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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 1491

$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 204 out of 1491

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 530 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
FUROSEMIDE 596 555 75 1 8
NAMENDA 496 496 39 2 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466 442 85 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448 415 81 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428 402 73 5 12
LISINOPRIL 407 402* 64 6 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 367 348 36 7 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 361 356* 49 8 34
SIMVASTATIN 339 320 67 9 3
SERTRALINE HCL 328 313 46 10 26
MIRTAZAPINE 324 300 54 11 71
OMEPRAZOLE 292 255 56 12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260 247 66 13 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 212 41 14 24
GABAPENTIN 233 184 33 15 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224 196 41 16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 209* 36 17 16
KLOR-CON M20 205 189 41 18 60
LEVETIRACETAM 204 161 21 19 101
JANUVIA 204 199* 23 19 61
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 200 181 50 21 53
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 190* 39 22 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193 188* 34 S3 23 7
TRAMADOL HCL 189 184* 39 24 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 158* 29 25 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162 126 20 26 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152 147* 31 27 47
FAMOTIDINE* 148 143* 24 28 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140 135* 78 29 66
TRAZODONE HCL 139 126 22 30 43
PREDNISONE 128 111 28 31 44
CLOPIDOGREL 125 114 23 32 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124 119* 27 33 35
DIOVAN 121 73 16 34 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 119 114* 61 35 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119 114* 15 35 45
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119 114* 50 35 152
FENTANYL 118 101 11 S2 38 123
ALLOPURINOL 112 112 19 39 32
LANTUS 107 102* 17 40 57
CARVEDILOL 107 84 17 40 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103 98* 32 42 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102 97* 12 43 107
ALPRAZOLAM 99 94* 15 B 44 23
RISPERIDONE 97 92* 16 A 45 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96 91* 21 46 19
METFORMIN HCL 87 82* 22 47 9
CLONAZEPAM 86 81* 17 B 48 50
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 69 19 48 78
ATENOLOL 82 77* 13 50 21
ZETIA 81 81 14 51 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 <11 <11 52 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 74* 19 52 37
OXYCODONE HCL 78 <11 <11 S2 54 125
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 76 17 55 83
CLONIDINE HCL 72 <11 <11 56 41
AZITHROMYCIN 71 71 56 57 55
VERAPAMIL ER 70 70 15 58 86
LORAZEPAM 69 64* 20 B 59 42
NYSTATIN 66 52 32 60 180
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 61* 20 60 133
SYNTHROID 65 47 15 62 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 43 13 A 63 68
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 63 15 64 65
SPIRIVA 61 <11 <11 65 77
NEXIUM 60 45 11 66 25
PROAIR HFA 59 54* 28 67 69
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 52* 33 68 183
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 56 <11 <11 69 221
LATANOPROST 56 <11 <11 69 248
NOVOLIN R 55 55 15 71 162
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 55 <11 <11 71 368
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54 41 13 73 146
OLANZAPINE 53 <11 <11 A 74 171
NOVOLIN N 53 <11 <11 74 285
CRESTOR 53 48* 12 74 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51 46* 15 77 85
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50 45* 19 78 20
EVISTA 50 45* 14 78 116
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 June 3, 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.