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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1677

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1677

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

6% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 24,708 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% 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

38 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,042 853 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 923 716 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 905 743 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 810 606 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 791 593 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 732 635 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675 597 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 607 473 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 580 496 9 16
SERTRALINE HCL 561 424 10 26
GABAPENTIN 509 350 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 484 306 12 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 479 358 13 9
ATENOLOL 457 388 14 21
RANITIDINE HCL 423 318 15 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380 273 16 17
LANTUS 380 324 16 44
FAMOTIDINE 376 329 18 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 365 284 19 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 353 221 20 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352 274 21 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 348 336 22 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 340 286 23 12
MIRTAZAPINE 338 301 24 62
CARVEDILOL 325 251 25 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 311 268 26 59
NEXIUM 293 231 27 19
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 270 245 28 76
CLONIDINE HCL 262 184 29 36
CLOPIDOGREL 240 199 30 32
NIFEDIPINE ER 220 146 31 98
NOVOLIN R 212 180 32 133
WARFARIN SODIUM 206 183 33 24
MELOXICAM 203 141 34 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 161 35 42
PLAVIX 199 171 36 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 191 160 37 34
KLOR-CON M20 188 139 38 65
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 148 39 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185 132 40 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182 129 41 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 177 135 R 42 64
RISPERIDONE 173 139 43 60
DIOVAN HCT 173 160 43 66
NOVOLIN 70-30 173 105 43 155
JANUVIA 172 137 46 70
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 114 47 25
LEVETIRACETAM 160 132 48 116
CRESTOR 156 108 49 28
FLUOXETINE HCL 156 114 49 49
DIOVAN 154 115 51 45
LYRICA 149 89 52 81
NAMENDA 148 139 53 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 148 131 53 85
AZITHROMYCIN 147 117 55 38
GLIPIZIDE 147 117 55 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140 119 57 46
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 132 122 58 135
LOVASTATIN 132 110 58 35
GLYBURIDE 130 96 R 60 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127 114 61 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 126 86 62 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 106 63 54
DEXILANT 124 89 63 179
PREDNISONE 122 92 65 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 122 88 65 72
EXELON 121 111 67 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 109 68 90
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 114 48 R 69 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 98 70 23
LEVEMIR 111 44 71 157
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109 101 72 73
METFORMIN HCL ER 108 80 73 51
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 108 97 73 177
HYDROXYZINE HCL 105 81 R 75 148
TRAZODONE HCL 104 60 76 37
PROAIR HFA 103 49 77 50
DIGOXIN 101 95 78 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 81 79 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 85 80 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97 96 81 171
COLCRYS 96 57 82 141
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 74 R 83 182
ALLOPURINOL 94 70 84 31
CELEBREX 92 62 85 102
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91 68 86 112
CYMBALTA 90 71 87 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 86 88 43
AMOXICILLIN 85 66 89 94
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 75 90 134
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 82 55 R 91 121
ACTOS 80 56 92 104
ZETIA 79 65 93 75
HALOPERIDOL 78 78 94 229
SINGULAIR 77 52 95 97
FLUCONAZOLE 77 54 95 127
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 67 S2 95 122
LIPITOR 76 48 98 101
NOVOLOG 76 38 98 117
PATANOL 71 56 100 355
IBUPROFEN 70 38 101 83
MUPIROCIN 70 51 101 170
CEPHALEXIN 67 52 103 99
METOLAZONE 67 46 103 205
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 60 105 61
HUMALOG 66 53 105 224
TRICOR 66 44 105 100
FINASTERIDE 64 64 108 130
DETROL LA 62 56 109 185
VOLTAREN 62 55 109 223
AGGRENOX 61 44 111 191
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61 49 111 149
DILTIAZEM ER 61 44 111 143
PROPRANOLOL HCL 60 39 114 154
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 51 114 144
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 38 114 53
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 30 114 124
DILTIAZEM HCL 59 32 118 218
PHENYTOIN 59 18 118 261
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59 47 118 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 48 121 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57 57 122 131
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 43 122 111
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 47 122 147
SUCRALFATE 57 54 122 146
VESICARE 57 56 122 220
NYSTOP 56 45 127 299
OLANZAPINE 56 52 127 189
BENICAR HCT 55 28 129 194
LACTULOSE 55 50 129 183
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 43 129 126
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55 40 129 174
NYSTATIN 55 39 129 185
MICARDIS HCT 54 36 134 305
HUMULIN R 54 39 134 263
EXFORGE 54 45 134 217
HUMULIN 70-30 53 37 137 219
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 28 137 198
LATANOPROST 53 53 137 204
RENVELA 53 39 137 300
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 44 141 84
PEN NEEDLE 50 30 142 164
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 50 42 142 214
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 42 142 92
CALCIUM ACETATE 50 27 142 327
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 17, 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.