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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1677

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 29 out of 1677

852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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

7% of this provider’s 852 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 852 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 16,669 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,381 794 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 929 653 2 1
LISINOPRIL 861 613 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 708 486 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 638 493 5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 575 427 6 6
SERTRALINE HCL 544 377 7 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 520 335 8 15
GABAPENTIN 497 282 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490 382 10 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430 314 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 419 305 12 8
NEXIUM 373 184 13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367 295 14 12
CLONIDINE HCL 291 172 15 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290 222 16 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287 197 17 13
RANITIDINE HCL 287 198 17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 212 19 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271 240 20 14
TRAMADOL HCL 261 179 21 16
CLOPIDOGREL 241 160 22 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229 134 23 10
MELOXICAM 224 169 24 27
CARISOPRODOL 212 81 R 25 68
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 150 26 17
NAPROXEN 203 136 27 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 182 28 30
PLAVIX 194 147 29 47
LYRICA 189 102 30 81
LOVASTATIN 188 168 31 35
AZITHROMYCIN 176 103 32 38
ALLOPURINOL 164 98 33 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163 68 R 34 63
RAMIPRIL 162 127 35 118
COMBIVENT 158 72 36 105
PROAIR HFA 156 106 37 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 114 38 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 150 108 38 57
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 88 40 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 145 115 41 78
ALPRAZOLAM 143 83 42 153
ATENOLOL 140 79 43 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 89 44 22
CRESTOR 136 118 45 28
FENTANYL 128 72 S2 46 103
DIOVAN HCT 124 112 47 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122 65 48 85
CARVEDILOL 117 61 49 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110 79 50 42
DIOVAN 108 75 51 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 96 51 43
CYMBALTA 105 66 53 58
GLIPIZIDE 105 95 53 56
SYNTHROID 100 99 55 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 76 56 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 66 56 145
BENAZEPRIL HCL 96 78 58 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 95 76 59 90
GLIPIZIDE XL 93 77 60 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 90 66 61 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89 38 R 62 52
SINGULAIR 88 40 63 97
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 75 63 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 35 R 65 64
GEMFIBROZIL 86 44 66 113
OXYCODONE HCL 84 65 S2 67 91
TRAZODONE HCL 83 42 68 37
SPIRIVA 83 44 68 74
NAMENDA 81 68 70 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 81 57 70 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 47 70 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 44 73 88
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 59 74 29
METFORMIN HCL ER 79 57 74 51
KLOR-CON 10 79 52 74 106
LANSOPRAZOLE 78 54 77 147
PAROXETINE HCL 78 67 77 67
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 76 79 107
VESICARE 76 45 79 220
FENOFIBRATE 76 19 79 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74 55 82 77
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 50 82 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 54 84 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 49 84 69
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 44 84 108
AMOXICILLIN 71 46 87 94
LANTUS 71 37 87 44
PREDNISONE 71 48 87 40
TRICOR 71 20 87 100
SYMBICORT 70 32 91 150
DIGOXIN 67 44 92 71
CELEBREX 66 31 93 102
INSULIN SYRINGE 65 27 94 72
HYDROXYZINE HCL 64 51 R 95 148
EVISTA 64 64 95 162
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 17 97 92
GLIMEPIRIDE 63 61 97 33
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 45 99 61
BACLOFEN 62 13 99 142
TEMAZEPAM 61 23 101 370
ESTRADIOL 60 31 R 102 129
PREMARIN 60 22 R 102 109
FAMOTIDINE 60 40 102 41
JANUVIA 59 40 105 70
COLCRYS 56 40 106 141
BUPROPION XL 56 30 106 165
IBUPROFEN 56 36 106 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 25 109 112
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 41 R 109 121
VENTOLIN HFA 52 27 111 89
NYSTATIN 51 22 112 185
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50 39 113 134
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 Dec. 27, 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.