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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,527Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 106 out of 1677

$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 148 out of 1677

506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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 506 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 506 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 10,361 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 734 387 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 730 495 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 547 373 3 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401 283 4 17
FUROSEMIDE 387 261 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 383 322 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362 304 7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335 244 8 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 327 182 9 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 272 188 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 263 153 11 7
OMEPRAZOLE 246 142 12 6
GABAPENTIN 240 124 13 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 163 14 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225 141 15 23
CRESTOR 218 104 16 28
FAMOTIDINE 209 119 17 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 140 18 13
TRAMADOL HCL 187 116 19 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 106 20 15
SERTRALINE HCL 169 109 21 26
CARVEDILOL 148 115 22 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145 102 23 12
ATENOLOL 144 84 24 21
ALLOPURINOL 143 84 25 31
RANITIDINE HCL 142 80 26 18
PREDNISONE 136 74 27 40
NIFEDIPINE ER 133 86 28 98
NAPROXEN 128 94 29 87
PROAIR HFA 127 65 30 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 82 31 34
NEXIUM 120 38 32 19
CHLORTHALIDONE 119 92 33 137
TRAZODONE HCL 118 64 34 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 113 94 35 51
LANTUS 111 73 36 44
CLOPIDOGREL 110 87 37 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 45 37 54
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 109 54 39 206
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103 59 40 95
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 52 41 22
GLIPIZIDE 101 82 42 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 39 43 108
DIGOXIN 95 78 44 71
PLAVIX 92 75 45 47
DIOVAN HCT 84 46 46 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84 30 R 46 64
IBUPROFEN 84 18 46 83
COLCRYS 82 50 49 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 34 50 76
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 15 S2 50 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 67 52 43
GLIPIZIDE XL 79 61 52 123
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 52 54 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 54 55 90
VENTOLIN HFA 74 25 56 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74 64 56 149
INSULIN SYRINGE 72 29 58 72
LIPITOR 70 48 59 101
NAMENDA 69 69 60 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 66 48 61 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 40 62 73
TRICOR 62 60 63 100
SPIRIVA 59 39 64 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 59 64 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 39 66 46
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56 47 S3 67 136
KLOR-CON M20 56 26 67 65
KLOR-CON M10 55 36 69 167
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54 53 70 25
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 54 70 161
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 14 S2 72 115
NOVOLIN R 53 40 72 133
COMBIVENT 53 16 72 105
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 52 52 75 399
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 12 R 76 148
PAROXETINE HCL 51 48 76 67
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 30 76 134
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 13 R 79 52
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 June 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.