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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 70 out of 1677

$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1677

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

4% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 558 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 11,686 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 680 410 1 14
OMEPRAZOLE 664 416 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 548 313 3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 533 243 S3 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 461 277 5 1
GABAPENTIN 458 201 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430 299 7 2
TRAMADOL HCL 402 187 8 16
RANITIDINE HCL 389 189 9 18
LISINOPRIL 381 171 10 3
TRAZODONE HCL 369 212 11 37
METFORMIN HCL 348 174 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273 175 13 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253 147 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 244 191 15 12
MELOXICAM 243 159 16 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 149 17 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 227 88 18 79
NEXIUM 207 129 19 19
CLOPIDOGREL 202 142 20 32
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 193 122 21 145
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 191 106 22 77
PLAVIX 188 134 23 47
CARVEDILOL 188 112 23 20
PAROXETINE HCL 180 123 25 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161 98 26 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 157 148 27 30
DIOVAN 152 126 28 45
AZITHROMYCIN 151 94 29 38
ATENOLOL 151 130 29 21
INSULIN SYRINGE 140 58 31 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 139 80 32 34
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 41 R 33 64
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 135 68 34 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 80 35 29
SEROQUEL 128 73 36 151
LANTUS 127 63 37 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 127 78 37 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 126 64 39 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 125 69 40 33
CLONIDINE HCL 125 101 40 36
NAMENDA 125 100 40 39
NIZATIDINE 120 63 43 277
MECLIZINE HCL 116 95 44 110
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113 28 45 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 14 R 46 52
IBUPROFEN 105 65 47 83
TIZANIDINE HCL 102 42 48 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 73 48 92
ALLOPURINOL 101 92 50 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 100 50 51 166
BUSPIRONE HCL 97 25 52 120
FLUOXETINE HCL 96 66 53 49
DIGOXIN 95 54 54 71
RISPERIDONE 93 55 55 60
LYRICA 93 38 55 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 34 57 111
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 16 R 58 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 88 26 58 22
COMBIVENT 87 29 60 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86 59 61 90
VENTOLIN HFA 85 35 62 89
TOPIRAMATE 84 0 63 181
NASONEX 84 27 63 253
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 58 65 59
SERTRALINE HCL 83 59 65 26
CYMBALTA 82 55 67 58
TRICOR 80 26 68 100
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 80 63 68 13
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 57 68 184
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 48 71 96
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 67 71 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 57 73 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 35 74 23
METOLAZONE 74 51 74 205
PROAIR HFA 69 38 76 50
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 36 76 82
FENOFIBRATE 69 49 76 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 39 79 73
GLIPIZIDE 68 57 79 56
SINGULAIR 67 50 81 97
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64 28 82 95
INDOMETHACIN 64 17 R 82 268
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 29 84 17
DIOVAN HCT 59 56 85 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59 45 85 134
FENTANYL 59 57 S2 85 103
FAMOTIDINE 59 23 85 41
PREMARIN 59 37 R 85 109
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 58 35 90 126
CEPHALEXIN 57 34 91 99
GEMFIBROZIL 55 27 92 113
CELEBREX 55 53 92 102
LOVASTATIN 54 36 94 35
FINASTERIDE 54 39 94 130
NOVOLIN R 53 35 96 133
GLYBURIDE 53 40 R 96 93
PREDNISONE 52 24 98 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 28 98 88
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 28 100 147
LEVETIRACETAM 50 0 101 116
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 Dec. 30, 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.