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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 86

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 86

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

6% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,506 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 739 555 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 549 372 2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 499 392 3 10
LISINOPRIL 494 379 4 3
FAMOTIDINE 449 365 5 35
TRAMADOL HCL 449 293 5 13
OMEPRAZOLE 440 317 7 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 329 8 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350 222 9 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348 293 10 6
DIOVAN HCT 335 230 11 61
METFORMIN HCL 303 207 12 8
GABAPENTIN 298 205 13 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 289 287 14 41
NEXIUM 288 164 15 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 154 16 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264 216 S3 17 1
RISPERIDONE 255 224 18 38
NAMENDA 251 244 19 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241 207 20 12
DIOVAN 227 136 21 39
CLOPIDOGREL 219 189 22 37
RANITIDINE HCL 202 154 23 14
FENTANYL 198 154 S2 24 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 193 187 25 25
ATENOLOL 192 135 26 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 185 174 27 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 152 28 17
PLAVIX 181 149 29 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 113 30 21
DIGOXIN 172 128 31 69
AZITHROMYCIN 172 95 31 29
ALLOPURINOL 169 107 33 26
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 160 156 34 96
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 159 157 35 128
AMOXICILLIN 158 95 36 57
SERTRALINE HCL 157 71 37 31
TRICOR 150 121 38 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 129 39 92
MIRTAZAPINE 143 122 40 98
CARVEDILOL 134 115 41 19
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 131 111 42 192
CEPHALEXIN 129 89 43 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126 93 44 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 125 82 45 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 66 R 46 70
LACTULOSE 117 96 47 106
PREMARIN 114 64 R 48 116
GLYBURIDE 112 90 R 49 72
LANTUS 111 82 50 40
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109 80 51 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107 94 52 24
CLONIDINE HCL 106 76 53 28
SINGULAIR 103 74 54 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 71 54 85
LEVETIRACETAM 103 79 54 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 101 76 57 133
LABETALOL HCL 99 49 58 163
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99 67 58 36
LYRICA 97 82 60 75
LIPITOR 94 72 61 93
SPIRIVA 93 58 62 80
PAROXETINE HCL 92 47 63 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 55 R 64 56
MELOXICAM 90 59 64 20
MECLIZINE HCL 87 81 66 91
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 85 53 67 146
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 52 68 80
MUPIROCIN 81 62 69 132
BYSTOLIC 78 38 70 154
INDOMETHACIN 77 50 R 71 160
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 76 72 R 72 135
NAPROXEN 75 55 73 79
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 73 74 141
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71 46 75 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 70 75 73
PREDNISONE 70 42 77 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 70 53 77 123
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70 70 77 145
GLIPIZIDE 68 46 80 43
PROAIR HFA 67 41 81 58
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 40 81 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 41 83 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 60 84 115
COMBIVENT 65 51 84 131
INSULIN SYRINGE 64 48 86 49
FLUCONAZOLE 63 24 87 122
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62 51 88 76
CELEBREX 61 55 89 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 40 R 90 65
CYMBALTA 58 29 90 78
FENOFIBRATE 57 53 92 86
FINASTERIDE 57 52 92 165
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56 45 94 15
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 95 243
LORAZEPAM 54 46 96 245
NOVOLOG 53 39 97 142
SUCRALFATE 53 25 97 199
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 45 99 87
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 41 100 60
COLCRYS 51 29 100 117
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 22 100 120
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 37 103 30
TRILIPIX 50 40 103 175
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 50 36 R 103 147
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 36 103 114
TRAZODONE HCL 50 27 103 44
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 Aug. 13, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.