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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 167 out of 1677

$660K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 203 out of 1677

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 9,572 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
FUROSEMIDE 495 357 1 8
METFORMIN HCL 427 279 2 7
SIMVASTATIN 387 295 3 1
LISINOPRIL 314 181 4 3
TRAMADOL HCL 306 216 5 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296 174 S3 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278 191 7 2
GABAPENTIN 272 175 8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 191 9 9
OMEPRAZOLE 253 187 10 6
FAMOTIDINE 225 141 11 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 219 155 12 14
CARVEDILOL 210 166 13 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201 157 14 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 137 15 12
SERTRALINE HCL 190 124 16 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 157 17 30
GLIPIZIDE 168 92 18 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 167 140 19 95
NEXIUM 148 97 20 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 145 106 21 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142 113 22 10
AZITHROMYCIN 137 103 23 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 101 24 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 87 25 25
ATENOLOL 128 104 26 21
JANUVIA 124 104 27 70
IBUPROFEN 123 52 28 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 65 29 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 93 29 29
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 81 31 107
CLOPIDOGREL 112 98 32 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 111 70 33 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 110 102 34 24
LANSOPRAZOLE 109 80 35 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 73 R 35 52
DIGOXIN 102 97 37 71
LANTUS 97 81 38 44
DIOVAN HCT 96 57 39 66
KLOR-CON M20 92 63 40 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91 55 41 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 57 R 42 63
SINGULAIR 86 57 43 97
MELOXICAM 81 52 44 27
PLAVIX 81 63 44 47
CEPHALEXIN 80 42 46 99
ALLOPURINOL 79 65 47 31
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 60 48 96
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 57 49 72
DIOVAN 76 41 50 45
NAPROXEN 73 39 51 87
LYRICA 73 25 51 81
PREDNISONE 72 32 53 40
METOLAZONE 71 50 54 205
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71 69 54 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 35 56 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 38 57 124
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 51 58 166
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 34 R 59 148
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 63 60 61
PROAIR HFA 59 33 61 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 14 R 61 64
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 22 63 54
KLOR-CON 10 58 38 63 106
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 41 65 77
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 45 65 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55 22 S3 67 136
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 38 67 174
ACTOS 53 43 69 104
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52 52 70 53
FLUCONAZOLE 52 30 70 127
DETROL LA 52 41 70 185
AMOXICILLIN 51 19 73 94
LOVASTATIN 50 20 74 35
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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. 15, 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.