ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

14,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 1677

$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 125 out of 1677

580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

3% of this provider’s 580 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 580 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 11,765 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
SIMVASTATIN 641 533 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 457 301 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 438 358 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428 385 4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404 271 S3 5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 403 347 6 5
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 385 304 7 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 265 8 42
ATENOLOL 245 217 9 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 214 9 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 243 190 11 13
LISINOPRIL 241 209 12 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 232 190 13 25
MELOXICAM 190 170 14 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 177 138 15 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 176 166 16 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 155 17 33
GABAPENTIN 174 136 17 11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 172 144 19 53
FUROSEMIDE 168 122 20 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 163 118 21 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 116 22 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144 140 23 10
CARVEDILOL 140 109 24 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136 131 25 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 133 119 26 34
NEXIUM 129 103 27 19
RAMIPRIL 122 112 28 118
TRAMADOL HCL 120 103 29 16
JANUVIA 119 113 30 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 82 31 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 108 32 30
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 113 113 R 33 63
CLOPIDOGREL 112 98 34 32
ALLOPURINOL 107 75 35 31
LOVASTATIN 104 104 36 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102 91 37 46
ACTOS 99 82 38 104
AZITHROMYCIN 96 80 39 38
ZETIA 95 94 40 75
PREDNISONE 95 82 40 40
CRESTOR 94 73 42 28
NAMENDA 93 88 43 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91 52 44 92
PAROXETINE HCL 90 79 45 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 90 76 45 154
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90 42 45 14
BENICAR HCT 80 75 48 194
DIOVAN HCT 80 74 48 66
CYMBALTA 77 49 50 58
IBUPROFEN 72 59 51 83
PROAIR HFA 72 59 51 50
CLONIDINE HCL 71 52 53 36
PREMARIN 70 62 R 54 109
CARISOPRODOL 69 29 R 55 68
BENICAR 67 55 56 178
PLAVIX 64 61 57 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 56 57 85
DIOVAN 62 53 59 45
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 56 60 139
SYNTHROID 59 41 60 55
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 44 62 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 29 62 77
DIGOXIN 54 25 64 71
AGGRENOX 54 49 64 191
WARFARIN SODIUM 52 49 66 24
CELEBREX 51 44 67 102
SERTRALINE HCL 51 29 67 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 31 67 80
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 June 27, 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.