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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,472Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1677

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 84 out of 1677

754 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

2% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 754 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 15,481 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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 1,043 815 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 742 558 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 682 565 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 655 516 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 581 495 5 5
LISINOPRIL 509 370 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 419 381 7 14
MELOXICAM 379 279 8 27
METFORMIN HCL 372 256 9 7
CARVEDILOL 343 225 10 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338 291 11 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336 228 12 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 323 205 13 51
ATENOLOL 311 258 14 21
KLOR-CON 10 291 208 15 106
LANTUS 255 168 16 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254 167 17 10
AZITHROMYCIN 253 168 18 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 199 19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 250 205 20 16
GABAPENTIN 248 158 21 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 229 198 22 24
FAMOTIDINE 213 165 23 41
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 141 24 42
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207 121 25 107
GLIMEPIRIDE 205 160 26 33
INSULIN SYRINGE 205 103 26 72
RISPERIDONE 198 154 28 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196 170 29 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 175 121 30 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 168 132 31 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166 118 S3 32 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160 112 33 29
NEXIUM 159 133 34 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150 91 35 25
CLOPIDOGREL 145 106 36 32
ALLOPURINOL 142 126 37 31
JANUVIA 138 99 38 70
RANITIDINE HCL 136 101 39 18
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 110 39 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133 120 41 73
SYMBICORT 132 86 42 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 100 43 13
KLOR-CON M20 126 107 44 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125 102 45 124
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 120 46 30
SERTRALINE HCL 116 97 47 26
CRESTOR 113 101 48 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111 70 49 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 94 50 88
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109 61 51 166
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 82 52 34
NAPROXEN 103 70 53 87
IBUPROFEN 102 70 54 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100 93 55 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 35 R 56 64
PLAVIX 98 77 56 47
CLONIDINE HCL 97 61 58 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97 72 58 57
PAROXETINE HCL 97 81 58 67
PREDNISONE 96 73 61 40
PROAIR HFA 95 63 62 50
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 94 52 63 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 47 64 61
GLIPIZIDE 90 66 65 56
DIGOXIN 90 64 65 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 71 65 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90 78 65 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89 89 69 59
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 69 69 120
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 72 71 43
RAMIPRIL 84 70 72 118
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 72 72 46
TRAZODONE HCL 84 67 72 37
COLCRYS 80 69 75 141
LEVETIRACETAM 78 49 76 116
TRICOR 67 56 77 100
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 39 78 126
COMBIVENT 64 45 79 105
SURE COMFORT 60 35 80 459
PEN NEEDLE 60 45 80 164
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 59 82 90
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59 47 82 15
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 57 84 173
CEFPROZIL 56 39 85 306
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 21 86 112
MECLIZINE HCL 53 45 86 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 53 86 156
CEPHALEXIN 52 32 89 99
ZOSTAVAX 52 40 89 238
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 48 89 147
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 29 R 92 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 31 93 132
DILTIAZEM ER 50 46 93 143
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 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.