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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 263 out of 1677

$650K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 211 out of 1677

539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

17% of this provider’s 539 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 539 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 5,561 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 552 216 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 436 226 2 6
LISINOPRIL 410 160 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 303 167 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 271 189 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 263 149 6 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 79 7 22
GABAPENTIN 217 101 8 11
NEXIUM 210 83 9 19
METFORMIN HCL 208 104 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198 85 11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190 127 12 23
TRAMADOL HCL 166 73 13 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161 104 14 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153 112 15 12
MELOXICAM 152 48 16 27
PROAIR HFA 133 30 17 50
OXYCODONE HCL 128 21 S2 18 91
SYMBICORT 128 53 18 150
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120 66 20 9
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 52 21 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 81 22 24
CLONIDINE HCL 111 68 23 36
ATENOLOL 110 69 24 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 73 24 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110 79 24 14
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102 37 27 95
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 101 33 S2 28 115
SPIRIVA 97 44 29 74
TIZANIDINE HCL 95 14 30 108
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 75 31 13
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 66 32 78
SYNTHROID 88 59 33 55
ETODOLAC 85 33 34 212
LYRICA 84 0 35 81
CYMBALTA 83 0 36 58
PROMETHAZINE HCL 83 16 R 36 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 81 19 R 38 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 44 39 17
PAROXETINE HCL 73 33 40 67
AZITHROMYCIN 73 38 40 38
ENDOCET 72 12 S2 42 114
SINGULAIR 71 35 43 97
ESTRADIOL 70 25 R 44 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 18 45 46
CELEBREX 68 38 46 102
GLIPIZIDE 67 29 47 56
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66 38 48 25
TRICOR 66 41 48 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 34 R 50 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 30 51 54
SERTRALINE HCL 62 35 52 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62 18 52 92
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 32 S2 54 122
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 58 21 55 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 40 55 73
VENTOLIN HFA 56 11 57 89
VERAPAMIL ER 54 34 58 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 43 59 43
RANITIDINE HCL 53 16 59 18
METHOCARBAMOL 52 18 R 61 169
FENOFIBRATE 52 27 61 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 32 63 59
PRIMIDONE 50 38 64 237
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 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.