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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1677

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1677

703 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

5% of this provider’s 703 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 703 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 14,583 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,507 850 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 954 630 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 668 499 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 630 433 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 459 5 2
LOVASTATIN 602 383 6 35
OMEPRAZOLE 595 392 7 6
RANITIDINE HCL 573 369 8 18
METFORMIN HCL 563 393 9 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485 319 10 5
CARVEDILOL 367 235 11 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366 225 12 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336 234 13 23
NEXIUM 328 133 14 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312 214 15 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291 172 16 13
BENAZEPRIL HCL 284 185 17 53
GABAPENTIN 276 179 18 11
PROAIR HFA 268 122 19 50
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248 131 20 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 176 21 14
ALLOPURINOL 238 164 22 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 199 23 24
CLOPIDOGREL 224 189 24 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 176 25 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190 147 26 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 91 27 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 114 28 22
PREDNISONE 170 126 28 40
GLIPIZIDE 169 132 30 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 167 99 31 49
LANTUS 157 81 32 44
PLAVIX 157 117 32 47
MELOXICAM 150 92 34 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150 86 34 43
DIOVAN 146 115 36 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145 96 37 46
NIFEDIPINE ER 143 113 38 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 143 73 38 72
CLONIDINE HCL 139 58 40 36
PAROXETINE HCL 139 96 40 67
ATENOLOL 138 81 42 21
TRAZODONE HCL 137 51 43 37
CRESTOR 134 94 44 28
VENTOLIN HFA 133 37 45 89
GLIMEPIRIDE 128 108 46 33
CYMBALTA 118 68 47 58
RISPERIDONE 115 88 48 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 37 49 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 111 99 50 30
TRAMADOL HCL 107 62 51 16
NADOLOL 106 70 52 284
NAMENDA 104 104 53 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 51 R 54 63
LYRICA 102 62 54 81
SUCRALFATE 98 49 56 146
SERTRALINE HCL 94 38 57 26
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 35 R 58 148
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 83 58 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 34 60 29
CHLORTHALIDONE 82 55 61 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 56 62 79
ACTOS 79 42 63 104
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 55 64 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 23 R 65 52
DIGOXIN 75 63 65 71
AGGRENOX 74 67 67 191
AZITHROMYCIN 73 50 68 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 41 68 84
METFORMIN HCL ER 72 46 70 51
MECLIZINE HCL 70 51 71 110
PROMETHAZINE HCL 70 19 R 71 64
SINGULAIR 68 35 73 97
MIRTAZAPINE 68 47 73 62
SPIRIVA 67 44 75 74
GEMFIBROZIL 67 37 75 113
GLIPIZIDE ER 67 48 75 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 25 78 92
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 65 37 79 126
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 64 50 80 61
PEN NEEDLE 63 21 81 164
DICYCLOMINE HCL 62 34 82 196
LIPITOR 61 38 83 101
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 58 84 90
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 59 33 84 171
SYNTHROID 57 46 86 55
COMBIVENT 56 12 87 105
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 51 87 34
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 89 131
FAMOTIDINE 55 33 89 41
GLYBURIDE 53 41 R 91 93
DILTIAZEM ER 52 32 92 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 49 92 80
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 51 25 94 250
FLUCONAZOLE 51 25 94 127
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51 48 94 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 32 94 88
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 Jan. 27, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.