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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 82 out of 1677

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 1677

603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

7% of this provider’s 603 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 603 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 12,200 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 751 501 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 665 542 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 497 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 519 411 4 1
LISINOPRIL 511 374 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 490 320 6 10
METFORMIN HCL 431 255 7 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 420 242 8 22
FUROSEMIDE 359 263 9 8
OMEPRAZOLE 358 242 10 6
RANITIDINE HCL 334 190 11 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 290 158 12 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274 167 13 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267 178 14 12
SERTRALINE HCL 240 136 15 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 148 16 9
TRAMADOL HCL 233 166 17 16
GABAPENTIN 232 154 18 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 226 156 19 59
CLONIDINE HCL 215 172 20 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 185 132 21 24
CARVEDILOL 176 150 22 20
RISPERIDONE 168 122 23 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 97 24 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 164 164 25 30
MIRTAZAPINE 160 134 26 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159 142 27 25
TRAZODONE HCL 158 70 28 37
DIGOXIN 158 131 28 71
NEXIUM 151 81 30 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 138 60 R 31 64
NAMENDA 137 137 32 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 91 33 57
FAMOTIDINE 123 84 34 41
ATENOLOL 121 99 35 21
GLIPIZIDE 111 86 36 56
LANTUS 107 74 37 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 88 38 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104 37 39 23
MELOXICAM 102 57 40 27
CLOPIDOGREL 101 67 41 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101 58 41 13
CARISOPRODOL 100 33 R 43 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 75 44 34
PAROXETINE HCL 92 80 45 67
PROAIR HFA 90 58 46 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 29 R 47 52
PREDNISONE 87 50 48 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 36 48 29
PLAVIX 87 61 48 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 76 51 43
DIOVAN 85 85 52 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 45 R 53 63
CYMBALTA 84 31 53 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 60 55 76
IBUPROFEN 81 39 55 83
ALLOPURINOL 77 66 57 31
ACTOS 76 38 58 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75 43 59 77
VERAPAMIL ER 73 68 60 86
LOVASTATIN 71 52 61 35
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 70 62 107
SYMBICORT 70 45 62 150
NOVOLIN R 70 58 62 133
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 30 65 46
CRESTOR 68 53 66 28
AZITHROMYCIN 68 46 66 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 25 68 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 66 52 69 53
SANTYL 65 57 70 187
NAPROXEN SODIUM 64 32 71 313
TORSEMIDE 63 54 72 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62 31 S2 73 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 62 39 73 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 31 75 79
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 38 75 126
LIPITOR 57 51 77 101
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 39 78 85
SYNTHROID 56 45 78 55
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55 34 80 92
VENTOLIN HFA 55 41 80 89
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 26 82 72
BUPROPION HCL SR 53 19 83 188
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 24 R 83 176
DILTIAZEM ER 53 41 83 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 34 86 82
TRICOR 50 23 87 100
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 May 8, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.