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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 146 out of 1677

$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 241 out of 1677

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86%Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

5% of this provider’s 662 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 13,310 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 740 704 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597 543 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 482 439 3 10
METFORMIN HCL 478 425 4 7
LISINOPRIL 416 382 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 399 365 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 398 371 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 349 305 8 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 262 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 303 267 10 22
RANITIDINE HCL 299 262 11 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 263 244 12 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 238 13 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 165 14 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205 195 15 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 187 16 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 174 17 14
MELOXICAM 191 163 18 27
AZITHROMYCIN 171 156 19 38
GLYBURIDE 169 152 R 20 93
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 156 20 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 161 22 30
ALLOPURINOL 161 150 23 31
ATENOLOL 158 150 24 21
GABAPENTIN 158 133 24 11
TRAMADOL HCL 156 150 26 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155 152 27 34
SERTRALINE HCL 137 128 28 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133 126 29 13
CARVEDILOL 119 117 30 20
KLOR-CON 10 107 88 31 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103 101 32 73
VERAPAMIL ER 102 102 33 86
BUPROPION XL 100 89 34 165
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100 83 34 95
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 98 34 24
NAMENDA 100 100 34 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 91 38 33
FENOFIBRATE 97 92 38 48
CLONIDINE HCL 96 74 40 36
LANTUS 92 71 41 44
LOVASTATIN 90 84 42 35
RISPERIDONE 85 81 43 60
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83 61 44 144
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 83 77 44 61
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82 72 R 46 63
TRAZODONE HCL 81 68 47 37
DIGOXIN 80 80 48 71
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75 75 49 90
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73 60 50 57
SYNTHROID 71 67 51 55
PREDNISONE 71 62 51 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68 61 53 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66 63 54 46
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 59 55 156
CYMBALTA 61 30 56 58
NEXIUM 60 48 57 19
GLIPIZIDE 59 46 58 56
COMBIVENT 59 53 58 105
CLOPIDOGREL 59 55 58 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 53 61 59
PREMARIN 56 56 R 62 109
DILTIAZEM ER 54 54 63 143
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 51 64 161
SINGULAIR 50 38 65 97
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 June 16, 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.