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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 1677

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1677

885 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
47% 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

3% of this provider’s 885 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 885 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 12,797 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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 532 412 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522 435 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 478 291 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 428 355 4 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385 202 S3 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 337 233 6 8
LISINOPRIL 285 198 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 259 181 8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255 223 9 10
NEXIUM 226 108 10 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 187 11 12
METFORMIN HCL ER 223 149 12 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 158 13 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 128 14 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 154 15 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 207 168 16 13
FENOFIBRATE 195 138 17 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 113 18 14
ATENOLOL 177 153 19 21
SERTRALINE HCL 172 141 20 26
TRAMADOL HCL 167 123 21 16
DIOVAN HCT 166 117 22 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 139 23 42
TRAZODONE HCL 158 87 24 37
GABAPENTIN 151 94 25 11
CLOPIDOGREL 150 125 26 32
CYMBALTA 148 53 27 58
CRESTOR 148 97 27 28
RANITIDINE HCL 146 106 29 18
DIOVAN 146 123 29 45
LOVASTATIN 138 90 31 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 138 125 31 59
GLIPIZIDE 136 118 33 56
TIZANIDINE HCL 133 49 34 108
VERAPAMIL ER 131 106 35 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 130 121 R 36 121
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 119 37 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 89 38 22
PAROXETINE HCL 110 81 39 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 110 99 39 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 109 57 R 41 64
CARVEDILOL 108 93 42 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 93 42 25
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101 73 44 95
PLAVIX 101 86 44 47
SYNTHROID 99 68 46 55
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98 87 47 34
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97 74 48 145
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 78 49 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 93 63 50 79
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93 66 50 69
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93 53 R 50 52
ACTOS 89 80 53 104
VENTOLIN HFA 88 51 54 89
PREDNISONE 87 58 55 40
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 58 55 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 86 79 57 53
IBUPROFEN 84 38 58 83
AZITHROMYCIN 83 54 59 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 82 41 60 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82 62 60 46
NAMENDA 79 76 62 39
NAPROXEN 78 60 63 87
CELEBREX 78 49 63 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 77 57 65 84
FLUCONAZOLE 76 46 66 127
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 56 67 107
CEPHALEXIN 74 42 67 99
MECLIZINE HCL 74 62 67 110
BYSTOLIC 73 52 70 125
PREMARIN 69 41 R 71 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 47 R 72 63
LYRICA 68 43 72 81
CLONIDINE HCL 67 56 74 36
AMOXICILLIN 66 38 75 94
ALLOPURINOL 66 47 75 31
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65 56 77 23
LANTUS 64 51 78 44
VESICARE 64 51 78 220
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 46 80 96
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 44 80 57
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 48 82 139
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 26 83 112
GLYBURIDE 61 60 R 83 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60 54 85 82
PROAIR HFA 58 39 86 50
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58 27 86 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 57 37 88 54
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 39 89 73
DOXEPIN HCL 56 49 89 190
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 35 91 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 44 91 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 55 32 91 120
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 24 94 188
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 19 95 283
ZETIA 53 43 95 75
BENICAR HCT 53 45 95 194
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 24 95 198
MIRTAZAPINE 52 39 99 62
KLOR-CON M20 52 20 99 65
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 24 99 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52 51 99 43
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 March 10, 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.