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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 133 out of 1677

$599K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 256 out of 1677

566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

4% of this provider’s 566 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 566 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 11,224 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 609 295 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 581 405 2 1
LISINOPRIL 561 429 3 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 492 354 4 9
FUROSEMIDE 456 310 5 8
METFORMIN HCL 389 297 6 7
ATENOLOL 383 252 7 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 330 251 8 2
GLIMEPIRIDE 309 218 9 33
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307 208 10 5
FAMOTIDINE 229 152 11 41
OMEPRAZOLE 217 152 12 6
GABAPENTIN 216 185 13 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 210 135 14 82
CLONIDINE HCL 207 159 15 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207 170 15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189 128 17 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182 117 18 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 163 163 19 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160 132 20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 152 133 21 16
NEXIUM 151 99 22 19
LOVASTATIN 135 94 23 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 117 24 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127 112 25 12
NAPROXEN 127 63 25 87
CITALOPRAM HBR 126 95 27 22
MELOXICAM 124 94 28 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 105 29 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 86 R 30 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 109 67 31 72
DILTIAZEM ER 104 63 32 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 97 33 43
CRESTOR 102 83 34 28
ZETIA 98 92 35 75
KLOR-CON M20 98 87 35 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 96 91 37 30
SERTRALINE HCL 96 80 37 26
MECLIZINE HCL 95 86 39 110
DIOVAN 95 71 39 45
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92 76 41 69
RANITIDINE HCL 92 63 41 18
CLOPIDOGREL 87 60 43 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 84 55 44 85
KLOR-CON 10 82 72 45 106
FENOFIBRATE 81 46 46 48
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79 63 S3 47 136
DIOVAN HCT 78 69 48 66
LOVAZA 76 57 49 201
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76 67 R 49 148
LANTUS 73 47 51 44
KETOCONAZOLE 72 55 52 244
PAROXETINE HCL 71 71 53 67
PLAVIX 70 49 54 47
PREDNISONE 69 49 55 40
GLIPIZIDE 69 57 55 56
METHOCARBAMOL 68 43 R 57 169
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 34 57 154
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 64 59 59
LYRICA 66 38 60 81
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64 61 107
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64 56 61 76
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 41 61 155
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 52 64 163
CEPHALEXIN 63 41 64 99
PROAIR HFA 63 36 64 50
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 59 67 134
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 26 67 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 44 69 57
CARVEDILOL 60 54 70 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 53 71 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 58 71 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 20 73 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 35 74 112
LEVETIRACETAM 56 42 74 116
TAMSULOSIN HCL 56 53 74 34
TRAZODONE HCL 54 45 77 37
DIGOXIN 54 48 77 71
SYNTHROID 54 54 77 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 52 80 25
NIASPAN 52 45 80 128
CEFUROXIME 51 42 82 158
GEMFIBROZIL 51 43 82 113
SPIRIVA 51 33 82 74
ALLOPURINOL 51 44 82 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50 50 86 53
AZITHROMYCIN 50 31 86 38
VENTOLIN HFA 50 26 86 89
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. 17, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.