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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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42,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1677

$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1677

1,746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 1,746 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 1,746 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 34,834 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,643 1,095 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,455 1,316 2 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,225 1,050 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,214 1,048 4 1
LISINOPRIL 1,130 937 5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,117 950 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,007 911 7 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 864 785 8 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 774 669 9 12
METFORMIN HCL 725 538 10 7
SERTRALINE HCL 675 623 11 26
GABAPENTIN 664 541 12 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 599 540 13 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 505 415 14 24
RANITIDINE HCL 501 390 15 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 497 431 16 77
LANTUS 486 414 17 44
ATENOLOL 481 418 18 21
NEXIUM 478 390 19 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 441 307 20 15
NAMENDA 435 426 21 39
CLOPIDOGREL 420 350 22 32
AZITHROMYCIN 391 294 23 38
CARVEDILOL 390 319 24 20
PREDNISONE 359 299 25 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 349 338 26 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340 303 27 25
FENOFIBRATE 339 255 28 48
GLIPIZIDE 337 317 29 56
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 329 285 30 76
EXELON 326 323 31 119
CLONIDINE HCL 321 306 32 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295 242 33 34
TRAMADOL HCL 294 212 34 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294 271 34 23
DIOVAN 281 233 36 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 277 240 37 22
PAROXETINE HCL 275 202 38 67
MELOXICAM 261 214 39 27
RISPERIDONE 260 214 40 60
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251 219 41 13
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 245 170 42 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 239 219 43 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 209 43 10
DIGOXIN 231 194 45 71
FAMOTIDINE 225 213 46 41
HUMALOG 214 194 47 224
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211 172 48 46
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 211 157 48 85
SEROQUEL 209 184 50 151
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 206 192 51 135
LOVASTATIN 205 173 52 35
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 201 165 53 126
PLAVIX 200 171 54 47
MIRTAZAPINE 200 197 54 62
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195 165 56 29
CRESTOR 194 140 57 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 191 117 R 58 52
CYMBALTA 183 122 59 58
MUPIROCIN 182 147 60 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 176 135 61 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 173 143 62 88
TRAZODONE HCL 171 132 63 37
KLOR-CON M20 168 148 64 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 167 111 R 65 64
NOVOLOG 157 135 66 117
ADVAIR DISKUS 157 132 66 54
ALLOPURINOL 156 133 68 31
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 156 148 68 171
FLUOXETINE HCL 153 104 70 49
VERAPAMIL ER 151 144 71 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 148 140 72 144
CARISOPRODOL 148 40 R 72 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 146 139 74 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 141 105 75 84
MEGESTROL ACETATE 137 130 R 76 182
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 133 111 77 264
LEVETIRACETAM 131 79 78 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 131 119 78 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 107 80 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 109 80 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 99 R 82 63
SYNTHROID 127 124 83 55
NOVOLIN 70-30 126 83 84 155
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 122 122 85 61
INSULIN SYRINGE 121 74 86 72
AGGRENOX 121 118 86 191
IBUPROFEN 120 76 88 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115 96 89 73
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114 111 90 172
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111 99 91 53
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 108 95 92 173
FENTANYL 105 103 S2 93 103
EVISTA 103 100 94 162
ZETIA 101 79 95 75
CEFTRIAXONE 101 96 95 242
FLUCONAZOLE 98 68 97 127
NAPROXEN 96 60 98 87
DIOVAN HCT 93 77 99 66
CELEBREX 91 87 100 102
TRICOR 90 51 101 100
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 88 68 102 351
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88 50 102 59
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88 68 102 112
ONDANSETRON HCL 85 70 105 232
LYRICA 85 62 105 81
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 82 107 43
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 82 60 107 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81 71 109 131
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 63 109 42
VENTOLIN HFA 81 41 109 89
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80 62 112 92
TRAVATAN Z 79 79 113 231
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78 55 114 174
NYSTATIN 77 69 115 185
GLUCAGEN 77 77 115 349
RIVASTIGMINE 77 69 115 271
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 62 118 51
PROAIR HFA 75 50 119 50
OLANZAPINE 74 73 120 189
GLIPIZIDE XL 74 67 120 123
BUMETANIDE 74 32 120 200
HYDROXYZINE HCL 73 55 R 123 148
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73 53 R 123 176
DEXILANT 72 48 125 179
COLCRYS 72 63 125 141
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 72 58 R 125 343
WELCHOL 72 69 125 256
CEPHALEXIN 71 49 129 99
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 71 46 129 228
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 45 129 78
VALPROIC ACID 71 56 129 211
TRILIPIX 69 57 133 175
DILTIAZEM HCL 68 55 134 218
TERAZOSIN HCL 67 64 135 138
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 54 136 120
FINASTERIDE 65 65 137 130
DETROL LA 64 59 138 185
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 57 138 134
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 58 138 90
SUCRALFATE 64 62 138 146
MECLIZINE HCL 63 45 142 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 44 142 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62 60 144 156
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 45 144 124
LATANOPROST 59 49 146 204
LEVEMIR 59 28 146 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58 37 148 198
TAMIFLU 57 47 149 339
VYTORIN 56 56 150 192
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 55 47 R 151 469
LIPITOR 55 55 151 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 55 32 151 108
ACTOS 55 54 151 104
PREMARIN 53 49 R 155 109
JANUVIA 53 33 155 70
SINGULAIR 53 43 155 97
DOXEPIN HCL 52 24 158 190
AVODART 51 49 159 216
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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.