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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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129,209Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1677

$8.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1677

1,989 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

16% of this provider’s 1,989 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 1,989 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 104,093 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

65 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,808 2,989 1 24
NAMENDA 3,682 3,443 10 2 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,424 3,023 10 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,366 2,621 S3 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 3,321 2,870 10 5 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 3,066 2,870 10 6 30
LISINOPRIL 3,025 2,582 10 7 3
SIMVASTATIN 2,765 2,285 8 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 2,673 2,270 10 9 12
GABAPENTIN 2,466 1,906 10 10 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,220 1,896 11 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,881 1,573 12 6
RISPERIDONE 1,799 1,531 10 13 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,766 1,424 14 14
LANTUS 1,701 1,367 10 15 44
SERTRALINE HCL 1,696 1,369 10 16 26
TRAMADOL HCL 1,644 1,389 10 17 16
RANITIDINE HCL 1,626 1,279 18 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,625 1,297 10 19 77
TRAZODONE HCL 1,531 1,121 20 37
MIRTAZAPINE 1,527 1,331 21 62
FAMOTIDINE 1,519 1,225 10 22 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 1,494 1,088 10 23 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,488 1,159 24 22
CARVEDILOL 1,452 1,187 25 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,366 1,187 26 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,359 1,182 10 27 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 1,321 1,046 10 28 69
LEVETIRACETAM 1,303 868 10 29 116
NOVOLIN R 1,156 963 10 30 133
NOVOLOG 1,126 848 10 31 117
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 939 697 32 15
CLONIDINE HCL 938 720 10 33 36
LIDODERM 908 792 34 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 894 741 35 9
CLOPIDOGREL 888 767 36 32
CYMBALTA 880 716 37 58
TAMSULOSIN HCL 877 695 38 34
METFORMIN HCL 856 672 39 7
EXELON 855 782 40 119
BACLOFEN 851 459 10 41 142
FENTANYL 833 711 S2 42 103
KLOR-CON M20 828 698 10 43 65
SANTYL 824 634 10 44 187
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 779 667 10 45 197
LEVOFLOXACIN 775 652 10 46 84
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 732 420 S2 47 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 677 589 48 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 648 498 49 13
OLANZAPINE 643 405 50 189
SEROQUEL 634 509 10 51 151
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 611 483 52 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 609 495 53 57
NUEDEXTA 605 432 10 54 241
PROMETHAZINE HCL 592 417 R 55 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 584 489 56 46
PLAVIX 573 509 57 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 567 468 58 23
ATENOLOL 562 528 59 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 544 473 60 25
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 533 416 61 135
KLOR-CON M10 531 453 10 62 167
GLIPIZIDE 517 397 63 56
OXCARBAZEPINE 514 438 10 64 257
DIGOXIN 503 405 65 71
LEXAPRO 502 433 66 209
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 492 414 10 67 177
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 485 324 10 68 124
PREDNISONE 471 388 69 40
VALPROIC ACID 467 293 10 70 211
ARICEPT 465 437 10 71 272
RAMIPRIL 464 418 72 118
ALLOPURINOL 463 397 73 31
LACTULOSE 456 391 74 183
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 430 372 75 131
FENOFIBRATE 425 304 76 48
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 424 295 10 77 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 415 278 78 92
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 411 294 R 79 176
ABILIFY 391 227 80 227
LATANOPROST 389 329 81 204
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 389 314 81 173
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 388 322 83 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 387 342 84 43
CEFTRIAXONE 382 297 10 85 242
NYSTATIN 367 303 86 185
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 363 233 87 202
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 361 319 88 29
CEPHALEXIN 358 292 89 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 354 291 90 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 349 249 91 49
DIOVAN 345 323 92 45
SPIRIVA 331 300 93 74
MELOXICAM 321 280 94 27
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 321 269 10 94 126
LYRICA 320 254 96 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 296 256 97 171
TRAVATAN Z 291 266 98 231
NIFEDIPINE ER 280 241 99 98
AMIODARONE HCL 278 224 100 249
METRONIDAZOLE 271 189 10 101 287
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 270 223 102 134
HALOPERIDOL 267 146 103 229
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 262 227 104 316
LEVEMIR 259 198 105 157
SPIRONOLACTONE 258 209 106 88
ROPINIROLE HCL 257 215 107 79
MUPIROCIN 251 191 108 170
VENLAFAXINE HCL 248 179 109 198
PAROXETINE HCL 248 192 109 67
LIDOCAINE HCL 248 158 109 306
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 247 242 112 340
CLONIDINE 246 216 10 113 291
PHENYTOIN 240 152 10 114 261
