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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 141 out of 1677

$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 1677

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

2% of this provider’s 771 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 771 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 9,528 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

19 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
OMEPRAZOLE 558 320 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 316 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 426 246 3 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390 298 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 366 252 5 1
LISINOPRIL 349 235 6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337 237 7 10
RANITIDINE HCL 318 147 8 18
NEXIUM 279 192 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 265 199 10 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257 147 S3 11 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255 185 12 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 168 13 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198 136 14 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 143 15 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 128 15 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 178 87 17 22
FENOFIBRATE 175 85 18 48
MELOXICAM 165 83 19 27
SERTRALINE HCL 159 100 20 26
GABAPENTIN 159 97 20 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154 85 22 46
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153 141 23 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152 114 24 17
PROAIR HFA 143 70 25 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 87 26 54
PROMETHAZINE HCL 129 80 R 27 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 126 89 28 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 104 28 25
LANTUS 124 74 30 44
ATENOLOL 122 63 31 21
CLOPIDOGREL 121 86 32 32
CRESTOR 118 65 33 28
TRAZODONE HCL 117 40 34 37
PAROXETINE HCL 117 55 34 67
AZITHROMYCIN 116 77 36 38
ZETIA 112 86 37 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 54 38 15
CYMBALTA 107 29 39 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 51 R 39 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 104 70 41 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 70 42 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 85 43 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 44 44 29
DIOVAN HCT 85 67 45 66
CELEBREX 84 68 46 102
CARVEDILOL 83 61 47 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 72 48 30
DIOVAN 77 54 49 45
PLAVIX 76 58 50 47
VENTOLIN HFA 75 53 51 89
CLONIDINE HCL 75 36 51 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 20 53 59
JANUVIA 71 56 54 70
SPIRIVA 70 59 55 74
TRAMADOL HCL 69 20 56 16
PREMARIN 67 49 R 57 109
NAMENDA 67 58 57 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 42 59 42
GLIPIZIDE 66 45 59 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 42 61 85
TOPIRAMATE 62 35 62 181
AMOXICILLIN 60 31 63 94
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 38 64 96
PREDNISONE 57 40 65 40
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 23 65 172
LEVOFLOXACIN 57 38 65 84
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 18 68 139
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 45 68 138
ALLOPURINOL 55 37 70 31
NYSTATIN 55 38 70 185
LEVEMIR 54 16 72 157
FAMOTIDINE 54 28 72 41
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 24 74 166
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 41 74 132
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.