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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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71,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1491

$3.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1491

1,733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

13% of this provider’s 1,733 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 1,733 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4,179 2,061 632 S3 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,291 1,719 319 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 2,173 1,444 384 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,849 1,208 328 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,826 1,282 337 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,713 1,091 307 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,564 1,104 272 7 1
GABAPENTIN 1,342 801 250 8 13
ALPRAZOLAM 1,334 701 242 B 9 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 1,126 582 195 10 20
TRAMADOL HCL 1,067 701 239 11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,041 798 192 12 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,001 636 168 13 6
CARVEDILOL 940 611 166 14 17
CLOPIDOGREL 935 658 145 15 18
NEXIUM 898 517 136 16 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 866 573 149 17 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 840 557 124 18 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 807 481 149 19 45
METFORMIN HCL 765 361 141 20 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 703 458 117 21 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 687 456 122 22 11
NAMENDA 668 663* 74 23 36
MELOXICAM 651 355 143 24 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 607 352 119 25 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 600 384 114 26 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 577 301 181 27 29
ALLOPURINOL 565 412 101 28 32
RANITIDINE HCL 555 341 107 29 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 543 422 77 30 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 540 389 98 31 10
SERTRALINE HCL 536 378 81 32 26
LORAZEPAM 507 345 115 B 33 42
FENOFIBRATE* 483 269 72 34 54
DONEPEZIL HCL 466 428 78 35 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443 315 79 36 14
CLONIDINE HCL 437 252 78 37 41
TIZANIDINE HCL 432 217 104 38 99
PROAIR HFA 425 213 115 39 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 414 175 107 R 40 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 411 302 75 41 35
CRESTOR 408 261 73 42 27
CARISOPRODOL 406 155 66 R 43 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 395 306 66 44 52
AZITHROMYCIN 374 214 280 45 55
TEMAZEPAM 372 266 93 B 46 82
DIAZEPAM 359 211 69 B 47 114
FENTANYL 350 232 58 S2 48 123
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 349 150 70 S2 49 90
DIOVAN 348 258 53 50 40
CLONAZEPAM 342 183 82 B 51 50
ATENOLOL 341 199 51 52 21
LANTUS 323 209 54 53 57
LYRICA 310 162 64 54 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 310 173 72 54 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 305 149 52 56 28
PAROXETINE HCL 304 186 54 57 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 293 188 216 58 103
LEVOFLOXACIN 293 217 201 58 76
PREDNISONE 289 195 149 60 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 288 249 49 61 49
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 287 224 50 62 184
JANUVIA 283 148 57 63 61
SPIRIVA 277 171 62 64 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 274 200 41 65 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 273 145 59 66 87
DEXILANT 269 140 48 67 155
PROMETHAZINE HCL 267 127 109 R 68 97
FENOFIBRATE* 260 129 49 69 54
HYDRALAZINE HCL 248 156 44 70 47
CYMBALTA 242 113 43 71 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 233 69 36 S2 72 181
PREMARIN 231 124 37 R 73 115
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 221 133 175 74 94
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 221 130 43 74 141
CELEBREX 221 131 54 74 84
SYMBICORT 220 131 64 77 144
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 217 145 32 78 98
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 212 207* 47 79 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 200 73 30 80 79
CEFDINIR 196 125 151 81 204
TRAZODONE HCL 196 132 36 81 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 193 101 34 A 83 68
MECLIZINE HCL 192 168 71 84 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187 135 55 85 85
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 187 182* 36 85 209
SPIRONOLACTONE 185 109 31 87 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 184 136 139 88 66
LEVETIRACETAM 184 101 33 88 101
LEVEMIR 184 63 24 88 150
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 134 29 91 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 126 30 92 62
DIGOX 168 128 29 93 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 101 58 S2 94 112
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164 150 26 95 64
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 160 142 94 96 183
CHLORTHALIDONE 160 122 39 96 137
KLOR-CON M20 159 79 32 98 60
DICYCLOMINE HCL 159 95 29 98 225
