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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1677

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1677

512 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52%Patients 65 Years and Older
88% 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

13% of this provider’s 512 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 512 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 10,422 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

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 948 411 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 426 254 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 423 257 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376 256 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360 229 5 2
NEXIUM 333 242 6 19
FUROSEMIDE 329 172 7 8
TRAMADOL HCL 325 126 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 315 196 9 6
GABAPENTIN 291 112 10 11
FAMOTIDINE 273 140 11 41
CARVEDILOL 267 132 12 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 198 13 14
DIOVAN HCT 259 211 14 66
CLOPIDOGREL 235 163 15 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 98 16 15
LISINOPRIL 226 105 17 3
OXYCODONE HCL 213 39 S2 18 91
PLAVIX 212 167 19 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 191 129 20 33
CLONIDINE HCL 184 91 21 36
RANITIDINE HCL 176 103 22 18
CRESTOR 176 99 22 28
CYMBALTA 175 75 24 58
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 82 25 17
LYRICA 166 80 26 81
MELOXICAM 165 91 27 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161 112 28 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 67 29 9
ATENOLOL 146 106 30 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141 106 31 59
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 93 32 34
CALCITRIOL 137 65 33 236
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 133 86 34 95
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 49 R 35 52
AZITHROMYCIN 120 59 36 38
TRAZODONE HCL 118 84 37 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 116 60 38 24
IBUPROFEN 116 44 38 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 75 R 40 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 57 41 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 65 42 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111 63 43 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 71 44 76
AVODART 104 71 45 216
ULORIC 104 46 45 384
COLCRYS 104 62 45 141
ACTOS 103 83 48 104
DIOVAN 102 52 49 45
LACTULOSE 102 53 49 183
WELCHOL 100 67 51 256
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 99 47 R 52 226
VOLTAREN 97 80 53 223
RISPERIDONE 97 33 53 60
PREDNISONE 96 63 55 40
EXFORGE 93 78 56 217
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 85 56 57 166
BYSTOLIC 85 55 57 125
ZEMPLAR 84 67 59 314
VERAPAMIL ER 82 65 60 86
FENTANYL 80 36 S2 61 103
JANUVIA 80 73 61 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79 42 63 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 39 64 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 46 65 72
SPIRONOLACTONE 76 43 66 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75 0 S2 67 115
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 56 68 73
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 38 68 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 42 70 69
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 24 71 120
CELEBREX 72 57 71 102
ALLOPURINOL 71 50 73 31
SERTRALINE HCL 70 31 74 26
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 16 75 92
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 33 76 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 18 R 77 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 29 77 22
LOVAZA 66 19 79 201
PEN NEEDLE 65 30 80 164
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 13 80 77
DILTIAZEM ER 63 50 82 143
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 52 82 51
ONGLYZA 61 39 84 208
LIDODERM 61 47 84 160
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 35 86 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 29 86 29
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 38 86 85
CALCIUM ACETATE 58 38 89 327
PAROXETINE HCL 56 52 90 67
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 43 90 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 26 92 80
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 26 92 53
DIGOXIN 54 54 94 71
PROAIR HFA 52 33 95 50
COMBIVENT 52 34 95 105
LIPITOR 52 36 95 101
PRISTIQ ER 51 0 98 384
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51 11 98 112
RIVASTIGMINE 51 51 98 271
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 Sept. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.