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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 111 out of 1677

$853K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1677

546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

20% of this provider’s 546 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 12,259 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 796 617 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 596 412 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551 472 3 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501 329 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 437 378 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414 360 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 336 285 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315 266 8 9
RANITIDINE HCL 304 213 9 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298 258 10 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271 190 11 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 258 204 12 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255 153 13 17
MELOXICAM 240 177 14 27
METFORMIN HCL ER 231 150 15 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 192 16 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 213 131 17 33
FENOFIBRATE 201 122 18 48
NEXIUM 192 128 19 19
SYNTHROID 189 158 20 55
CITALOPRAM HBR 189 160 20 22
GABAPENTIN 189 123 20 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189 138 20 12
TRAMADOL HCL 178 136 24 16
SERTRALINE HCL 169 119 25 26
METFORMIN HCL 163 89 26 7
DIOVAN HCT 159 150 27 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 156 154 28 30
BENAZEPRIL HCL 145 108 29 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144 120 30 14
CLOPIDOGREL 141 111 31 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141 114 31 29
ATENOLOL 141 120 31 21
CRESTOR 132 101 34 28
CARVEDILOL 131 77 35 20
NIFEDIPINE ER 127 101 36 98
AZITHROMYCIN 126 97 37 38
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117 104 38 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 71 R 39 52
LOVASTATIN 106 90 40 35
PLAVIX 105 80 41 47
CELEBREX 105 83 41 102
SPIRIVA 102 82 43 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 102 80 R 43 121
DIOVAN 96 82 45 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96 77 45 46
LANTUS 95 36 47 44
FAMOTIDINE 93 74 48 41
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 57 49 54
LYRICA 86 54 50 81
CLONIDINE HCL 84 40 51 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82 65 52 25
NOVOLOG 81 32 53 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80 37 54 76
ALLOPURINOL 79 69 55 31
ZETIA 77 59 56 75
DIGOXIN 75 60 57 71
DOXEPIN HCL 73 67 58 190
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 29 59 124
WARFARIN SODIUM 71 52 59 24
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 44 61 85
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 49 62 69
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 17 63 107
FELODIPINE ER 68 68 63 193
CYMBALTA 68 47 63 58
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 58 63 84
PREDNISONE 64 57 67 40
PROAIR HFA 64 40 67 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 63 40 69 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63 61 69 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 37 71 73
TRICOR 61 39 71 100
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59 59 73 43
MECLIZINE HCL 58 40 74 110
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 47 75 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 53 27 76 79
VENTOLIN HFA 53 37 76 89
LIPITOR 51 45 78 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 34 79 57
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 May 15, 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.