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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,641Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 1677

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1677

801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 19,936 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,047 979 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 694 588 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 625 457 S3 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 588 538 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586 556 5 2
FUROSEMIDE 556 500 6 8
GABAPENTIN 555 478 7 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 522 467 8 22
LISINOPRIL 517 436 9 3
TRAZODONE HCL 381 349 10 37
MIRTAZAPINE 379 372 11 62
DONEPEZIL HCL 370 357 12 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 316 13 9
NAMENDA 354 354 14 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333 312 15 14
METFORMIN HCL 308 237 16 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 274 17 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300 274 18 25
TRAMADOL HCL 286 244 19 16
FAMOTIDINE 263 243 20 41
RISPERIDONE 248 235 21 60
SERTRALINE HCL 236 218 22 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227 189 23 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221 171 24 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 216 208 25 24
CARVEDILOL 214 173 26 20
LOVASTATIN 197 150 27 35
LANTUS 192 159 28 44
NEXIUM 191 124 29 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 172 30 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 163 144 31 69
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 148 32 111
ATENOLOL 161 149 32 21
ALLOPURINOL 160 135 34 31
SPIRONOLACTONE 159 143 35 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 153 132 36 54
PAROXETINE HCL 152 152 37 67
CLOPIDOGREL 148 138 38 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 127 39 29
PREDNISONE 145 134 40 40
DIGOXIN 137 128 41 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 126 42 17
DIOVAN 124 111 43 45
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121 109 44 96
SYNTHROID 121 90 44 55
KLOR-CON M20 118 109 46 65
PLAVIX 117 111 47 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 116 48 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 88 49 34
MELOXICAM 113 111 50 27
FLUOXETINE HCL 113 103 50 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 108 52 42
BUSPIRONE HCL 104 104 53 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104 78 53 132
VERAPAMIL ER 103 93 55 86
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 102 56 80
LEVETIRACETAM 101 79 57 116
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 96 58 135
ROPINIROLE HCL 93 88 59 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 87 S2 60 122
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89 61 R 61 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87 87 62 131
LIDODERM 87 80 62 160
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 72 62 33
PROAIR HFA 86 57 65 50
CYMBALTA 85 77 66 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84 74 67 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 83 71 68 84
LYRICA 81 58 69 81
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 79 70 73
NOVOLIN R 77 68 71 133
CLONIDINE HCL 76 75 72 36
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 76 63 72 243
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 64 74 77
NOVOLOG 73 58 75 117
EXELON 72 72 76 119
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 66 77 57
LACTULOSE 71 63 77 183
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 64 79 23
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 63 79 112
SPIRIVA 70 59 79 74
LABETALOL HCL 69 61 82 195
PREMARIN 68 67 R 83 109
COMBIVENT 67 53 84 105
FENOFIBRATE 67 57 84 48
PEN NEEDLE 66 55 86 164
GLIPIZIDE 66 56 86 56
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 60 88 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65 62 88 76
HYDROCORTISONE 65 20 88 245
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 62 91 295
SINGULAIR 62 54 91 97
EVISTA 58 58 93 162
MORPHINE SULFATE 56 54 S2 94 273
LEXAPRO 56 56 94 209
GLYBURIDE 55 55 R 96 93
VENLAFAXINE HCL 55 55 96 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 54 96 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54 54 99 10
RANITIDINE HCL 53 40 100 18
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 Jan. 3, 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.