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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 109 out of 1677

$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 1677

360 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

8% of this provider’s 360 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 360 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 14,081 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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 705 513 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 524 462 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 512 453 3 8
SIMVASTATIN 483 444 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 450 423 5 5
LISINOPRIL 421 355 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374 345 7 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280 254 8 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261 239 9 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214 198 10 12
SERTRALINE HCL 200 183 11 26
CARVEDILOL 194 178 12 20
NEXIUM 192 169 13 19
GABAPENTIN 189 147 14 11
PREDNISONE 182 156 15 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 171 16 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 140 17 33
METFORMIN HCL 174 159 17 7
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 173 137 19 166
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 153 20 22
EXELON 168 161 21 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 162 162 22 30
CLOPIDOGREL 161 146 23 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 153 24 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 118 25 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156 142 26 57
MIRTAZAPINE 144 133 27 62
NAMENDA 141 141 28 39
RAMIPRIL 141 111 28 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 107 30 79
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126 119 31 76
CARAFATE 120 116 32 267
RANITIDINE HCL 116 94 33 18
ALLOPURINOL 112 85 34 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 83 35 29
NABUMETONE 111 98 35 210
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 92 37 161
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 108 81 R 38 52
DIOVAN 108 101 38 45
LANTUS 107 93 40 44
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 107 83 S2 40 115
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106 91 42 23
CRESTOR 103 103 43 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102 94 44 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 102 79 44 84
DIGOXIN 102 85 44 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 76 44 9
CEPHALEXIN 96 81 48 99
NOVOLOG 96 82 48 117
MELOXICAM 93 92 50 27
PLAVIX 93 87 50 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91 75 52 13
CEFUROXIME 90 81 53 158
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 79 53 46
MUPIROCIN 89 72 55 170
TRAMADOL HCL 88 81 56 16
CELEBREX 87 62 57 102
CYMBALTA 86 74 58 58
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85 85 59 43
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 72 59 17
MECLIZINE HCL 84 67 61 110
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84 74 61 131
CARISOPRODOL 83 46 R 63 68
JANUVIA 82 78 64 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82 73 64 134
DIOVAN HCT 79 69 66 66
KLOR-CON M20 77 47 67 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77 65 67 80
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 53 R 69 64
FAMOTIDINE 72 70 70 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70 70 71 73
SPIRIVA 70 69 71 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 67 55 73 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 33 74 96
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63 38 75 25
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61 61 R 76 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 54 77 54
LYRICA 58 42 78 81
TRICOR 58 35 78 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 49 78 69
AZITHROMYCIN 57 46 81 38
TIZANIDINE HCL 56 35 82 108
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 44 82 196
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 50 84 95
AVODART 51 40 85 216
JANTOVEN 51 40 85 180
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 March 24, 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.