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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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47,365Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1677

$2.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 1677

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

20% of this provider’s 568 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 568 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 41,823 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

83 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 2,021 1,679 S3 1 4
JANTOVEN 1,698 1,575 10 2 180
FUROSEMIDE 1,559 1,441 3 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,473 1,428 4 30
NAMENDA 1,443 1,405 5 39
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,340 1,259 6 5
LISINOPRIL 1,155 1,023 7 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,074 946 8 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 984 931 9 77
GABAPENTIN 941 756 10 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 845 712 11 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 834 772 12 14
RANITIDINE HCL 829 698 13 18
SERTRALINE HCL 742 685 14 26
MIRTAZAPINE 741 658 15 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 702 621 16 111
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691 620 17 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 676 579 18 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 635 582 19 76
RISPERIDONE 597 521 20 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 594 551 21 12
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 540 508 10 22 207
SEROQUEL 520 484 10 23 151
TRAZODONE HCL 478 396 24 37
FAMOTIDINE 455 418 25 41
KLOR-CON M20 404 382 26 65
LEVETIRACETAM 377 309 27 116
TRAMADOL HCL 370 354 28 16
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 365 325 29 250
CARVEDILOL 362 324 30 20
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 359 315 31 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 359 325 31 80
CLOPIDOGREL 349 317 33 32
LANTUS 308 197 34 44
EXELON 304 301 35 119
FENTANYL 300 258 S2 36 103
NEXIUM 284 239 37 19
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 267 217 38 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 264 216 R 39 64
LEVOFLOXACIN 256 222 40 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254 246 41 46
CRESTOR 252 239 42 28
SIMVASTATIN 252 224 42 1
CYMBALTA 244 188 44 58
PLAVIX 241 204 45 47
METFORMIN HCL 237 189 46 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 232 46 9
PAROXETINE HCL 236 216 48 67
DIGOXIN 226 211 49 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 225 212 50 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 220 210 51 54
ALLOPURINOL 218 217 52 31
PREDNISONE 213 193 53 40
LEVEMIR 211 168 54 157
CEPHALEXIN 204 174 55 99
DIOVAN 193 184 56 45
TRICOR 190 152 57 100
IBUPROFEN 187 140 58 83
CLONIDINE HCL 185 158 59 36
LIDODERM 185 158 59 160
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184 183 61 23
SPIRIVA 180 171 62 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 177 160 63 79
NOVOLOG 173 96 64 117
CEFTRIAXONE 171 146 65 242
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167 140 S2 66 122
LYRICA 167 141 66 81
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 163 135 68 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 133 69 29
NYSTOP 161 153 69 299
WARFARIN SODIUM 160 153 71 24
METHADONE HCL 157 132 S2 72 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 156 137 73 124
GLIPIZIDE 155 119 74 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 155 130 74 33
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 154 145 76 131
AZITHROMYCIN 152 138 77 38
BUSPIRONE HCL 149 127 78 120
OLANZAPINE 146 129 79 189
ADVAIR HFA 143 127 80 258
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 142 82 S2 81 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 133 115 82 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 128 115 R 83 182
SUCRALFATE 127 111 84 146
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 125 106 85 126
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 121 113 86 177
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121 120 86 25
BACLOFEN 118 45 88 142
SPIRONOLACTONE 115 86 89 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 111 89 S2 90 115
LATANOPROST 111 93 90 204
HALOPERIDOL 108 101 92 229
NOVOLIN R 105 89 93 133
SODIUM CHLORIDE 104 90 94 282
OXYCODONE HCL 104 35 S2 94 91
CEFUROXIME 104 92 94 158
METOLAZONE 102 69 97 205
LIDOCAINE HCL 102 96 97 306
ACTOS 101 90 99 104
FENOFIBRATE 100 71 100 48
LEXAPRO 99 75 101 209
HYDRALAZINE HCL 99 73 101 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99 94 101 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 99 43 R 101 52
LACTULOSE 98 72 105 183
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 96 96 106 173
FINASTERIDE 94 73 107 130
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 77 108 112
JANUVIA 93 93 108 70
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 67 110 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91 81 111 85
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88 85 112 90
DILTIAZEM ER 87 87 113 143
VALPROIC ACID 87 65 113 211
TORSEMIDE 87 87 113 152
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86 81 116 166
FLUCONAZOLE 86 80 116 127
ATENOLOL 85 41 118 21
ABILIFY 85 61 118 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85 64 R 118 63
AMIODARONE HCL 82 82 121 249
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 78 78 122 61
DETROL LA 78 78 122 185
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 76 124 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75 72 125 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75 64 125 134
SINGULAIR 75 75 125 97
CARAFATE 73 70 128 267
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 66 129 49
AMOXICILLIN 72 58 129 94
AVODART 72 72 129 216
VESICARE 71 58 132 220
SOTALOL 70 70 133 366
MORPHINE SULFATE 69 64 S2 134 273
AGGRENOX 68 68 135 191
VANCOMYCIN HCL 67 51 136 326
RESTASIS 67 67 136 329
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65 58 138 197
ONDANSETRON HCL 65 56 138 232
NYSTATIN 64 61 140 185
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 63 54 141 323
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62 62 142 132
KLOR-CON M10 61 61 143 167
TRAVATAN Z 60 49 144 231
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 60 144 154
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 48 146 218
NAPROXEN 59 52 146 87
METRONIDAZOLE 58 55 148 287
MUPIROCIN 58 52 148 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 41 150 202
HUMALOG 55 37 151 224
VERAPAMIL ER 55 51 151 86
MELOXICAM 55 49 151 27
PRIMIDONE 55 52 151 237
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 54 54 155 410
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 53 53 156 356
KAON-CL 10 53 53 10 156 476
LOPERAMIDE 51 48 158 309
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 50 50 159 13
GLYBURIDE 50 50 R 159 93
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 Aug. 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.