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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,998Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1677

$829K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 113 out of 1677

677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 677 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 677 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 14,420 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 957 599 S3 1 4
LISINOPRIL 676 507 2 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587 457 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 545 482 4 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 499 392 5 22
FUROSEMIDE 498 432 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 456 339 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432 380 8 2
GABAPENTIN 326 232 9 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 324 220 10 15
MELOXICAM 317 244 11 27
METFORMIN HCL 290 254 12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 273 198 13 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271 204 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253 204 15 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244 186 16 9
RANITIDINE HCL 244 178 16 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221 126 18 17
RISPERIDONE 205 162 19 60
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199 170 20 107
ATENOLOL 196 169 21 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188 137 22 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 185 23 30
FAMOTIDINE 183 157 24 41
FENOFIBRATE 180 137 25 48
AZITHROMYCIN 177 134 26 38
CRESTOR 168 104 27 28
NAMENDA 161 161 28 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155 116 29 10
GLIPIZIDE 154 138 30 56
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151 123 31 13
ALLOPURINOL 147 107 32 31
NEXIUM 137 95 33 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 137 46 R 33 52
GLIPIZIDE ER 133 114 35 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 114 36 24
PREDNISONE 128 88 36 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 111 38 23
CARVEDILOL 117 99 39 20
CEPHALEXIN 114 84 40 99
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113 53 41 46
PAROXETINE HCL 112 62 42 67
SERTRALINE HCL 111 72 43 26
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 45 R 44 63
CLONIDINE HCL 101 57 45 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 82 46 34
CLOPIDOGREL 98 73 47 32
DIGOXIN 97 97 48 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 40 R 49 64
GLIPIZIDE XL 94 74 50 123
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86 72 51 25
COMBIVENT 83 74 52 105
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 70 52 111
SYMBICORT 82 52 54 150
TRAZODONE HCL 81 37 55 37
DIOVAN 80 70 56 45
VERAPAMIL ER 79 62 57 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 76 58 69
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 72 59 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76 73 60 90
PLAVIX 75 62 61 47
LANTUS 73 62 62 44
BACLOFEN 73 42 62 142
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69 68 64 42
LEVOFLOXACIN 69 46 64 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65 55 66 57
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 44 67 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 47 68 92
PROAIR HFA 63 33 68 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 56 70 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 36 71 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 51 71 53
CELEBREX 59 42 71 102
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59 46 71 173
EXELON 58 58 75 119
AMOXICILLIN 58 45 75 94
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58 43 75 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 53 78 43
FENTANYL 56 55 S2 79 103
FLUCONAZOLE 56 36 79 127
GEMFIBROZIL 55 48 81 113
MIRTAZAPINE 55 55 81 62
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 41 81 250
SYNTHROID 54 45 84 55
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 47 84 59
LYRICA 54 36 84 81
BUPROPION HCL SR 54 32 84 188
KLOR-CON M20 53 39 88 65
CYMBALTA 52 18 89 58
DILTIAZEM ER 52 49 89 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51 41 91 80
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 22 R 92 148
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 Nov. 1, 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.