ER 64 48 108 104
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 29 110 35
FLUCONAZOLE 63 34 110 156
NOVOLOG 62 33 112 64
GEMFIBROZIL 62 47 112 188
VOLTAREN 62 51 112 118
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 32 R 112 132
JANUVIA 60 55 116 55
AMOXICILLIN 60 41 116 160
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 34 118 131
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 48 118 192
RIVASTIGMINE 57 57 120 195
SINGULAIR 57 49 120 101
LEXAPRO 56 40 122 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55 52 123 124
DIOVAN HCT 55 55 123 128
CELEBREX 54 50 125 118
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 30 125 94
HUMULIN R 54 52 125 163
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 44 128 209
SYNTHROID 53 53 128 68
LORAZEPAM 52 45 130 211
COMBIVENT 52 30 130 136
NITROSTAT 52 43 130 211
CEFUROXIME 52 35 130 105
DEXILANT 52 23 130 147
CEPHALEXIN 51 33 135 133
FINASTERIDE 51 50 135 108
QUINAPRIL HCL 50 40 137 220
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 10, 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.