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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1677

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1677

1,025 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
45% 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 1,025 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 1,025 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 27,461 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,356 1,066 1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,283 995 2 5
LISINOPRIL 981 725 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 937 607 S3 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 915 782 5 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 887 741 6 2
LOVASTATIN 795 643 7 35
GABAPENTIN 712 482 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 650 530 9 8
RANITIDINE HCL 631 474 10 18
CARVEDILOL 608 433 11 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 579 460 12 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 533 469 13 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 532 385 14 29
METFORMIN HCL 526 381 15 7
MELOXICAM 516 357 16 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 493 407 17 24
RAMIPRIL 483 418 18 118
CRESTOR 473 401 19 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469 384 20 14
BYSTOLIC 447 385 21 125
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388 353 22 9
NEXIUM 376 215 23 19
ALLOPURINOL 369 270 24 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 344 257 25 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 335 279 26 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303 269 27 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 302 229 28 33
SERTRALINE HCL 301 207 29 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 259 30 12
TRAMADOL HCL 281 227 31 16
FENOFIBRATE 280 184 32 48
TRAZODONE HCL 278 176 33 37
CLOPIDOGREL 275 225 34 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 257 179 35 53
PLAVIX 256 227 36 47
ATENOLOL 254 231 37 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252 211 38 10
ZETIA 235 155 39 75
NIASPAN 222 179 40 128
CYMBALTA 218 130 41 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 216 121 42 131
TAMSULOSIN HCL 211 198 43 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 211 145 R 43 52
METFORMIN HCL ER 208 131 45 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 207 129 46 120
PAROXETINE HCL 206 138 47 67
KLOR-CON 10 203 185 48 106
SPIRIVA 192 139 49 74
NAMENDA 192 192 49 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191 151 51 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185 131 52 76
SYNTHROID 185 176 52 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184 145 54 17
TERAZOSIN HCL 182 149 55 138
DIOVAN 172 156 56 45
CEFDINIR 172 122 56 225
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165 149 58 80
TRICOR 160 121 59 100
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159 134 60 15
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159 138 60 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 151 95 62 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 150 106 63 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 148 119 64 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 147 88 65 108
GLIPIZIDE ER 135 102 66 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 66 30
PROAIR HFA 134 79 68 50
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131 35 S2 69 140
TOPIRAMATE 127 57 70 181
LANTUS 127 81 70 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125 114 72 59
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 125 78 72 132
JANUVIA 123 84 74 70
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 85 75 96
PREDNISONE 122 92 75 40
ONDANSETRON ODT 120 67 10 77 375
PEN NEEDLE 119 79 78 164
LYRICA 118 98 79 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 118 65 79 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117 58 R 81 63
MIRTAZAPINE 116 86 82 62
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 115 97 83 82
COMBIVENT 115 64 83 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL 114 64 R 85 64
MECLIZINE HCL 109 79 86 110
LEVOFLOXACIN 108 87 87 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 83 87 42
SUCRALFATE 101 70 89 146
FLUCONAZOLE 99 66 90 127
VERAPAMIL ER 96 64 91 86
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 57 91 92
DIGOXIN 96 64 91 71
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95 54 94 172
PROPRANOLOL HCL 95 89 94 154
ENDOCET 94 42 S2 96 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 90 90 97 98
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 88 98 69
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 88 84 99 221
CEPHALEXIN 88 70 99 99
CELEBREX 86 78 101 102
LIPITOR 86 46 101 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 85 75 103 79
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 73 104 124
AVODART 77 73 105 216
ACTOS 76 51 106 104
AGGRENOX 76 44 106 191
CHLORTHALIDONE 76 60 106 137
SINGULAIR 76 52 106 97
EXELON 74 70 110 119
KLOR-CON M20 74 59 110 65
GLIPIZIDE 73 44 112 56
AZITHROMYCIN 73 59 112 38
DIOVAN HCT 73 65 112 66
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71 47 115 144
VESICARE 71 71 115 220
CLONIDINE HCL 71 66 115 36
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 47 115 72
SYMBICORT 71 54 115 150
WELCHOL 70 55 120 256
RISPERIDONE 70 66 120 60
GLYBURIDE 68 61 R 122 93
DEXILANT 67 47 123 179
NAPROXEN 66 52 124 87
LOVAZA 64 28 125 201
NYSTATIN 64 53 125 185
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 49 125 134
EXFORGE 63 52 128 217
TEMAZEPAM 63 52 128 370
EVISTA 62 50 130 162
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 41 131 85
CLONAZEPAM 55 52 132 275
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 48 132 147
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54 54 134 283
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54 40 134 250
OXYCODONE HCL 54 16 S2 134 91
SOTALOL 54 54 134 366
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 52 52 138 159
LEXAPRO 52 48 138 209
LORAZEPAM 52 51 138 239
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 38 S2 141 122
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 38 141 111
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 25, 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.