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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 447

$971K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 447

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

7% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 33%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 10,821 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $29 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 2.


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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832 617 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 661 316 S3 2 1
LISINOPRIL 548 282 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 500 364 4 7
FUROSEMIDE 482 306 5 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341 244 6 30
OMEPRAZOLE 302 211 7 14
CARVEDILOL 281 155 8 36
NEXIUM 266 85 9 44
METFORMIN HCL 261 160 10 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 155 11 46
SERTRALINE HCL 234 117 12 25
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223 171 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219 162 14 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 90 15 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195 158 16 38
CRESTOR 193 111 17 54
TRAMADOL HCL 191 112 18 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186 134 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 99 20 29
RANITIDINE HCL 180 134 21 37
CLOPIDOGREL 176 130 22 57
DIOVAN 175 91 23 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 160 156 24 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 99 25 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 156 106 25 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 99 27 31
NAMENDA 137 137 28 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 107 28 41
CLONIDINE HCL 130 59 30 33
GABAPENTIN 127 57 31 21
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126 80 32 88
LYRICA 123 78 33 69
RISPERIDONE 123 114 33 13
PLAVIX 122 86 35 89
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 99 36 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113 102 37 91
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110 68 38 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 63 39 98
LEVETIRACETAM 101 65 40 100
MELOXICAM 95 64 41 53
PROAIR HFA 92 24 42 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 78 43 79
GLIPIZIDE 85 71 44 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83 60 45 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 30 45 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 47 47 107
SPIRIVA 72 39 48 109
ATENOLOL 72 53 48 49
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71 43 50 52
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 39 51 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 45 52 87
AZITHROMYCIN 69 37 52 5
METOLAZONE 69 44 52 112
CARISOPRODOL 68 13 R 55 23
PREDNISONE 67 42 56 2
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 34 57 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 43 58 118
GLIPIZIDE ER 63 47 58 118
LEVEMIR 63 38 58 118
JANUVIA 62 29 61 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 62 37 61 67
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62 12 R 61 22
LANTUS 61 34 64 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 60 48 65 48
FENTANYL 58 46 S2 66 124
DIOVAN HCT 57 38 67 95
KLOR-CON M20 57 38 67 125
NOVOLOG 57 20 67 125
LIDODERM 56 51 70 128
CYMBALTA 56 36 70 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 55 55 72 93
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 36 72 129
EXELON 54 42 74 131
COMBIVENT 54 26 74 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53 27 76 134
TEKTURNA 51 11 77 136
ZETIA 51 33 77 91
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 31 79 20
RAMIPRIL 50 36 79 137
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 March 18, 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.