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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 1677

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 1677

812 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

1% of this provider’s 812 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 812 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 12,233 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,215 968 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 762 539 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 580 470 3 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 534 442 4 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 523 371 S3 5 4
LISINOPRIL 509 425 6 3
FUROSEMIDE 485 382 7 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 356 302 8 10
METFORMIN HCL 332 233 9 7
ATENOLOL 259 242 10 21
OMEPRAZOLE 244 186 11 6
RANITIDINE HCL 237 180 12 18
SERTRALINE HCL 215 138 13 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214 175 14 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206 157 15 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200 170 16 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175 145 17 15
KLOR-CON M20 170 133 18 65
CLONIDINE HCL 169 150 19 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 167 141 20 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161 104 21 13
TRAMADOL HCL 156 123 22 16
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155 143 23 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 154 113 24 24
CARVEDILOL 148 127 25 20
NEXIUM 143 71 26 19
DIGOXIN 140 110 27 71
LOVASTATIN 137 128 28 35
JANUVIA 136 94 29 70
MELOXICAM 134 97 30 27
GABAPENTIN 134 96 30 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119 99 32 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117 94 33 23
CRESTOR 115 95 34 28
CLOPIDOGREL 114 89 35 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 50 36 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 69 37 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 72 38 84
ONGLYZA 92 66 39 208
GLIPIZIDE 92 61 39 56
GLIPIZIDE ER 90 79 41 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 90 67 41 72
ZETIA 88 57 43 75
ALLOPURINOL 85 46 44 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 78 45 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 67 46 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 62 46 57
DONEPEZIL HCL 83 83 46 30
AZITHROMYCIN 81 54 49 38
NAMENDA 79 79 50 39
LANTUS 78 52 51 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75 73 52 34
PLAVIX 73 59 53 47
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 61 54 51
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 47 55 49
PEN NEEDLE 63 34 56 164
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 46 56 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 48 58 124
LANSOPRAZOLE 61 46 59 147
TRAZODONE HCL 61 38 59 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 46 61 33
DIOVAN 59 49 62 45
PREDNISONE 59 33 62 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 50 R 62 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 49 65 85
GLIPIZIDE XL 58 54 65 123
SUCRALFATE 57 37 67 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 25 68 79
VERAPAMIL ER 55 55 69 86
DILTIAZEM HCL 55 33 69 218
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 28 71 156
PROAIR HFA 51 28 72 50
VENTOLIN HFA 51 31 72 89
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 Jan. 5, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.