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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,046Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 185 out of 1677

$550K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 304 out of 1677

442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

3% of this provider’s 442 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 442 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 9,346 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% 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

30 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 614 399 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 452 328 2 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 408 306 3 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338 286 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 331 250 5 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 176 6 15
GABAPENTIN 304 231 7 11
FUROSEMIDE 279 232 8 8
SIMVASTATIN 278 191 9 1
OMEPRAZOLE 277 185 10 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276 218 11 5
RANITIDINE HCL 259 194 12 18
MELOXICAM 242 164 13 27
SERTRALINE HCL 216 150 14 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 163 15 12
ATENOLOL 198 160 16 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 142 17 10
AZITHROMYCIN 181 124 18 38
TRAZODONE HCL 175 94 19 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 145 20 24
PREDNISONE 156 113 21 40
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152 110 22 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 149 82 23 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148 121 24 9
RISPERIDONE 142 68 25 60
TRAMADOL HCL 140 121 26 16
GLIPIZIDE ER 138 107 27 78
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136 111 28 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 72 29 17
LANTUS 117 84 30 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 104 31 30
NAMENDA 113 106 32 39
DIGOXIN 110 99 33 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 60 34 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 85 35 73
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 67 36 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94 77 36 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 61 38 25
CARVEDILOL 87 87 39 20
PROAIR HFA 81 30 40 50
GEMFIBROZIL 80 76 41 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80 39 41 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 67 41 85
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 70 44 124
IBUPROFEN 76 45 44 83
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 37 R 44 52
CEPHALEXIN 74 51 47 99
NEXIUM 71 32 48 19
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70 66 49 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69 56 50 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 37 50 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64 55 52 34
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 28 53 188
CLONIDINE HCL 61 58 54 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 20 55 112
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 20 R 55 64
CLOPIDOGREL 57 34 57 32
HYDROXYZINE HCL 56 31 R 58 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 38 R 59 63
VENTOLIN HFA 54 34 60 89
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54 44 60 76
NOVOLOG 50 21 62 117
NOVOLIN N 50 29 62 234
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 April 4, 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.