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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 1677

$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 137 out of 1677

666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

10% of this provider’s 666 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 666 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 11,907 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$46 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.


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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
SIMVASTATIN 624 431 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 582 366 S3 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 582 447 2 2
LISINOPRIL 508 352 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 411 271 5 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 363 244 6 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 355 222 7 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 273 8 14
CARVEDILOL 311 218 9 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299 225 10 13
OMEPRAZOLE 295 225 11 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281 188 12 5
FAMOTIDINE 272 155 13 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 268 194 14 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 244 174 15 33
GABAPENTIN 228 147 16 11
CRESTOR 197 138 17 28
RANITIDINE HCL 192 109 18 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 190 166 19 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 182 175 20 30
TRAMADOL HCL 180 137 21 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179 160 22 9
ATENOLOL 176 144 23 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 111 24 10
INSULIN SYRINGE 172 98 24 72
METFORMIN HCL 165 98 26 7
PREDNISONE 156 133 27 40
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 154 114 28 159
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143 118 29 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 139 104 30 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131 85 31 23
ALLOPURINOL 120 99 32 31
DIGOXIN 117 98 33 71
LANTUS 113 78 34 44
KLOR-CON M20 109 59 35 65
NIASPAN 105 61 36 128
NEXIUM 105 67 36 19
KLOR-CON 10 101 80 38 106
INDAPAMIDE 99 83 39 222
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 72 40 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97 69 41 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93 92 42 43
PROAIR HFA 92 67 43 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91 79 44 73
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 72 S2 45 122
MIRTAZAPINE 87 79 45 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 83 43 47 79
SERTRALINE HCL 82 57 48 26
TRAZODONE HCL 82 43 48 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 82 38 R 48 52
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 59 51 57
NOVOLIN 70-30 80 40 52 155
CLOPIDOGREL 78 57 53 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 62 54 46
MELOXICAM 77 64 54 27
NAPROXEN 75 15 56 87
NAMENDA 72 60 57 39
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 40 58 54
PLAVIX 70 58 59 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70 70 59 80
FENOFIBRATE 69 33 61 48
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 62 62 107
RAMIPRIL 68 55 62 118
METHOCARBAMOL 67 29 R 64 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 58 64 49
MUPIROCIN 66 45 66 170
GLIPIZIDE 65 63 67 56
CLONIDINE HCL 64 31 68 36
DIOVAN HCT 63 53 69 66
ENDOCET 62 22 S2 70 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 36 71 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 31 71 42
LIPITOR 61 41 71 101
LYRICA 60 45 74 81
AZITHROMYCIN 58 48 75 38
EVISTA 57 57 76 162
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56 16 77 76
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 56 47 R 77 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56 24 77 15
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 38 R 77 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 44 77 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54 45 82 95
SPIRIVA 52 43 83 74
PREMARIN 51 51 R 84 109
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 April 20, 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.