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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 145 out of 1677

$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 155 out of 1677

447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 447 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 10,954 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 944 626 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 615 485 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393 328 3 2
LISINOPRIL 392 306 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 377 287 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 348 250 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347 277 7 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 340 219 8 15
RANITIDINE HCL 339 209 9 18
SERTRALINE HCL 329 246 10 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302 248 11 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292 262 12 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277 209 13 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271 220 14 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234 149 15 12
METFORMIN HCL 220 185 16 7
CARVEDILOL 210 161 17 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 193 136 18 49
NEXIUM 191 121 19 19
TRAMADOL HCL 175 135 20 16
ZETIA 165 129 21 75
PREDNISONE 162 118 22 40
CLOPIDOGREL 162 123 22 32
KLOR-CON M20 157 117 24 65
CARISOPRODOL 150 51 R 25 68
GABAPENTIN 143 104 26 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 134 94 27 22
CRESTOR 131 99 28 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 85 R 29 64
PLAVIX 119 96 30 47
BUPROPION HCL 113 93 31 247
NAPROXEN 109 62 32 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108 98 33 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 89 34 17
PAROXETINE HCL 100 60 35 67
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100 71 35 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 94 74 37 24
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 52 38 88
LOVASTATIN 88 67 39 35
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 57 40 43
ATENOLOL 85 57 41 21
ALLOPURINOL 83 56 42 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 80 39 43 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 68 44 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 48 R 44 63
AZITHROMYCIN 75 62 46 38
TRAZODONE HCL 75 43 46 37
ACTOS 72 55 48 104
NAMENDA 71 60 49 39
TRICOR 70 42 50 100
PROAIR HFA 67 44 51 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 54 51 46
BUPROPION HCL SR 66 31 53 188
GLIMEPIRIDE 62 53 54 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61 61 55 73
VENTOLIN HFA 60 49 56 89
ADVAIR DISKUS 60 48 56 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 38 58 96
VERAPAMIL ER 57 56 59 86
JANUVIA 56 28 60 70
CYMBALTA 56 33 60 58
GLIPIZIDE 55 50 62 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 41 62 53
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55 50 62 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 45 65 29
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53 48 66 149
SPIRIVA 52 30 67 74
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 26 67 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 43 69 79
TORSEMIDE 50 35 69 152
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 Jan. 4, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.