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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1677

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1677

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 534 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 16,292 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 700 627 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 680 507 S3 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628 554 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627 564 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 615 522 5 8
LISINOPRIL 486 378 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 477 404 7 14
OMEPRAZOLE 428 322 8 6
METFORMIN HCL 422 337 9 7
CARVEDILOL 355 246 10 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 331 311 11 30
GABAPENTIN 311 255 12 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294 232 13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 278 245 14 33
RISPERIDONE 264 213 15 60
FAMOTIDINE 258 205 16 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215 195 17 9
LANTUS 197 161 18 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 166 19 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 183 174 20 24
CLOPIDOGREL 183 153 20 32
SERTRALINE HCL 182 136 22 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 116 23 17
CLONIDINE HCL 175 155 24 36
TRAMADOL HCL 173 151 25 16
ALLOPURINOL 170 144 26 31
NAMENDA 157 152 27 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 105 28 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 110 29 22
NEXIUM 135 134 30 19
PLAVIX 129 102 31 47
TRAZODONE HCL 128 91 32 37
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 83 33 111
FENTANYL 119 115 S2 34 103
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114 90 35 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112 109 36 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106 99 37 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106 94 37 25
ATENOLOL 102 95 39 21
DIOVAN 102 102 39 45
TRICOR 100 79 41 100
CYMBALTA 99 88 42 58
GLIPIZIDE 97 52 43 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 97 72 43 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97 73 43 42
PAROXETINE HCL 96 61 46 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 88 47 73
OXYCODONE HCL 94 63 S2 48 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94 67 48 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 68 50 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 88 51 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 83 51 34
DIOVAN HCT 90 72 51 66
NIASPAN 86 86 54 128
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 84 55 46
MUPIROCIN 82 75 56 170
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 53 57 88
KLOR-CON M20 78 55 58 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 75 59 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 68 60 57
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75 67 R 60 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 59 62 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74 47 62 112
CRESTOR 73 69 64 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73 68 64 92
DIGOXIN 73 66 64 71
LOVASTATIN 72 43 67 35
SUCRALFATE 71 71 68 146
MELOXICAM 69 51 69 27
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 55 70 149
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 71 131
ZETIA 67 59 71 75
LEVETIRACETAM 66 46 73 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 66 73 69
LEVEMIR 65 49 75 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 63 76 144
PREMARIN 62 57 R 77 109
TOPIRAMATE 61 61 78 181
AGGRENOX 61 61 78 191
CARISOPRODOL 61 30 R 78 68
RANITIDINE HCL 60 57 81 18
KLOR-CON 10 59 54 82 106
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 57 83 78
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 46 84 107
GLIPIZIDE XL 56 45 84 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 51 86 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 32 R 87 52
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53 51 87 53
LIPITOR 52 44 89 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 51 49 90 23
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51 32 90 202
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 46 90 82
OLANZAPINE 50 38 93 189
PREDNISONE 50 47 93 40
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 May 6, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.