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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 128 out of 1677

$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 253 out of 1677

633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

2% of this provider’s 633 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 633 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 8,366 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 820 500 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 786 503 2 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 625 310 S3 3 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555 325 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 545 250 5 8
CLONIDINE HCL 538 280 6 36
IBUPROFEN 378 144 7 83
METFORMIN HCL 369 221 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 346 186 9 16
RANITIDINE HCL 328 175 10 18
CARVEDILOL 298 173 11 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 190 12 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 289 93 R 13 52
DIOVAN 268 158 14 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 131 15 12
GABAPENTIN 195 91 16 11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 184 55 17 166
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 184 58 17 29
OMEPRAZOLE 182 102 19 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 101 20 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144 58 21 25
NEXIUM 141 16 22 19
INSULIN SYRINGE 137 73 23 72
CLOPIDOGREL 136 82 24 32
PROAIR HFA 135 72 25 50
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129 98 26 13
ATENOLOL 128 62 27 21
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 87 28 69
PREDNISONE 118 37 29 40
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 15 S3 30 4
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 116 53 30 126
JANUVIA 116 91 30 70
DIOVAN HCT 111 58 33 66
FAMOTIDINE 110 91 34 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107 82 35 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104 46 36 15
GLIPIZIDE 103 48 37 56
MECLIZINE HCL 94 81 38 110
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92 87 39 76
PLAVIX 86 58 40 47
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 86 57 40 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 85 77 42 51
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 82 49 43 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 76 43 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 66 45 42
NAPROXEN 77 44 46 87
HUMULIN 70-30 75 58 47 219
NIFEDIPINE ER 75 55 47 98
KLOR-CON M20 74 0 49 65
AZITHROMYCIN 74 37 49 38
VERAPAMIL ER 73 60 51 86
SULINDAC 73 69 51 286
VENTOLIN HFA 72 36 53 89
LYRICA 72 29 53 81
MELOXICAM 71 21 55 27
FLUCONAZOLE 68 15 56 127
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 34 57 134
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 66 51 58 23
PREMARIN 65 27 R 59 109
DETROL LA 64 63 60 185
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 56 60 124
SINGULAIR 61 19 62 97
INDOMETHACIN 60 35 R 63 268
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 43 64 156
ALLOPURINOL 55 30 65 31
LIPITOR 54 41 66 101
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52 27 67 10
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 29 68 57
LANTUS 50 36 69 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 21 69 24
GLIPIZIDE ER 50 41 69 78
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 May 22, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.