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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 159 out of 1491

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 116 out of 1491

818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
22% 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

5% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 818 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $56 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 833 746 145 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 716 644 147 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688 573 131 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 516 453 127 4 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490 445 98 5 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 326 227 71 6 20
METFORMIN HCL 323 248 74 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321 245 87 S3 8 7
ALPRAZOLAM 306 256 64 B 9 23
LISINOPRIL 304 246 67 10 4
FUROSEMIDE 295 264 79 11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248 227 60 12 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235 219 45 13 14
TRAMADOL HCL 218 172 72 14 15
CRESTOR 210 152 36 15 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 173 55 16 10
MELOXICAM 204 199* 52 17 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 175 44 17 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 177 48 19 22
GABAPENTIN 195 124 43 20 13
ATENOLOL 178 137 34 21 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 143 43 22 11
CELEBREX 171 156 41 23 84
CARVEDILOL 170 150 37 24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 169 154 37 25 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 131 36 26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 133 32 27 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 158* 33 28 35
FENOFIBRATE* 149 124 26 29 54
ALLOPURINOL 148 124 37 30 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137 132* 38 31 12
NEXIUM 136 101 28 32 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 130 125* 33 33 83
AZITHROMYCIN 120 101 93 34 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119 95 20 35 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 119 114* 31 35 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 118 118 22 37 34
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 100 26 38 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 81 59 38 29
SYNTHROID 115 110* 25 40 39
SERTRALINE HCL 107 102* 25 41 26
DIAZEPAM 106 87 26 B 42 114
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 73 15 43 79
FINASTERIDE 101 96* 21 44 95
VERAPAMIL ER 101 101 18 44 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 78 73 46 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 91* 28 47 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 93 66 18 48 37
CYMBALTA 91 56 19 49 51
DIOVAN 89 84* 15 50 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87 59 22 51 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 45 18 R 52 73
FAMOTIDINE* 83 78* 20 53 46
GLIPIZIDE 82 55 17 54 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 61 15 55 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 75* 15 56 19
PREDNISONE 80 75* 35 56 44
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79 61 29 58 126
BYSTOLIC 78 60 13 59 96
KLOR-CON M20 78 50 19 59 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77 66 26 61 45
EVISTA 75 70* 16 62 116
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 54 27 R 63 75
LORAZEPAM 71 66* 19 B 64 42
VOLTAREN 70 57 42 65 158
MECLIZINE HCL 68 63* 21 66 104
MIRTAZAPINE 65 65 16 67 71
LEVETIRACETAM 64 <11 <11 68 101
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 33 20 R 68 97
TRAZODONE HCL 63 47 15 70 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 58* 12 70 87
PREMARIN 61 56* 16 R 72 115
BOOSTRIX TDAP 60 55* 60 73 491
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 53* 16 74 130
FENOFIBRATE* 58 <11 <11 74 54
LANSOPRAZOLE 58 <11 <11 74 136
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 57 52* 12 77 157
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56 51* 44 78 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 26 14 78 99
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 42 15 78 93
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 50* 12 81 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55 50* 11 81 168
TEMAZEPAM 55 50* 18 B 81 82
BENICAR HCT 54 <11 <11 84 165
NAMENDA 53 <11 <11 85 36
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 33 34 85 183
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 53 11 85 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 38 17 88 85
CEFUROXIME 50 45* 39 89 122
ZOSTAVAX 50 45* 50 89 190
PROAIR HFA 50 45* 25 89 69
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. 24, 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.