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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1677

$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1677

1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 20,004 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 933 555 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 807 615 2 5
METFORMIN HCL 757 597 3 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674 492 4 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 634 510 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 614 481 6 6
SIMVASTATIN 599 512 7 1
TRAMADOL HCL 571 447 8 16
FUROSEMIDE 525 409 9 8
HYDROCORTISONE 505 463 10 10 245
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 456 400 11 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 445 324 12 15
LISINOPRIL 418 287 13 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 403 372 14 33
NEXIUM 383 233 15 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 380 328 16 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 347 17 107
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 247 18 12
ALLOPURINOL 313 259 19 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 311 224 20 29
PREDNISONE 310 218 21 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 299 254 22 10
FAMOTIDINE 296 225 23 41
GABAPENTIN 275 207 24 11
FLUOXETINE HCL 264 173 25 49
DIOVAN 260 223 26 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241 147 27 17
CARVEDILOL 235 192 28 20
RANITIDINE HCL 233 160 29 18
ATENOLOL 198 163 30 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 197 158 31 22
TRAZODONE HCL 197 102 31 37
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 197 146 R 31 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196 157 34 13
INSULIN SYRINGE 180 118 35 72
LYRICA 179 124 36 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 178 165 37 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 176 65 R 38 64
BENAZEPRIL HCL 169 159 39 53
DIGOXIN 167 131 40 71
ESTRADIOL 158 120 R 41 129
CLOPIDOGREL 157 126 42 32
NAMENDA 140 134 43 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 122 44 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136 115 45 25
LANTUS 136 92 45 44
CYMBALTA 136 83 45 58
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 133 115 48 61
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 131 102 49 243
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128 81 50 23
CARISOPRODOL 127 48 R 51 68
ACTOS 123 110 52 104
DIOVAN HCT 123 100 52 66
PROAIR HFA 120 68 54 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 116 59 55 79
PREMARIN 113 88 R 56 109
SYNTHROID 112 92 57 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 111 59 58 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 99 59 34
PLAVIX 110 90 59 47
CEFUROXIME 109 85 61 158
SERTRALINE HCL 108 64 62 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106 74 63 57
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 74 64 96
MECLIZINE HCL 104 62 65 110
NIFEDIPINE ER 104 90 65 98
ZETIA 103 93 67 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 102 85 68 51
BACLOFEN 100 71 69 142
QUINAPRIL HCL 97 77 70 163
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 48 71 92
CRESTOR 94 94 72 28
ENDOCET 93 41 S2 73 114
COLCRYS 93 70 73 141
MELOXICAM 92 79 75 27
EXFORGE 89 78 76 217
CLONIDINE HCL 88 55 77 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86 68 78 134
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 86 57 78 206
GLIPIZIDE XL 85 62 80 123
CEFADROXIL 84 74 81 391
SPIRONOLACTONE 83 52 82 88
CILOSTAZOL 82 63 83 235
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 54 84 76
METHOTREXATE 78 71 84 333
FENOFIBRATE 77 63 86 48
TRICOR 77 28 86 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76 55 88 46
PAROXETINE HCL 76 53 88 67
DETROL LA 76 62 88 185
FINASTERIDE 75 75 91 130
TERAZOSIN HCL 74 74 92 138
KLOR-CON M20 71 68 93 65
BUPROPION XL 71 47 93 165
AZITHROMYCIN 70 52 95 38
NABUMETONE 69 64 96 210
LABETALOL HCL 69 49 96 195
CARBAMAZEPINE 69 31 96 230
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 69 26 96 95
NAPROXEN 68 34 100 87
RISPERIDONE 68 46 100 60
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68 49 100 132
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 67 44 103 124
GLIPIZIDE 66 63 104 56
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 65 105 43
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 50 106 155
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 55 106 139
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 38 R 108 148
FLUCONAZOLE 62 39 108 127
OXYCODONE HCL 62 17 S2 108 91
METHOCARBAMOL 61 39 R 111 169
PEN NEEDLE 60 30 112 164
LOVASTATIN 60 60 112 35
IBUPROFEN 59 41 114 83
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 42 114 154
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 26 116 108
DOXEPIN HCL 55 24 117 190
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55 32 117 80
SINGULAIR 54 36 119 97
COMBIVENT 54 25 119 105
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 51 R 119 252
MUPIROCIN 54 23 119 170
ALPRAZOLAM 53 45 123 153
VENTOLIN HFA 52 28 124 89
BUPROPION HCL SR 52 39 124 188
WELCHOL 51 25 126 256
LORAZEPAM 51 51 126 239
TORSEMIDE 50 50 128 152
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.