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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 163 out of 1491

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 260 out of 1491

538 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

7% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 538 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 773 472 146 S3 1 7
SIMVASTATIN 700 487 120 2 3
METFORMIN HCL 531 395 97 3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512 346 89 4 1
ALPRAZOLAM 490 238 79 B 5 23
OMEPRAZOLE 483 312 95 6 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402 291 73 7 28
FUROSEMIDE 381 265 91 8 8
LISINOPRIL 380 233 69 9 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353 280 52 10 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 334 174 59 11 20
GABAPENTIN 287 183 59 12 13
CARVEDILOL 267 182 37 13 17
MELOXICAM 251 195 55 14 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 165 46 15 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 221 104 41 16 24
TRAMADOL HCL 219 102 54 17 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 123 46 18 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 180 128 36 19 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 179 84 62 R 20 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 119 40 20 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 122 29 22 22
NEXIUM 177 94 29 22 25
ATENOLOL 168 120 29 24 21
LOVASTATIN 167 101 39 25 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 162 60 26 26 59
SERTRALINE HCL 159 105 30 27 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 157 123 24 28 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 103 30 29 10
TRAZODONE HCL 155 104 29 29 43
PROAIR HFA 146 86 53 31 69
CLOPIDOGREL 140 99 23 32 18
CARISOPRODOL 129 36 26 R 33 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 129 86 37 33 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 93 23 33 38
RANITIDINE HCL 128 62 23 36 30
FENOFIBRATE* 126 63 16 37 54
LORAZEPAM 119 76 20 B 38 42
GLIPIZIDE 119 87 22 38 58
PREDNISONE 115 67 46 40 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 73 46 40 29
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 85 16 42 62
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110 89 25 43 12
KLOR-CON M20 105 67 24 44 60
CLONAZEPAM 104 50 25 B 45 50
IBUPROFEN 104 49 33 45 106
AZITHROMYCIN 103 62 80 47 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 66 15 48 19
AMOXICILLIN 95 60 67 49 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 33 38 R 50 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 43 17 R 51 73
MECLIZINE HCL 89 66 31 52 104
FAMOTIDINE* 89 54 17 52 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 63 66 54 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 50 60 55 103
GLYBURIDE 78 48 17 R 56 124
CELEBREX 77 64 14 57 84
CYMBALTA 76 54 14 58 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74 51 49 59 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74 69* 16 59 33
FENOFIBRATE* 74 50 11 59 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 <11 <11 62 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 69 37 19 63 65
ALLOPURINOL 68 49 14 64 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 32 20 S2 65 112
VERAPAMIL ER 67 28 12 65 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 53 13 65 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 66 20 14 68 99
LANTUS 64 45 15 69 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 <11 <11 70 91
LEVETIRACETAM 57 <11 <11 71 101
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 50* 11 72 63
GEMFIBROZIL 55 39 11 72 127
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 <11 <11 72 93
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 55 26 11 R 72 229
CILOSTAZOL 54 <11 <11 76 243
DIAZEPAM 54 19 12 B 76 114
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 76 89
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54 30 42 76 94
QUINAPRIL HCL 54 <11 <11 76 161
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54 <11 <11 76 310
DONEPEZIL HCL 53 48* 12 82 34
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 53 34 42 82 118
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 <11 <11 84 169
PAROXETINE HCL 52 47* 13 84 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 13 11 84 45
DEXILANT 51 <11 <11 87 155
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 <11 <11 88 70
FLUCONAZOLE 50 34 18 88 140
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.