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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,035Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 86

$931K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 86

822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

6% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 822 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 12,330 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 875 499 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630 485 2 6
LISINOPRIL 592 460 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 526 373 4 5
ATENOLOL 467 350 5 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 344 6 4
SIMVASTATIN 393 329 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 392 252 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387 283 9 12
OMEPRAZOLE 359 234 10 7
GABAPENTIN 336 206 11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 236 12 9
NEXIUM 277 139 13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275 210 14 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 124 15 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 243 195 16 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 212 162 17 17
SERTRALINE HCL 205 156 18 31
SYNTHROID 198 151 19 68
TRAMADOL HCL 182 128 20 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 110 21 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 76 22 23
CARISOPRODOL 149 22 R 23 45
LOVASTATIN 144 99 24 32
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 143 92 R 25 65
CLOPIDOGREL 143 116 25 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135 109 27 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 104 28 24
CARVEDILOL 120 99 29 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 76 30 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 86 31 15
KLOR-CON M20 113 79 32 54
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 112 66 S2 33 107
RANITIDINE HCL 111 81 34 14
CRESTOR 111 87 34 46
VENTOLIN HFA 110 49 36 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 38 R 37 56
DIOVAN 107 83 38 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 60 39 64
PLAVIX 104 85 40 53
CYMBALTA 104 74 40 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 99 41 R 42 70
PREDNISONE 97 67 43 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 78 43 85
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 56 45 51
CLONIDINE HCL 95 57 46 28
MELOXICAM 94 61 47 20
LANSOPRAZOLE 92 70 48 149
BYSTOLIC 92 71 48 154
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 68 50 66
ALLOPURINOL 90 76 51 26
FLUCONAZOLE 89 40 52 122
SINGULAIR 89 45 52 83
GLIPIZIDE 88 65 54 43
CEPHALEXIN 88 61 54 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 68 56 34
DIGOXIN 82 71 57 69
TRAZODONE HCL 81 75 58 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80 50 59 36
LANTUS 78 53 60 40
DOXEPIN HCL 76 71 61 213
LYRICA 76 26 61 75
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 50 61 33
ZETIA 74 42 64 74
AZITHROMYCIN 71 48 65 29
LIPITOR 69 47 66 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 45 67 87
INSULIN SYRINGE 66 49 68 49
DIOVAN HCT 65 48 69 61
IBUPROFEN 62 11 70 70
AMOXICILLIN 59 42 71 57
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 47 71 105
PROAIR HFA 59 45 71 58
ESTRADIOL 58 45 R 74 157
PREMARIN 57 36 R 75 116
NAPROXEN 57 31 75 79
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 50 77 60
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 32 78 120
NAMENDA 54 54 79 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 28 79 138
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 45 81 82
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 26 81 114
SPIRIVA 51 30 83 80
COUMADIN 51 51 83 251
KLOR-CON 10 51 36 83 95
ENDOCET 51 25 S2 83 137
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50 21 87 129
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50 44 87 42
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. 27, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.