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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1677

$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1677

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 885 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 25,374 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
LISINOPRIL 1,415 968 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,306 1,009 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,232 725 S3 3 4
METFORMIN HCL 993 708 4 7
CARVEDILOL 992 796 5 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 972 748 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 863 670 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 769 577 8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 725 600 9 2
GABAPENTIN 575 319 10 11
NEXIUM 553 262 11 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 483 372 12 9
JANUVIA 464 331 13 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 455 307 14 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 395 284 15 23
RANITIDINE HCL 389 225 16 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 379 267 17 24
CLOPIDOGREL 371 272 18 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 369 198 S2 19 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 353 297 20 34
MELOXICAM 317 236 21 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316 272 22 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 252 23 12
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 309 236 24 61
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 308 230 25 14
ATENOLOL 300 191 26 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 299 228 27 29
TRAMADOL HCL 296 225 28 16
PLAVIX 273 218 29 47
FAMOTIDINE 270 197 30 41
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 266 184 31 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 266 189 31 22
CRESTOR 259 160 33 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 157 34 10
SERTRALINE HCL 245 177 35 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 244 170 36 33
ADVAIR DISKUS 234 148 37 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 234 123 R 37 52
KLOR-CON M20 233 163 39 65
PAROXETINE HCL 228 177 40 67
PREDNISONE 227 146 41 40
CYMBALTA 214 116 42 58
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 198 138 43 126
NAPROXEN 194 128 44 87
CHLORTHALIDONE 180 149 45 137
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 152 46 30
LOVASTATIN 178 156 47 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 178 121 47 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 173 75 49 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 170 126 R 50 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 129 51 17
BUPROPION XL 165 102 52 165
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 103 53 46
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 119 54 57
CLONIDINE HCL 161 99 54 36
LANTUS 158 97 56 44
PROAIR HFA 155 58 57 50
DIOVAN 155 128 57 45
GLIPIZIDE 151 126 59 56
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 150 118 60 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149 123 61 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 147 122 62 88
NIFEDIPINE ER 146 115 63 98
SINGULAIR 145 81 64 97
NIFEDIAC CC 142 118 65 302
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137 94 66 76
IBUPROFEN 135 94 67 83
SPIRIVA 134 57 68 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 133 91 69 79
FENTANYL 127 80 S2 70 103
CARISOPRODOL 125 28 R 71 68
COMBIVENT 124 39 72 105
PREMARIN 123 96 R 73 109
TRICOR 118 71 74 100
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 80 75 84
DETROL LA 116 93 75 185
DILTIAZEM ER 109 93 77 143
TOPIRAMATE 105 63 78 181
INSULIN SYRINGE 105 73 78 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 82 78 59
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 84 81 69
AZITHROMYCIN 104 64 81 38
SYNTHROID 103 83 83 55
EXELON 102 102 84 119
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102 78 84 131
ALLOPURINOL 102 89 84 31
NAMENDA 100 98 87 39
VERAPAMIL ER 99 63 88 86
FENOFIBRATE 99 63 88 48
MECLIZINE HCL 97 88 90 110
KLOR-CON 10 96 80 91 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96 55 91 156
ESTRADIOL 95 46 R 93 129
ZETIA 94 71 94 75
ACTOS 93 61 95 104
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92 82 S3 96 136
BYSTOLIC 91 76 97 125
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 43 97 108
BUSPIRONE HCL 90 42 99 120
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 89 64 100 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 89 31 R 100 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 28 S2 102 140
EVISTA 88 80 102 162
ONGLYZA 88 61 102 208
COLCRYS 88 83 102 141
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 67 106 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83 44 107 174
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83 66 107 73
VENTOLIN HFA 81 46 109 89
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80 64 110 82
MIRTAZAPINE 79 56 111 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79 69 111 172
RISPERIDONE 78 64 113 60
ALPRAZOLAM 78 78 113 153
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 29 S2 115 122
DEXILANT 77 62 115 179
BACLOFEN 77 20 115 142
METFORMIN HCL ER 76 57 118 51
SUCRALFATE 73 62 119 146
LIPITOR 73 52 119 101
CEPHALEXIN 71 53 121 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 64 121 53
DIOVAN HCT 70 48 123 66
GLIPIZIDE XL 69 59 124 123
ONDANSETRON HCL 68 44 125 232
HYDROXYZINE HCL 67 33 R 126 148
LEVEMIR 66 48 127 157
METOLAZONE 65 49 128 205
DIGOXIN 64 55 129 71
LYRICA 64 34 129 81
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 38 129 147
LEVETIRACETAM 63 22 132 116
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 27 133 112
TRAZODONE HCL 58 35 134 37
CELEBREX 58 45 134 102
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58 45 134 154
SEROQUEL XR 55 26 137 317
NIASPAN 55 37 137 128
PRADAXA 55 55 137 354
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 37 137 95
ENDOCET 53 39 S2 141 114
KLOR-CON M10 53 35 141 167
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 53 53 141 398
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 25 144 250
DOXEPIN HCL 51 40 145 190
ACTONEL 50 47 146 335
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. 1, 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.