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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 193 out of 1677

$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 242 out of 1677

386 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 386 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 8,916 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 562 295 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 375 258 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 359 242 3 59
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352 229 4 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346 289 5 2
CARVEDILOL 304 227 6 20
TRAMADOL HCL 303 197 7 16
METFORMIN HCL 266 186 8 7
LISINOPRIL 251 166 9 3
SIMVASTATIN 241 185 10 1
GABAPENTIN 226 143 11 11
GLIPIZIDE ER 223 148 12 78
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 207 187 13 5
SERTRALINE HCL 200 140 14 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 135 15 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187 123 16 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 107 17 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 166 142 18 51
KLOR-CON 8 161 146 19 300
INSULIN SYRINGE 147 60 20 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 144 134 21 34
JANUVIA 142 119 22 70
KLOR-CON 10 138 78 23 106
FAMOTIDINE 136 104 24 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 99 25 13
ALLOPURINOL 129 109 25 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 106 27 30
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 120 87 28 112
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 78 29 85
OMEPRAZOLE 114 91 29 6
ATENOLOL 114 88 29 21
DIOVAN 111 99 32 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 90 R 33 63
IBUPROFEN 108 70 34 83
NEXIUM 106 71 35 19
EXFORGE 106 76 35 217
WARFARIN SODIUM 103 95 37 24
GLIPIZIDE 103 58 37 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103 96 37 12
CLONIDINE HCL 103 73 37 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102 86 41 23
DIOVAN HCT 93 87 42 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 91 71 43 155
PAROXETINE HCL 90 51 44 67
MELOXICAM 79 48 45 27
BYSTOLIC 79 67 45 125
GLIPIZIDE XL 77 43 47 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 30 R 48 52
NAMENDA 75 75 49 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 70 54 50 120
RISPERIDONE 69 61 51 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68 46 52 57
LANTUS 64 15 53 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 30 53 15
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 63 19 R 55 121
CRESTOR 61 39 56 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61 43 R 56 64
METOLAZONE 61 61 56 205
NIFEDIPINE ER 60 38 59 98
SPIRIVA 60 32 59 74
CARISOPRODOL 59 22 R 61 68
RANITIDINE HCL 59 19 61 18
MECLIZINE HCL 58 47 63 110
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58 40 63 92
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 42 65 134
ACTOS 55 27 66 104
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 53 47 67 403
PREDNISONE 52 42 68 40
CLOPIDOGREL 51 37 69 32
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. 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.