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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 85

$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 85

275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older
94% 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

15% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 275 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 17%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 22.


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 1,155 1,104 100 1 5
NAMENDA 876 849 62 2 33
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 871 813 89 S3 3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 818 783 99 4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 514 489 53 5 6
GABAPENTIN 492 454 48 6 10
LISINOPRIL 458 444 60 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 429 405 61 8 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 419 398 47 9 40
ALPRAZOLAM 405 384 54 B 10 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 399 31 11 1
LORAZEPAM 348 323 64 B 12 38
FAMOTIDINE* 341 312 53 13 36
RISPERIDONE 335 284 36 A 14 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333 314 50 15 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 310 245 40 16 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 305 288 42 17 79
CLONAZEPAM 263 138 20 B 18 45
MIRTAZAPINE 260 260 55 19 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 238 233* 16 20 30
OMEPRAZOLE 234 219 33 21 7
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 223 203 39 22 81
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 169 30 23 16
EXELON 187 174 31 24 149
TRAMADOL HCL 183 172 30 25 12
CEFUROXIME 174 169* 73 26 172
SIMVASTATIN 160 139 21 27 4
CARVEDILOL 156 139 22 28 18
NOVOLIN R 148 143* 38 29 144
TRAZODONE HCL 146 146 22 30 41
NOVOLIN 70-30 144 132 23 31 119
METFORMIN HCL 141 127 27 32 8
ALLOPURINOL 141 112 12 32 25
HYDRALAZINE HCL 138 133* 19 34 50
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 132 132 13 35 131
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 126* 55 36 114
LEVETIRACETAM 129 69 12 37 112
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 129 15 S2 37 136
SERTRALINE HCL 128 123* 15 39 37
CLONIDINE HCL 123 108 28 40 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 122 102 59 41 47
NEXIUM 120 <11 <11 42 26
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 117 112* 52 43 149
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115 75 12 A 44 68
BUSPIRONE HCL 110 105* 15 45 129
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 109 <11 <11 S2 46 120
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 104 14 47 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101 <11 <11 48 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99 <11 <11 49 23
CEFTRIAXONE* 93 88* 44 50 206
HUMULIN 70-30 92 87* 12 51 135
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 86* 13 52 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89 89 12 53 21
RANITIDINE HCL 89 68 12 53 17
LATANOPROST 84 <11 <11 55 180
MUPIROCIN* 83 78* 39 56 148
CEPHALEXIN 77 72* 40 57 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 63 14 58 34
LIDOCAINE HCL* 74 69* 42 59 188
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 <11 <11 60 224
ATENOLOL 72 <11 <11 60 20
LIDODERM 71 71 16 62 169
BACLOFEN 71 36 15 62 117
DIGOX 70 65* 17 64 106
ERYTHROMYCIN 67 53 16 65 229
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 <11 <11 66 130
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 57* 21 67 193
DIOVAN 61 <11 <11 68 48
HUMULIN R 61 43 11 68 234
ONDANSETRON ODT 60 55* 15 70 236
AZITHROMYCIN 59 59 37 71 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 <11 <11 71 196
CRESTOR 59 <11 <11 71 42
PAROXETINE HCL 57 <11 <11 74 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 <11 <11 75 66
DIGOXIN 54 <11 <11 75 252
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54 49* 38 75 252
TRAVATAN Z 53 <11 <11 78 255
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 <11 <11 79 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 52 <11 <11 79 11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 52 <11 <11 79 256
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52 47* 24 79 160
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 Aug. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.