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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1491

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1491

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

8% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 847 648 153 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 708 560 98 2 2
NAMENDA 645 645 62 3 36
TRAMADOL HCL 625 523 105 4 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 618 613* 86 5 34
LISINOPRIL 578 425 115 6 4
FUROSEMIDE 557 457 112 7 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 451 343 90 8 12
TRAZODONE HCL 451 330 86 8 43
OMEPRAZOLE 449 323 93 10 5
GABAPENTIN 424 327 89 11 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421 341 76 12 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414 345 78 13 16
CARVEDILOL 361 274 55 14 17
RANITIDINE HCL 344 313 52 15 30
SIMVASTATIN 338 256 61 16 3
CLOPIDOGREL 337 281 56 17 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 293 225 62 S3 18 7
METFORMIN HCL 275 187 53 19 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 273 245 26 20 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 258 169 121 21 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 254 186 41 22 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 196 41 23 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252 208 45 24 33
CYMBALTA 246 194 25 25 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229 166 45 26 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 226 167 30 A 27 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 222 150 44 28 47
EXELON 215 210* 37 29 121
TAMSULOSIN HCL 213 161 35 30 35
MELOXICAM 213 179 58 30 31
ALPRAZOLAM 212 165 36 B 32 23
SERTRALINE HCL 208 183 25 33 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 203 164 34 34 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198 163 32 35 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 152 40 36 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 111 33 37 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163 99 32 38 28
RISPERIDONE 160 127 26 A 39 81
CLONAZEPAM 159 101 29 B 40 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 100 27 41 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 134 25 42 64
LANTUS 150 122 27 43 57
DIOVAN 149 144* 24 44 40
ALLOPURINOL 148 107 22 45 32
MIRTAZAPINE 146 134 33 46 71
ATENOLOL 146 104 25 46 21
FAMOTIDINE* 144 144 17 48 46
NEXIUM 139 78 23 49 25
CLONIDINE HCL 137 95 26 50 41
FENOFIBRATE* 137 112 17 50 54
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133 81 20 52 70
PREDNISONE 132 90 88 53 44
IBUPROFEN 127 101 35 54 106
SPIRIVA 124 108 22 55 77
GLIPIZIDE 124 98 22 55 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 119* 25 55 65
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117 93 36 S2 58 112
LOVASTATIN 116 91 21 59 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 85 20 60 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 59 25 60 38
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 102 97* 31 62 152
CEPHALEXIN 100 72 75 63 129
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97 71 39 64 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 75 67 65 66
KLOR-CON M10 95 76 26 66 132
RAMIPRIL 89 60 16 67 108
PROAIR HFA 89 54 38 67 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 68 19 69 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 85 65 18 70 37
LEVETIRACETAM 84 79* 14 71 101
TEMAZEPAM 83 68 26 B 72 82
JANUVIA 80 50 15 73 61
FINASTERIDE 80 67 11 73 95
PROMETHAZINE HCL 80 55 36 R 73 97
VESICARE 79 39 16 76 160
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 56 48 77 103
TERAZOSIN HCL 76 55 13 78 138
LIDODERM 75 60 18 79 166
LORAZEPAM 73 62 16 B 80 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 72 40 15 81 141
BACLOFEN 71 21 14 82 145
FENTANYL 70 <11 <11 S2 83 123
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70 65* 17 83 175
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69 <11 <11 85 154
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 39 13 86 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 42 12 87 143
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 32 14 R 87 156
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60 <11 <11 89 221
TIZANIDINE HCL 59 25 13 90 99
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 91 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 33 17 92 92
METFORMIN HCL ER 54 37 11 92 56
PAROXETINE HCL 53 <11 <11 94 72
DIGOX 53 <11 <11 94 88
HUMULIN R 52 <11 <11 96 246
WELCHOL 52 <11 <11 96 172
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 52 18 96 209
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 52 23 R 96 191
NUEDEXTA 51 <11 <11 100 201
MECLIZINE HCL 51 46* 14 100 104
DIAZEPAM 51 <11 <11 B 100 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 39 38 103 76
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 March 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.