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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1491

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1491

1,326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 1,326 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,772 1,456 252 1 3
LISINOPRIL 1,603 1,275 239 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,520 1,099 333 S3 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,425 1,255 190 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,351 1,155 197 5 8
ATENOLOL 1,346 1,161 170 6 21
METFORMIN HCL 1,239 929 179 7 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,143 965 159 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 901 801 123 9 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 886 758 132 10 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 837 749 107 11 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 819 739 102 12 2
OMEPRAZOLE 812 748 132 13 5
TRAMADOL HCL 647 520 148 14 15
CLOPIDOGREL 637 565 87 15 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 603 565 83 16 6
PREDNISONE 562 440 320 17 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 544 436 72 18 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 524 443 87 19 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 462 398 85 20 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 454 405 75 21 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 450 344 59 22 78
CITALOPRAM HBR 446 392 58 23 24
ALPRAZOLAM 425 376 79 B 24 23
GABAPENTIN 385 280 61 25 13
ALLOPURINOL 374 320 59 26 32
SERTRALINE HCL 354 349* 56 27 26
CRESTOR 354 302 47 27 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 311 214 118 29 99
DIGOX 310 269 43 30 88
CHLORTHALIDONE 305 257 47 31 137
NEXIUM 299 199 46 32 25
KLOR-CON M20 297 217 48 33 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294 289* 42 34 14
RANITIDINE HCL 291 237 48 35 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 290 238 115 36 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 290 285* 41 A 36 68
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 285 231 76 38 85
LORAZEPAM 272 248 70 B 39 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 256 31 40 38
CARVEDILOL 262 201 39 41 17
ZETIA 254 232 26 42 67
AMOXICILLIN 249 201 180 43 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 241 221 42 44 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239 189 33 45 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 234 234 32 46 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 224 202 46 47 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 214 181 42 48 65
MELOXICAM 212 171 53 49 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 209 152 34 R 50 73
FENTANYL 208 169 37 S2 51 123
RAMIPRIL 193 174 29 52 108
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 190 170 24 53 168
MECLIZINE HCL 189 184* 59 54 104
DEXILANT 189 184* 29 54 155
LOVASTATIN 184 160 22 56 48
DIOVAN 181 181 21 57 40
CLONIDINE HCL 179 128 28 58 41
NOVOLIN 70-30 173 62 23 59 169
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173 139 32 59 64
CEFUROXIME 169 142 127 61 122
PROAIR HFA 167 119 36 62 69
NAMENDA 165 165 18 63 36
LANTUS 157 136 28 64 57
INSULIN SYRINGE* 155 103 29 65 120
GEMFIBROZIL 153 106 20 66 127
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 107 27 67 10
SPIRONOLACTONE 150 119 22 67 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 149 69 19 69 131
DETROL LA 145 124 18 70 195
LEVETIRACETAM 141 109 19 71 101
JANUVIA 141 97 22 71 61
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 135 120 74 73 146
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 134 94 26 10 74 363
MIRTAZAPINE 131 119 18 75 71
CLONAZEPAM 128 109 32 B 76 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 107 100 77 66
FAMOTIDINE* 123 96 18 78 46
AFEDITAB CR 118 113* 15 79 385
NOVOLIN R 118 97 24 79 162
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 88 95 81 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 96 15 82 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 114 109* 17 83 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 97 57 R 83 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109 44 15 85 98
SYMBICORT 107 57 25 86 144
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 97* 47 R 87 167
SPIRIVA 99 86 24 88 77
VENTOLIN HFA 97 52 27 89 117
BYSTOLIC 95 90* 11 90 96
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 62 11 91 49
AVODART 90 90 11 92 208
PAROXETINE HCL 90 77 12 92 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89 75 20 94 45
RISPERIDONE 87 87 12 A 95 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 86 81* 17 R 96 191
LEVEMIR 85 80* 16 97 150
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 80* 15 97 143
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 84 51 12 R 99 89
INDAPAMIDE 84 64 11 99 200
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 83 23 11 101 157
BENICAR 83 <11 <11 101 128
DICYCLOMINE HCL 83 67 39 101 225
FLUOXETINE HCL 83 54 16 101 59
KLOR-CON 10 83 78* 14 101 100
SYNTHROID 78 78 13 106 39
LYRICA 77 57 15 107 80
XARELTO 76 71* 23 108 212
PREMARIN 75 75 16 R 109 115
VESICARE 74 59 17 110 160
PHENOBARBITAL 73 <11 <11 R 111 256
NADOLOL 71 71 14 112 330
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 70 <11 <11 113 218
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70 48 22 R 113 75
DIGOXIN 69 47 11 115 194
TRAZODONE HCL 69 50 11 115 43
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 <11 <11 117 154
AZITHROMYCIN 68 56 54 117 55
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 <11 <11 119 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 50 47 120 103
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 65 11 120 62
TORSEMIDE 64 <11 <11 122 147
IBUPROFEN 63 25 12 123 106
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 <11 <11 123 290
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63 58* 14 123 120
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 <11 <11 126 138
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 <11 <11 127 83
CYMBALTA 61 <11 <11 127 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 <11 <11 129 79
VERAPAMIL ER 60 <11 <11 129 86
GLIPIZIDE ER 59 <11 <11 131 91
GLIPIZIDE 59 <11 <11 131 58
PRIMIDONE 57 <11 <11 133 231
FINASTERIDE 57 <11 <11 133 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 52* 45 133 118
NITROSTAT 57 46 32 133 227
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57 <11 <11 133 92
HUMULIN 70-30 57 <11 <11 133 207
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56 31 13 139 120
CELEBREX 56 56 11 139 84
KETOCONAZOLE 54 43 33 141 233
NIFEDICAL XL 54 <11 <11 141 267
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 <11 <11 143 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 <11 <11 144 70
DILTIAZEM ER 51 <11 <11 145 163
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 <11 <11 145 133
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 <11 <11 147 184
NYSTATIN 50 38 33 147 180
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 April 1, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.