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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1677

$889K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1677

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,425 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
SIMVASTATIN 687 473 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 643 367 2 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524 372 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 263 S3 4 4
OMEPRAZOLE 486 270 5 6
LISINOPRIL 478 297 6 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 451 301 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437 320 8 5
ATENOLOL 362 231 9 21
FUROSEMIDE 318 195 10 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299 171 11 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 267 197 12 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266 150 13 14
CLONIDINE HCL 254 178 14 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246 171 15 15
GABAPENTIN 241 118 16 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219 147 17 12
CARVEDILOL 214 147 18 20
TRAMADOL HCL 191 105 19 16
PREDNISONE 190 132 20 40
RANITIDINE HCL 182 106 21 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 136 22 13
GLIPIZIDE 176 115 23 56
MELOXICAM 169 118 24 27
NEXIUM 166 143 25 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 132 26 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142 128 27 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 135 74 28 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134 109 29 10
CLOPIDOGREL 122 108 30 32
ALLOPURINOL 120 111 31 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 96 32 69
SERTRALINE HCL 116 75 33 26
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 116 89 33 159
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 116 70 33 96
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116 90 33 29
TRAZODONE HCL 114 37 37 37
PROAIR HFA 113 63 38 50
PLAVIX 110 96 39 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110 106 39 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 95 41 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 104 37 42 61
VERAPAMIL ER 102 89 43 86
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 90 43 23
BENAZEPRIL HCL 101 54 45 53
PAROXETINE HCL 99 46 46 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97 86 47 73
AZITHROMYCIN 93 62 48 38
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 91 54 49 359
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 82 50 42
CRESTOR 90 77 50 28
FAMOTIDINE 90 55 50 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 88 87 53 78
LOVASTATIN 87 63 54 35
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 86 73 R 55 121
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 47 56 72
DIOVAN 78 32 57 45
PEN NEEDLE 76 55 58 164
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 28 R 59 52
VENTOLIN HFA 72 35 60 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 43 61 54
LANTUS 70 39 62 44
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 18 63 154
KLOR-CON 10 68 43 64 106
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 46 64 132
JANUVIA 65 45 66 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 46 R 67 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 64 59 67 33
NAMENDA 63 43 69 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63 31 R 69 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 62 52 71 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 33 71 134
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62 25 71 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 25 71 92
DIOVAN HCT 61 57 75 66
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57 43 76 95
MECLIZINE HCL 56 52 77 110
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 32 78 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 50 79 88
CARISOPRODOL 51 19 R 80 68
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 31 80 214
ESTRADIOL 51 24 R 80 129
PREMARIN 51 33 R 80 109
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 May 31, 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.