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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1677

$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1677

844 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

7% of this provider’s 844 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 844 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 25,963 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

$61 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 976 777 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 894 655 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 869 713 3 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 866 701 4 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 828 676 5 2
LISINOPRIL 783 664 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 759 577 7 6
RANITIDINE HCL 711 583 8 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 703 635 9 22
FUROSEMIDE 652 557 10 8
METFORMIN HCL 590 397 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 529 498 12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 505 418 13 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 491 367 14 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 441 441 15 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433 401 16 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 409 407 17 24
NAMENDA 386 386 18 39
CARVEDILOL 380 317 19 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 379 291 20 15
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 375 316 21 46
TRAZODONE HCL 365 260 22 37
NEXIUM 324 239 23 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319 285 24 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303 290 25 10
CRESTOR 292 204 26 28
MIRTAZAPINE 275 246 27 62
CLOPIDOGREL 274 240 28 32
GABAPENTIN 274 208 28 11
CYMBALTA 268 214 30 58
LANTUS 240 206 31 44
BUSPIRONE HCL 230 218 32 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228 172 33 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227 211 34 73
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 226 225 35 135
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 222 151 36 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 211 192 37 76
GLIMEPIRIDE 206 172 38 33
PREDNISONE 191 148 39 40
DIOVAN 189 143 40 45
ATENOLOL 187 155 41 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186 174 42 34
PLAVIX 184 160 43 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184 143 43 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 180 141 45 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 122 46 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 171 125 47 54
SPIRIVA 170 143 48 74
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165 130 49 43
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 161 138 50 77
EXELON 158 158 51 119
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 155 68 52 206
DEXILANT 151 98 53 179
MELOXICAM 142 85 54 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141 113 55 59
SERTRALINE HCL 137 114 56 26
LIPITOR 134 109 57 101
DIOVAN HCT 134 116 57 66
CEFUROXIME 131 109 59 158
KLOR-CON M20 129 117 60 65
ALLOPURINOL 127 109 61 31
PROAIR HFA 125 100 62 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 122 120 63 171
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117 70 64 132
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117 78 R 64 64
GLIPIZIDE ER 116 102 66 78
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112 95 67 111
FENOFIBRATE 112 64 67 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 85 69 49
ABILIFY 109 68 70 227
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 93 71 84
NIFEDIPINE ER 107 81 72 98
GLIPIZIDE 106 96 73 56
VOLTAREN 106 104 73 223
BUPROPION XL 104 69 75 165
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103 101 S2 76 122
PRISTIQ ER 103 91 76 384
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 103 64 76 172
FAMOTIDINE 101 88 79 41
LAMOTRIGINE 99 41 80 265
SEROQUEL XR 99 78 80 317
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 69 82 42
ZETIA 96 62 83 75
TRICOR 95 70 84 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 72 85 29
RISPERIDONE 91 78 86 60
AGGRENOX 91 91 86 191
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 78 88 88
PEN NEEDLE 89 60 89 164
LEXAPRO 88 71 90 209
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 55 91 51
GEMFIBROZIL 83 59 92 113
COMBIVENT 82 19 93 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 82 64 93 85
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 81 77 S2 95 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 34 R 95 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 79 29 97 72
LIDODERM 78 72 98 160
AVODART 78 78 98 216
GLIPIZIDE XL 78 63 98 123
LANSOPRAZOLE 76 48 101 147
PAROXETINE HCL 76 57 101 67
ENDOCET 76 57 S2 101 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 60 101 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 47 101 53
VENTOLIN HFA 72 47 106 89
DIGOXIN 72 68 106 71
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70 56 108 96
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 48 109 124
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68 40 110 198
NIASPAN 66 45 111 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 65 41 112 202
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64 64 113 197
HUMALOG 64 38 113 224
NYSTATIN 64 60 113 185
LOVASTATIN 61 61 116 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61 40 116 95
JANUVIA 61 49 116 70
NITROSTAT 60 51 119 246
LEVETIRACETAM 59 59 120 116
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59 54 120 57
ZOSTAVAX 58 46 122 238
AMOXICILLIN 58 50 122 94
SYMBICORT 56 44 124 150
ENABLEX 56 56 124 281
PREMARIN 55 52 R 126 109
ACTOS 55 32 126 104
LYRICA 55 52 126 81
CLONIDINE HCL 53 37 129 36
VESICARE 53 53 129 220
RAMIPRIL 52 52 131 118
TOVIAZ 50 16 132 372
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 50 132 107
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 Oct. 17, 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.