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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1677

$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 1677

570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
43% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 570 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 570 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 11,150 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LISINOPRIL 692 561 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 537 394 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 500 346 S3 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 430 303 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 429 251 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412 307 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399 347 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 373 227 8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316 248 9 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283 197 10 12
GABAPENTIN 274 162 11 11
LOVASTATIN 240 222 12 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236 158 13 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 235 130 14 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230 178 15 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 219 180 16 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 125 17 22
MELOXICAM 199 134 18 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 155 19 34
FENOFIBRATE 187 131 20 48
ATENOLOL 182 139 21 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178 131 22 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 129 23 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165 142 24 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 94 25 24
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 97 R 26 63
NEXIUM 155 104 27 19
RANITIDINE HCL 149 81 28 18
CARVEDILOL 147 121 29 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 126 30 9
NAPROXEN 126 99 31 87
ALLOPURINOL 124 101 32 31
TRAMADOL HCL 118 90 33 16
KLOR-CON M20 117 72 34 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 94 35 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116 94 35 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 83 37 17
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102 50 R 38 64
DIOVAN 100 76 39 45
CLOPIDOGREL 96 56 40 32
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95 71 41 43
TERAZOSIN HCL 88 86 42 138
CARISOPRODOL 84 16 R 43 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 50 44 49
NAMENDA 81 81 44 39
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 80 61 46 126
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 67 47 51
ACTOS 74 50 48 104
JANUVIA 74 30 48 70
AZITHROMYCIN 74 62 48 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 66 51 59
CLONIDINE HCL 70 23 52 36
LYRICA 69 25 53 81
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68 41 S3 54 136
LIPITOR 67 54 55 101
CYMBALTA 66 27 56 58
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 30 S2 56 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 65 65 58 159
COMBIVENT 63 43 59 105
GEMFIBROZIL 61 57 60 113
PLAVIX 60 35 61 47
PROAIR HFA 60 14 61 50
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59 48 63 145
ALPRAZOLAM 58 48 64 153
FINASTERIDE 57 46 65 130
SERTRALINE HCL 56 22 66 26
PEN NEEDLE 56 31 66 164
AMOXICILLIN 56 36 66 94
DIOVAN HCT 56 42 66 66
QUINAPRIL HCL 56 37 66 163
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 31 71 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 52 72 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 40 72 57
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53 26 72 132
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 52 22 S2 75 304
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 40 75 107
TRAZODONE HCL 51 34 77 37
MECLIZINE HCL 50 45 78 110
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 Nov. 5, 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.