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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1677

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1677

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

14% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 637 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 15,589 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$49 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 1,040 629 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 747 575 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 596 423 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 534 432 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527 465 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 486 406 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420 326 7 2
GABAPENTIN 389 229 8 11
METFORMIN HCL 357 246 9 7
NEXIUM 352 258 10 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316 213 11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 239 12 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296 180 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284 204 14 13
FUROSEMIDE 264 223 15 8
CARVEDILOL 263 218 16 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 205 17 24
MELOXICAM 221 167 18 27
TRAMADOL HCL 221 163 18 16
RANITIDINE HCL 216 138 20 18
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 211 148 21 96
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208 162 22 10
TORSEMIDE 204 171 23 152
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 199 148 24 145
CLOPIDOGREL 197 165 25 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 194 173 26 137
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 122 27 9
PLAVIX 180 141 28 47
FENTANYL 167 141 S2 29 103
ALLOPURINOL 166 130 30 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 138 31 34
LIPITOR 159 94 32 101
CRESTOR 149 124 33 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 96 34 33
LEVEMIR 144 131 35 157
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 90 36 22
VENLAFAXINE HCL 131 101 37 198
TRAZODONE HCL 128 48 38 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128 112 38 57
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128 96 38 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 78 41 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117 79 42 144
CEFUROXIME 114 92 43 158
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110 87 44 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 101 45 46
LYRICA 107 52 45 81
SERTRALINE HCL 106 89 47 26
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 103 71 48 243
RISPERIDONE 103 82 48 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 64 50 29
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102 68 R 50 64
DILTIAZEM ER 102 99 50 143
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 84 50 25
COMBIVENT 101 79 54 105
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 80 55 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 98 79 56 72
CLONIDINE HCL 97 60 57 36
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 71 58 88
ENDOCET 92 53 S2 59 114
AZITHROMYCIN 90 66 60 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 89 26 61 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 79 62 76
CELEBREX 86 72 63 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 80 S2 63 122
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 70 65 131
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 60 65 17
FLUCONAZOLE 82 52 67 127
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 54 68 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 80 78 69 30
CARISOPRODOL 80 27 R 69 68
PROAIR HFA 78 35 71 50
ATENOLOL 76 40 72 21
LANTUS 76 58 72 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 47 72 79
NIASPAN 76 60 72 128
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 60 R 76 63
GEMFIBROZIL 74 46 76 113
LOVASTATIN 74 46 76 35
MECLIZINE HCL 73 64 79 110
PREDNISONE 72 36 80 40
GLYBURIDE 72 66 R 80 93
LEVOTHROID 71 65 82 240
ACTOS 70 49 83 104
FAMOTIDINE 69 45 84 41
VERAPAMIL ER 68 46 85 86
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 56 86 85
CYMBALTA 63 36 87 58
CEFDINIR 62 50 88 225
SPIRIVA 61 46 89 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 40 89 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 39 91 124
CILOSTAZOL 60 34 91 235
KLOR-CON M20 59 52 93 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 50 93 73
PAROXETINE HCL 59 37 93 67
DIOVAN 57 45 96 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 43 96 43
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 48 96 59
DIGOXIN 56 55 99 71
NAMENDA 55 55 100 39
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 49 R 101 182
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 37 S2 101 115
FEXOFENADINE HCL 54 50 101 311
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 53 42 S3 104 368
METHOCARBAMOL 51 29 R 105 169
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 51 34 105 166
GLIPIZIDE XL 50 30 107 123
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. 30, 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.