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 154 62 29 R 100 73
ZETIA 152 103 23 101 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 74 28 102 59
GEMFIBROZIL 149 93 30 103 127
VENTOLIN HFA 149 40 39 103 117
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 148 87 27 R 105 89
OXYCODONE HCL 148 50 22 S2 105 125
DETROL LA 148 135 20 105 195
METFORMIN HCL ER 145 104 28 108 56
PROPRANOLOL HCL 142 116 20 109 133
MEGESTROL ACETATE 142 137* 45 R 109 191
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 141 83 101 111 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 141 122 24 111 113
RISPERIDONE 139 87 27 A 113 81
BENICAR 138 72 21 114 128
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135 95 21 115 93
METOLAZONE 135 111 37 115 216
COLCRYS 134 96 36 117 111
FLUCONAZOLE 133 56 79 118 140
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 133 86 101 118 133
LOVASTATIN 133 95 18 118 48
EVISTA 130 125* 17 121 116
NAPROXEN 129 81 33 122 110
SYNTHROID 128 82 25 123 39
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 128 83 24 123 131
NOVOLIN R 128 94 37 123 162
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127 122* 19 126 107
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 126 121* 22 R 127 156
HYDROXYZINE HCL 124 74 40 R 128 167
ESTRADIOL 122 46 18 R 129 139
AMOXICILLIN 120 82 89 130 105
BENAZEPRIL HCL 117 72 20 131 63
GLIPIZIDE XL 116 92 17 132 130
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114 88 18 133 83
MIRTAZAPINE 114 103 23 133 71
VESICARE 114 80 20 133 160
RIVASTIGMINE 113 108* 16 136 265
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111 58 27 137 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109 71 42 138 146
QUINAPRIL HCL 108 58 21 139 161
FAMOTIDINE* 108 58 23 139 46
INSULIN SYRINGE* 107 62 31 141 120
WELCHOL 106 87 24 142 172
KLOR-CON 10 105 81 19 143 100
INSULIN SYRINGE* 103 44 25 144 120
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 103 77 29 R 144 229
TOPIRAMATE 102 31 15 146 177
LIDODERM 99 77 34 147 166
SUCRALFATE 99 71 26 147 164
XOPENEX HFA 98 50 25 149 297
PRADAXA 97 85 13 150 244
LOVAZA 97 54 15 150 151
ONGLYZA 97 58 26 150 205
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 95 51 21 153 210
TORSEMIDE 95 43 29 153 147
VOLTAREN 95 75 25 153 158
MYRBETRIQ 95 90* 12 153 459
METHADONE HCL 92 22 14 S2 157 193
LUNESTA 91 44 13 158 271
BYSTOLIC 90 61 18 159 96
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 89 47 25 160 157
XARELTO 88 75 17 161 212
NITROSTAT 88 67 47 161 227
AMIODARONE HCL 85 80* 16 163 222
BUPROPION HCL 84 43 21 164 316
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82 60 24 165 239
BACLOFEN 82 14 15 165 145
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 82 57 19 165 102
RAMIPRIL 81 <11 <11 168 108
PRIMIDONE 81 51 11 168 231
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80 75* 16 170 168
TRADJENTA 80 75* 15 170 295
JANUMET 78 45 13 172 173
BENICAR HCT 78 <11 <11 172 165
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 78 25 17 172 218
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 78 52 13 172 221
CEPHALEXIN 78 56 58 172 129
NOVOLIN 70-30 78 47 14 172 169
NIASPAN 77 36 14 178 149
NITROFURANTOIN* 75 70* 15 179 312
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74 41 28 180 226
LACTULOSE 72 56 21 181 196
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72 45 23 181 126
COMBIVENT 72 36 22 181 269
TRILIPIX 71 50 11 184 258
IBUPROFEN 70 31 22 185 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 64* 12 186 154
EXFORGE 69 <11 <11 186 232
AMITIZA 69 47 26 186 257
NISOLDIPINE 68 <11 <11 189 389
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 68 24 15 R 189 284
NASONEX 68 41 20 189 247
HUMULIN R 67 46 16 192 246
NOVOLOG 66 32 18 193 119
GLIPIZIDE 65 60* 12 194 58
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 65 37 15 194 197
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65 24 23 194 175
GLYBURIDE 65 38 14 R 194 124
OXYCONTIN 64 <11 <11 S2 198 253
NYSTATIN 63 47 35 199 180
BUPROPION XL 63 37 15 199 135
CILOSTAZOL 62 40 11 201 243
IRBESARTAN 62 <11 <11 201 238
DULERA 62 35 17 201 420
FENOFIBRATE* 61 35 11 204 54
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 <11 <11 204 91
DILTIAZEM ER 61 50 13 204 163
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 61 19 23 S3 204 327
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 39 14 208 136
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 59 54* 19 209 494
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 28 11 209 170
EXELON 58 53* 15 211 121
JANTOVEN 58 41 12 211 214
KLOR-CON M10 58 21 13 211 132
KLOR-CON 8 57 44 13 214 266
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56 <11 <11 215 198
DALIRESP 55 33 14 216 354
AVODART 55 <11 <11 216 208
MUPIROCIN* 54 39 35 218 236
HUMULIN 70-30 53 <11 <11 219 207
TEKTURNA 53 <11 <11 219 358
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE ER 52 <11 <11 221 456
ABILIFY 52 <11 <11 A 221 192
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 52 <11 <11 221 310
BUMETANIDE 52 34 11 221 189
ULORIC 51 <11 <11 225 280
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. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.