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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,542Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1677

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1677

762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 762 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 14,776 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,379 631 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,341 926 2 1
LISINOPRIL 944 662 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687 535 4 2
OMEPRAZOLE 643 451 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 508 349 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 489 393 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 419 327 8 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 404 224 9 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381 264 10 5
SERTRALINE HCL 347 207 11 26
CARVEDILOL 329 244 12 20
ATENOLOL 322 227 13 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290 223 14 23
GABAPENTIN 289 164 15 11
PREDNISONE 277 166 16 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 195 17 17
NEXIUM 256 123 18 19
TRAMADOL HCL 256 201 18 16
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 252 162 20 57
RANITIDINE HCL 250 161 21 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 243 105 22 15
TRAZODONE HCL 235 116 23 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214 172 24 14
GLIPIZIDE 201 140 25 56
MELOXICAM 191 145 26 27
OXYCODONE HCL 185 28 S2 27 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 150 28 12
LOVASTATIN 182 132 29 35
NAPROXEN 180 111 30 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 180 56 R 30 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 179 58 R 32 64
WARFARIN SODIUM 175 113 33 24
ENDOCET 170 39 S2 34 114
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 156 51 S2 35 140
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 81 36 29
ACTOS 152 122 37 104
PLAVIX 149 114 38 47
CLOPIDOGREL 147 108 39 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143 97 40 10
DIOVAN 140 124 41 45
MIRTAZAPINE 139 119 42 62
GLIPIZIDE XL 126 122 43 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 111 43 25
LANTUS 116 62 45 44
AZITHROMYCIN 116 76 45 38
JANUVIA 113 78 47 70
COMBIVENT 113 36 47 105
ALLOPURINOL 113 104 47 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 36 50 92
CLONIDINE HCL 110 85 51 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 102 52 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 54 53 96
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98 71 54 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 50 54 54
IBUPROFEN 97 56 56 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 50 R 57 63
CARISOPRODOL 96 0 R 57 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 0 59 108
METHOCARBAMOL 89 39 R 60 169
CRESTOR 89 40 60 28
INSULIN SYRINGE 88 61 62 72
FENTANYL 88 21 S2 62 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87 63 64 43
PROAIR HFA 87 44 64 50
LYRICA 86 32 66 81
LEVETIRACETAM 83 62 67 116
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 56 68 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 82 56 68 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 48 68 33
BUPROPION HCL SR 81 26 71 188
SPIRIVA 78 57 72 74
CYMBALTA 77 39 73 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 34 74 88
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 48 75 134
DILTIAZEM ER 74 36 76 143
ZETIA 72 53 77 75
SINGULAIR 72 49 77 97
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 69 21 R 79 226
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 18 79 120
VENTOLIN HFA 68 41 81 89
RISPERIDONE 68 17 81 60
DIOVAN HCT 67 62 83 66
EXELON 67 56 83 119
TRILIPIX 66 41 85 175
GEMFIBROZIL 65 25 86 113
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65 40 86 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65 59 86 59
ALPRAZOLAM 64 27 89 153
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 61 90 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 36 91 77
NAMENDA 62 61 91 39
BACLOFEN 61 15 93 142
VYTORIN 61 40 93 192
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 48 93 42
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 40 93 98
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 46 97 132
DIGOXIN 59 52 98 71
NOVOLIN 70-30 58 35 99 155
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 26 99 49
ENABLEX 57 57 101 281
TRICOR 56 26 102 100
GLYBURIDE 56 56 R 102 93
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55 42 104 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 46 104 51
SYNTHROID 55 43 104 55
SEROQUEL 54 20 107 151
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 39 108 112
BUPROPION XL 52 12 108 165
LEVOTHROID 50 50 110 240
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 Oct. 31, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.