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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 147 out of 1677

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1677

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

35% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 436 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 5,837 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$76 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,268 465 S3 1 4
OXYCODONE HCL 465 102 S2 2 91
LISINOPRIL 406 178 3 3
CARISOPRODOL 400 69 R 4 68
SIMVASTATIN 390 223 5 1
OMEPRAZOLE 297 175 6 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291 173 7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278 92 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 268 164 9 8
NEXIUM 257 39 10 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 243 49 R 11 64
METHADONE HCL 233 47 S2 12 168
METFORMIN HCL ER 218 110 13 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 211 34 S2 14 140
CARVEDILOL 210 99 15 20
FENTANYL 206 51 S2 16 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190 60 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 181 83 18 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155 94 19 2
CYMBALTA 154 39 20 58
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151 60 21 12
RANITIDINE HCL 147 46 22 18
GABAPENTIN 145 41 23 11
CRESTOR 140 30 24 28
OXYCONTIN 137 16 S2 25 203
MELOXICAM 130 36 26 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 70 27 17
SPIRIVA 129 22 27 74
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 58 29 9
ESTRADIOL 125 26 R 30 129
SERTRALINE HCL 125 38 30 26
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 123 74 32 172
CITALOPRAM HBR 97 37 33 22
ALLOPURINOL 90 51 34 31
PROAIR HFA 85 32 35 50
AMOXICILLIN 84 43 36 94
SINGULAIR 83 29 37 97
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 54 37 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83 34 37 29
METFORMIN HCL 82 40 40 7
AZITHROMYCIN 78 37 41 38
CLOPIDOGREL 77 44 42 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77 52 42 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 23 44 92
SYMBICORT 73 16 45 150
ZETIA 72 32 46 75
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 71 0 S2 47 304
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 45 47 132
INDAPAMIDE 70 42 49 222
DOXEPIN HCL 69 0 50 190
NIASPAN 69 14 50 128
WARFARIN SODIUM 68 50 52 24
CELEBREX 66 33 53 102
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 12 53 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 14 55 79
PREMARIN 65 23 R 55 109
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 63 0 S2 57 404
PREDNISONE 62 33 58 40
PLAVIX 61 37 59 47
VENTOLIN HFA 61 26 59 89
VERAPAMIL ER 59 38 61 86
LOVAZA 58 13 62 201
DIOVAN 56 42 63 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 36 64 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 13 64 54
ACTOS 54 42 66 104
INSULIN SYRINGE 54 41 66 72
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 30 66 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53 22 69 174
EVISTA 53 48 69 162
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 30 71 59
ENDOCET 52 0 S2 71 114
KLOR-CON M20 51 29 73 65
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 51 17 73 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 14 73 77
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.