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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1677

$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 1677

756 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
49% 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 756 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 756 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 15,891 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 945 839 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 742 645 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 701 575 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 615 514 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 603 465 S3 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 590 507 6 10
LISINOPRIL 563 465 7 3
CARVEDILOL 436 373 8 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434 374 9 5
CHLORTHALIDONE 396 343 10 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 366 325 11 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 345 309 12 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 278 13 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 335 271 14 53
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316 289 15 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 295 247 16 33
FUROSEMIDE 280 238 17 8
PREDNISONE 276 232 18 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 275 209 19 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254 228 20 13
CRESTOR 184 169 21 28
CLOPIDOGREL 182 165 22 32
ATENOLOL 179 134 23 21
GABAPENTIN 177 145 24 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 175 162 25 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174 139 26 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172 116 27 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 159 28 12
PLAVIX 167 133 29 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 110 30 29
TRAMADOL HCL 160 121 31 16
MELOXICAM 160 134 31 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 150 33 42
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 104 34 139
DIGOXIN 150 136 35 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 146 113 36 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139 103 37 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 133 113 38 61
ALLOPURINOL 130 111 39 31
COLCRYS 127 108 40 141
SERTRALINE HCL 127 83 40 26
NEXIUM 123 70 42 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116 102 43 34
RANITIDINE HCL 116 92 43 18
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 58 45 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99 83 46 46
SPIRIVA 96 69 47 74
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 79 48 107
DIOVAN 89 85 49 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 74 50 80
MIRTAZAPINE 86 80 51 62
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 52 90
PROAIR HFA 83 50 53 50
PAROXETINE HCL 83 65 53 67
GLIPIZIDE XL 81 81 55 123
FINASTERIDE 80 80 56 130
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 67 57 17
RAMIPRIL 78 57 58 118
DIOVAN HCT 77 77 59 66
KLOR-CON 10 77 69 59 106
TRAZODONE HCL 76 47 61 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 29 R 61 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 68 63 30
TORSEMIDE 73 72 64 152
VENTOLIN HFA 71 58 65 89
INDOMETHACIN 70 50 R 66 268
QUINAPRIL HCL 69 58 67 163
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68 59 68 243
FAMOTIDINE 68 43 68 41
ESTROPIPATE 65 41 R 70 448
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 45 70 54
LYRICA 64 55 72 81
TRICOR 63 17 73 100
PREMARIN 63 57 R 73 109
SYNTHROID 62 62 75 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 46 76 73
BENICAR 59 49 77 178
LOVASTATIN 59 59 77 35
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 56 37 S3 79 368
LIPITOR 55 51 80 101
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54 49 81 57
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 54 38 81 269
SINGULAIR 54 32 81 97
SYMBICORT 54 47 81 150
CELEBREX 52 51 85 102
CYMBALTA 51 26 86 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 36 87 79
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.