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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1677

$1.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1677

1,263 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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 1,263 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

9% of this provider’s 1,263 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 30,477 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

$48 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,560 1,186 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,255 937 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,159 940 3 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,136 870 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,088 906 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,002 821 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 798 726 7 14
FUROSEMIDE 736 625 8 8
SERTRALINE HCL 620 492 9 26
TRAMADOL HCL 620 465 9 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 571 491 11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 547 402 12 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 510 484 13 30
GABAPENTIN 472 396 14 11
MIRTAZAPINE 467 449 15 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 460 289 16 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450 390 17 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449 381 S3 18 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444 373 19 13
RANITIDINE HCL 443 312 20 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420 327 21 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 390 315 22 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 387 314 23 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 383 279 24 29
ATENOLOL 378 282 25 21
FAMOTIDINE 368 322 26 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 358 323 27 34
CARVEDILOL 354 308 28 20
TRICOR 351 279 29 100
FENOFIBRATE 322 238 30 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312 297 31 77
JANUVIA 281 217 32 70
PAROXETINE HCL 279 220 33 67
CLOPIDOGREL 278 247 34 32
DIGOXIN 275 238 35 71
CITALOPRAM HBR 272 216 36 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 205 37 23
LANTUS 257 195 38 44
RISPERIDONE 240 166 39 60
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 172 40 42
MELOXICAM 211 175 41 27
METHOCARBAMOL 206 149 R 42 169
FLUOXETINE HCL 206 138 42 49
TRAZODONE HCL 199 136 44 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 197 175 45 69
NAMENDA 192 173 46 39
INSULIN SYRINGE 191 130 47 72
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188 115 48 92
LOVASTATIN 187 146 49 35
CLONIDINE HCL 187 158 49 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 184 153 51 43
PLAVIX 183 156 52 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 177 154 53 84
FENTANYL 174 137 S2 54 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 143 55 80
NEXIUM 169 108 56 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166 122 57 46
CRESTOR 162 135 58 28
DIOVAN 160 153 59 45
CYMBALTA 159 103 60 58
GLIMEPIRIDE 158 129 61 33
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 156 135 62 144
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149 122 63 25
CEFDINIR 148 129 64 225
LEVETIRACETAM 141 80 65 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 77 R 66 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140 122 66 73
KLOR-CON M20 137 127 68 65
ALLOPURINOL 136 120 69 31
BENICAR HCT 136 112 69 194
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 52 R 71 52
PREDNISONE 129 96 72 40
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 129 101 72 166
GLIPIZIDE 128 122 74 56
LYRICA 117 65 75 81
GLYBURIDE 117 82 R 75 93
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 117 92 75 177
DIOVAN HCT 117 86 75 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 116 61 79 108
SINGULAIR 115 68 80 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 114 93 81 131
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113 105 82 107
ACTOS 112 88 83 104
PROAIR HFA 111 54 84 50
PROPRANOLOL HCL 110 62 85 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 110 99 85 79
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 110 90 85 135
LIPITOR 109 93 88 101
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106 97 89 132
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106 65 89 112
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 99 91 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 82 92 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103 74 R 93 63
SEROQUEL 101 97 94 151
HUMULIN 70-30 98 79 95 219
TORSEMIDE 98 86 95 152
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95 89 S2 97 122
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95 67 R 97 148
VENTOLIN HFA 93 62 99 89
NOVOLIN R 93 79 99 133
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 77 101 124
NUEDEXTA 86 82 102 241
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 69 103 85
NOVOLIN 70-30 83 58 103 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 82 67 105 149
BENICAR 82 66 105 178
ZETIA 81 53 107 75
AZITHROMYCIN 80 59 108 38
NASONEX 79 58 109 253
KLOR-CON 10 78 67 110 106
DILTIAZEM ER 77 52 111 143
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 56 112 54
DICYCLOMINE HCL 75 71 112 196
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 71 114 61
EXFORGE 74 74 114 217
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74 54 114 134
COLCRYS 72 42 117 141
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71 49 118 53
VERAPAMIL ER 70 48 119 86
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 70 70 119 184
NOVOLOG 69 53 121 117
PREMARIN 69 59 R 121 109
NIFEDIPINE ER 69 69 121 98
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 36 121 174
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 69 43 121 111
CELEBREX 69 53 121 102
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 59 127 82
DETROL LA 65 52 128 185
CALCITRIOL 65 59 128 236
FLUCONAZOLE 64 39 130 127
HUMULIN R 64 63 130 263
BUMETANIDE 63 56 132 200
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 51 132 88
SPIRIVA 62 59 134 74
BACLOFEN 61 26 135 142
AGGRENOX 61 44 135 191
NAPROXEN 61 48 135 87
METFORMIN HCL ER 61 40 135 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60 54 139 90
VALPROIC ACID 60 53 139 211
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 42 141 138
HUMALOG 59 57 141 224
QUINAPRIL HCL 59 54 141 163
MECLIZINE HCL 57 49 144 110
BYSTOLIC 57 46 144 125
LANSOPRAZOLE 57 43 144 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 147 156
FINASTERIDE 56 55 147 130
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 43 147 198
NYSTATIN 56 54 147 185
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55 41 R 151 252
SANTYL 55 52 151 187
SYMBICORT 55 42 151 150
LOVAZA 54 34 154 201
ALPRAZOLAM 53 44 155 153
CEPHALEXIN 52 46 156 99
TRILIPIX 51 26 157 175
AVODART 50 38 158 216
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 8, 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.