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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 186 out of 1677

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 1677

365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 365 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 9,753 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

36% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$82 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
CRESTOR 824 607 1 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 762 634 2 25
CARVEDILOL 546 394 3 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430 349 4 42
OMEPRAZOLE 357 264 5 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 330 234 6 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 317 316 7 30
SIMVASTATIN 298 217 8 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298 207 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295 258 10 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 284 224 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 271 233 12 161
ZEMPLAR 247 208 13 314
CALCITRIOL 246 179 14 236
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235 179 15 2
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196 167 16 34
NEXIUM 174 127 17 19
JANUVIA 164 156 18 70
RANITIDINE HCL 149 120 19 18
CYMBALTA 135 115 20 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 132 84 21 22
METFORMIN HCL 124 86 22 7
BYSTOLIC 122 89 23 125
IRBESARTAN 120 111 24 366
MELOXICAM 120 74 24 27
MIRTAZAPINE 118 116 26 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 100 87 27 24
VYTORIN 100 43 27 192
COLCRYS 100 75 27 141
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99 82 30 59
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 51 31 107
CHLORTHALIDONE 93 68 31 137
BENICAR HCT 92 54 33 194
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 53 34 17
FUROSEMIDE 85 71 35 8
SPIRIVA 84 51 36 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 79 55 37 33
LYRICA 77 52 38 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 53 39 54
CLOPIDOGREL 72 63 40 32
PEN NEEDLE 70 40 41 164
FAMOTIDINE 69 51 42 41
BENICAR 67 43 43 178
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 67 49 43 207
BUPROPION XL 67 52 43 165
LISINOPRIL 66 48 46 3
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 44 46 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 47 48 46
ARICEPT 64 64 49 272
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61 44 50 145
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 38 51 88
PREDNISONE 60 42 51 40
LIPITOR 60 43 51 101
TORSEMIDE 56 48 54 152
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55 42 55 413
AZOR 54 44 56 347
JANUMET 52 39 57 199
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51 38 58 69
PLAVIX 51 35 58 47
CILOSTAZOL 51 44 58 235
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.