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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1677

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 1677

1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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 1,028 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 1,028 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 23,799 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 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 1,937 1,163 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,039 812 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 922 815 3 2
LISINOPRIL 852 661 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 839 721 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 837 648 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807 660 7 5
FAMOTIDINE 641 478 8 41
GABAPENTIN 578 376 9 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 566 501 10 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 526 388 11 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 523 360 12 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 523 427 12 9
METFORMIN HCL 492 326 14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 458 385 15 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 452 326 16 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 376 376 17 30
ATENOLOL 356 280 18 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355 278 19 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 218 20 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 292 255 21 13
CLONIDINE HCL 277 191 22 36
MIRTAZAPINE 275 256 23 62
DIGOXIN 274 252 24 71
RISPERIDONE 269 192 25 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 207 26 22
SERTRALINE HCL 260 223 27 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246 184 28 23
NOVOLIN R 232 206 29 133
PROMETHAZINE HCL 229 111 R 30 64
CARVEDILOL 215 197 31 20
MELOXICAM 212 123 32 27
RANITIDINE HCL 211 164 33 18
TRAZODONE HCL 207 157 34 37
PAROXETINE HCL 199 149 35 67
LEVETIRACETAM 196 131 36 116
ALLOPURINOL 193 161 37 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 158 37 34
DIOVAN 191 160 39 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 131 40 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179 151 41 43
CLOPIDOGREL 179 144 41 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 115 43 46
LANTUS 176 148 44 44
FENTANYL 163 150 S2 45 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 139 46 73
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 136 47 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 153 118 48 77
AMOXICILLIN 149 97 49 94
NEXIUM 142 85 50 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 97 51 49
KLOR-CON M20 135 93 52 65
CYMBALTA 135 68 52 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 52 R 54 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 126 113 55 177
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 124 92 56 80
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 123 77 57 112
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123 93 57 124
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122 101 59 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 120 77 60 72
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 118 94 61 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 86 62 57
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112 89 63 131
LOVASTATIN 111 96 64 35
PROAIR HFA 109 88 65 50
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 96 65 135
CARISOPRODOL 108 19 R 67 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 78 67 69
COLCRYS 103 78 69 141
MECLIZINE HCL 102 96 70 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101 93 71 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98 55 R 72 63
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98 38 S2 72 140
PLAVIX 97 88 74 47
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 97 90 R 74 176
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96 32 S2 76 122
GLIPIZIDE 96 77 76 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94 94 78 42
KLOR-CON M10 93 72 79 167
FLURBIPROFEN 93 60 79 422
ACTOS 92 62 81 104
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92 60 81 29
NAMENDA 91 91 83 39
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 72 84 154
SPIRIVA 89 74 85 74
PREDNISONE 89 52 85 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 86 35 87 202
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86 57 87 10
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 85 54 89 126
GALANTAMINE HBR 81 55 90 295
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77 55 91 134
LIPITOR 76 75 92 101
CRESTOR 75 66 93 28
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75 48 93 166
COMBIVENT 75 49 93 105
RAMIPRIL 75 63 93 118
NOVOLIN N 74 62 97 234
ABILIFY 73 46 98 227
HALOPERIDOL 72 72 99 229
NIFEDIPINE ER 72 40 99 98
DETROL LA 70 69 101 185
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE-AMITRIPTYLINE 70 69 R 101 440
DIOVAN HCT 68 56 103 66
LYRICA 66 38 104 81
PREMARIN 66 49 R 104 109
NAPROXEN 64 38 106 87
LEVEMIR 63 63 107 157
ESTRADIOL 62 30 R 108 129
IBUPROFEN 62 53 108 83
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 48 108 61
SYMBICORT 61 34 111 150
DOXEPIN HCL 61 43 111 190
DILTIAZEM ER 60 51 113 143
LEXAPRO 60 53 113 209
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 59 S3 113 136
CEPHALEXIN 59 47 116 99
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 47 116 198
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 53 116 85
HUMULIN R 58 54 119 263
JANUVIA 58 39 119 70
GLYBURIDE 58 53 R 119 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 40 122 84
MORPHINE SULFATE 57 21 S2 122 273
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56 33 124 95
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55 28 125 213
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55 51 125 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 54 47 127 79
VENTOLIN HFA 54 39 127 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53 38 129 59
CELEBREX 53 41 129 102
SEROQUEL 52 45 131 151
BACLOFEN 52 22 131 142
LORAZEPAM 52 49 131 239
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51 26 134 322
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51 43 134 92
AZITHROMYCIN 51 42 134 38
OLANZAPINE 51 38 134 189
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 35 138 138
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 36 138 230
HUMULIN N 50 38 138 381
TIZANIDINE HCL 50 28 138 108
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. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.