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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Geriatric Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 35

$665K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 35

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

8% of this provider’s 620 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $55 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 726 613 118 1 1
LISINOPRIL 641 506 113 2 4
TRAMADOL HCL 622 520 137 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 561 401 110 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 544 450 91 5 3
GABAPENTIN 456 364 96 6 9
FUROSEMIDE 414 321 106 7 5
METFORMIN HCL 375 287 66 8 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327 279 57 9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324 259 52 10 2
ATENOLOL 303 279 45 11 32
KLOR-CON 10 296 270 57 12 77
CLOPIDOGREL 276 238 40 13 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261 226 43 14 15
NEXIUM 256 209 46 15 26
GLIPIZIDE 243 199 34 16 57
TERAZOSIN HCL 229 177 32 17 81
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 163 48 18 12
MELOXICAM 217 172 51 19 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202 162 29 20 19
FAMOTIDINE* 197 174 37 21 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197 192* 37 21 10
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 194 138 38 23 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 174 174 25 24 13
ALPRAZOLAM 172 146 32 B 25 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 167 146 32 26 29
CLONIDINE HCL 161 108 30 27 49
RANITIDINE HCL 157 109 29 28 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 120 29 29 20
ALLOPURINOL 154 137 31 30 42
AZITHROMYCIN 147 92 102 31 59
SERTRALINE HCL 147 105 25 31 17
CRESTOR 133 121 19 33 35
CARVEDILOL 128 102 27 34 22
GLIPIZIDE XL 124 103 25 35 143
GLIPIZIDE ER 124 98 25 35 115
GLIMEPIRIDE 116 98 18 37 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 93 20 38 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 110 79 27 38 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108 55 16 40 97
KLOR-CON M20 108 103* 15 40 52
NIFEDIPINE ER 105 94 18 42 88
TRAZODONE HCL 98 83 18 43 34
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96 74 19 44 24
KLOR-CON M10 92 69 22 45 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90 39 19 46 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 85* 12 46 78
NAPROXEN 89 62 28 48 93
COLCRYS 89 78 24 48 126
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88 74 24 S3 50 7
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86 74 11 51 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 60 30 52 62
NAMENDA 82 82 12 53 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79 74* 23 S3 54 187
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 <11 <11 55 104
DIOVAN 78 56 16 55 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78 64 13 55 75
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 66 32 R 58 154
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 53 55 59 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 42 14 60 58
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 68* 14 60 151
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 54 14 62 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69 <11 <11 63 45
HUMULIN N 67 <11 <11 64 194
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65 32 32 65 159
PROAIR HFA 62 40 33 66 68
MECLIZINE HCL 62 45 23 66 131
LANTUS 60 48 12 68 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 55* 23 R 68 80
VERAPAMIL ER 60 <11 <11 68 116
METHYLDOPA 60 <11 <11 R 68 206
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 31 32 72 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59 44 13 72 60
LORAZEPAM 58 <11 <11 B 74 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 <11 <11 75 86
VENTOLIN HFA 50 39 26 76 114
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. 1, 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.