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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,397Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1677

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 85 out of 1677

571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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

8% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 571 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 12,415 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 832 682 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 823 332 S3 2 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 545 382 3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467 368 4 5
GABAPENTIN 412 216 5 11
FUROSEMIDE 401 244 6 8
FAMOTIDINE 368 269 7 41
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362 247 8 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 357 240 9 9
LISINOPRIL 347 209 10 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 321 242 11 33
SIMVASTATIN 301 215 12 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287 200 13 25
OMEPRAZOLE 284 201 14 6
CARVEDILOL 280 190 15 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273 179 16 14
MELOXICAM 268 183 17 27
METFORMIN HCL 246 116 18 7
CRESTOR 234 170 19 28
TRAMADOL HCL 224 164 20 16
METFORMIN HCL ER 217 110 21 51
TRAZODONE HCL 206 166 22 37
NEXIUM 205 111 23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 205 190 23 30
CLONIDINE HCL 190 87 25 36
ALLOPURINOL 185 110 26 31
KLOR-CON 10 183 117 27 106
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182 113 28 42
ATENOLOL 178 139 29 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172 118 30 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171 104 31 12
SERTRALINE HCL 144 122 32 26
LANTUS 138 83 33 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 79 34 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 135 35 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 86 36 46
RANITIDINE HCL 131 97 37 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 102 37 24
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127 36 39 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122 41 R 40 52
CLOPIDOGREL 120 97 41 32
DIOVAN 119 75 42 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118 93 43 23
PREDNISONE 118 75 43 40
ZETIA 111 78 45 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 111 69 45 72
ENDOCET 107 62 S2 47 114
VENTOLIN HFA 103 57 48 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 40 49 15
SPIRONOLACTONE 100 63 49 88
ETODOLAC 99 56 51 212
NIFEDIPINE ER 97 72 52 98
DIOVAN HCT 96 65 53 66
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 23 R 54 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 13 55 108
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 39 56 22
TORSEMIDE 88 61 57 152
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 68 58 131
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 55 59 76
CELEBREX 83 44 60 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83 52 60 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 32 62 78
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 39 63 120
PLAVIX 81 64 63 47
JANUVIA 77 61 65 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 45 66 54
CYMBALTA 73 26 67 58
IBUPROFEN 73 29 67 83
OXYCONTIN 72 24 S2 69 203
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 11 S2 70 140
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 0 R 71 63
DILTIAZEM ER 64 40 72 143
PREMARIN 62 27 R 73 109
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61 47 74 134
GLIPIZIDE 61 49 74 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 54 74 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60 39 77 73
PROAIR HFA 59 19 78 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 35 79 85
METOLAZONE 56 36 79 205
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 53 R 81 182
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 22 81 107
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 54 29 81 61
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 54 23 81 206
SPIRIVA 53 52 85 74
PEN NEEDLE 53 12 85 164
NAPROXEN 53 33 85 87
AZITHROMYCIN 52 32 88 38
RAMIPRIL 51 50 89 118
DIGOXIN 51 47 89 71
FENTANYL 50 39 S2 91 103
FLUOXETINE HCL 50 35 91 49
NABUMETONE 50 37 91 210
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 June 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.