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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 203 out of 1491

$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 192 out of 1491

249 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

18% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 249 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% 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

65 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
NAMENDA 635 635 51 1 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 511 489 26 2 22
FUROSEMIDE 495 461 66 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453 423 53 4 2
LISINOPRIL 406 360 72 5 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 380 60 6 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351 292 50 7 10
GABAPENTIN 314 278 39 8 13
CYMBALTA 296 250 17 9 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 292 287* 50 10 34
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 288 239 48 S3 11 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277 244 40 12 52
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 271 244 56 13 152
TRAZODONE HCL 269 228 45 14 43
MIRTAZAPINE 254 212 51 15 71
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239 202 43 16 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229 174 44 17 33
SERTRALINE HCL 224 181 25 18 26
CARVEDILOL 216 203 38 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 215 192 42 20 6
CLOPIDOGREL 207 170 30 21 18
LACTULOSE 204 178 12 22 196
LANTUS 196 179 34 23 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 193 147 30 24 107
NOVOLOG 193 188* 30 24 119
LYRICA 179 174* 11 26 80
EXELON 172 167* 24 27 121
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 129 32 28 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165 136 27 A 29 68
OMEPRAZOLE 156 139 37 30 5
FENTANYL 144 125 15 S2 31 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143 125 26 S2 32 112
TRAMADOL HCL 139 134* 32 33 15
HUMALOG 137 126 29 34 153
RISPERIDONE 132 116 18 A 35 81
KLOR-CON 10 121 91 16 36 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 79 14 37 19
LEVETIRACETAM 118 65 13 38 101
DIOVAN 117 <11 <11 39 40
ALPRAZOLAM 111 100 13 B 40 23
KLOR-CON M10 111 106* 23 40 132
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 93 20 42 64
ALLOPURINOL 106 92 11 43 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 90 15 44 35
BACLOFEN 100 72 12 45 145
DIGOX 100 95* 14 45 88
METFORMIN HCL 96 91* 16 47 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 94 80 18 48 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82 77* 18 49 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 73* 33 50 29
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 76 <11 <11 51 154
KLOR-CON M20 75 75 16 52 60
INDAPAMIDE 73 <11 <11 53 200
RANITIDINE HCL 72 67* 14 54 30
SPIRIVA 71 66* 13 55 77
VALPROIC ACID* 71 <11 <11 55 237
OLANZAPINE 68 <11 <11 A 57 171
PAROXETINE HCL 68 <11 <11 57 72
XARELTO 67 <11 <11 59 212
NIASPAN 65 <11 <11 60 149
LORAZEPAM 64 59* 16 B 61 42
CLONIDINE HCL 62 57* 27 62 41
SIMVASTATIN 60 55* 12 63 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 60 12 63 37
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60 <11 <11 63 209
GLIPIZIDE 59 <11 <11 66 58
CEFTRIAXONE* 57 52* 33 67 264
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 <11 <11 67 65
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 51* 28 69 76
METHOCARBAMOL 56 <11 <11 R 69 261
PREDNISONE 56 40 12 69 44
FINASTERIDE 55 <11 <11 72 95
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54 49* 19 73 226
BYSTOLIC 53 <11 <11 74 96
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 May 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.