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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 516 out of 1677

$367K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 556 out of 1677

288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 288 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 5,390 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

$49 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571 449 1 2
LISINOPRIL 360 240 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 325 249 3 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247 190 4 17
METFORMIN HCL 235 127 5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 161 6 13
FUROSEMIDE 197 171 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 128 8 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 183 145 9 5
CARVEDILOL 175 133 10 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138 106 11 12
LOVASTATIN 113 87 12 35
GABAPENTIN 88 65 13 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 88 56 13 25
DIOVAN 88 68 13 45
DIOVAN HCT 85 76 16 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 85 56 16 88
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84 74 18 10
LABETALOL HCL 83 80 19 195
CLONIDINE HCL 83 59 19 36
NEXIUM 81 54 21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 80 65 22 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 61 23 33
CLOPIDOGREL 77 51 24 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71 34 25 29
OMEPRAZOLE 70 44 26 6
ATENOLOL 65 31 27 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 57 28 42
BYSTOLIC 63 47 29 125
LANTUS 61 50 30 44
LIPITOR 60 46 31 101
GLIPIZIDE 59 42 32 56
CRESTOR 58 35 33 28
KLOR-CON M20 56 47 34 65
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 25 35 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 36 36 132
NIASPAN 52 36 37 128
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 27 37 78
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51 44 39 149
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 37 39 46
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 Nov. 1, 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.