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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1677

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1677

604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 604 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 604 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 10,786 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$56 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
OMEPRAZOLE 684 322 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682 320 2 5
FUROSEMIDE 673 282 3 8
LISINOPRIL 607 377 4 3
GABAPENTIN 588 187 5 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 527 216 6 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 526 253 7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 511 209 8 16
LOVASTATIN 469 300 9 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461 222 10 2
ADVAIR DISKUS 420 150 11 54
METFORMIN HCL 409 217 12 7
RANITIDINE HCL 395 160 13 18
SIMVASTATIN 380 211 14 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 355 151 15 22
PROAIR HFA 330 150 16 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 283 71 R 17 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273 138 18 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 241 174 19 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 117 20 23
ATENOLOL 231 125 21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225 116 22 29
VENTOLIN HFA 220 94 23 89
NEXIUM 213 42 24 19
ESTRADIOL 212 51 R 25 129
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 205 113 26 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 204 46 27 108
SERTRALINE HCL 193 92 28 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 115 29 17
CARVEDILOL 191 137 29 20
GLIMEPIRIDE 185 96 31 33
PLAVIX 180 134 32 47
CLOPIDOGREL 180 138 32 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175 64 34 14
MELOXICAM 175 76 34 27
CYMBALTA 165 71 36 58
CLONIDINE HCL 162 89 37 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 158 70 38 120
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 96 39 46
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154 56 40 92
ALLOPURINOL 150 95 41 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 145 29 R 42 63
RISPERIDONE 139 19 43 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 31 44 77
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 65 44 107
SPIRIVA 129 35 46 74
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 85 47 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 49 47 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 73 49 9
IBUPROFEN 125 41 49 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122 80 51 73
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 122 48 51 145
MIRTAZAPINE 120 59 53 62
LANTUS 118 73 54 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 69 55 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 38 56 53
TOPIRAMATE 110 0 57 181
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 51 57 57
TRICOR 108 31 59 100
PAROXETINE HCL 106 55 60 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 106 43 60 72
NIFEDIPINE ER 101 79 62 98
AZITHROMYCIN 101 39 62 38
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 100 43 64 124
BACLOFEN 99 29 65 142
TRAZODONE HCL 98 31 66 37
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 95 16 R 67 226
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 14 68 49
PREMARIN 91 72 R 69 109
PERPHENAZINE-AMITRIPTYLINE 90 0 R 70 328
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 33 R 70 52
SYNTHROID 87 35 72 55
ACYCLOVIR 87 32 72 336
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 84 0 74 308
VERAPAMIL ER 84 53 74 86
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82 16 76 132
FENOFIBRATE 82 47 76 48
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81 56 78 154
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78 31 79 85
HUMALOG 70 38 80 224
NABUMETONE 69 39 81 210
PEN NEEDLE 68 31 82 164
NADOLOL 68 32 82 284
LYRICA 68 12 82 81
COMBIVENT 68 34 82 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 38 86 149
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 24 87 147
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 35 R 88 121
DIGOXIN 64 41 88 71
FLUCONAZOLE 64 32 88 127
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 24 91 188
GEMFIBROZIL 62 19 91 113
SYMBICORT 61 37 93 150
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 40 94 13
CEPHALEXIN 54 29 95 99
FELODIPINE ER 53 48 96 193
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 22 97 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 51 19 98 84
CARBAMAZEPINE 51 21 98 230
NOVOLOG 51 11 98 117
SEROQUEL 51 18 98 151
NAMENDA 50 37 102 39
LAMOTRIGINE 50 16 102 265
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 0 102 111
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 April 20, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.