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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,607Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1677

$1.82M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1677

630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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

7% of this provider’s 630 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

43% of this provider’s 630 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 21,110 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

53 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,682 871 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 891 621 2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 722 521 3 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701 455 4 5
MELOXICAM 696 420 5 27
FUROSEMIDE 655 487 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 461 7 2
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 597 313 8 15
NEXIUM 546 265 9 19
LISINOPRIL 522 439 10 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 515 312 11 9
GABAPENTIN 506 287 12 11
RANITIDINE HCL 473 274 13 18
SIMVASTATIN 433 363 14 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 388 378 15 30
LANTUS 384 292 16 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 381 239 17 29
NAMENDA 378 338 18 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 375 198 19 22
CLOPIDOGREL 365 287 20 32
METHOCARBAMOL 357 115 R 21 169
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356 249 22 12
TRAMADOL HCL 339 235 23 16
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 330 263 24 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 326 236 25 79
FAMOTIDINE 325 240 26 41
LYRICA 321 175 27 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 321 159 27 54
CYMBALTA 313 126 29 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 293 204 30 73
GLYBURIDE 282 183 R 31 93
METFORMIN HCL 279 158 32 7
DICYCLOMINE HCL 274 127 33 196
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 273 124 34 124
RISPERIDONE 267 234 35 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 173 36 34
PLAVIX 263 207 37 47
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 261 123 R 10 38 255
CARVEDILOL 255 219 39 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 159 40 23
SYMBICORT 244 117 41 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 242 134 42 88
DIOVAN 233 153 43 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 220 146 44 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 218 137 45 120
NOVOLOG 216 162 46 117
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 216 99 R 46 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 172 48 24
COMBIVENT 213 74 49 105
SERTRALINE HCL 211 157 50 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 209 100 R 51 64
FENOFIBRATE 205 127 52 48
MECLIZINE HCL 204 135 53 110
SINGULAIR 204 115 53 97
PREDNISONE 199 118 55 40
TRAZODONE HCL 194 117 56 37
MIRTAZAPINE 188 123 57 62
SPIRIVA 186 109 58 74
CELEBREX 183 117 59 102
CARISOPRODOL 180 24 R 60 68
DOXEPIN HCL 177 62 61 190
TRICOR 165 85 62 100
BACLOFEN 165 67 62 142
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162 115 64 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158 74 65 77
CLONIDINE HCL 150 85 66 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 147 41 67 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 146 94 68 172
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 143 88 69 250
DIOVAN HCT 137 92 70 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 137 65 R 70 63
NABUMETONE 135 58 72 210
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134 81 73 59
NAPROXEN 134 73 73 87
DIGOXIN 132 112 75 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129 61 76 174
NIZATIDINE 128 71 77 277
EXFORGE 125 61 78 217
CILOSTAZOL 125 79 78 235
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124 89 80 25
INSULIN SYRINGE 117 92 81 72
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116 94 82 13
ALLOPURINOL 116 59 82 31
ATENOLOL 115 52 84 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 102 85 43
NITROSTAT 109 51 86 246
TOPIRAMATE 104 17 87 181
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104 73 87 80
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 77 89 76
CEPHALEXIN 102 65 90 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 65 90 53
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96 80 92 135
TERAZOSIN HCL 95 82 93 138
PREMARIN 94 43 R 94 109
PAROXETINE HCL 93 54 95 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 93 47 95 85
IBUPROFEN 89 53 97 83
PENTOXIFYLLINE 89 56 97 342
COLCRYS 88 50 99 141
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 88 47 99 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 86 40 101 112
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 42 101 96
DIPYRIDAMOLE 86 65 R 101 430
DEXAMETHASONE 85 40 104 278
METOLAZONE 84 41 105 205
BYSTOLIC 80 55 106 125
FLUOXETINE HCL 79 50 107 49
AZITHROMYCIN 78 49 108 38
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 45 S2 108 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78 65 108 69
VENTOLIN HFA 76 38 111 89
SEROQUEL 73 43 112 151
LEVETIRACETAM 71 36 113 116
CRESTOR 71 51 113 28
BUPROPION HCL 71 35 113 247
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 61 116 173
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66 54 R 117 182
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65 42 118 171
ACTOS 64 45 119 104
TEKTURNA 63 33 120 280
KLOR-CON M10 61 59 121 167
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 29 121 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 32 123 33
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59 57 123 184
FINASTERIDE 58 22 125 130
LABETALOL HCL 58 34 125 195
NYSTATIN 57 38 127 185
MUPIROCIN 56 31 128 170
SUCRALFATE 55 0 129 146
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54 33 130 197
FLUCONAZOLE 54 30 130 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52 43 132 149
GLIPIZIDE 52 35 132 56
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50 44 134 321
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 Aug. 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.