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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 1677

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 1677

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

4% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

13% of this provider’s 751 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 20,201 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

$51 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 948 912 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 785 691 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 702 638 3 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 627 570 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 550 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522 471 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 485 423 7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 456 364 8 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 409 409 9 30
GABAPENTIN 407 326 10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 404 386 11 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 318 12 22
NAMENDA 336 336 13 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319 301 14 12
TRAZODONE HCL 317 238 15 37
RISPERIDONE 312 293 16 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 302 254 17 76
SIMVASTATIN 281 249 18 1
METFORMIN HCL 280 233 19 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 271 231 20 80
FAMOTIDINE 266 238 21 41
MIRTAZAPINE 266 261 21 62
TRAMADOL HCL 261 241 23 16
RANITIDINE HCL 240 208 24 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 232 208 25 34
CLONIDINE HCL 228 165 26 36
CLOPIDOGREL 203 186 27 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 201 148 28 13
DIGOXIN 189 189 29 71
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 188 158 30 111
CARVEDILOL 177 164 31 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 175 150 32 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174 133 33 9
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 135 34 57
PLAVIX 153 138 35 47
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 146 145 36 171
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146 124 36 25
LANTUS 145 137 38 44
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 144 141 39 135
CYMBALTA 142 128 40 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 114 41 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131 126 42 73
NEXIUM 130 120 43 19
NOVOLIN R 130 130 43 133
PAROXETINE HCL 126 79 45 67
JANTOVEN 125 125 46 180
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 122 108 47 131
DIOVAN 122 122 47 45
PREDNISONE 118 100 49 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 110 50 84
SANTYL 117 117 50 187
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 88 52 29
SUCRALFATE 112 109 53 146
FINASTERIDE 109 109 54 130
ATENOLOL 106 88 55 21
NAPROXEN SODIUM 105 52 56 313
ADVAIR DISKUS 98 85 57 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 90 58 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 82 59 33
GLIPIZIDE 95 87 60 56
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 74 61 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 84 62 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 62 R 63 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92 73 63 149
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 91 75 65 132
CEFUROXIME 90 85 66 158
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89 75 67 43
AZITHROMYCIN 87 67 68 38
SPIRIVA 86 76 69 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 42 70 112
SYNTHROID 85 69 70 55
HUMULIN 70-30 84 59 72 219
CARBAMAZEPINE 84 73 72 230
ALLOPURINOL 82 57 74 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82 47 74 124
LEVETIRACETAM 81 26 76 116
LIDODERM 77 73 77 160
LYRICA 76 76 78 81
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75 75 79 69
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 67 80 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72 72 81 53
SEROQUEL 71 59 82 151
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 55 R 83 64
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 69 52 R 84 121
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69 46 84 196
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 68 66 86 197
BUSPIRONE HCL 67 59 87 120
LACTULOSE 67 67 87 183
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 61 89 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 66 54 89 49
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 64 60 91 264
RISPERDAL CONSTA 63 63 92 289
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 55 92 85
CEPHALEXIN 61 56 94 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60 51 R 95 63
JANUMET 60 60 95 199
LEXAPRO 59 46 97 209
TORSEMIDE 56 50 98 152
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55 44 99 15
SINGULAIR 54 52 100 97
MECLIZINE HCL 53 41 101 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 49 101 88
COMBIVENT 52 51 103 105
NYSTATIN 50 48 104 185
MUPIROCIN 50 36 104 170
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 July 24, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.