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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 324 out of 1491

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 279 out of 1491

256 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 256 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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 674 502 73 1 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 452 207 59 A 2 68
LORAZEPAM 414 178 79 B 3 42
LISINOPRIL 379 214 58 4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 319 196 55 5 6
NAMENDA 296 268 32 6 36
RISPERIDONE 283 141 51 A 7 81
OMEPRAZOLE 280 162 45 8 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 241 139 45 9 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 235 212 44 10 34
SERTRALINE HCL 227 135 33 11 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 226 160 39 12 2
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 222 93 33 R 13 223
KLOR-CON M20 219 166 44 14 60
FAMOTIDINE* 202 99 38 15 46
METFORMIN HCL 201 77 27 16 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197 129 52 S3 17 7
KLOR-CON M10 193 157 35 18 132
GABAPENTIN 177 75 27 19 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 170 145 13 20 22
LEVETIRACETAM 165 63 19 21 101
HALOPERIDOL 152 38 26 A 22 270
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132 74 32 23 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 127 16 23 24 235
LANTUS 125 59 19 25 57
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 122 88 27 26 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118 48 21 27 107
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 75 23 28 24
CLOPIDOGREL 116 80 19 29 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 95 18 30 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 72 23 30 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 87 18 32 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 52 18 32 59
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 89 28 34 16
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 107 44 15 A 35 453
ALPRAZOLAM 104 91 22 B 36 23
SIMVASTATIN 98 68 19 37 3
CARVEDILOL 96 66 21 38 17
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95 70 14 39 168
TRAZODONE HCL 94 40 19 40 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91 77 19 41 85
MIRTAZAPINE 87 72 14 42 71
CLONIDINE HCL 84 68 18 43 41
NOVOLIN R 82 58 23 44 162
ATENOLOL 81 29 11 45 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 64 20 46 74
RANITIDINE HCL 80 46 16 46 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 78 <11 <11 48 154
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74 69* 34 49 103
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73 24 13 A 50 242
CLONAZEPAM 71 24 17 B 51 50
OLANZAPINE 70 <11 13 A 52 171
CEFTRIAXONE* 68 44 24 53 264
NOVOLIN 70-30 67 <11 <11 54 169
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59 <11 <11 R 55 89
PHENOBARBITAL 58 <11 <11 R 56 256
IBUPROFEN 57 <11 <11 57 106
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55 28 24 58 29
TRAMADOL HCL 54 29 11 59 15
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 24 12 59 131
COLCRYS 54 <11 <11 59 111
PREDNISONE 53 48* 32 62 44
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 51 <11 <11 A 63 521
AZITHROMYCIN 51 35 40 63 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 24 11 65 91
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 Sept. 23, 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.