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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1491

$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1491

1,227 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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 1,227 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,227 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,319 706 289 S3 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,262 955 184 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,243 920 186 3 3
LISINOPRIL 1,179 777 188 4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,075 790 137 5 2
METFORMIN HCL 933 634 139 6 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 822 586 139 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 732 513 137 8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 654 372 102 9 20
OMEPRAZOLE 647 391 114 10 5
RANITIDINE HCL 610 304 110 11 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 585 393 131 12 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 567 338 96 13 24
NEXIUM 531 365 78 14 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498 338 77 15 12
CLOPIDOGREL 478 305 69 16 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 470 338 74 17 10
GABAPENTIN 442 235 78 18 13
LOVASTATIN 437 221 70 19 48
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430 347 66 20 6
TRAMADOL HCL 421 238 112 21 15
ATENOLOL 410 327 53 22 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 384 319 60 23 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 350 188 126 24 29
CLONAZEPAM 332 189 62 B 25 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330 253 41 26 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 307 218 40 27 22
GLIPIZIDE XL 304 215 42 28 130
CARVEDILOL 296 176 44 29 17
GLIPIZIDE ER 294 203 41 30 91
AZITHROMYCIN 280 145 220 31 55
ALPRAZOLAM 279 180 51 B 32 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 271 172 32 33 70
CRESTOR 269 209 48 34 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254 228 43 35 49
DIOVAN 250 161 37 36 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 246 110 74 R 37 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 243 118 45 38 45
TRAZODONE HCL 227 123 43 39 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 227 174 30 39 63
FAMOTIDINE* 223 95 43 41 46
ALLOPURINOL 218 181 33 42 32
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210 138 35 43 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210 141 33 43 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 155 29 45 35
PAROXETINE HCL 197 148 32 46 72
JANUVIA 184 90 26 47 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 182 124 31 R 48 89
GLIPIZIDE 177 131 27 49 58
SERTRALINE HCL 172 109 34 50 26
TRILIPIX 168 110 32 51 258
CLONIDINE HCL 162 115 30 52 41
ZETIA 160 132 20 53 67
PREDNISONE 160 98 104 53 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158 121 31 55 52
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 97 22 R 56 73
KLOR-CON M20 154 107 28 57 60
ADVAIR DISKUS 152 98 27 58 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 114 24 59 64
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 146 100 39 60 210
PROAIR HFA 145 68 60 61 69
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 144 62 126 62 118
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141 58 62 R 63 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 137 90 32 64 87
LORAZEPAM 136 91 30 B 65 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 132 89 18 66 59
SPIRIVA 131 91 23 67 77
CARISOPRODOL 130 58 22 R 68 109
CYMBALTA 128 40 22 69 51
LYRICA 127 79 31 70 80
FENOFIBRATE* 122 84 21 71 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 121 101 22 72 37
MECLIZINE HCL 121 104 39 72 104
FENOFIBRATE* 120 63 23 74 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 74 94 75 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 106* 19 76 34
LABETALOL HCL 111 99 18 76 179
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 82 14 76 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 107 49 16 79 79
TIZANIDINE HCL 105 45 38 80 99
BYSTOLIC 104 78 13 81 96
METFORMIN HCL ER 101 71 16 82 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 66 23 83 33
LANTUS 98 49 27 84 57
NIASPAN 95 61 18 85 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94 89* 18 86 113
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 90 75 13 87 53
MELOXICAM 90 55 33 87 31
LEVEMIR 88 55 14 89 150
LEVETIRACETAM 88 44 13 89 101
HYDROXYZINE HCL 87 52 35 R 91 167
NIFEDIPINE ER 87 61 12 91 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 36 20 93 92
FLUCONAZOLE 84 35 59 94 140
LANSOPRAZOLE 83 78* 12 95 136
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 47 16 96 85
NAPROXEN 79 34 46 97 110
INSULIN SYRINGE* 79 68 19 97 120
DEXILANT 77 42 17 99 155
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 33 20 100 142
NOVOLOG 76 36 20 100 119
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 53 11 102 133
DIGOX 75 70* 16 102 88
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74 21 23 104 126
COMBIVENT 73 47 29 105 269
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 18 19 106 225
COLCRYS 70 48 13 107 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 42 13 108 47
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68 42 45 109 146
IBUPROFEN 68 40 26 109 106
HUMALOG 67 42 12 111 153
RISPERIDONE 66 48 11 A 112 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 37 59 112 103
PREMARIN 65 30 12 R 114 115
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 40 52 114 76
BENICAR HCT 65 44 11 114 165
INSULIN SYRINGE* 64 53 17 117 120
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 63 34 16 S2 118 90
VYTORIN 63 <11 <11 118 178
KLOR-CON M10 62 49 17 120 132
FENOFIBRIC ACID 61 47 22 121 489
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60 26 15 122 175
FINASTERIDE 60 <11 <11 122 95
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 <11 <11 124 161
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 33 13 125 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57 <11 <11 R 126 156
SUCRALFATE 57 40 16 126 164
CEFUROXIME 56 34 52 128 122
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 56 <11 <11 128 217
WELCHOL 56 <11 <11 128 172
DIAZEPAM 56 <11 <11 B 128 114
CELEBREX 56 38 14 128 84
NASONEX 56 37 32 128 247
FELODIPINE ER 56 <11 <11 128 159
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 24 12 135 157
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 <11 <11 136 138
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53 13 20 137 303
VENTOLIN HFA 52 18 22 138 117
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 <11 <11 138 131
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 <11 <11 140 98
KETOCONAZOLE 51 24 11 140 233
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 <11 <11 A 140 68
AMOXICILLIN 50 28 41 143 105
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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.