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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,978Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1677

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1677

997 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

3% of this provider’s 997 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 997 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 17,913 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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 1,344 893 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,283 756 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,028 699 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 991 585 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 856 580 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 818 521 6 8
RANITIDINE HCL 755 459 7 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 743 527 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518 339 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502 351 10 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 478 307 11 12
MELOXICAM 434 283 12 27
NEXIUM 432 254 13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 418 245 14 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 405 278 15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 366 276 16 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 351 264 17 17
AMOXICILLIN 348 228 18 94
WARFARIN SODIUM 291 179 19 24
SERTRALINE HCL 258 122 20 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 134 21 15
ATENOLOL 255 184 22 21
PROAIR HFA 250 120 23 50
GABAPENTIN 244 154 24 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 241 99 R 25 52
CARVEDILOL 233 131 26 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 220 147 27 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 217 121 R 28 63
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 217 162 28 13
AZITHROMYCIN 216 127 30 38
PROMETHAZINE HCL 215 82 R 31 64
METFORMIN HCL ER 212 155 32 51
JANUVIA 201 144 33 70
CLOPIDOGREL 195 129 34 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 189 104 35 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 189 130 35 33
BENAZEPRIL HCL 187 147 37 53
INSULIN SYRINGE 181 118 38 72
ALLOPURINOL 181 124 38 31
PLAVIX 168 124 40 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166 138 41 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162 101 42 25
FLUOXETINE HCL 158 59 43 49
CRESTOR 157 129 44 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 71 45 29
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 145 63 45 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 144 79 47 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139 97 48 80
CITALOPRAM HBR 137 56 49 22
LOVASTATIN 137 104 49 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 132 85 R 51 148
ZETIA 131 89 52 75
COMBIVENT 122 52 53 105
LANTUS 122 85 53 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 121 79 55 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 77 56 46
MECLIZINE HCL 118 86 57 110
RISPERIDONE 117 53 58 60
PAROXETINE HCL 114 49 59 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114 83 59 42
DIGOXIN 111 87 61 71
SPIRIVA 106 62 62 74
GLYBURIDE 105 51 R 63 93
SINGULAIR 105 48 63 97
CYMBALTA 104 51 65 58
FLUCONAZOLE 104 51 65 127
CLONIDINE HCL 104 72 65 36
CARISOPRODOL 103 0 R 68 68
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100 50 69 73
ONGLYZA 99 39 70 208
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98 48 71 145
VENTOLIN HFA 98 47 71 89
VERAPAMIL ER 97 71 73 86
DICYCLOMINE HCL 96 42 74 196
PREMARIN 95 56 R 75 109
ETODOLAC 94 41 76 212
DIOVAN 94 71 76 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 93 40 78 84
PREDNISONE 92 56 79 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 87 26 80 124
CELEBREX 85 59 81 102
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 85 43 81 214
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 59 83 134
GLIPIZIDE 82 45 84 56
SUCRALFATE 81 31 85 146
TRICOR 81 49 85 100
SYNTHROID 80 66 87 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 61 88 88
TRAZODONE HCL 79 48 88 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 12 90 112
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77 36 90 92
NAMENDA 76 76 92 39
BUPROPION HCL SR 72 28 93 188
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 58 94 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 71 46 94 108
DETROL LA 71 41 94 185
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71 37 94 77
FAMOTIDINE 70 56 98 41
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69 57 99 154
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69 40 99 10
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 47 101 120
FENOFIBRATE 68 46 101 48
LIPITOR 67 41 103 101
KLOR-CON M20 65 27 104 65
BYSTOLIC 65 55 104 125
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 62 106 30
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 45 107 147
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 63 20 107 322
CEPHALEXIN 62 37 109 99
IBUPROFEN 62 12 109 83
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 30 111 85
METOLAZONE 61 34 111 205
LYRICA 61 24 111 81
LIDODERM 60 39 114 160
LUNESTA 59 29 115 260
OLANZAPINE 59 0 115 189
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57 57 117 43
PEN NEEDLE 56 41 118 164
NYSTATIN 56 29 118 185
BENICAR HCT 55 0 120 194
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55 48 120 172
DIOVAN HCT 55 47 120 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55 54 120 156
NITROSTAT 53 24 124 246
GEMFIBROZIL 52 27 125 113
LACTULOSE 51 21 126 183
RAMIPRIL 51 39 126 118
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 50 27 128 359
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 June 13, 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.