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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 537 out of 1491

$463K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 558 out of 1491

353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
26% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 353 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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 412 356 98 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 262 229 64 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250 199 54 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 231 191 52 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222 203 53 5 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 190 179 37 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188 132 48 7 10
FUROSEMIDE 161 142 43 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 118 46 9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 148 137 28 10 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 141 129 27 11 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 125 32 12 16
AZITHROMYCIN 134 107 109 13 55
TRAMADOL HCL 127 122* 37 14 15
METFORMIN HCL 127 106 28 14 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123 104 28 16 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120 81 31 S3 17 7
NEXIUM 116 73 25 18 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 108* 31 19 11
CLOPIDOGREL 105 91 19 20 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 77 23 21 37
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103 83 19 22 45
GABAPENTIN 98 93* 16 23 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 92* 22 24 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 93 75 27 25 53
ALPRAZOLAM 92 74 24 B 26 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 91 22 27 35
NAMENDA 78 78 12 28 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 76 65 14 29 24
ATENOLOL 73 68* 21 30 21
CRESTOR 73 48 16 30 27
SYNTHROID 72 <11 <11 32 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 58 40 33 29
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 69 51 15 R 34 229
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 62* 15 35 64
LANTUS 67 <11 <11 35 57
CARVEDILOL 66 49 16 37 17
ALLOPURINOL 64 59* 16 38 32
CLONIDINE HCL 59 54* 11 39 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 51* 11 40 113
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56 51* 11 40 47
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 53 12 42 91
FENOFIBRATE* 52 <11 <11 43 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 37 43 66
MECLIZINE HCL 52 38 14 43 104
PROAIR HFA 50 45* 23 46 69
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 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.