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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,344Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1677

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1677

493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

7% of this provider’s 493 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 493 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 17,004 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
FUROSEMIDE 757 689 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662 546 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 623 509 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 602 512 4 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 557 452 5 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441 368 6 14
LISINOPRIL 425 373 7 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421 403 8 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 409 277 S3 9 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339 281 10 5
METFORMIN HCL 324 282 11 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 310 276 12 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310 284 12 9
ATENOLOL 280 267 14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 275 266 15 30
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 234 16 23
MELOXICAM 245 214 17 27
DIOVAN 241 183 18 45
TRAMADOL HCL 232 199 19 16
RANITIDINE HCL 229 199 20 18
KLOR-CON M20 228 202 21 65
GABAPENTIN 221 159 22 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 210 196 23 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 173 24 13
CLONIDINE HCL 182 141 25 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 179 144 26 33
NOVOLIN 70-30 175 163 27 155
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 139 28 24
CLOPIDOGREL 166 161 29 32
NAMENDA 164 160 30 39
SERTRALINE HCL 163 149 31 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 140 32 22
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 158 136 33 95
SEROQUEL 150 131 34 151
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 141 69 35 228
ALLOPURINOL 138 119 36 31
CARVEDILOL 137 117 37 20
EXELON 135 131 38 119
DIOVAN HCT 130 125 39 66
FAMOTIDINE 122 93 40 41
CHLORTHALIDONE 121 109 41 137
PLAVIX 118 104 42 47
KETOCONAZOLE 116 91 43 244
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115 73 R 44 64
NEXIUM 114 95 45 19
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 107 95 46 135
CRESTOR 104 99 47 28
CELEBREX 103 101 48 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 88 48 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102 72 50 15
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99 81 51 92
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 98 84 52 61
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 97 86 53 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 61 54 80
NAPROXEN 89 83 55 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89 87 55 144
LYRICA 88 80 57 81
LOVASTATIN 88 73 57 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88 76 57 10
VESICARE 87 81 60 220
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 82 61 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 66 62 69
SPIRIVA 84 71 63 74
DIGOXIN 82 73 64 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 68 65 34
NOVOLIN R 80 70 65 133
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 79 45 67 159
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 67 R 67 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78 68 69 76
GEODON 77 50 70 319
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77 66 70 43
LANTUS 77 72 70 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76 63 73 156
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75 65 74 57
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75 40 74 112
PAROXETINE HCL 74 67 76 67
NOVOLOG 73 63 77 117
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 50 78 17
LEVOFLOXACIN 71 57 79 84
VALPROIC ACID 70 68 80 211
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 53 81 53
BACLOFEN 68 33 82 142
CYMBALTA 68 29 82 58
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67 61 R 84 182
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 46 85 85
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 64 52 86 126
LEVETIRACETAM 63 42 87 116
MUPIROCIN 62 56 88 170
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 50 89 29
KETOPROFEN 57 47 90 462
HALOPERIDOL 57 30 90 229
LATANOPROST 57 43 90 204
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 27 93 54
SEROQUEL XR 56 35 93 317
HUMULIN 70-30 54 54 95 219
DOXEPIN HCL 54 25 95 190
TRILIPIX 53 41 97 175
SUCRALFATE 52 48 98 146
SYNTHROID 51 37 99 55
LACTULOSE 51 33 99 183
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. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.