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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1677

$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 120 out of 1677

474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 474 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 12,649 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
ALLOPURINOL 656 469 1 31
OMEPRAZOLE 611 393 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 606 441 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 549 380 4 8
LISINOPRIL 540 422 5 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490 383 6 2
LOVASTATIN 465 350 7 35
METFORMIN HCL 437 345 8 7
SIMVASTATIN 427 346 9 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329 260 10 12
GABAPENTIN 285 208 11 11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 274 226 12 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259 196 13 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 240 166 14 15
NEXIUM 236 149 15 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232 185 S3 16 4
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 223 169 17 57
FENOFIBRATE 212 119 18 48
RANITIDINE HCL 200 138 19 18
MELOXICAM 192 157 20 27
CARVEDILOL 189 125 21 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183 122 22 14
GLYBURIDE 178 148 R 23 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162 115 24 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 160 98 R 25 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156 134 26 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 152 133 27 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 108 27 23
CLOPIDOGREL 150 117 29 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 148 111 30 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 132 31 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139 114 32 73
NIFEDIPINE ER 133 119 33 98
ATENOLOL 133 106 33 21
PLAVIX 132 98 35 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 99 36 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 76 37 49
CEPHALEXIN 116 102 38 99
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 63 R 39 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 86 R 40 52
JANUVIA 103 90 41 70
TRICOR 102 84 42 100
PROAIR HFA 99 93 43 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98 83 44 25
DIOVAN 98 78 44 45
SERTRALINE HCL 97 96 46 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96 91 47 34
HYDRALAZINE HCL 90 74 48 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89 69 49 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 88 49 50 53
PAROXETINE HCL 85 58 51 67
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 81 54 52 276
TRAMADOL HCL 80 70 53 16
MECLIZINE HCL 75 61 54 110
CARISOPRODOL 75 44 R 54 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 72 51 56 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 65 57 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 50 58 72
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 64 59 46
LIPITOR 68 51 60 101
RISPERIDONE 68 43 60 60
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 68 64 R 60 121
TORSEMIDE 67 43 63 152
CRESTOR 66 34 64 28
KLOR-CON M20 66 51 64 65
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 55 66 166
LANTUS 64 50 66 44
DIGOXIN 64 39 66 71
SUCRALFATE 63 29 69 146
COMBIVENT 63 54 69 105
CLONIDINE HCL 59 58 71 36
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 57 55 72 250
TRAZODONE HCL 57 44 72 37
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55 37 74 96
AMOXICILLIN 54 39 75 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 54 29 75 88
VENTOLIN HFA 53 23 77 89
FLUCONAZOLE 52 41 78 127
GEMFIBROZIL 51 40 79 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50 47 80 76
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 Dec. 30, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.