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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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60,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 22

$2.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 22

706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

15% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 6%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 706 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 15%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

86 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 38.


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
NAMENDA 3,438 3,310 208 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,666 2,487 196 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 2,465 2,300 265 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,307 2,132 257 S3 4 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,872 1,792 227 5 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,742 1,604 221 10 6 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,546 1,437 204 7 9
MIRTAZAPINE 1,532 1,448 207 8 14
OMEPRAZOLE 1,510 1,432 223 9 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,306 1,213 136 A 10 20
RANITIDINE HCL 1,228 1,084 147 11 21
GABAPENTIN 1,158 1,089 134 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,106 1,086 67 13 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,085 1,010 134 14 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,084 981 129 15 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,065 1,017 123 16 4
LORAZEPAM 997 853 179 B 17 23
TRAZODONE HCL 942 780 122 18 18
CLOPIDOGREL 840 781 100 19 19
LISINOPRIL 764 724 113 20 6
FAMOTIDINE* 732 678 95 21 34
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 671 651 152 22 24
SIMVASTATIN 643 620 91 23 12
CARVEDILOL 593 578 76 24 22
EXELON 581 542 75 25 45
TRAMADOL HCL 552 539 88 26 17
RISPERIDONE 539 502 50 A 27 26
NYSTATIN 503 473 135 28 75
LANTUS 459 422 49 29 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 443 333 53 30 31
GLIPIZIDE 443 404 44 30 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 434 379 61 32 39
JANUVIA 420 408 38 33 69
ROPINIROLE HCL 417 403 42 34 63
METFORMIN HCL 407 382 61 35 28
CYMBALTA 404 368 23 36 35
ALLOPURINOL 398 335 31 37 53
NEXIUM 386 358 30 38 37
DIOVAN 348 348 21 39 38
ALPRAZOLAM 339 339 47 B 40 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 324 309 45 41 36
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 320 315* 59 42 29
VOLTAREN 313 268 44 43 82
PREMARIN 311 291 34 R 44 113
DIGOX 311 298 43 44 49
CEFUROXIME 306 284 188 46 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 304 284 52 47 44
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304 292 40 47 33
LEVETIRACETAM 283 192 29 49 50
CRESTOR 283 283 19 49 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278 239 45 51 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 271 266* 23 52 98
SERTRALINE HCL 253 198 25 53 27
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 251 221 25 54 142
ADVAIR DISKUS 250 245* 47 55 62
CLONAZEPAM 247 233 30 B 56 55
RAMIPRIL 243 216 28 57 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 242 242 31 58 46
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 239 228 28 59 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 234 215 37 60 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 229 216 31 61 52
CEFTRIAXONE* 222 210 139 62 100
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 215 215 46 63 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212 207* 40 64 48
NUEDEXTA 212 160 18 64 57
AGGRENOX 210 210 12 66 91
ATENOLOL 195 190* 26 67 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191 191 20 S2 68 85
BACLOFEN 183 141 30 69 71
ABILIFY 179 139 11 A 70 83
LYRICA 171 <11 <11 71 66
PREDNISONE 167 162* 50 72 67
AZITHROMYCIN 163 158* 122 73 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 159 134 76 74 121
METOLAZONE 159 130 18 74 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 158 145 94 76 94
OLANZAPINE 157 109 17 A 77 79
DEXILANT 154 121 13 78 124
MEGESTROL ACETATE 153 148* 34 R 79 117
FENOFIBRATE* 150 137 14 80 101
FENTANYL 145 116 17 S2 81 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 145 140* 97 81 60
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 139* 16 83 73
CLONIDINE HCL 144 144 28 83 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 139 134* 62 R 85 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 138 93 13 86 96
MORPHINE SULFATE 137 98 47 S2 87 126
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 136 103 13 S2 88 123
AVODART 136 <11 <11 88 154
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 125 14 88 40
SPIRIVA 135 123 27 91 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 117 19 91 25
ERYTHROMYCIN 131 126* 52 93 141
LIDOCAINE HCL* 128 123* 98 94 148
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 128 85 18 94 93
LATANOPROST 120 109 15 96 95
SUCRALFATE 119 104 27 97 92
ADVAIR HFA 117 112* 20 98 158
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 116 80 50 99 207
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111 111 17 R 100 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 110 95 19 101 130
DETROL LA 110 <11 <11 101 129
CEPHALEXIN 108 95 80 103 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104 <11 <11 104 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 98* 14 105 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 101 96* 13 106 114
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 99 99 11 107 136
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 98 93* 73 108 148
AMIODARONE HCL 95 90* 21 109 105
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 81 13 110 81
VALPROIC ACID* 93 47 11 110 86
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 91 86* 11 S2 112 148
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88 88 13 113 119
OXYCONTIN 88 <11 <11 S2 113 132
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 83* 54 113 97
FLUOXETINE HCL 87 82* 12 116 107
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 86 <11 <11 117 84
VESICARE 85 <11 <11 118 128
VERAPAMIL ER 85 <11 <11 118 219
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85 70 15 118 140
RENVELA 84 <11 <11 121 122
LIDODERM 81 69 14 122 89
MUPIROCIN* 80 75* 51 123 180
KETOCONAZOLE 76 71* 34 124 161
LEVEMIR 75 70* 13 125 102
NITROSTAT 75 70* 51 125 182
HALOPERIDOL 74 <11 <11 A 127 162
PHENOBARBITAL 72 <11 <11 R 128 135
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70 <11 <11 129 232
FLUCONAZOLE 70 65* 32 129 153
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 69 <11 <11 S2 131 233
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 68 13 132 118
EVISTA 67 <11 <11 133 131
COLCRYS 67 <11 <11 133 137
BUPROPION HCL 65 <11 <11 135 189
ZETIA 65 <11 <11 135 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 60* 21 135 47
CARBAMAZEPINE 65 <11 <11 135 193
LOVASTATIN 64 <11 <11 139 146
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 64 <11 <11 R 139 144
LANSOPRAZOLE 62 <11 <11 141 205
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 61 <11 <11 142 151
OXYCODONE HCL 61 <11 <11 S2 142 106
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 61 12 R 142 147
AMOXICILLIN 60 55* 40 145 125
METRONIDAZOLE 60 55* 33 145 188
METHIMAZOLE 59 <11 <11 147 243
LACTULOSE 58 <11 <11 148 87
PRIMIDONE 57 <11 <11 149 143
TRAVATAN Z 56 <11 <11 150 165
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56 <11 <11 150 199
TORSEMIDE 55 <11 <11 152 247
BUPROPION XL 55 <11 <11 152 197
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 <11 <11 152 169
BUSPIRONE HCL 54 <11 <11 155 103
GALANTAMINE HBR 53 <11 <11 156 207
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53 <11 <11 156 172
PHENYTOIN 52 <11 <11 158 185
CALCITONIN-SALMON 52 52 11 158 177
TOPIRAMATE 52 <11 <11 158 252
NIASPAN 52 <11 <11 158 252
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 <11 <11 162 88
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 46* 12 162 165
SULFACETAMIDE SODIUM 51 46* 39 162 257
PERMETHRIN 50 45* 43 165 261
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.