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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1677

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 89 out of 1677

646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 646 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 646 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 15,835 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,254 808 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 756 551 2 6
LISINOPRIL 727 584 3 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531 410 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501 431 5 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 492 363 6 15
METFORMIN HCL 404 286 7 7
GABAPENTIN 393 280 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 392 319 9 8
SIMVASTATIN 366 297 10 1
NEXIUM 331 207 11 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 326 213 12 10
CARVEDILOL 310 277 13 20
MELOXICAM 299 238 14 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 287 228 15 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266 200 16 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 214 17 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 161 18 17
AZITHROMYCIN 223 157 19 38
PREDNISONE 211 165 20 40
RANITIDINE HCL 210 177 21 18
TRAMADOL HCL 198 153 22 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 195 149 23 53
PROMETHAZINE HCL 186 88 R 24 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 186 144 24 22
ALLOPURINOL 177 147 26 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 173 148 27 24
PROAIR HFA 170 125 28 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 144 29 9
TRAZODONE HCL 164 106 29 37
SERTRALINE HCL 162 148 31 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 158 130 32 51
ATENOLOL 157 149 33 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155 139 34 23
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 154 134 35 61
CLOPIDOGREL 154 127 35 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 147 37 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 121 38 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 131 95 39 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 104 40 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 98 41 88
PLAVIX 121 90 42 47
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119 72 43 95
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 117 80 44 126
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 115 67 R 45 52
LEVOFLOXACIN 112 75 46 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109 79 47 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 72 48 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 41 48 49
CLONIDINE HCL 106 81 50 36
CELEBREX 101 85 51 102
CARISOPRODOL 101 51 R 51 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97 72 53 85
DIOVAN 94 58 54 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93 82 55 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 92 82 56 166
FLUCONAZOLE 88 63 57 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88 72 57 57
VERAPAMIL ER 87 59 59 86
CEFUROXIME 85 72 60 158
PAROXETINE HCL 85 49 60 67
SUCRALFATE 84 60 62 146
CRESTOR 84 52 62 28
LANTUS 83 49 64 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 68 R 65 63
MIRTAZAPINE 82 37 65 62
ESTRADIOL 82 71 R 65 129
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 67 68 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 76 69 76
AMOXICILLIN 77 64 70 94
FAMOTIDINE 77 63 70 41
VENTOLIN HFA 77 33 70 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76 76 73 43
SPIRIVA 75 61 74 74
GLIPIZIDE ER 75 64 74 78
JANUVIA 74 44 76 70
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74 44 76 124
FENOFIBRATE 72 53 78 48
KLOR-CON M20 72 65 78 65
RAMIPRIL 71 67 80 118
NAPROXEN 70 60 81 87
PREMARIN 69 55 R 82 109
MUPIROCIN 69 64 82 170
KLOR-CON 10 68 68 84 106
DIGOXIN 68 68 84 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 63 86 196
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67 49 86 213
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 26 S2 86 115
CEPHALEXIN 66 56 89 99
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 90 139
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 44 91 149
ROPINIROLE HCL 58 35 92 79
FINASTERIDE 57 46 93 130
NABUMETONE 55 55 94 210
DONEPEZIL HCL 54 53 95 30
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53 35 96 259
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 46 96 177
NAMENDA 52 52 98 39
ENDOCET 51 21 S2 99 114
CYMBALTA 50 24 100 58
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. 2, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.