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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1677

$1.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1677

837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

13% of this provider’s 837 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 837 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 17,668 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$65 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,114 611 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,056 626 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 805 457 3 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 759 527 4 13
SIMVASTATIN 682 434 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659 511 6 2
LISINOPRIL 647 328 7 3
METFORMIN HCL 616 408 8 7
GABAPENTIN 545 287 9 11
FUROSEMIDE 543 361 10 8
CRESTOR 504 322 11 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 493 331 12 14
NEXIUM 465 285 13 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 360 179 14 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 355 266 15 53
MELOXICAM 331 167 16 27
RANITIDINE HCL 310 195 17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 300 215 18 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289 141 19 9
SPIRIVA 278 164 20 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278 195 20 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 270 180 22 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 261 148 23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 257 140 24 26
TRAMADOL HCL 243 128 25 16
CARVEDILOL 242 150 26 20
CLOPIDOGREL 237 183 27 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234 157 28 10
ALLOPURINOL 232 159 29 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 229 99 R 30 52
LIPITOR 223 169 31 101
TRAZODONE HCL 216 89 32 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 134 33 17
SPIRONOLACTONE 211 148 34 88
JANUVIA 209 140 35 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 207 86 36 51
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206 161 37 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190 120 38 46
CLONIDINE HCL 189 84 39 36
PROAIR HFA 188 96 40 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 187 65 41 49
SINGULAIR 186 94 42 97
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 90 43 12
ROPINIROLE HCL 182 120 44 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159 43 45 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 159 76 45 54
NAMENDA 157 135 47 39
LANSOPRAZOLE 153 87 48 147
PREDNISONE 153 103 48 40
LANTUS 149 107 50 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 144 17 R 51 64
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 75 52 107
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140 57 53 29
PLAVIX 136 101 54 47
BYSTOLIC 134 115 55 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 134 77 55 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 132 71 57 96
CHLORTHALIDONE 131 113 58 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131 104 58 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131 112 58 34
TORSEMIDE 125 87 61 152
DIOVAN 124 98 62 45
DIOVAN HCT 124 66 62 66
RAMIPRIL 122 85 64 118
METHADONE HCL 120 53 S2 65 168
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 68 66 84
VIVELLE-DOT 116 41 66 404
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 104 68 73
NAPROXEN 113 43 69 87
COMBIVENT 113 55 69 105
ACTOS 112 47 71 104
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 110 39 72 206
MIRTAZAPINE 109 81 73 62
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 57 74 139
PEN NEEDLE 106 48 75 164
FINASTERIDE 104 78 76 130
EXELON 103 95 77 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102 45 78 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101 38 79 77
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 99 52 80 172
PAROXETINE HCL 99 60 80 67
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 31 82 59
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97 57 83 124
LYRICA 97 33 83 81
ENDOCET 94 30 S2 85 114
FEXOFENADINE HCL 94 59 85 311
AZITHROMYCIN 93 49 87 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 33 87 174
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 27 89 108
ATENOLOL 91 79 89 21
CARISOPRODOL 91 31 R 89 68
OXYCODONE HCL 90 34 S2 92 91
TRICOR 86 52 93 100
RISPERIDONE 86 26 93 60
ONGLYZA 86 34 93 208
SYNTHROID 84 84 96 55
BACLOFEN 83 28 97 142
DEXILANT 82 0 98 179
FLUCONAZOLE 82 29 98 127
VERAPAMIL ER 81 42 100 86
FENOFIBRATE 81 53 100 48
JANUMET 81 61 100 199
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79 51 103 132
CYMBALTA 79 22 103 58
ZETIA 78 59 105 75
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77 54 106 90
OXYCONTIN 77 48 S2 106 203
KLOR-CON M20 75 36 108 65
DIGOXIN 71 53 109 71
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 71 21 R 109 226
PRIMIDONE 70 70 111 237
LIDODERM 69 46 112 160
DONEPEZIL HCL 69 59 112 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68 46 114 42
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 47 114 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 26 114 154
CILOSTAZOL 66 53 117 235
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63 36 118 57
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 49 118 163
FAMOTIDINE 62 47 120 41
NIASPAN 62 47 120 128
VOLTAREN 62 39 120 223
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60 48 123 156
COUMADIN 60 48 123 274
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 59 23 125 269
LACTULOSE 59 38 125 183
TOPIRAMATE 59 12 125 181
METHOCARBAMOL 59 13 R 125 169
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 58 46 129 221
FENTANYL 58 20 S2 129 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 14 129 112
GLYBURIDE 57 11 R 132 93
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 28 S2 133 140
LEXAPRO 56 25 133 209
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 25 R 135 252
SUCRALFATE 54 15 135 146
DETROL LA 53 41 137 185
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53 27 137 250
CEPHALEXIN 52 31 139 99
VALACYCLOVIR 50 29 140 350
ULORIC 50 37 140 384
PRANDIN 50 41 140 419
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. 9, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.