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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1677

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1677

1,135 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,135 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 1,135 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 25,557 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,765 1,350 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,080 688 S3 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 941 657 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 932 707 4 5
METFORMIN HCL 857 582 5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 786 598 6 13
OMEPRAZOLE 781 544 7 6
LISINOPRIL 763 427 8 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 725 542 9 14
CRESTOR 696 434 10 28
RANITIDINE HCL 679 447 11 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 399 12 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 514 387 13 12
GABAPENTIN 457 273 14 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414 253 15 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 409 330 16 24
PREDNISONE 394 274 17 40
DIOVAN HCT 360 296 18 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 357 220 19 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354 255 20 42
NEXIUM 347 224 21 19
CARVEDILOL 343 250 22 20
MELOXICAM 343 214 22 27
NIASPAN 338 236 24 128
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320 193 25 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 309 256 26 10
CLOPIDOGREL 300 222 27 32
CLONIDINE HCL 297 228 28 36
TRICOR 291 163 29 100
FENOFIBRATE 281 201 30 48
ATENOLOL 270 184 31 21
TRILIPIX 269 176 32 175
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 193 33 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 261 34 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262 217 35 23
BENICAR HCT 251 174 36 194
JANUVIA 251 199 36 70
PAROXETINE HCL 247 185 38 67
ALLOPURINOL 241 192 39 31
LIPITOR 237 191 40 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237 176 40 46
VERAPAMIL ER 236 216 42 86
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 236 137 42 95
TRAMADOL HCL 236 181 42 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 225 127 R 45 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208 165 46 25
KLOR-CON M20 204 115 47 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 200 132 48 85
ZETIA 199 95 49 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 199 156 49 33
LEVOFLOXACIN 198 157 51 84
PLAVIX 196 160 52 47
SERTRALINE HCL 191 144 53 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188 144 54 57
GLIPIZIDE 185 150 55 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 171 56 34
MIRTAZAPINE 178 147 57 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 176 122 58 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 170 106 59 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170 141 59 43
NAPROXEN 168 64 61 87
SUCRALFATE 153 103 62 146
LYRICA 151 117 63 81
LANTUS 146 104 64 44
DIGOXIN 146 123 64 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 145 88 66 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139 100 67 29
ALPRAZOLAM 124 115 68 153
AMOXICILLIN 122 86 69 94
PROAIR HFA 122 76 69 50
RISPERIDONE 120 71 71 60
CYMBALTA 119 73 72 58
CELEBREX 118 84 73 102
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 117 80 74 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115 43 75 132
BENICAR 113 98 76 178
JANUMET 113 74 76 199
SPIRIVA 112 80 78 74
SINGULAIR 112 79 78 97
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110 68 80 134
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 109 85 R 81 121
VYTORIN 108 73 82 192
DIOVAN 108 62 82 45
NAMENDA 104 100 84 39
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 102 77 85 166
FLUCONAZOLE 102 53 85 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 85 87 76
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 101 70 R 87 63
COMBIVENT 100 65 89 105
FAMOTIDINE 100 70 89 41
BACLOFEN 99 50 91 142
DEXILANT 98 57 92 179
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 34 93 49
TRAZODONE HCL 93 52 94 37
AZITHROMYCIN 93 59 94 38
ADVAIR DISKUS 92 78 96 54
COLCRYS 90 66 97 141
FENTANYL 89 85 S2 98 103
ROPINIROLE HCL 87 85 99 79
HYDROCORTISONE 85 73 100 245
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 50 101 96
PREMARIN 84 51 R 101 109
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84 79 101 144
BYSTOLIC 84 54 101 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 84 64 101 88
LOVAZA 83 45 106 201
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81 57 107 53
KLOR-CON 10 79 50 108 106
KLOR-CON M10 78 55 109 167
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76 35 110 80
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 39 111 174
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 66 111 155
NOVOLOG 75 70 111 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 74 32 R 114 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 72 115 73
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 70 37 116 214
ACTOS 70 43 116 104
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70 55 116 82
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 50 119 154
GLYBURIDE 69 64 R 119 93
SYMBICORT 68 50 121 150
VERAPAMIL ER PM 66 42 122 447
VENTOLIN HFA 66 35 122 89
METFORMIN HCL ER 66 44 122 51
IBUPROFEN 65 44 125 83
LEVETIRACETAM 64 46 126 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 35 127 112
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 43 127 451
AVODART 62 59 129 216
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62 62 129 173
CARBAMAZEPINE 61 25 131 230
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60 49 132 124
LEVEMIR 59 42 133 157
WELCHOL 58 40 134 256
ESTRADIOL 58 30 R 134 129
AGGRENOX 58 48 134 191
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57 31 137 197
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 45 137 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 48 137 172
MICARDIS HCT 56 45 140 305
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 48 140 139
RAMIPRIL 56 45 140 118
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 55 33 143 207
EXELON 54 54 144 119
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 35 145 92
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 33 145 147
CEPHALEXIN 52 33 147 99
LIDODERM 51 42 148 160
ENABLEX 51 51 148 281
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. 16, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.