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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,008Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 20 out of 1677

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1677

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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 673 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

40% of this provider’s 673 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 22,422 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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 2,336 1,279 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 946 752 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 860 694 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 807 673 4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 789 612 5 6
METFORMIN HCL 746 556 6 7
LISINOPRIL 733 491 7 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 724 584 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 675 639 9 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 652 565 10 14
FAMOTIDINE 463 420 11 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 396 266 12 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 381 371 13 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373 278 14 12
CARVEDILOL 337 260 15 20
NAMENDA 326 324 16 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320 163 17 15
GABAPENTIN 312 212 18 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301 244 19 13
MIRTAZAPINE 287 256 20 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 278 178 21 61
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 274 216 22 57
NEXIUM 262 184 23 19
FENTANYL 238 180 S2 24 103
BUSPIRONE HCL 236 198 25 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 232 178 26 53
ATENOLOL 231 180 27 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218 171 28 25
MELOXICAM 218 159 28 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 158 30 34
TRAMADOL HCL 215 158 31 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214 177 32 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214 145 32 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204 127 34 29
CLOPIDOGREL 204 143 34 32
ALLOPURINOL 197 116 36 31
PROMETHAZINE HCL 189 109 R 37 64
NOVOLIN R 188 180 38 133
DIGOXIN 185 168 39 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 168 117 40 59
PROAIR HFA 162 114 41 50
CARISOPRODOL 161 44 R 42 68
PLAVIX 160 126 43 47
DIOVAN 159 117 44 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153 115 45 46
AZITHROMYCIN 152 106 46 38
LYRICA 139 86 47 81
SERTRALINE HCL 139 82 47 26
RANITIDINE HCL 134 113 49 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 131 42 R 50 52
PAROXETINE HCL 130 111 51 67
TRAZODONE HCL 128 73 52 37
ADVAIR DISKUS 128 81 52 54
SUCRALFATE 127 95 54 146
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125 107 55 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122 98 56 90
VERAPAMIL ER 120 109 57 86
KLOR-CON 10 120 75 57 106
GLYBURIDE 118 68 R 59 93
CELEBREX 118 115 59 102
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 96 59 77
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117 51 62 17
RISPERIDONE 117 111 62 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116 88 64 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 101 65 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 69 R 66 63
KLOR-CON M20 112 68 67 65
VENTOLIN HFA 110 55 68 89
FENOFIBRATE 108 80 69 48
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105 81 70 149
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105 99 70 82
CLONIDINE HCL 104 60 72 36
EXELON 103 96 73 119
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103 71 73 96
PREDNISONE 100 77 75 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 97 39 76 108
GLIMEPIRIDE 96 81 77 33
SPIRIVA 94 63 78 74
LOVASTATIN 92 79 79 35
LEXAPRO 92 83 79 209
LIDODERM 91 75 81 160
LEVEMIR 86 56 82 157
GLIPIZIDE 86 60 82 56
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 84 63 R 84 121
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 69 85 76
LANTUS 81 63 86 44
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 81 60 S2 86 140
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81 58 86 166
DICYCLOMINE HCL 80 76 89 196
METFORMIN HCL ER 80 41 89 51
IBUPROFEN 78 39 91 83
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78 66 91 111
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 41 93 72
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76 61 94 85
CYMBALTA 76 56 94 58
LEVETIRACETAM 73 66 96 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 42 96 88
FLUCONAZOLE 72 34 98 127
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70 70 99 43
NOVOLOG 70 35 99 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 68 99 73
ENDOCET 69 45 S2 102 114
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 56 103 177
NYSTATIN 66 52 104 185
COLCRYS 66 42 104 141
GEMFIBROZIL 66 54 104 113
LATANOPROST 66 66 104 204
LEVOFLOXACIN 66 44 104 84
ESTRADIOL 66 39 R 104 129
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 36 104 126
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66 66 104 135
LIPITOR 64 59 112 101
PREMARIN 63 35 R 113 109
DETROL LA 63 46 113 185
LACTULOSE 63 63 113 183
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 62 116 295
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 62 44 116 214
CEPHALEXIN 61 46 118 99
MUPIROCIN 61 49 118 170
SEROQUEL 60 50 120 151
VOLTAREN 59 54 121 223
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 58 122 112
DIOVAN HCT 57 55 123 66
AMOXICILLIN 56 37 124 94
NOVOLIN 70-30 56 46 124 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 55 40 126 79
BACLOFEN 55 24 126 142
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 25 128 188
NAPROXEN 53 28 128 87
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52 50 R 130 182
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 49 131 276
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.