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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,463Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1677

$1.44M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1677

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

11% of this provider’s 537 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

37% of this provider’s 537 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 12,291 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,135 527 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 574 376 2 3
SIMVASTATIN 559 373 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 524 347 4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497 351 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 438 289 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397 276 7 2
GABAPENTIN 386 245 8 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 302 174 9 15
NEXIUM 301 155 10 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 293 178 11 22
METFORMIN HCL 286 152 12 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285 215 13 13
CARVEDILOL 278 206 14 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 119 15 9
CRESTOR 232 135 16 28
RANITIDINE HCL 223 149 17 18
TRAMADOL HCL 219 140 18 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215 136 19 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 151 20 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 143 21 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 108 22 17
TRAZODONE HCL 201 93 23 37
LYRICA 193 100 24 81
FENOFIBRATE 171 128 25 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162 111 26 43
CYMBALTA 161 71 27 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 161 160 27 30
LOVASTATIN 161 109 27 35
CELEBREX 158 89 30 102
AZITHROMYCIN 155 85 31 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 152 66 R 32 64
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148 91 33 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 142 52 34 108
SPIRIVA 141 82 35 74
ATENOLOL 140 114 36 21
LANTUS 138 82 37 44
CLOPIDOGREL 136 88 38 32
ZETIA 135 94 39 75
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 129 47 R 40 52
NAMENDA 127 127 41 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 126 85 42 24
DIOVAN 122 91 43 45
CLONIDINE HCL 122 77 43 36
PLAVIX 121 83 45 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 109 46 25
SERTRALINE HCL 116 74 47 26
PROAIR HFA 110 54 48 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 60 49 72
JANUVIA 106 71 50 70
ROPINIROLE HCL 105 54 51 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105 54 R 51 63
NOVOLOG 105 50 51 117
DIOVAN HCT 102 98 54 66
LIPITOR 100 70 55 101
TOPIRAMATE 99 11 56 181
CARISOPRODOL 93 20 R 57 68
NIASPAN 91 40 58 128
MELOXICAM 89 44 59 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 68 59 42
PREDNISONE 88 45 61 40
SYNTHROID 86 62 62 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84 43 63 46
ESTRADIOL 84 43 R 63 129
LEVOFLOXACIN 82 48 65 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 49 66 29
ALLOPURINOL 80 51 67 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 63 67 85
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 79 63 69 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 33 69 49
PAROXETINE HCL 77 67 71 67
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 29 71 54
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 13 S2 71 140
METHOCARBAMOL 77 23 R 71 169
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74 45 75 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 56 76 59
SINGULAIR 70 36 77 97
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 30 S2 78 115
OXYCONTIN 69 40 S2 78 203
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 54 78 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 45 81 120
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 24 81 132
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65 48 83 53
OXYCODONE HCL 63 15 S2 84 91
RISPERIDONE 63 48 84 60
LUNESTA 63 35 84 260
IBUPROFEN 62 16 87 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 41 87 57
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 40 89 76
TRICOR 58 35 90 100
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 25 91 124
MECLIZINE HCL 55 39 92 110
AMOXICILLIN 55 30 92 94
DIGOXIN 54 28 94 71
EXELON 52 49 95 119
PRIMIDONE 52 51 95 237
SEROQUEL XR 51 29 97 317
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 42 98 144
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50 40 98 172
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 Oct. 13, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.