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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 1677

$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 81 out of 1677

797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

9% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 797 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 12,240 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 828 524 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 788 682 2 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 694 531 3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 460 411 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 408 340 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400 330 6 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372 331 7 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 340 285 8 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333 287 9 17
GABAPENTIN 296 206 10 11
SIMVASTATIN 284 254 11 1
TRAMADOL HCL 239 192 12 16
LANTUS 214 159 13 44
AZITHROMYCIN 214 174 13 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209 185 15 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 160 16 25
CARVEDILOL 176 149 17 20
DIOVAN HCT 166 160 18 66
PREDNISONE 161 131 19 40
LOVASTATIN 160 150 20 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 145 91 21 22
NEXIUM 141 114 22 19
LISINOPRIL 141 113 22 3
FUROSEMIDE 137 128 24 8
BYSTOLIC 135 99 25 125
ZETIA 135 93 25 75
ALLOPURINOL 134 129 27 31
MELOXICAM 131 109 28 27
CRESTOR 124 106 29 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 122 115 30 24
RANITIDINE HCL 117 56 31 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 116 32 34
ATENOLOL 115 111 33 21
CYMBALTA 111 68 34 58
FENTANYL 107 38 S2 35 103
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107 78 35 12
TORSEMIDE 105 77 37 152
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 105 104 37 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 73 39 72
CEFPROZIL 98 74 40 306
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 76 41 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 90 23 S2 42 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 82 43 49
SERTRALINE HCL 87 57 44 26
SPIRIVA 86 75 45 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 85 70 46 54
ESTRADIOL 83 64 R 47 129
PLAVIX 83 51 47 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 36 R 49 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 74 50 53
CLOPIDOGREL 79 62 50 32
CLONIDINE HCL 78 57 52 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 70 52 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 71 54 29
FENOFIBRATE 76 60 55 48
GEMFIBROZIL 75 69 56 113
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71 44 57 154
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 62 R 58 121
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 66 59 139
EXFORGE HCT 67 60 60 288
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 35 S2 60 115
TRAZODONE HCL 64 47 62 37
ENDOCET 62 28 S2 63 114
VYTORIN 62 37 63 192
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61 56 65 90
NABUMETONE 60 59 66 210
FLUCONAZOLE 59 38 67 127
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 22 68 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 52 69 9
FINASTERIDE 56 56 69 130
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 69 30
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 72 43
KLOR-CON M20 55 46 72 65
MECLIZINE HCL 54 46 74 110
PROAIR HFA 53 35 75 50
DOXEPIN HCL 53 21 75 190
AMOXICILLIN 53 40 75 94
AVODART 51 51 78 216
PAROXETINE HCL 51 26 78 67
CARISOPRODOL 51 17 R 78 68
KLOR-CON 10 50 44 81 106
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 Feb. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.