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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 1491

$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1491

639 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

2% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 639 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,084 944 177 1 1
LISINOPRIL 959 693 158 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 891 664 151 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 744 590 148 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 505 100 5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 642 468 115 6 16
RANITIDINE HCL 576 430 119 7 30
CARVEDILOL 545 420 92 8 17
CRESTOR 536 398 81 9 27
METFORMIN HCL 478 300 76 10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 469 369 94 11 5
CLOPIDOGREL 465 394 67 12 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 431 340 73 13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 394 315 51 14 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371 299 68 15 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347 284 58 16 12
SIMVASTATIN 341 283 58 17 3
METFORMIN HCL ER 339 264 50 18 56
DIOVAN 322 273 47 19 40
SERTRALINE HCL 295 235 62 20 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282 165 81 S3 21 7
HYDRALAZINE HCL 278 256 40 22 47
GABAPENTIN 271 223 48 23 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 190 52 24 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 268 191 47 25 14
KLOR-CON M20 265 199 47 26 60
ATENOLOL 264 211 49 27 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 256 169 76 28 65
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 216 46 29 35
PROAIR HFA 214 145 83 30 69
GLIMEPIRIDE 209 168 32 31 37
JANUVIA 203 134 37 32 61
ALLOPURINOL 197 154 38 33 32
GEMFIBROZIL 194 113 36 34 127
LANTUS 188 142 36 35 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 182 154 38 36 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 162 32 37 33
NAPROXEN 177 82 56 38 110
NEXIUM 173 139 30 39 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 109 28 40 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 123 23 41 64
PREDNISONE 135 101 63 42 44
AZITHROMYCIN 134 111 109 43 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 132 106 24 44 74
CYMBALTA 125 88 21 45 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 76 16 46 98
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 111* 20 46 34
GLYBURIDE 116 91 20 R 46 124
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114 88 21 49 92
HUMALOG 112 49 27 50 153
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 106 74 29 51 126
TRAMADOL HCL 106 73 40 51 15
FENOFIBRATE* 106 67 19 51 54
ALPRAZOLAM 104 36 27 B 54 23
SPIRIVA 101 74 24 55 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96 63 17 56 45
LANSOPRAZOLE 93 66 13 57 136
ZETIA 91 70 20 58 67
BENICAR 91 71 13 58 128
INSULIN SYRINGE* 89 71 22 60 120
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 70 14 60 38
DIGOX 85 65 12 62 88
NASONEX 84 71 32 63 247
PREMARIN 83 <11 <11 R 64 115
IBUPROFEN 82 24 26 65 106
COLCRYS 78 58 20 66 111
BUPROPION HCL 78 59 12 66 316
GLIPIZIDE 78 59 15 66 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 35 24 R 69 75
MELOXICAM 76 71* 19 70 31
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 12 71 83
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75 <11 <11 71 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 <11 <11 71 59
NAMENDA 75 <11 <11 71 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 56 61 75 76
KETOCONAZOLE 74 54 35 75 233
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 57 59 77 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 50 22 78 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 66* 14 79 28
FAMOTIDINE* 70 42 17 80 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 52 18 80 49
VENTOLIN HFA 69 25 36 82 117
INSULIN SYRINGE* 69 49 21 82 120
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 54 13 82 62
LABETALOL HCL 67 62* 11 85 179
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66 54 16 R 86 73
FINASTERIDE 66 <11 <11 86 95
CLONAZEPAM 64 43 17 B 88 50
SYNTHROID 64 49 12 88 39
DEXILANT 63 41 11 90 155
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 <11 <11 91 169
DIGOXIN 62 41 11 91 194
NITROSTAT 61 33 33 93 227
DETROL LA 59 <11 <11 94 195
ULORIC 59 54* 13 94 280
MECLIZINE HCL 58 53* 30 96 104
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 <11 <11 96 70
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 <11 <11 96 78
DILTIAZEM ER 55 <11 <11 99 163
DIAZEPAM 55 31 11 B 99 114
BENICAR HCT 54 <11 <11 101 165
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 49* 12 101 63
LYRICA 54 <11 <11 101 80
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 <11 <11 101 143
CELEBREX 53 42 14 105 84
WELCHOL 52 <11 <11 106 172
HUMULIN 70-30 51 <11 <11 107 207
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 <11 <11 107 170
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50 45* 22 109 102
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 Nov. 11, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.