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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,394Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1677

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1677

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

18% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,678 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,677 886 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 673 467 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 566 349 3 6
GABAPENTIN 550 286 4 11
FUROSEMIDE 528 328 5 8
CARISOPRODOL 490 122 R 6 68
LISINOPRIL 449 321 7 3
BENAZEPRIL HCL 434 273 8 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408 255 9 12
FAMOTIDINE 382 276 10 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 289 11 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 365 247 12 14
ENDOCET 356 102 S2 13 114
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 353 211 14 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345 224 15 5
METFORMIN HCL 337 250 16 7
LOVASTATIN 327 218 17 35
GLIPIZIDE 320 215 18 56
CLOPIDOGREL 306 244 19 32
ATENOLOL 278 184 20 21
CARVEDILOL 277 234 21 20
MELOXICAM 274 114 22 27
TRAMADOL HCL 271 209 23 16
DEXAMETHASONE 256 160 24 278
PROMETHAZINE HCL 221 104 R 25 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 119 26 9
PLAVIX 218 172 27 47
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 216 85 S2 28 115
SERTRALINE HCL 210 111 29 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 109 30 17
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198 165 31 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196 110 32 29
FENTANYL 187 20 S2 33 103
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 175 69 R 34 52
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 170 118 35 269
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 139 36 139
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164 111 37 23
RISPERIDONE 158 89 38 60
RANITIDINE HCL 155 92 39 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 155 97 39 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 151 142 41 34
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 147 112 42 144
DIGOXIN 145 95 43 71
NEXIUM 143 102 44 19
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 140 76 45 206
PROAIR HFA 138 63 46 50
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 91 47 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 85 48 69
AZITHROMYCIN 125 68 49 38
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 124 66 50 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 123 93 51 61
DILTIAZEM ER 122 103 52 143
GEMFIBROZIL 121 55 53 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 103 54 30
SPIRIVA 114 56 55 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 110 75 56 33
TRAZODONE HCL 109 33 57 37
LYRICA 106 43 58 81
ACTOS 104 67 59 104
SUCRALFATE 103 71 60 146
TRICOR 102 53 61 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 62 131
TORSEMIDE 100 69 62 152
LANTUS 95 75 64 44
CLONIDINE HCL 92 59 65 36
CEPHALEXIN 91 45 66 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 50 67 85
DOXEPIN HCL 87 65 68 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 87 64 68 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85 85 70 90
NITROSTAT 83 53 71 246
ALPRAZOLAM 83 37 71 153
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 33 73 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 56 73 72
NAMENDA 80 71 73 39
DIOVAN HCT 80 66 73 66
METOLAZONE 78 50 77 205
PAROXETINE HCL 76 38 78 67
PREMARIN 75 29 R 79 109
MORPHINE SULFATE 74 0 S2 80 273
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 64 80 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 73 59 82 13
CYMBALTA 73 44 82 58
BACLOFEN 72 34 84 142
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71 64 85 173
ROPINIROLE HCL 71 35 85 79
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70 65 R 87 182
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 49 87 98
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 70 34 R 87 121
CRESTOR 70 66 87 28
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68 46 91 112
PREDNISONE 68 49 91 40
TERAZOSIN HCL 68 68 91 138
TOPIRAMATE 67 0 94 181
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 67 40 94 135
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 50 96 149
ALLOPURINOL 66 64 96 31
CARAFATE 65 43 98 267
SYNTHROID 65 51 98 55
RAMIPRIL 65 65 98 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 32 98 92
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65 18 98 111
JANUVIA 64 44 103 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63 29 R 104 63
PIROXICAM 63 44 104 394
FLUCONAZOLE 62 27 106 127
BUMETANIDE 62 42 106 200
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 54 108 124
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60 45 109 57
BUPROPION HCL SR 60 32 109 188
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59 32 111 213
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 39 111 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 26 113 88
CHLORTHALIDONE 57 33 114 137
MUPIROCIN 55 31 115 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55 35 115 134
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55 45 115 159
COMBIVENT 54 31 118 105
METHOCARBAMOL 54 26 R 118 169
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 47 118 123
VENTOLIN HFA 54 15 118 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 49 122 43
HUMULIN 70-30 53 50 122 219
VERAPAMIL ER 53 32 122 86
MIRTAZAPINE 52 39 125 62
CEFUROXIME 52 25 125 158
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 48 125 78
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 18 128 147
DIOVAN 51 41 128 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 42 130 156
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50 24 130 145
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.