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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 93 out of 1677

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 1677

515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

12% of this provider’s 515 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 515 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 11,499 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 767 462 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 640 398 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 489 323 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 321 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 433 259 5 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386 296 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 381 273 7 6
GABAPENTIN 371 207 8 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 238 9 14
RANITIDINE HCL 333 199 10 18
LISINOPRIL 303 167 11 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 269 190 12 25
CLONIDINE HCL 260 179 13 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 253 199 14 53
ATENOLOL 251 195 15 21
NIFEDIPINE ER 250 181 16 98
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 137 17 9
CLOPIDOGREL 189 134 18 32
CARVEDILOL 176 129 19 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 146 20 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 104 21 15
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 166 101 22 159
WARFARIN SODIUM 164 116 23 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162 91 24 12
FENTANYL 143 104 S2 25 103
RISPERIDONE 143 60 25 60
MELOXICAM 142 104 27 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 141 98 28 22
GEMFIBROZIL 136 77 29 113
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 93 30 59
ETODOLAC 130 121 31 212
LANTUS 124 62 32 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 124 67 32 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 99 34 34
PLAVIX 123 89 34 47
MIRTAZAPINE 120 97 36 62
DIOVAN HCT 107 76 37 66
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 106 73 38 228
ALLOPURINOL 105 50 39 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 104 85 40 76
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103 74 41 10
NEXIUM 103 39 41 19
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 87 43 61
JANUVIA 96 40 44 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95 78 45 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 55 46 69
FAMOTIDINE 93 85 46 41
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 44 R 48 52
COLCRYS 90 39 48 141
AZITHROMYCIN 89 55 50 38
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 62 50 107
NAMENDA 86 67 52 39
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 85 61 R 53 121
GLIPIZIDE 85 64 53 56
LOVASTATIN 83 48 55 35
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 65 55 161
TRAZODONE HCL 81 46 57 37
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 54 58 72
NOVOLIN 70-30 76 28 59 155
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 41 59 17
DIOVAN 75 69 61 45
CRESTOR 72 58 62 28
MECLIZINE HCL 71 59 63 110
SERTRALINE HCL 71 29 63 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71 59 63 73
ONGLYZA 71 49 63 208
NOVOLOG 70 37 67 117
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69 60 68 184
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 68 59 69 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67 45 70 29
SPIRIVA 67 32 70 74
TRAMADOL HCL 66 40 72 16
SUCRALFATE 66 50 72 146
CARISOPRODOL 65 29 R 74 68
PROAIR HFA 65 34 74 50
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 65 61 74 315
OXYCODONE HCL 58 37 S2 77 91
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58 53 77 144
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 47 79 137
VENTOLIN HFA 57 26 79 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 29 R 81 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 22 R 81 64
PREDNISONE 54 37 83 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 34 83 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 37 85 173
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 30 85 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53 43 R 85 182
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53 42 85 82
LYRICA 53 35 85 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 42 90 49
ACTOS 51 36 91 104
COMBIVENT 50 16 92 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 26 92 92
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 2, 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.