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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 68 out of 1677

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1677

664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
42% 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

4% of this provider’s 664 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 664 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 16,276 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 670 568 1 13
SIMVASTATIN 610 532 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609 535 3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 600 506 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 550 484 5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540 466 6 5
FUROSEMIDE 521 421 7 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 464 351 S3 8 4
LISINOPRIL 460 357 9 3
CRESTOR 447 373 10 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 385 337 11 33
FENOFIBRATE 373 294 12 48
ZETIA 371 286 13 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 355 309 14 15
NEXIUM 312 211 15 19
METFORMIN HCL 288 229 16 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284 256 17 9
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280 241 18 107
TRAMADOL HCL 277 243 19 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263 221 20 17
SERTRALINE HCL 245 222 21 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 238 204 22 14
JANUVIA 233 198 23 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229 210 24 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 218 166 25 51
ATENOLOL 210 193 26 21
BENAZEPRIL HCL 208 179 27 53
GABAPENTIN 208 184 27 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 205 183 29 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 166 30 12
CLOPIDOGREL 191 164 31 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 176 114 32 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175 152 33 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175 154 33 25
RANITIDINE HCL 170 84 35 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 139 36 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 144 37 42
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136 127 38 139
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135 87 39 29
MELOXICAM 135 87 39 27
ALLOPURINOL 134 110 41 31
CYMBALTA 131 100 42 58
PAROXETINE HCL 128 120 43 67
CARVEDILOL 126 96 44 20
LIPITOR 118 74 45 101
PLAVIX 117 96 46 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 94 47 76
LANTUS 110 74 48 44
DIOVAN HCT 109 101 49 66
TRAZODONE HCL 98 62 50 37
SYNTHROID 89 72 51 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 74 51 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 35 R 53 64
AZITHROMYCIN 86 57 54 38
SPIRIVA 82 51 55 74
KLOR-CON M20 80 60 56 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78 65 57 73
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 68 58 380
TRICOR 76 66 59 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 75 60 59
DIGOXIN 72 60 61 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71 64 62 80
NIFEDIPINE ER 70 62 63 98
KLOR-CON 10 70 56 63 106
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 60 65 120
ESTRADIOL 68 47 R 65 129
PREDNISONE 67 47 67 40
BUPROPION XL 67 31 67 165
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 64 69 79
IBUPROFEN 66 44 69 83
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 59 48 71 243
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 52 71 172
MECLIZINE HCL 59 51 71 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 57 30 74 49
JANUMET 57 56 74 199
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 28 76 72
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 32 76 147
DETROL LA 56 45 76 185
NAMENDA 56 56 76 39
PROAIR HFA 56 48 76 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53 42 81 250
AGGRENOX 52 39 82 191
PEN NEEDLE 52 40 82 164
RAMIPRIL 52 42 82 118
AMOXICILLIN 52 43 82 94
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 41 86 57
CEPHALEXIN 50 39 87 99
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 June 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.