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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 1677

$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 1677

476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 476 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 12,544 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,128 798 1 1
LISINOPRIL 607 384 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525 299 3 2
METFORMIN HCL ER 494 335 4 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 484 367 5 14
FUROSEMIDE 460 314 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 435 351 7 9
SERTRALINE HCL 430 296 8 26
ALLOPURINOL 375 263 9 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 373 236 S3 10 4
MELOXICAM 359 233 11 27
GABAPENTIN 347 260 12 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 338 187 13 24
CRESTOR 315 165 14 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306 237 15 5
FAMOTIDINE 295 212 16 41
OMEPRAZOLE 292 229 17 6
ATENOLOL 271 170 18 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257 159 19 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 238 20 30
RANITIDINE HCL 201 115 21 18
NEXIUM 198 142 22 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 108 23 17
LANTUS 181 145 24 44
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176 148 25 43
LYRICA 173 106 26 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171 143 27 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 169 112 28 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166 97 29 15
KLOR-CON M20 162 73 30 65
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 100 31 10
METFORMIN HCL 148 112 32 7
INSULIN SYRINGE 147 103 33 72
TRAMADOL HCL 146 110 34 16
PLAVIX 144 99 35 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 85 35 34
DIOVAN HCT 142 75 37 66
PROAIR HFA 138 87 38 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 96 38 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 136 39 R 40 52
CLOPIDOGREL 130 99 41 32
VERAPAMIL ER 128 112 42 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 128 87 42 22
CLONIDINE HCL 125 60 44 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123 86 45 13
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 121 92 46 90
TRAZODONE HCL 116 98 47 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 115 72 48 49
NAMENDA 115 115 48 39
NOVOLOG 109 84 50 117
GLIPIZIDE XL 105 78 51 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 102 74 52 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 62 R 53 63
CARVEDILOL 94 74 54 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91 45 55 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 86 79 56 79
PREDNISONE 82 52 57 40
DIOVAN 79 38 58 45
JANUVIA 74 60 59 70
AZITHROMYCIN 73 40 60 38
LEVEMIR 73 59 60 157
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 56 60 61
ZETIA 73 49 60 75
MECLIZINE HCL 71 67 64 110
SINGULAIR 71 32 64 97
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69 51 66 57
GLIPIZIDE 68 66 67 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 44 68 23
SUCRALFATE 65 41 69 146
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63 43 70 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 29 70 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 70 131
LACTULOSE 63 35 70 183
LIPITOR 58 34 74 101
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57 53 75 76
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 47 76 73
RISPERIDONE 56 48 76 60
MIRTAZAPINE 56 38 76 62
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52 49 79 144
DILTIAZEM ER 51 32 80 143
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 44 80 134
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 26 82 59
COLCRYS 50 23 82 141
CYMBALTA 50 37 82 58
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. 11, 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.