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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 1677

$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 1677

415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

4% of this provider’s 415 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 415 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 9,540 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
SIMVASTATIN 563 465 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 361 289 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351 305 3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 340 296 4 2
TRAMADOL HCL 312 213 5 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 292 226 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 284 209 7 8
METFORMIN HCL 270 171 8 7
LISINOPRIL 270 222 8 3
FAMOTIDINE 269 212 10 41
GABAPENTIN 226 188 11 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217 160 12 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203 140 S3 13 4
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 172 113 14 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 152 15 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148 146 16 12
NEXIUM 143 100 17 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 135 117 18 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 116 19 161
GLIPIZIDE 127 73 20 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127 98 20 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123 111 22 17
ATENOLOL 117 113 23 21
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 79 23 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116 72 25 92
CARVEDILOL 113 82 26 20
CLOPIDOGREL 112 87 27 32
DIOVAN HCT 109 99 28 66
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 109 96 28 13
CRESTOR 107 88 30 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 85 31 29
SINGULAIR 101 78 32 97
ALLOPURINOL 96 80 33 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 95 80 34 24
DIOVAN 91 84 35 45
SPIRIVA 90 71 36 74
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90 72 36 42
SANTYL 90 45 36 187
PLAVIX 86 77 39 47
TRAZODONE HCL 85 66 40 37
ZETIA 82 72 41 75
NAMENDA 79 79 42 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 69 43 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 76 30 44 108
MELOXICAM 75 50 45 27
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 74 69 46 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 70 46 54
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72 67 48 10
FLUCONAZOLE 71 55 49 127
SERTRALINE HCL 71 32 49 26
KLOR-CON M20 70 64 51 65
BUPROPION XL 69 50 52 165
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 53 52 25
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 67 32 54 207
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 38 R 55 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62 43 56 57
CYMBALTA 62 61 56 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 46 58 76
FENTANYL 60 24 S2 59 103
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58 43 60 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 16 R 60 63
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58 45 60 206
LANTUS 57 39 63 44
PEN NEEDLE 55 25 64 164
PROAIR HFA 54 53 65 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 41 66 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 26 67 132
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 48 67 134
EVISTA 51 51 69 162
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 31 R 70 148
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 Feb. 28, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.