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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1677

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1677

449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

5% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 449 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 18,137 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

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

47 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 1,123 891 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 996 899 2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 993 882 3 2
LISINOPRIL 714 594 4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 598 512 5 6
TRAMADOL HCL 560 487 6 16
METFORMIN HCL 497 416 7 7
FUROSEMIDE 478 422 8 8
GABAPENTIN 434 388 9 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 282 10 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 353 326 11 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335 298 12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316 246 13 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301 235 S3 14 4
TRAZODONE HCL 259 231 15 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 250 232 16 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 233 17 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 245 211 18 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 236 19 24
CHLORTHALIDONE 241 182 20 137
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 216 21 23
FENOFIBRATE 229 172 22 48
DIOVAN 220 185 23 45
MIRTAZAPINE 202 190 24 62
LANTUS 197 161 25 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195 171 26 12
CRESTOR 192 186 27 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179 107 28 10
CLOPIDOGREL 177 154 29 32
EXELON 177 175 29 119
CARVEDILOL 172 148 31 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 155 32 34
DIOVAN HCT 159 139 33 66
DIGOXIN 155 148 34 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 154 145 35 54
CLONIDINE HCL 154 128 35 36
NEXIUM 145 124 37 19
FAMOTIDINE 144 144 38 41
FLUOXETINE HCL 136 87 39 49
NAMENDA 134 134 40 39
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 123 41 161
LABETALOL HCL 128 107 42 195
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 43 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 116 44 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 116 45 73
PLAVIX 115 104 46 47
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 110 47 79
PAROXETINE HCL 108 93 48 67
ATENOLOL 103 94 49 21
INSULIN SYRINGE 100 71 50 72
MELOXICAM 100 74 50 27
TORSEMIDE 95 95 52 152
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95 89 52 172
SERTRALINE HCL 95 80 52 26
RISPERIDONE 93 89 55 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88 81 56 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88 55 56 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 85 58 69
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 58 131
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84 84 60 53
BYSTOLIC 83 75 61 125
PREDNISONE 82 69 62 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82 66 62 92
ALLOPURINOL 81 78 64 31
LIPITOR 80 72 65 101
JANUMET 79 78 66 199
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 78 67 77
LEVEMIR 78 50 67 157
LEVETIRACETAM 76 58 69 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 76 66 69 120
SINGULAIR 74 73 71 97
BENICAR 74 74 71 178
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72 62 73 85
IMIPRAMINE HCL 70 66 R 74 440
PRIMIDONE 69 69 75 237
RANITIDINE HCL 68 68 76 18
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67 49 77 206
DETROL LA 67 51 77 185
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 64 79 42
NOVOLIN R 63 52 80 133
LYRICA 63 49 80 81
METFORMIN HCL ER 60 49 82 51
SOTALOL 59 59 83 366
CYMBALTA 59 49 83 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 34 83 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 54 86 88
BACLOFEN 53 36 87 142
COMBIVENT 52 52 88 105
TOVIAZ 51 51 89 372
HUMALOG 51 23 89 224
NOVOLOG 50 30 91 117
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 April 9, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.