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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,169Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1677

$976K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1677

487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

6% of this provider’s 487 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 487 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 13,939 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 784 529 1 1
LISINOPRIL 710 501 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 682 532 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 673 427 S3 4 4
FUROSEMIDE 534 416 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 401 6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 440 314 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 403 251 8 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 332 176 9 15
RANITIDINE HCL 322 217 10 18
SERTRALINE HCL 298 240 11 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296 227 12 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292 242 13 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269 230 14 23
MELOXICAM 258 224 15 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 235 128 16 69
GABAPENTIN 233 143 17 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 225 194 18 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 149 19 24
TRAMADOL HCL 195 128 20 16
ATENOLOL 194 128 21 21
LANTUS 183 142 22 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 178 23 30
CARVEDILOL 173 145 24 20
CLOPIDOGREL 160 133 25 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 156 112 26 79
DIOVAN 155 151 27 45
FAMOTIDINE 153 145 28 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152 102 29 29
NAMENDA 150 150 30 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148 143 31 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 107 32 10
NEXIUM 143 110 33 19
PREDNISONE 141 98 34 40
GLIMEPIRIDE 140 102 35 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139 112 S3 36 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 63 36 17
PLAVIX 138 110 38 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135 122 R 39 64
DIGOXIN 133 111 40 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 78 41 54
PAROXETINE HCL 120 94 42 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 110 75 43 124
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106 86 44 34
RISPERIDONE 106 89 44 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 104 78 46 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101 82 47 76
DIOVAN HCT 100 56 48 66
LYRICA 100 93 48 81
CRESTOR 99 56 50 28
CHLORTHALIDONE 96 81 51 137
CARAFATE 93 89 52 267
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 71 53 9
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 89 77 54 131
ALLOPURINOL 88 73 55 31
CELEBREX 87 69 56 102
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 86 33 57 159
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84 84 58 25
PROAIR HFA 84 40 58 50
TRAZODONE HCL 84 68 58 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 0 61 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 82 45 62 72
RAMIPRIL 81 69 63 118
ENABLEX 80 67 64 281
MIRTAZAPINE 78 78 65 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 43 66 49
CLONIDINE HCL 74 27 67 36
COMBIVENT 73 46 68 105
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 55 69 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71 40 70 92
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 60 71 135
EXELON 69 69 71 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68 55 73 85
TRICOR 68 14 73 100
SPIRIVA 65 49 75 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 0 76 112
SSD 63 62 77 451
SPIRONOLACTONE 59 15 78 88
NYSTATIN 58 53 79 185
PEN NEEDLE 57 21 80 164
VENTOLIN HFA 57 27 80 89
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 50 82 73
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55 25 82 95
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 41 84 188
DETROL LA 54 30 84 185
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 54 30 S2 84 140
SINGULAIR 52 32 87 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 42 88 172
NIASPAN 50 21 89 128
VESICARE 50 29 89 220
SYMBICORT 50 48 89 150
MUPIROCIN 50 37 89 170
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 Jan. 20, 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.