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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,264Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 86

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 86

490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

47% of this provider’s 490 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 14,235 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 1,735 1,167 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 705 556 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689 525 3 4
LISINOPRIL 562 476 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 509 376 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 438 292 6 5
CARISOPRODOL 402 182 R 7 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 384 260 8 18
GABAPENTIN 317 202 9 11
NEXIUM 310 177 10 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 297 197 11 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 288 206 12 51
GLYBURIDE 288 224 R 12 72
METFORMIN HCL 271 230 14 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263 187 15 6
SERTRALINE HCL 258 163 16 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 152 17 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 149 18 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235 203 19 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 177 20 12
KLOR-CON M20 213 183 21 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206 176 22 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 165 23 24
AMOXICILLIN 175 109 24 57
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 162 113 25 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 160 88 R 26 70
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 158 93 S2 27 107
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 157 125 28 96
ATENOLOL 156 134 29 16
TRAZODONE HCL 152 83 30 44
SYNTHROID 149 91 31 68
CYMBALTA 136 72 32 78
AZITHROMYCIN 134 82 33 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 130 91 34 136
LANTUS 129 103 35 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 123 110 36 41
ALPRAZOLAM 123 65 36 167
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 92 38 64
TRAMADOL HCL 119 72 39 13
MELOXICAM 114 90 40 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 112 88 41 23
CLOPIDOGREL 109 102 42 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 106 79 43 113
OXYCODONE HCL 106 45 S2 43 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99 74 45 85
ROPINIROLE HCL 99 74 45 92
ALLOPURINOL 98 67 47 26
ENDOCET 98 46 S2 47 137
NAPROXEN 96 61 49 79
PROAIR HFA 96 67 49 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 71 51 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 24 R 51 56
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 65 53 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 66 54 15
DIOVAN HCT 87 64 55 61
FENTANYL 87 39 S2 55 104
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 73 55 80
TRICOR 84 81 58 89
PAROXETINE HCL 83 44 59 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 64 59 59
MECLIZINE HCL 83 55 59 91
PREDNISONE 82 64 62 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 81 63 90
PREMARIN 80 29 R 64 116
PLAVIX 80 71 64 53
CARVEDILOL 80 74 64 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 43 R 67 65
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 43 68 36
RISPERIDONE 78 64 68 38
ESTRADIOL 78 22 R 68 157
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74 60 71 67
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73 70 72 48
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72 46 73 87
LYRICA 72 55 73 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72 66 73 73
DILTIAZEM ER 71 54 76 173
FENOFIBRATE 70 40 77 86
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 41 78 82
LIPITOR 68 56 79 93
DIOVAN 67 41 80 39
ABILIFY 65 37 81 173
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 50 82 149
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 61 83 157
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 61 37 83 185
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60 54 85 128
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 39 85 49
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 44 85 55
FAMOTIDINE 60 45 85 35
SPIRIVA 59 43 89 80
NAMENDA 58 58 90 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58 21 90 33
CLONIDINE HCL 58 56 90 28
BACLOFEN 57 15 93 130
SYMBICORT 55 42 94 156
FLUCONAZOLE 55 27 94 122
CELEBREX 55 48 94 112
GLIPIZIDE 54 34 97 43
VENTOLIN HFA 50 40 98 97
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. 9, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.