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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1491

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1491

1,055 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,055 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 1,055 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

$44 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,238 1,808 300 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,457 1,022 222 S3 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,444 1,218 224 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,159 881 209 4 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 1,108 814 166 5 37
ALLOPURINOL 1,004 778 161 10 6 32
SIMVASTATIN 966 727 152 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 816 603 134 8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 793 612 154 9 16
TRAMADOL HCL 778 602 196 10 15
LISINOPRIL 703 478 117 11 4
ALPRAZOLAM 691 559 140 B 12 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 674 534 115 13 12
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 669 511 102 10 14 93
GABAPENTIN 624 480 121 15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 589 469 100 16 10
METFORMIN HCL 536 285 90 17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 523 457 83 18 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 516 378 104 19 24
KLOR-CON M20 474 347 70 20 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 466 358 91 21 20
NEXIUM 459 305 81 22 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 431 365 74 23 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412 311 68 24 11
CARVEDILOL 400 334 65 25 17
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 396 319 243 26 94
FAMOTIDINE* 380 248 68 27 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 366 258 49 28 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337 275 69 29 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 337 270 42 29 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315 260 50 31 19
ATENOLOL 300 223 43 32 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281 222 55 33 45
MELOXICAM 270 185 50 34 31
AZITHROMYCIN 266 171 196 35 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 260 192 46 36 53
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259 200 39 37 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234 186 55 38 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 225 205 36 39 34
DICYCLOMINE HCL 221 165 60 40 225
LANTUS 220 140 45 41 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 220 168 40 41 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 143 40 41 28
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 188 27 44 62
SERTRALINE HCL 205 136 35 45 26
LORAZEPAM 200 158 40 B 46 42
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 197 158 29 47 197
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 179 100 49 R 48 75
EVISTA 178 148 26 49 116
SYNTHROID 169 153 32 50 39
DIOVAN 165 120 24 51 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 163 122 48 52 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 111 25 53 38
LOVASTATIN 152 108 19 54 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 147 130 31 A 55 68
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 146 117 60 S3 56 185
KLOR-CON 10 145 126 38 57 100
DIGOX 144 122 24 58 88
DIGOXIN 139 124 18 59 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138 115 104 60 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 137 116 109 61 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 120 22 62 63
CLONAZEPAM 135 122 33 B 63 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134 97 22 64 35
PROAIR HFA 131 110 35 65 69
LANSOPRAZOLE 130 87 23 66 136
CRESTOR 128 104 24 67 27
FENOFIBRATE* 126 90 23 68 54
PAROXETINE HCL 124 82 20 69 72
KLOR-CON M10 121 110 26 70 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 117 84 18 71 74
FOLIC ACID 115 110* 20 72 345
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115 70 14 72 79
ZETIA 114 109* 15 74 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 114 61 32 74 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 112 76 85 76 133
MIRTAZAPINE 110 95 28 77 71
GEMFIBROZIL 109 57 18 78 127
TEMAZEPAM 108 103* 28 B 79 82
SPIRIVA 108 103* 25 79 77
PREMARIN 106 61 21 R 81 115
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105 69 23 82 92
PREDNISONE 104 70 23 83 44
AMOXICILLIN 102 78 90 84 105
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 101 62 27 85 126
LYRICA 101 96* 17 85 80
CYMBALTA 100 84 18 87 51
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100 67 18 R 87 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 80 33 89 65
FLUCONAZOLE 96 45 47 90 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 64 34 90 29
COLCRYS 93 65 27 92 111
MECLIZINE HCL 90 74 36 93 104
CLONIDINE HCL 89 67 17 94 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 83* 17 95 52
RANITIDINE HCL 86 36 16 96 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86 47 18 96 143
LABETALOL HCL 85 80* 14 98 179
BENICAR 84 79* 13 99 128
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 84 59 14 99 259
GLIPIZIDE 83 72 12 101 58
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82 62 43 102 199
IBUPROFEN 80 42 19 103 106
KLOR-CON 8 80 51 12 103 266
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 <11 <11 R 105 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 49 25 R 106 97
DEXILANT 73 68* 19 107 155
TRAZODONE HCL 72 55 13 108 43
MEGESTROL ACETATE 71 66* 20 R 109 191
GLYBURIDE 69 64* 11 R 110 124
ESTRADIOL 69 56 14 R 110 139
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 62* 15 112 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 62* 19 112 85
JANTOVEN 67 50 12 112 214
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 66 <11 <11 115 83
METOLAZONE 65 60* 19 116 216
NOVOLIN N 65 50 13 116 285
AGGRENOX 64 59* 11 118 206
VYTORIN 64 40 11 118 178
CELEBREX 64 59* 12 118 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 49 11 121 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 <11 <11 121 56
NITROSTAT 61 56* 33 123 227
PRADAXA 61 <11 <11 123 244
NAMENDA 61 <11 <11 123 36
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 60 47 15 R 126 348
VENTOLIN HFA 60 32 15 126 117
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 35 14 126 157
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 <11 <11 129 184
DIAZEPAM 58 41 13 B 130 114
CARISOPRODOL 58 28 21 R 130 109
IRBESARTAN 58 <11 <11 130 238
SYMBICORT 57 52* 15 133 144
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 30 11 134 169
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 40 12 R 134 156
AVELOX 55 50* 41 136 448
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 <11 <11 136 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 <11 <11 138 133
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54 36 20 R 138 167
FINASTERIDE 53 48* 13 140 95
DOXEPIN HCL 53 <11 <11 140 228
VERAPAMIL ER 51 <11 <11 142 86
TEKTURNA 50 <11 <11 143 358
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 19, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.