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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 86

$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 86

750 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

2% of this provider’s 750 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 750 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

6% of this provider’s 11,859 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
PROPRANOLOL HCL 1,165 749 10 1 60
SIMVASTATIN 793 581 2 2
TRAMADOL HCL 626 303 3 13
OMEPRAZOLE 548 317 4 7
LISINOPRIL 542 412 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 522 329 6 8
GABAPENTIN 480 278 7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469 381 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 360 9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 290 10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388 294 11 6
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 360 225 R 12 65
SINGULAIR 298 162 13 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 275 146 14 51
IBUPROFEN 272 126 15 70
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272 206 15 12
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 268 126 17 99
FUROSEMIDE 257 168 18 5
GLYBURIDE 240 161 R 19 72
ALLOPURINOL 235 182 20 26
RANITIDINE HCL 199 129 21 14
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 194 173 22 42
ZETIA 187 134 23 74
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 97 24 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178 106 25 120
FENOFIBRATE 176 97 26 86
LANTUS 155 89 27 40
SYNTHROID 152 114 28 68
CLONIDINE HCL 146 75 29 28
BUPROPION HCL SR 119 55 30 151
LYRICA 118 28 31 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 75 32 23
ACTOS 113 65 33 125
INSULIN SYRINGE 113 71 33 49
ATENOLOL 112 83 35 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 65 35 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 111 94 37 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111 61 37 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108 48 39 64
KLOR-CON M20 107 52 40 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 106 55 41 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 101 42 34
CLOPIDOGREL 104 73 43 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 35 R 44 70
PROAIR HFA 99 51 45 58
TRAZODONE HCL 99 39 45 44
PREMARIN 97 57 R 47 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 44 47 36
VENTOLIN HFA 95 36 49 97
LIPITOR 94 68 50 93
WARFARIN SODIUM 93 65 51 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93 63 51 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 38 R 53 56
NEXIUM 92 36 53 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89 38 S3 55 1
LANSOPRAZOLE 87 43 56 149
DICYCLOMINE HCL 86 29 57 208
FAMOTIDINE 84 57 58 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83 47 59 87
JANUVIA 83 64 59 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 68 61 30
AZITHROMYCIN 82 50 61 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 37 63 80
SERTRALINE HCL 81 50 63 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80 47 65 146
CELEBREX 80 61 65 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79 68 67 15
SPIRIVA 78 44 68 80
VOLTAREN 75 55 69 187
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 74 25 R 70 147
DIOVAN HCT 74 43 70 61
LOVASTATIN 73 43 72 32
CARVEDILOL 73 41 72 19
TRILIPIX 73 61 72 175
TRICOR 65 55 75 89
PEN NEEDLE 65 51 75 225
PLAVIX 64 50 77 53
CYMBALTA 62 27 78 78
PREDNISONE 61 34 79 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60 38 80 138
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60 37 R 80 231
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 39 82 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 34 83 114
COMBIVENT 57 43 83 131
INDOMETHACIN 56 28 R 85 160
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 35 86 62
MECLIZINE HCL 52 48 87 91
LOVAZA 51 32 88 179
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. 26, 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.