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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,581Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1491

$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 1491

808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

5% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 808 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 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.


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
LISINOPRIL 929 747 151 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 907 784 121 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 806 698 121 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 675 493 112 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 636 514 103 5 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593 481 139 S3 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 578 447 104 7 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 569 478 94 8 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537 458 91 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 512 408 91 10 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508 409 78 11 6
ALPRAZOLAM 487 409 93 B 12 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433 345 70 13 12
CLOPIDOGREL 393 363 51 14 18
RANITIDINE HCL 390 269 78 15 30
NEXIUM 387 300 73 16 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 264 51 17 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313 227 56 18 10
MELOXICAM 308 212 55 19 31
ATENOLOL 305 251 44 20 21
CARVEDILOL 305 229 54 20 17
PREDNISONE 287 223 105 22 44
GLIPIZIDE 281 235 43 23 58
GABAPENTIN 268 211 58 24 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267 226 44 25 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 227 177 40 26 22
ALLOPURINOL 223 203 31 27 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 181 42 28 11
LANTUS 219 168 28 29 57
FAMOTIDINE* 217 181 31 30 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206 155 71 31 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 203 164 35 32 24
GEMFIBROZIL 200 154 26 33 127
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183 151 40 34 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 183 145 40 34 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181 162 31 36 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 174* 32 37 34
SERTRALINE HCL 178 154 23 38 26
KLOR-CON M20 177 151 30 39 60
CRESTOR 175 144 25 40 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 145 135 41 66
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 158 117 26 42 239
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 124 120 43 76
ZETIA 151 113 18 44 67
SYNTHROID 139 134* 17 45 39
MECLIZINE HCL 138 94 34 46 104
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 118 23 47 62
CLONIDINE HCL 127 100 25 48 41
TRAZODONE HCL 126 99 20 49 43
CHLORTHALIDONE 122 86 26 50 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 122 122 19 50 87
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 104 17 52 53
CELEBREX 121 116* 18 52 84
RISPERIDONE 117 99 23 A 54 81
DIOVAN 116 102 21 55 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 94 17 56 38
NIFEDIPINE ER 108 103* 13 57 78
NAMENDA 108 103* 22 57 36
TEMAZEPAM 106 94 22 B 59 82
PAROXETINE HCL 105 70 14 60 72
TIZANIDINE HCL 104 92 32 61 99
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103 87 18 62 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 74 17 63 33
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 72 14 R 63 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 <11 <11 65 79
LORAZEPAM 94 60 23 B 66 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 85* 18 67 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 65 12 67 63
TRAMADOL HCL 89 67 24 69 15
FENTANYL 89 84* 18 S2 69 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 63 14 69 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88 59 13 R 72 89
CYMBALTA 88 65 13 72 51
PROAIR HFA 85 30 27 74 69
GLYBURIDE 84 66 14 R 75 124
PREMARIN 83 83 17 R 76 115
ESTRADIOL 79 61 15 R 77 139
SPIRONOLACTONE 78 54 14 78 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 72* 16 79 65
DIGOX 77 63 14 79 88
XARELTO 73 68* 15 81 212
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73 <11 <11 81 113
AMOXICILLIN 72 56 60 83 105
CLONAZEPAM 72 <11 <11 B 83 50
LOVASTATIN 71 <11 <11 85 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 <11 <11 86 70
METHOTREXATE 69 <11 <11 87 187
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 63* 26 88 85
COLCRYS 67 56 14 89 111
NIASPAN 67 62* 13 89 149
JANUVIA 67 <11 <11 89 61
FLUCONAZOLE 67 62* 40 89 140
IBUPROFEN 66 33 18 93 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 60* 15 94 154
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 65 <11 <11 94 259
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 36 14 96 37
RAMIPRIL 62 <11 <11 96 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 <11 <11 96 64
NYSTATIN 57 52* 31 99 180
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 <11 <11 100 93
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 47* 23 R 101 75
TOPIRAMATE 52 <11 <11 101 177
BYSTOLIC 52 <11 <11 101 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 46* 16 R 104 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 105 143
WELCHOL 50 45* 12 105 172
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 <11 <11 105 131
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 Oct. 29, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.