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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 1677

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 246 out of 1677

722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

7% of this provider’s 722 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 722 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 8,392 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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 596 417 1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499 277 S3 2 4
LISINOPRIL 415 287 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 289 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 356 226 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 332 224 6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300 216 7 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 184 8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 263 213 9 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229 173 10 12
GABAPENTIN 218 121 11 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 192 115 12 29
RANITIDINE HCL 178 79 13 18
NEXIUM 165 85 14 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144 79 15 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141 110 16 13
ATENOLOL 137 97 17 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 86 18 14
PLAVIX 131 106 19 47
MELOXICAM 126 90 20 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 98 20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 75 22 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110 83 23 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 106 85 24 49
LIPITOR 100 79 25 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100 80 25 23
SERTRALINE HCL 96 74 27 26
LOVASTATIN 94 79 28 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92 51 29 17
CARVEDILOL 86 71 30 20
ZETIA 85 67 31 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 72 31 73
KLOR-CON M20 84 46 33 65
SPIRIVA 84 59 33 74
PROAIR HFA 84 60 33 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 45 R 33 52
COMBIVENT 82 56 37 105
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82 66 37 82
CLOPIDOGREL 80 63 39 32
TRAZODONE HCL 79 48 40 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 77 65 41 33
AZITHROMYCIN 76 38 42 38
LANTUS 73 45 43 44
ALLOPURINOL 73 46 43 31
TRAMADOL HCL 72 53 45 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 65 46 25
CRESTOR 70 47 47 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 65 48 43
PAROXETINE HCL 67 39 49 67
VENTOLIN HFA 67 35 49 89
IBUPROFEN 66 50 51 83
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 59 51 54
VERAPAMIL ER 66 57 51 86
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 33 54 126
KLOR-CON 10 60 59 55 106
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 35 R 56 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 47 56 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56 30 R 58 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 58 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 42 58 79
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 22 S2 61 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51 19 61 46
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 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.