ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

28,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1456

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1456

1,061 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

7% of this provider’s 1,061 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,061 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 19,313 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 1%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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 1,549 906 S3 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 906 643 2 4
LISINOPRIL 829 594 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 783 525 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 732 500 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 638 434 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 584 345 7 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 576 439 8 15
GABAPENTIN 567 417 9 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 562 327 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 536 425 11 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 508 447 12 1
RANITIDINE HCL 380 195 13 27
NEXIUM 376 187 14 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 373 253 15 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364 306 16 16
CARVEDILOL 344 258 17 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 332 118 R 18 77
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316 217 19 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 281 178 20 64
CLOPIDOGREL 274 216 21 32
CLONIDINE HCL 272 163 22 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 270 188 R 23 70
DIGOXIN 266 205 24 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 233 197 25 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 232 131 26 22
PLAVIX 216 183 27 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 213 134 28 55
LANTUS 193 115 29 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 185 106 30 63
ALLOPURINOL 182 134 31 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 107 32 33
VENTOLIN HFA 175 91 33 121
ATENOLOL 173 118 34 18
PROAIR HFA 172 90 35 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 170 125 36 11
SPIRONOLACTONE 168 101 37 73
TRAMADOL HCL 168 89 37 17
LOVASTATIN 164 136 39 40
NOVOLOG 160 97 40 104
CARISOPRODOL 159 34 R 41 80
SPIRIVA 158 121 42 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158 124 42 34
DIOVAN 157 129 44 35
MELOXICAM 147 101 45 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146 80 46 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 146 115 46 143
NOVOLIN N 136 101 48 189
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135 64 49 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132 66 50 24
INDAPAMIDE 132 105 50 193
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 83 R 52 66
BUMETANIDE 130 126 53 191
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 129 92 54 238
SERTRALINE HCL 127 89 55 25
MIRTAZAPINE 127 92 55 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 95 57 19
AZITHROMYCIN 124 74 58 44
PREMARIN 122 84 R 59 99
BYSTOLIC 121 95 60 102
GEMFIBROZIL 120 85 61 117
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 58 61 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 119 106 63 159
TRICOR 119 100 63 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 65 29
OXYCODONE HCL 116 36 S2 66 124
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116 54 S2 66 173
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 86 68 78
PREDNISONE 115 91 68 42
GLYBURIDE 111 93 R 70 94
SINGULAIR 110 49 71 83
KLOR-CON M20 110 73 71 51
COMBIVENT 106 70 73 110
METFORMIN HCL ER 106 97 73 54
ESTRADIOL 105 78 R 75 153
LYRICA 104 41 76 91
CYMBALTA 101 33 77 52
CRESTOR 100 60 78 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 49 78 125
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 76 80 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96 70 81 60
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 39 81 116
LEVETIRACETAM 96 41 81 97
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 71 81 79
AMOXICILLIN 95 50 85 112
VERAPAMIL HCL 95 81 85 304
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 88 85 36
PAROXETINE HCL 94 59 88 67
TRAZODONE HCL 94 67 88 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 69 90 85
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 65 91 43
GLIPIZIDE 82 71 92 53
HUMULIN N 82 64 92 298
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 54 R 92 119
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 55 92 129
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 81 74 96 49
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 63 96 139
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 51 S2 98 109
KLOR-CON 10 79 48 99 96
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 31 100 128
VERAPAMIL ER 77 59 100 82
NOVOLIN R 76 40 102 133
TORSEMIDE 71 56 103 145
NABUMETONE 70 42 104 212
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 49 105 223
HUMULIN R 67 21 105 277
METOLAZONE 67 44 105 210
MECLIZINE HCL 67 51 105 101
HUMALOG 66 42 109 196
FAMOTIDINE 64 51 110 45
FENOFIBRATE 64 54 110 56
IBUPROFEN 63 26 112 103
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 41 R 113 164
CELEBREX 61 51 114 88
CLONIDINE 60 53 115 328
CEFUROXIME 59 50 116 138
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59 39 116 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 40 S2 116 132
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 39 119 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56 26 120 135
NASONEX 54 18 121 246
FLUCONAZOLE 53 32 122 148
RAMIPRIL 53 46 122 98
CAPTOPRIL 52 43 124 310
ZETIA 52 34 124 71
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 15 124 151
COLCRYS 51 44 127 122
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 24 128 107
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 39 128 95
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 Aug. 28, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.