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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 1677

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1677

972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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 972 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 972 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 13,497 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 968 634 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 793 567 2 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 740 377 S3 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 708 440 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 476 313 5 8
LISINOPRIL 452 326 6 3
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 436 248 7 15
METFORMIN HCL 410 288 8 7
TRAMADOL HCL 350 223 9 16
GABAPENTIN 339 223 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 256 11 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293 239 12 13
NEXIUM 288 137 13 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 285 189 14 57
SERTRALINE HCL 251 161 15 26
AZITHROMYCIN 248 158 16 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247 166 17 12
PROAIR HFA 236 101 18 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236 144 18 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 171 20 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 88 21 22
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 193 71 R 22 52
ATENOLOL 190 139 23 21
CARVEDILOL 188 145 24 20
CRESTOR 186 116 25 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181 128 26 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176 142 27 10
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158 77 28 29
CYMBALTA 158 85 28 58
RANITIDINE HCL 157 92 30 18
PREDNISONE 146 110 31 40
LANTUS 143 105 32 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 142 82 33 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 47 R 33 64
SYNTHROID 141 111 35 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 136 77 36 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 121 36 92
IBUPROFEN 135 64 38 83
CLOPIDOGREL 132 90 39 32
ROPINIROLE HCL 131 69 40 79
ALLOPURINOL 131 124 40 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130 106 42 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 128 99 43 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 103 44 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117 106 45 34
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 116 66 46 95
ESTRADIOL 116 41 R 46 129
INSULIN SYRINGE 112 74 48 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 112 92 48 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 84 50 17
DIOVAN 109 98 50 45
LYRICA 104 14 52 81
PAROXETINE HCL 99 67 53 67
VENTOLIN HFA 98 45 54 89
PREMARIN 92 45 R 55 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90 48 56 96
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 47 57 126
TRAZODONE HCL 88 44 57 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87 35 59 80
JANUVIA 85 48 60 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 78 60 46
METHADONE HCL 84 42 S2 62 168
CLONIDINE HCL 84 77 62 36
PLAVIX 83 64 64 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 83 39 64 54
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 56 64 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 18 64 77
FLUCONAZOLE 82 30 68 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81 69 69 23
ZETIA 80 61 70 75
SPIRIVA 80 69 70 74
BUPROPION XL 79 38 72 165
MELOXICAM 78 31 73 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 78 36 73 120
VENLAFAXINE HCL 77 54 75 198
ALPRAZOLAM 77 54 75 153
RISPERIDONE 76 51 77 60
FAMOTIDINE 76 51 77 41
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 34 R 79 63
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 40 80 98
SINGULAIR 70 41 81 97
LOVASTATIN 69 41 82 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 48 83 84
VERAPAMIL ER 67 56 84 86
BENICAR HCT 67 63 84 194
OXYCODONE HCL 66 0 S2 86 91
CARISOPRODOL 64 0 R 87 68
COMBIVENT 64 18 87 105
JANUMET 62 59 89 199
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62 48 89 69
AZELASTINE HCL 62 37 89 284
NIASPAN 60 55 92 128
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 53 92 177
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 34 94 76
TRICOR 57 31 95 100
TRILIPIX 57 35 95 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 44 95 85
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56 37 98 134
CEPHALEXIN 55 33 99 99
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 40 99 147
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 31 99 51
CELEBREX 54 31 102 102
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 20 103 188
LEVOXYL 51 45 103 334
PEN NEEDLE 50 34 105 164
MIRTAZAPINE 50 30 105 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 37 105 73
KLOR-CON M20 50 37 105 65
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 April 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.