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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1677

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 55 out of 1677

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 594 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 13,488 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,144 497 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 783 598 2 1
LISINOPRIL 775 529 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 715 567 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 570 456 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 480 330 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452 317 7 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 449 254 8 22
GABAPENTIN 434 283 9 11
METFORMIN HCL 377 267 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345 211 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320 213 12 14
MELOXICAM 306 213 13 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 275 135 14 15
CARVEDILOL 274 184 15 20
ATENOLOL 258 178 16 21
TRAMADOL HCL 251 183 17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 194 18 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 181 19 24
NEXIUM 236 86 20 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221 158 21 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209 148 22 13
ALLOPURINOL 169 104 23 31
NAMENDA 168 168 24 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 164 163 25 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159 116 26 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 153 94 R 27 52
SPIRIVA 150 92 28 74
CLOPIDOGREL 150 88 28 32
SERTRALINE HCL 142 92 30 26
CARISOPRODOL 136 0 R 31 68
RANITIDINE HCL 135 74 32 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 135 90 32 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 124 32 34
PROAIR HFA 132 59 35 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130 120 36 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 127 52 R 37 64
PLAVIX 124 80 38 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 122 84 39 54
CYMBALTA 121 45 40 58
AMOXICILLIN 121 83 40 94
FENOFIBRATE 120 83 42 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 83 43 17
CRESTOR 119 46 43 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 117 47 45 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 68 46 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 114 88 47 43
PAROXETINE HCL 113 95 48 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 82 49 25
RISPERIDONE 107 99 50 60
LYRICA 102 55 51 81
OXYCODONE HCL 99 0 S2 52 91
NAPROXEN 97 39 53 87
GLYBURIDE 95 67 R 54 93
TRAZODONE HCL 92 62 55 37
NABUMETONE 88 71 56 210
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 48 56 29
JANUVIA 88 70 56 70
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 44 R 59 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 56 60 46
PREDNISONE 84 62 60 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 61 62 42
DIGOXIN 82 71 63 71
MUPIROCIN 82 41 63 170
SYMBICORT 78 60 65 150
MIRTAZAPINE 74 37 66 62
METHADONE HCL 73 0 S2 67 168
LIPITOR 71 48 68 101
KLOR-CON M20 69 37 69 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 48 70 85
COMBIVENT 66 49 71 105
RAMIPRIL 64 54 72 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 39 72 80
AZITHROMYCIN 64 25 72 38
ONGLYZA 63 41 75 208
MECLIZINE HCL 63 52 75 110
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 61 25 S2 77 115
CEPHALEXIN 61 50 77 99
ESTRADIOL 61 0 R 77 129
FENTANYL 60 39 S2 80 103
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 37 R 81 148
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 32 82 96
SYNTHROID 58 40 82 55
CLONIDINE HCL 57 27 84 36
CELEBREX 57 41 84 102
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 14 86 92
DIOVAN 55 46 87 45
VERAPAMIL ER 54 33 88 86
ALPRAZOLAM 54 17 88 153
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53 25 90 77
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52 30 S2 91 140
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 48 91 49
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 32 93 98
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 39 94 172
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 34 94 59
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 Feb. 15, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.