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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 95 out of 1677

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 64 out of 1677

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
40% 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

8% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 13,761 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

33% 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

41 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,063 902 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 674 532 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 504 402 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 462 371 4 6
CRESTOR 432 352 5 28
LISINOPRIL 401 337 6 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 362 285 7 14
NEXIUM 358 265 8 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343 299 9 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326 201 S3 10 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 321 305 11 24
FUROSEMIDE 284 251 12 8
PREDNISONE 282 214 13 40
SERTRALINE HCL 274 230 14 26
GABAPENTIN 269 194 15 11
MELOXICAM 268 231 16 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253 203 17 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 223 18 9
ACTOS 251 226 19 104
ATENOLOL 243 200 20 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 174 21 15
SYNTHROID 230 188 22 55
DIOVAN HCT 206 162 23 66
RANITIDINE HCL 194 127 24 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193 180 25 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192 172 26 12
CARVEDILOL 189 170 27 20
CYMBALTA 167 77 28 58
AZITHROMYCIN 159 114 29 38
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 154 106 30 126
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 141 31 22
ALLOPURINOL 138 124 32 31
CLONAZEPAM 138 76 32 275
CLOPIDOGREL 132 125 34 32
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 97 35 17
LYRICA 127 83 36 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 83 R 37 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 96 38 29
SINGULAIR 115 81 39 97
TRAMADOL HCL 108 65 40 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 94 41 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 105 93 42 34
RAMIPRIL 103 84 43 118
METFORMIN HCL ER 100 68 44 51
DIOVAN 98 73 45 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95 76 46 57
PREMARIN 94 80 R 47 109
INSULIN SYRINGE 89 80 48 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 84 49 53
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 74 50 161
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 46 50 42
MIRTAZAPINE 82 81 52 62
ACTOPLUS MET 81 80 53 392
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81 64 53 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 45 55 25
PAROXETINE HCL 77 69 56 67
CARISOPRODOL 73 45 R 57 68
LOVASTATIN 73 65 57 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73 64 R 57 252
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71 49 60 174
PLAVIX 70 69 61 47
DIGOXIN 70 66 61 71
LOVAZA 69 25 63 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 68 64 69
SPIRIVA 68 51 64 74
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 44 66 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 66 54 67 79
COMBIVENT 66 52 67 105
PEN NEEDLE 65 42 69 164
LIPITOR 62 45 70 101
LORAZEPAM 58 48 71 239
BENICAR 56 39 72 178
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55 48 73 59
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 22 74 108
ADVAIR DISKUS 53 36 75 54
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53 32 75 76
KLOR-CON 10 52 51 77 106
AVODART 52 46 77 216
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 79 30
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION 50 41 80 485
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 May 8, 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.