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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,433Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 45 out of 1677

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 1677

967 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

9% of this provider’s 967 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 967 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 19,982 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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
LISINOPRIL 1,007 918 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 983 901 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 872 805 3 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 658 568 4 24
TRAZODONE HCL 653 585 5 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 638 631 6 30
TRAMADOL HCL 606 564 7 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 549 498 8 22
FAMOTIDINE 526 481 9 41
BUMETANIDE 473 423 10 200
SIMVASTATIN 466 398 11 1
NAMENDA 426 426 12 39
GABAPENTIN 404 333 13 11
CARVEDILOL 370 347 14 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340 276 S3 15 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 314 287 16 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 307 295 17 33
PREDNISONE 297 267 18 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285 231 19 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280 263 20 25
FUROSEMIDE 280 267 20 8
FENTANYL 277 261 S2 22 103
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251 221 23 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 236 200 24 14
SERTRALINE HCL 230 197 25 26
MIRTAZAPINE 206 195 26 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 185 27 34
ALLOPURINOL 194 174 28 31
SYNTHROID 176 152 29 55
EXELON 166 163 30 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 152 31 111
CRESTOR 159 139 32 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151 133 33 77
FINASTERIDE 150 147 34 130
METHADONE HCL 147 90 S2 35 168
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137 133 36 80
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 136 133 37 171
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 132 130 38 92
LANTUS 130 117 39 44
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 115 40 69
SANTYL 121 105 41 187
CEPHALEXIN 121 113 41 99
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 115 41 54
PAROXETINE HCL 114 88 44 67
KLOR-CON M20 113 106 45 65
CYMBALTA 113 93 45 58
KETOCONAZOLE 112 102 47 244
RISPERIDONE 111 99 48 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109 93 S2 49 122
DIOVAN 107 98 50 45
RANITIDINE HCL 107 99 50 18
LEVETIRACETAM 106 96 52 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99 86 53 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 91 53 135
BUDESONIDE 98 96 55 374
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 95 56 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93 77 57 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90 85 58 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90 85 58 73
METFORMIN HCL 89 59 60 7
FENOFIBRATE 89 66 60 48
BUPROPION XL 88 61 62 165
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86 82 63 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 86 81 63 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 74 65 79
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84 76 66 134
SPIRIVA 83 69 67 74
METFORMIN HCL ER 82 73 68 51
OXCARBAZEPINE 82 75 68 257
CLONIDINE HCL 79 75 70 36
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 61 71 155
NIASPAN 74 67 72 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 60 73 84
DOXEPIN HCL 71 51 74 190
KLOR-CON M10 69 69 75 167
ATENOLOL 68 59 76 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 65 77 49
OMEPRAZOLE 67 50 77 6
JANUVIA 66 64 79 70
SINGULAIR 64 53 80 97
GALANTAMINE HBR 63 63 81 295
PROAIR HFA 63 46 81 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 60 83 78
CLOPIDOGREL 59 52 84 32
LIDODERM 58 58 85 160
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 55 86 112
DIGOXIN 54 52 87 71
OLANZAPINE 53 53 88 189
METOLAZONE 52 40 89 205
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51 41 90 132
CLONAZEPAM 50 46 91 275
AMOXICILLIN 50 42 91 94
SEROQUEL 50 44 91 151
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.