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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1677

$744K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 1677

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
79% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 561 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 18,529 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,097 839 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,031 753 2 1
LISINOPRIL 899 723 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 762 636 4 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 679 598 S3 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 612 367 6 7
FUROSEMIDE 603 531 7 8
FAMOTIDINE 601 439 8 41
CARVEDILOL 561 476 9 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 533 456 10 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 439 383 11 22
RISPERIDONE 422 318 12 60
OMEPRAZOLE 364 270 13 6
ATENOLOL 360 309 14 21
RANITIDINE HCL 353 249 15 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342 266 16 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 336 336 17 30
TRAMADOL HCL 317 258 18 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293 253 19 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280 187 20 14
MIRTAZAPINE 274 223 21 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 272 196 22 24
GABAPENTIN 268 253 23 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 257 232 24 25
ALLOPURINOL 254 197 25 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 193 26 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 236 215 27 69
GLIPIZIDE 206 140 28 56
CLOPIDOGREL 196 175 29 32
PREDNISONE 192 180 30 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180 148 31 29
SERTRALINE HCL 163 123 32 26
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 152 103 R 33 52
KLOR-CON 10 150 117 34 106
INSULIN SYRINGE 142 93 35 72
AZITHROMYCIN 142 110 35 38
SINGULAIR 141 123 37 97
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 139 102 38 111
NAMENDA 135 135 39 39
TRAZODONE HCL 135 101 39 37
LANTUS 133 78 41 44
PLAVIX 133 125 41 47
DILTIAZEM ER 128 124 43 143
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 74 44 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 109 45 79
CLONIDINE HCL 119 82 46 36
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118 86 47 112
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 110 88 48 159
FINASTERIDE 110 107 48 130
ADVAIR DISKUS 107 70 50 54
LEVOTHROID 105 105 51 240
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104 86 52 13
DIOVAN 100 67 53 45
PAROXETINE HCL 100 88 53 67
MELOXICAM 99 94 55 27
DIGOXIN 98 74 56 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 90 57 46
LEVETIRACETAM 93 64 58 116
LOVASTATIN 91 68 59 35
LABETALOL HCL 86 59 60 195
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86 74 60 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85 85 62 198
NOVOLOG 80 32 63 117
GLYBURIDE 80 61 R 63 93
MECLIZINE HCL 79 76 65 110
NEXIUM 79 62 65 19
HALOPERIDOL 78 43 67 229
GLIPIZIDE XL 78 59 67 123
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 73 69 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 62 70 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73 73 71 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 64 71 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73 50 71 15
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70 62 74 144
AMIODARONE HCL 70 70 74 249
PROAIR HFA 69 20 76 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 68 61 77 184
LEVEMIR 68 52 77 157
CYMBALTA 67 65 79 58
FLUCONAZOLE 67 58 79 127
MINOXIDIL 64 45 81 407
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 53 82 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 42 82 85
CEPHALEXIN 63 51 82 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 63 82 49
INDAPAMIDE 61 29 86 222
KLOR-CON M20 61 42 86 65
DILTIAZEM HCL 58 50 88 218
ZETIA 58 26 88 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 51 90 96
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 57 44 90 61
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 38 90 154
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56 56 R 93 63
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 55 93 135
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 44 95 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 95 131
PACERONE 51 51 97 480
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 51 27 R 97 176
PEN NEEDLE 51 39 97 164
ACARBOSE 51 40 97 379
LYRICA 50 26 101 81
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 Dec. 7, 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.