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 239 162 115 149
GLIMEPIRIDE 232 208 116 33
TRANSDERM-SCOP 231 154 10 117 347
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 230 183 10 118 323
COLCRYS 214 190 119 141
IBUPROFEN 214 163 119 83
NOVOLIN 70-30 213 193 121 155
SODIUM CHLORIDE 210 133 122 282
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 208 96 S2 123 140
NEXIUM 208 180 123 19
HUMALOG 207 151 125 224
LAMOTRIGINE 206 103 126 265
BUSPIRONE HCL 205 190 127 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 205 162 127 96
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 204 117 S2 129 115
ONDANSETRON HCL 200 139 10 130 232
GLIPIZIDE ER 198 180 131 78
RISPERDAL CONSTA 198 191 131 289
RENVELA 197 113 133 300
LABETALOL HCL 188 108 134 195
GLYCOPYRROLATE 184 120 135 345
FINASTERIDE 180 178 136 130
BUPROPION HCL 178 130 137 247
METOLAZONE 177 145 138 205
AMOXICILLIN 173 133 139 94
METHADONE HCL 170 84 S2 140 168
HUMULIN R 169 146 141 263
BUPROPION XL 167 155 142 165
FLUCONAZOLE 166 107 143 127
AZITHROMYCIN 162 144 144 38
GEMFIBROZIL 162 128 144 113
AVELOX 161 135 10 146 383
PRIMIDONE 160 123 147 237
LITHIUM CARBONATE 160 126 147 310
AMANTADINE 159 116 149 351
TIMOLOL MALEATE 159 149 149 320
MEGESTROL ACETATE 158 144 R 151 182
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 157 157 152 184
MORPHINE SULFATE 154 118 S2 153 273
TOPIRAMATE 151 67 154 181
HYDROXYZINE HCL 150 123 R 155 148
SINGULAIR 150 125 155 97
OXYCODONE HCL 148 90 S2 157 91
GLUCAGEN 145 107 10 158 349
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 145 140 158 90
CEFUROXIME 145 115 158 158
CILOSTAZOL 144 123 161 235
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 143 69 R 162 52
NITROSTAT 143 123 162 246
LOPERAMIDE 141 106 164 309
TERAZOSIN HCL 141 113 164 138
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 133 116 166 144
AGGRENOX 133 113 166 191
TIZANIDINE HCL 132 101 168 108
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 132 90 168 276
KETOCONAZOLE 130 81 170 244
GLYBURIDE 129 102 R 171 93
PROAIR HFA 127 115 172 50
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 126 113 173 156
VOLTAREN 126 105 173 223
HEPARIN SODIUM 125 84 175 324
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 124 74 176 228
RIVASTIGMINE 124 124 176 271
JANUVIA 122 109 178 70
NYSTOP 120 73 179 299
AMITIZA 119 91 180 399
CALCIUM ACETATE 118 92 181 327
NOVOLIN N 115 100 182 234
LOVASTATIN 115 69 182 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 48 R 182 63
CELEBREX 114 103 185 102
NIASPAN 113 112 186 128
CRESTOR 111 80 187 28
CARBAMAZEPINE 111 65 187 230
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 110 76 189 381
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 110 99 189 321
SUCRALFATE 108 97 191 146
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 74 192 17
VANCOMYCIN HCL 106 70 193 326
BYSTOLIC 104 92 194 125
ADVAIR HFA 104 101 194 258
PROPRANOLOL HCL 104 77 194 154
CHOLESTYRAMINE 103 94 197 417
PENTOXIFYLLINE 102 65 198 342
GALANTAMINE HBR 101 101 199 295
ERYTHROMYCIN 100 85 200 420
NITROFURANTOIN 100 67 200 331
MIDODRINE HCL 99 49 202 421
SENSIPAR 98 46 203 346
VESICARE 97 83 204 220
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 97 80 204 361
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97 70 204 174
DILANTIN 95 64 207 360
CLOZAPINE 90 57 208 424
ZYPREXA 90 48 208 424
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89 63 210 196
VENTOLIN HFA 88 81 211 89
DILTIAZEM ER 88 88 211 143
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 87 71 213 166
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 87 53 213 427
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 64 215 53
DILTIAZEM HCL 86 71 215 218
MEGACE ES 86 74 R 215 430
CALCITRIOL 84 75 218 236
PREMARIN 81 44 R 219 109
ZETIA 81 65 219 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 81 62 R 219 121
BUPROPION HCL SR 79 48 222 188
TAMIFLU 78 61 223 339
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76 69 224 59
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 76 55 224 351
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 76 64 224 356
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 42 224 172
HYDROCORTISONE 75 41 228 245
BUDESONIDE 75 74 228 374
TORSEMIDE 74 64 230 152
TRICOR 74 67 230 100
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 74 230 61
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 71 55 233 439
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71 61 233 145
PROCRIT 70 59 235 440
LUMIGAN 68 59 236 401
CARISOPRODOL 68 14 R 236 68
RESTASIS 67 65 238 329
COMBIVENT 65 51 239 105
LIPITOR 64 55 240 101
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 64 58 240 214
RANEXA 63 48 242 396
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 63 45 242 264
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 63 50 242 364
METHOTREXATE 63 57 242 333
OXYCONTIN 62 29 S2 246 203
CARAFATE 61 53 247 267
FELODIPINE ER 61 50 247 193
DETROL LA 60 46 249 185
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59 45 250 460
BUMETANIDE 57 54 251 200
IMIPENEM-CILASTATIN SODIUM 57 44 10 251 462
SEROQUEL XR 57 40 251 317
CALCITONIN-SALMON 56 56 254 356
ACYCLOVIR 55 35 255 336
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 54 39 256 470
MECLIZINE HCL 54 41 256 110
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52 34 258 370
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 32 259 42
METHOCARBAMOL 51 50 R 259 169
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 Aug. 12, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.