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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,717Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1491

$2.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1491

914 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 914 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,352 1,235 155 1 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,293 1,216 171 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,232 1,194 140 3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,184 1,037 174 4 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,076 1,020 139 5 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 1,076 996 141 5 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 988 894 128 7 19
OMEPRAZOLE 985 939 144 8 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 884 822 112 9 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 851 805 140 10 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 840 776 135 11 45
RANITIDINE HCL 778 712 120 12 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 760 713 107 13 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 709 656 103 14 24
MIRTAZAPINE 678 625 88 15 71
HYDRALAZINE HCL 641 594 85 16 47
NEXIUM 635 564 59 17 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 628 572 95 18 52
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 547 144 S3 19 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 600 556 98 20 33
SIMVASTATIN 594 551 84 21 3
FENTANYL 585 552 68 S2 22 123
LISINOPRIL 561 512 74 23 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548 500 81 24 6
VOLTAREN 546 516 117 25 158
CLOPIDOGREL 513 459 71 26 18
CYMBALTA 496 439 44 27 51
WARFARIN SODIUM 459 416 37 28 22
OLANZAPINE 455 443 56 A 29 171
GABAPENTIN 455 407 71 29 13
TRAZODONE HCL 433 384 78 31 43
CARVEDILOL 373 341 53 32 17
EXELON 369 369 42 33 121
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 362 347 48 34 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 359 329 54 35 74
DIOVAN 356 324 30 36 40
NAMENDA 355 355 33 37 36
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 340 335* 53 38 203
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321 299 44 39 38
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 319 319 42 40 154
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 313 291 74 41 85
METFORMIN HCL ER 311 237 43 42 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306 301* 33 A 43 68
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 299 238 43 44 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288 250 111 45 29
LORAZEPAM 282 277* 75 B 46 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 279 47 47 34
ALLOPURINOL 265 251 35 48 32
AMITIZA 264 223 29 49 257
EVISTA 262 262 28 50 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 232* 36 51 11
TRAMADOL HCL 231 209 66 52 15
CRESTOR 228 163 29 53 27
MUPIROCIN* 226 207 126 54 236
TAMSULOSIN HCL 221 208 31 55 35
LOVASTATIN 219 203 25 56 48
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 215 167 21 57 217
FAMOTIDINE* 199 186 35 58 46
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 197 158 26 59 281
RISPERIDONE 195 169 22 A 60 81
LYRICA 192 141 24 61 80
ATENOLOL 191 167 21 62 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 189 184* 37 63 142
LEVETIRACETAM 189 146 23 63 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 171 159 25 65 87
DILTIAZEM ER 170 157 21 66 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 170 170 24 66 65
SERTRALINE HCL 167 145 24 68 26
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 163 158* 77 69 199
BENICAR 163 158* 16 69 128
DIGOX 156 156 20 71 88
KETOCONAZOLE 155 150* 68 72 233
PREDNISONE 153 140 45 73 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 148 136 17 74 235
NUEDEXTA 147 <11 <11 75 201
CALCITRIOL 141 136* 13 76 224
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 140 135* 15 77 170
SPIRIVA 136 131* 24 78 77
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 133 117 20 79 184
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 109 16 80 62
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 128 128 13 81 221
LANTUS 127 110 17 82 57
ABILIFY 127 92 14 A 82 192
KLOR-CON M20 122 117* 26 84 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 115 97 14 85 70
AZITHROMYCIN 114 109* 85 86 55
AGGRENOX 114 <11 <11 86 206
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 109* 15 86 92
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 113 108* 18 89 113
ZOSTAVAX 113 108* 113 89 190
SPS 108 108 13 10 91 448
CLONIDINE HCL 105 84 18 92 41
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 105 34 92 209
CEPHALEXIN 105 100* 74 92 129
MELOXICAM 103 86 26 95 31
COLCRYS 102 102 18 96 111
RAPAFLO 101 <11 <11 97 352
MEGESTROL ACETATE 101 101 40 R 97 191
METOLAZONE 101 90 17 97 216
WELCHOL 99 99 13 100 172
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 98 83 12 101 245
JANUVIA 98 <11 <11 101 61
CEFTRIAXONE* 97 92* 66 103 264
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 96 26 104 152
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 96 96 13 104 157
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 89* 81 106 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 89* 77 106 66
KLOR-CON 10 94 65 15 106 100
RAMIPRIL 92 75 13 109 108
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 91 91 11 110 197
LATANOPROST 90 85* 16 111 248
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90 85* 16 111 107
RENVELA 86 <11 <11 113 215
ONDANSETRON HCL* 83 54 17 114 226
TAZTIA XT 81 <11 <11 10 115 415
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81 76* 44 115 146
DEXILANT 81 76* 16 115 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 80 <11 <11 118 345
BUPROPION HCL SR 80 <11 <11 118 176
HUMALOG 79 67 17 120 153
FINASTERIDE 79 79 11 120 95
NOVOLOG 77 58 18 122 119
LIDOCAINE HCL* 77 72* 55 122 319
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 74 <11 <11 124 400
INSULIN SYRINGE* 73 38 17 125 120
MECLIZINE HCL 72 67* 27 126 104
AMOXICILLIN 71 60 64 127 105
EXFORGE 71 <11 <11 127 232
BUMETANIDE 71 <11 <11 127 189
HYDROXYZINE HCL 70 65* 13 R 130 167
AZOR 70 <11 <11 130 250
LIVALO 70 <11 <11 130 361
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 69 12 133 63
MORPHINE SULFATE 68 63* 13 S2 134 293
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 <11 <11 134 78
PRADAXA 67 <11 <11 136 244
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67 62* 13 136 168
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 <11 <11 138 131
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 61* 47 138 133
NOVOLIN N 64 48 12 140 285
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 <11 <11 140 98
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 <11 <11 140 83
ZETIA 64 <11 <11 140 67
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 64 <11 <11 140 484
NYSTATIN 64 59* 37 140 180
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 <11 <11 146 141
PHENOBARBITAL 63 63 11 R 146 256
LACTULOSE 62 42 11 148 196
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 49 20 149 99
LOVAZA 61 <11 <11 149 151
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 60 55* 52 151 118
MIDODRINE HCL 60 <11 <11 151 386
SYMBICORT 60 <11 <11 151 144
DILT-XR 60 <11 <11 151 395
DALIRESP 59 <11 <11 155 354
DIGOXIN 58 <11 <11 156 194
BYSTOLIC 58 <11 <11 156 96
PROAIR HFA 58 53* 25 156 69
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 <11 <11 159 93
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 56 11 160 28
LEVEMIR 56 <11 <11 160 150
FELODIPINE ER 56 <11 <11 160 159
METFORMIN HCL 55 <11 <11 163 9
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55 50* 15 163 126
BUDESONIDE 54 <11 <11 165 507
CARAFATE 54 <11 <11 165 334
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 <11 <11 167 102
ACYCLOVIR 53 48* 29 167 330
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52 <11 <11 169 395
RANEXA 52 <11 <11 169 298
ULORIC 51 <11 <11 171 280
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 46* 32 R 171 97
SENSIPAR 50 <11 <11 173 241
MICARDIS 50 <11 <11 173 292
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 May 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.