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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 1677

$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1677

948 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 948 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 948 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 17,792 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,321 938 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 798 533 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 619 425 3 8
METFORMIN HCL 593 420 4 7
SIMVASTATIN 579 459 5 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 563 398 6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 516 359 S3 7 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472 390 8 23
LISINOPRIL 423 267 9 3
NEXIUM 371 268 10 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363 322 11 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 264 12 17
CRESTOR 329 250 13 28
GABAPENTIN 321 208 14 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320 199 15 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320 233 15 9
ALLOPURINOL 314 243 17 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299 222 18 46
DIOVAN 279 229 19 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270 188 20 12
CLOPIDOGREL 267 215 21 32
RANITIDINE HCL 261 213 22 18
PLAVIX 239 204 23 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 152 24 14
TRAMADOL HCL 233 161 25 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 229 164 26 13
AZITHROMYCIN 227 174 27 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 226 159 28 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 217 166 29 24
FINASTERIDE 217 172 29 130
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 161 31 139
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 180 31 25
SYNTHROID 201 185 33 55
MIRTAZAPINE 199 176 34 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 164 35 34
ADVAIR HFA 191 149 36 258
JANUMET 174 119 37 199
GLIMEPIRIDE 166 133 38 33
SPIRIVA 163 136 39 74
DIOVAN HCT 162 144 40 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 158 123 41 84
PROAIR HFA 158 107 41 50
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157 128 43 43
JANUVIA 154 98 44 70
SERTRALINE HCL 146 105 45 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 131 113 46 53
PEN NEEDLE 131 90 46 164
CARVEDILOL 126 88 48 20
SINGULAIR 126 77 48 97
LANTUS 125 87 50 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 91 50 22
TRICOR 125 84 50 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 124 77 53 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 112 54 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122 66 55 77
CYMBALTA 122 39 55 58
NAMENDA 121 109 57 39
AVODART 112 95 58 216
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110 106 59 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 108 75 60 57
MELOXICAM 107 84 61 27
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 93 62 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 73 63 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 74 64 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 77 65 72
ZETIA 102 74 66 75
VENTOLIN HFA 100 64 67 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 36 68 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95 46 69 29
PAROXETINE HCL 95 86 69 67
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 64 71 61
DIGOXIN 86 58 72 71
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86 38 72 132
LOVASTATIN 84 73 74 35
CELEBREX 84 56 74 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 51 74 144
EXELON 83 78 77 119
ATENOLOL 81 44 78 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 45 79 174
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 45 80 147
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78 76 80 59
GLIPIZIDE 78 55 80 56
SYMBICORT 77 57 83 150
VERAPAMIL ER 76 65 84 86
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 75 54 85 126
CLONIDINE HCL 74 53 86 36
KLOR-CON M20 73 52 87 65
ESTRADIOL 71 42 R 88 129
FENOFIBRATE 70 41 89 48
TOPIRAMATE 70 28 89 181
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69 27 91 96
TRAZODONE HCL 69 20 91 37
PRIMIDONE 69 56 91 237
TRILIPIX 64 44 94 175
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 43 R 94 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 64 94 30
ONGLYZA 64 55 94 208
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 40 98 198
LIPITOR 62 44 99 101
LEVETIRACETAM 61 56 100 116
TERAZOSIN HCL 60 48 101 138
PREDNISONE 59 40 102 40
AMOXICILLIN 58 47 103 94
ACYCLOVIR 58 55 103 336
SEROQUEL 58 37 103 151
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57 35 R 106 64
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 53 107 156
PREMARIN 55 44 R 108 109
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 54 38 109 207
CARISOPRODOL 54 18 R 109 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 40 111 124
RAMIPRIL 53 50 111 118
FLUCONAZOLE 53 29 111 127
NIASPAN 53 53 111 128
NATEGLINIDE 53 53 111 341
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 26 116 80
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 Dec. 22, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.