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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 35

$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 35

350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
39% 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

4% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 350 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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 $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 25.


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 235 214 50 1 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 156 22 2 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 155 39 3 10
FUROSEMIDE 163 142 44 4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 159 110 36 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 133 32 6 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 149 115 52 S3 7 7
CRESTOR 142 105 34 8 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140 120 30 9 24
SIMVASTATIN 134 114 33 10 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 101 27 11 19
CARVEDILOL 128 106 27 12 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 105 30 13 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112 96 20 14 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 102* 28 15 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 102* 18 15 20
NEXIUM 104 78 26 17 26
GABAPENTIN 103 66 21 18 9
ATENOLOL 102 85 22 19 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 83 20 19 21
RANITIDINE HCL 99 86 28 21 27
ALLOPURINOL 97 92* 23 22 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 94 79 26 23 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 68 20 24 103
LISINOPRIL 84 72 23 25 4
METFORMIN HCL 78 51 20 26 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76 44 25 27 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 60 29 28 40
FENOFIBRATE* 74 26 16 28 55
CLOPIDOGREL 70 70 11 30 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 45 26 31 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 61* 14 32 29
KLOR-CON M20 64 43 21 33 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62 57* 16 34 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 35 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 55* 14 36 102
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 59 54* 11 37 67
FAMOTIDINE* 58 58 16 38 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 37 11 39 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 50* 24 R 40 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52 52 12 41 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 50 <11 <11 42 13
ALPRAZOLAM 50 36 26 B 42 38
FENOFIBRATE* 50 45* 11 42 55
DIOVAN 50 45* 13 42 39
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. 15, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.