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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1677

$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 99 out of 1677

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
48% 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

7% of this provider’s 603 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 603 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 17,200 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LISINOPRIL 962 802 1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 795 673 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 777 685 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 723 495 S3 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594 522 5 2
SIMVASTATIN 563 477 6 1
GABAPENTIN 520 429 7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 492 437 8 25
FUROSEMIDE 481 424 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416 370 10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 415 374 11 10
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 392 332 12 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360 293 13 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 351 313 14 22
RANITIDINE HCL 335 294 15 18
TRAZODONE HCL 320 245 16 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 240 17 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 268 252 18 131
GLYBURIDE 244 219 R 19 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 222 20 13
METFORMIN HCL 238 185 21 7
ALLOPURINOL 223 210 22 31
ZETIA 222 213 23 75
NEXIUM 191 147 24 19
CRESTOR 189 172 25 28
HYDRALAZINE HCL 182 152 26 69
PREDNISONE 178 137 27 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 140 28 29
ATENOLOL 165 152 29 21
CLONIDINE HCL 162 140 30 36
AZITHROMYCIN 151 113 31 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 147 115 32 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146 119 33 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 117 34 73
TRAMADOL HCL 138 117 35 16
SERTRALINE HCL 138 100 35 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137 108 37 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 134 83 38 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 99 39 57
GLIPIZIDE 128 120 40 56
MECLIZINE HCL 127 118 41 110
VOLTAREN 127 107 41 223
CLOPIDOGREL 113 89 43 32
CARVEDILOL 112 98 44 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 91 45 34
DIGOXIN 111 111 45 71
LABETALOL HCL 108 94 47 195
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 48 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 77 R 49 63
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 98 50 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 68 51 85
NAPROXEN 95 46 52 87
AMOXICILLIN 94 64 53 94
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 81 54 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 75 55 154
FENTANYL 91 89 S2 55 103
BUPROPION XL 91 50 55 165
NITROSTAT 90 73 58 246
SINGULAIR 88 71 59 97
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 86 59 60 126
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 66 61 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL 83 70 62 198
PLAVIX 83 66 62 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78 55 64 92
PRIMIDONE 78 72 64 237
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 67 64 54
PROAIR HFA 74 53 67 50
MIRTAZAPINE 74 64 67 62
NAMENDA 72 72 69 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 72 69 76
VERAPAMIL ER 69 61 71 86
FAMOTIDINE 67 53 72 41
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 64 72 156
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 66 60 74 95
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 55 74 96
FINASTERIDE 63 55 76 130
KLOR-CON M20 62 50 77 65
MISOPROSTOL 61 58 78 456
LANTUS 59 46 79 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 46 80 98
MELOXICAM 58 44 80 27
CEPHALEXIN 57 45 82 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 41 R 82 52
LIPITOR 54 46 84 101
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54 32 84 80
ONDANSETRON ODT 52 46 86 375
CYMBALTA 51 30 87 58
IBUPROFEN 50 35 88 83
MUPIROCIN 50 42 88 170
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 June 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.