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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1491

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1491

732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

7% of this provider’s 732 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 732 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
NAMENDA 1,012 929 103 1 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 758 631 120 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 658 537 130 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 608 542 81 4 8
TRAMADOL HCL 560 466 119 5 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 548 461 80 6 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 544 405 29 7 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 505 424 95 8 12
LISINOPRIL 492 380 111 9 4
OMEPRAZOLE 443 339 95 10 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 387 284 37 A 11 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 370 321 83 S3 12 7
RISPERIDONE 364 275 46 A 13 81
GABAPENTIN 344 262 67 14 13
SIMVASTATIN 335 256 76 15 3
NEXIUM 318 176 30 16 25
SERTRALINE HCL 315 233 52 17 26
NUEDEXTA 299 265 37 18 201
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297 248 60 19 16
MIRTAZAPINE 296 271 55 20 71
CLOPIDOGREL 274 228 50 21 18
CARVEDILOL 266 224 56 22 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262 217 58 23 10
METFORMIN HCL 261 174 65 24 9
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 261 212 38 24 107
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249 214 69 26 6
LEVETIRACETAM 241 180 31 27 101
CITALOPRAM HBR 237 187 40 28 24
ALPRAZOLAM 233 127 44 B 29 23
PAROXETINE HCL 223 200 34 30 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 210 167 132 31 76
TRAZODONE HCL 202 147 51 32 43
LANTUS 180 116 37 33 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176 171* 30 34 14
FAMOTIDINE* 172 159 36 35 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172 137 37 35 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170 139 47 37 33
LACTULOSE 169 107 18 38 196
LORAZEPAM 162 104 33 B 39 42
CYMBALTA 148 85 21 40 51
RANITIDINE HCL 143 104 25 41 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 135* 31 42 64
EXELON 136 110 21 43 121
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135 102 27 44 47
NOVOLOG 133 112 27 45 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 100 30 46 19
OLANZAPINE 126 101 16 A 47 171
DIOVAN 123 118* 18 48 40
LEVEMIR 122 105 18 49 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119 96 20 50 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 92 22 51 28
VALPROIC ACID* 118 90 15 51 237
CLONAZEPAM 117 100 15 B 53 50
LOVASTATIN 115 68 22 54 48
KLOR-CON M10 111 111 21 55 132
CLONIDINE HCL 110 79 24 56 41
JANUVIA 105 89 18 57 61
ALLOPURINOL 105 100* 19 57 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 71 21 59 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 76 28 60 11
GLIPIZIDE 100 58 20 61 58
PREDNISONE 100 73 63 61 44
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 98 68 12 63 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 78 24 63 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97 75 14 65 235
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 63 60 66 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 87* 16 S2 67 112
HUMALOG 90 70 23 68 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86 63 18 69 45
SPIRIVA 82 68 18 70 77
VERAPAMIL ER 81 76* 14 71 86
PHENOBARBITAL 81 <11 <11 R 71 256
LYRICA 79 <11 <11 73 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 74* 54 73 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 39 38 R 73 97
LAMOTRIGINE 78 36 13 76 263
KETOCONAZOLE 78 28 18 76 233
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 49 33 78 29
DIGOX 75 60 16 79 88
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74 69* 11 80 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 17 15 81 20
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 43 13 82 142
ATENOLOL 72 67* 12 82 21
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 50 41 84 133
COLCRYS 69 64* 12 84 111
EVISTA 68 68 11 86 116
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66 41 49 87 94
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 61* 15 87 59
ADVAIR HFA 65 60* 16 89 299
AMIODARONE HCL 62 57* 11 90 222
AZITHROMYCIN 62 40 51 90 55
NYSTATIN 62 45 30 90 180
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 31 21 90 146
FENOFIBRATE* 61 <11 <11 94 54
KLOR-CON M20 56 45 21 95 60
ABILIFY 55 <11 <11 A 96 192
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 35 11 96 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 55 39 27 96 152
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 55 12 96 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 <11 <11 S2 100 90
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 <11 <11 101 170
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 37 16 102 141
PROAIR HFA 52 29 22 102 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 41 25 102 65
ZETIA 51 <11 <11 105 67
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51 46* 31 105 183
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. 9, 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.