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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 1677

$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 161 out of 1677

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%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

7% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 459 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 14,075 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

$41 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 755 437 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 745 572 2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 705 565 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 570 492 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 538 442 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487 420 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 375 348 7 8
RANITIDINE HCL 361 308 8 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323 249 9 9
TRAMADOL HCL 306 291 10 16
GABAPENTIN 300 217 11 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284 249 12 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265 227 13 2
KLOR-CON 10 251 226 14 106
ATENOLOL 236 200 15 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 234 182 16 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 204 17 24
METFORMIN HCL 218 165 18 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 188 145 19 22
PREDNISONE 174 148 20 40
CLONIDINE HCL 170 128 21 36
CEPHALEXIN 166 138 22 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 163 138 23 30
NEXIUM 156 127 24 19
GLYBURIDE 152 126 R 25 93
CLOPIDOGREL 151 124 26 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147 143 27 73
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 138 27 34
SERTRALINE HCL 141 118 29 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127 112 30 23
NAMENDA 126 126 31 39
PROAIR HFA 125 90 32 50
TRAZODONE HCL 119 110 33 37
LOVASTATIN 118 100 34 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 69 R 35 63
AZITHROMYCIN 117 84 35 38
PLAVIX 108 94 37 47
RISPERIDONE 107 107 38 60
ALLOPURINOL 106 105 39 31
CARVEDILOL 103 98 40 20
CRESTOR 103 100 40 28
KLOR-CON M10 98 86 42 167
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 63 43 13
CARISOPRODOL 94 22 R 44 68
LANTUS 93 58 45 44
FENTANYL 91 74 S2 46 103
DIGOXIN 91 78 46 71
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 66 48 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 74 49 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 64 50 51
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80 71 51 10
KLOR-CON M20 79 79 52 65
DILTIAZEM ER 77 41 53 143
MIRTAZAPINE 77 66 53 62
AMOXICILLIN 76 59 55 94
LYRICA 75 70 56 81
PAROXETINE HCL 75 47 56 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 63 58 43
GLIPIZIDE ER 73 64 59 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 73 31 R 59 64
ZETIA 73 60 59 75
JANUVIA 72 57 62 70
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 71 63 80
FLUCONAZOLE 71 51 63 127
GLIPIZIDE 70 57 65 56
CALCITRIOL 69 69 66 236
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66 34 R 67 52
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65 64 68 149
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 37 69 29
LACTULOSE 63 35 70 183
CYMBALTA 62 59 71 58
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 52 72 72
SYNTHROID 60 58 73 55
VENTOLIN HFA 60 31 73 89
FAMOTIDINE 60 44 73 41
METOLAZONE 57 57 76 205
NOVOLIN 70-30 55 55 77 155
FINASTERIDE 55 50 77 130
DIOVAN 55 53 77 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 43 77 85
ALPRAZOLAM 54 39 81 153
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 46 82 76
GLIPIZIDE XL 52 51 82 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 52 48 82 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 51 30 85 54
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 May 14, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.