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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 1491

$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 243 out of 1491

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older
27% 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

6% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 860 677 163 S3 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 843 763 125 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 663 598 138 3 5
PREDNISONE 587 482 273 4 44
LISINOPRIL 464 361 84 5 4
SIMVASTATIN 432 406 77 6 3
METFORMIN HCL 418 329 68 7 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417 388 81 8 1
LOVASTATIN 397 365 63 9 48
FUROSEMIDE 373 311 94 10 8
GABAPENTIN 368 300 98 11 13
SERTRALINE HCL 341 325 61 12 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 331 269 60 13 24
ALPRAZOLAM 323 267 54 B 14 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313 246 53 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301 251 59 16 6
LORAZEPAM 265 225 65 B 17 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 265 207 61 17 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255 234 46 19 14
ATENOLOL 241 220 48 20 21
CARVEDILOL 224 172 40 21 17
MELOXICAM 222 197 79 22 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 220 186 33 23 22
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 217 197 50 24 53
TRAZODONE HCL 216 192 41 25 43
CLONAZEPAM 205 127 42 B 26 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199 183 45 27 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196 162 47 28 10
CLOPIDOGREL 195 195 33 29 18
MIRTAZAPINE 186 139 37 30 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 137 33 31 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 169 169 28 32 34
NEXIUM 168 138 31 33 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 111 30 34 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 133 34 35 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 159 138 28 36 47
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 136 32 37 93
BUPROPION XL 154 138 30 38 135
DILTIAZEM HCL 152 102 37 39 220
KLOR-CON M20 131 111 28 40 60
SUCRALFATE 130 113 51 41 164
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128 104 31 42 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 114 30 43 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119 114* 36 44 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 92 32 45 87
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117 103 27 46 83
CLONIDINE HCL 115 98 23 47 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 90 25 48 11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 110 93 35 49 102
FLUOXETINE HCL 109 95 18 50 59
TEMAZEPAM 108 103* 15 B 51 82
CRESTOR 99 88 19 52 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 92* 41 53 29
NAMENDA 94 94 12 54 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 88* 20 A 55 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 75 16 56 37
AZITHROMYCIN 89 84* 74 56 55
CYMBALTA 85 59 18 58 51
MECLIZINE HCL 85 80* 39 58 104
ADVAIR DISKUS 82 56 19 60 65
DIGOX 80 80 11 61 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 69 11 61 79
CARISOPRODOL 77 59 23 R 63 109
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 38 13 S2 64 90
ALLOPURINOL 74 69* 14 64 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 50 15 S2 66 112
RANITIDINE HCL 72 67* 16 67 30
TRAMADOL HCL 71 59 24 68 15
GLYBURIDE 70 65* 15 R 69 124
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 64* 11 70 70
JANUVIA 69 <11 <11 70 61
DOXEPIN HCL 67 53 19 72 228
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 53 61 73 133
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 <11 <11 R 74 73
ZETIA 63 58* 11 75 67
DIAZEPAM 63 48 18 B 75 114
GEMFIBROZIL 62 57* 13 77 127
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61 56* 15 78 45
RISPERIDONE 60 35 13 A 79 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 58 11 80 49
SYNTHROID 55 31 13 81 39
VERAPAMIL ER 53 <11 <11 82 86
FENOFIBRATE* 53 48* 11 82 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 <11 <11 84 143
GALANTAMINE HBR 50 <11 <11 85 313
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 12, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.