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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 88 out of 1456

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1456

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

8% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 645 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 17,624 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,056 964 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 917 780 2 2
LISINOPRIL 689 592 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 566 4 4
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 534 481 5 85
LOVASTATIN 491 463 6 40
METFORMIN HCL 476 398 7 8
ATENOLOL 390 352 8 18
FAMOTIDINE 380 337 9 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 374 329 10 22
OMEPRAZOLE 351 303 11 5
TRAMADOL HCL 347 330 12 17
FUROSEMIDE 321 260 13 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 263 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 275 15 15
CARVEDILOL 290 242 16 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281 257 17 11
RISPERIDONE 277 243 18 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265 198 19 16
CLOPIDOGREL 237 215 20 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 214 21 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 163 22 21
CLONIDINE HCL 206 178 23 39
NAMENDA 198 187 24 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 190 176 25 48
MELOXICAM 183 170 26 30
GABAPENTIN 183 164 26 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177 144 S3 28 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 155 29 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 116 30 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 124 31 24
PLAVIX 139 127 32 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138 106 33 19
OLANZAPINE 133 89 34 183
ALLOPURINOL 129 112 35 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129 117 35 58
NOVOLIN 70-30 126 86 37 144
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 123 73 38 78
CRESTOR 122 109 39 26
DIOVAN 121 108 40 35
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 121 98 40 128
LEVETIRACETAM 117 97 42 97
TRAZODONE HCL 115 94 43 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 91 S2 44 109
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111 74 45 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 93 46 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 94 47 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 91 48 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 103 48 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 91 50 136
DIGOXIN 95 83 51 62
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 94 87 52 172
RANITIDINE HCL 93 77 53 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89 60 54 120
NEXIUM 89 83 54 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 85 56 49
GEMFIBROZIL 87 82 57 117
PREDNISONE 85 81 58 42
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 53 59 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 65 60 60
PREMARIN 79 79 R 61 99
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78 45 62 227
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 75 63 41
PROAIR HFA 76 75 63 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 58 R 65 77
PHENYTOIN 74 41 66 253
AZITHROMYCIN 73 67 67 44
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69 52 68 299
HUMULIN 70-30 69 69 68 205
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 62 70 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68 52 70 9
BUMETANIDE 67 67 72 191
MIRTAZAPINE 66 48 73 65
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65 60 74 364
MECLIZINE HCL 62 41 75 101
NOVOLIN R 61 48 76 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 55 77 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 51 78 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 54 78 63
SERTRALINE HCL 57 50 80 25
NYSTATIN 57 53 80 237
GLYBURIDE 57 54 R 80 94
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 56 83 89
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 30 84 57
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 54 84 61
NAPROXEN 53 42 86 100
SINGULAIR 52 51 87 83
HUMALOG 51 38 88 196
LATANOPROST 50 50 89 275
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.