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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 1677

$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 1677

1,042 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,042 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 1,042 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 24,588 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,180 969 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,092 866 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 1,079 883 3 8
LISINOPRIL 955 727 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 897 733 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 828 660 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 754 668 7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 720 637 8 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 705 569 9 14
METFORMIN HCL 534 419 10 7
RANITIDINE HCL 506 389 11 18
NAMENDA 487 472 12 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 450 324 13 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 443 307 S3 14 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410 346 15 12
GABAPENTIN 384 301 16 11
MIRTAZAPINE 380 360 17 62
TRAMADOL HCL 379 308 18 16
LANTUS 374 262 19 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 234 20 22
ATENOLOL 319 274 21 21
GLIPIZIDE 300 249 22 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 261 23 30
TRAZODONE HCL 272 204 23 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 268 219 25 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 206 26 13
DIGOXIN 251 245 27 71
JANUVIA 249 186 28 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 240 184 29 51
RISPERIDONE 229 189 30 60
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 186 31 23
KLOR-CON M20 219 181 32 65
CARVEDILOL 215 165 33 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 209 177 34 78
SERTRALINE HCL 206 174 35 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 205 149 36 111
NEXIUM 204 153 37 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 202 171 38 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 194 178 39 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 186 158 R 40 64
HYDRALAZINE HCL 185 120 41 69
PREDNISONE 181 158 42 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178 141 43 34
CLONIDINE HCL 176 122 44 36
FAMOTIDINE 171 116 45 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 169 136 46 57
TRIMETHOPRIM 167 158 47 378
ALLOPURINOL 163 124 48 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158 100 R 49 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 152 124 50 84
CRESTOR 146 112 51 28
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 146 145 51 184
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144 114 53 76
INSULIN SYRINGE 143 109 54 72
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 125 55 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138 116 55 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 137 131 57 156
CLOPIDOGREL 135 114 58 32
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 134 105 59 96
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 108 60 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 130 106 61 112
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 104 62 46
ONDANSETRON HCL 128 120 63 232
PLAVIX 123 107 64 47
CEPHALEXIN 121 103 65 99
FINASTERIDE 115 93 66 130
DIOVAN 114 114 67 45
DILTIAZEM ER 113 107 68 143
COMBIVENT 112 74 69 105
MELOXICAM 108 93 70 27
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107 61 71 144
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104 97 72 43
NOVOLIN R 103 78 73 133
EXELON 102 78 74 119
GLIPIZIDE XL 102 91 74 123
NOVOLOG 100 72 76 117
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 95 64 S3 77 136
HUMULIN 70-30 93 72 78 219
ZETIA 93 58 78 75
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 92 53 80 135
IBUPROFEN 91 60 81 83
COLCRYS 90 81 82 141
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 90 77 82 166
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 88 31 84 124
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 48 R 85 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 87 66 85 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 87 131
SUCRALFATE 84 71 88 146
OXCARBAZEPINE 82 72 89 257
LIPITOR 82 76 89 101
MUPIROCIN 79 69 91 170
LEVEMIR 77 63 92 157
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 61 93 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 40 94 49
LOVASTATIN 75 66 94 35
MECLIZINE HCL 73 68 96 110
VERAPAMIL ER 71 54 97 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 36 98 202
AGGRENOX 70 70 98 191
HUMULIN R 69 65 100 263
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 66 101 138
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 43 101 149
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67 58 103 53
TRAVATAN Z 66 48 104 231
OXYCODONE HCL 65 50 S2 105 91
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 65 48 R 105 121
CYMBALTA 64 52 107 58
AZITHROMYCIN 64 50 107 38
LACTULOSE 64 50 107 183
OLANZAPINE 63 48 110 189
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 45 110 134
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 41 112 126
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 62 50 112 61
PREMARIN 61 52 R 114 109
BUPROPION XL 60 29 115 165
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 47 116 54
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 52 116 154
PROAIR HFA 56 34 118 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 56 53 118 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 55 120 80
AMOXICILLIN 53 37 121 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 43 121 33
DIOVAN HCT 52 42 123 66
TOPIRAMATE 51 33 124 181
VYTORIN 51 28 124 192
DILANTIN 50 35 126 360
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 49 126 59
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 Jan. 6, 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.