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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 57 out of 1677

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 1677

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

4% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 645 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 16,932 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
SIMVASTATIN 722 600 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 633 531 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 607 506 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 606 538 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 569 508 5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 392 S3 6 4
LISINOPRIL 540 479 7 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 500 454 8 22
GABAPENTIN 403 318 9 11
TRAMADOL HCL 360 277 10 16
METFORMIN HCL 345 238 11 7
NEXIUM 339 252 12 19
FAMOTIDINE 307 264 13 41
NAMENDA 297 287 14 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281 235 15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280 243 16 12
AZITHROMYCIN 244 186 17 38
DIOVAN 244 219 17 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 229 178 19 33
EXELON 229 219 19 119
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223 181 21 17
ALLOPURINOL 210 188 22 31
MELOXICAM 188 148 23 27
RISPERIDONE 184 156 24 60
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179 148 25 14
CLOPIDOGREL 179 133 25 32
ATENOLOL 179 174 25 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 128 28 15
CARVEDILOL 165 157 29 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 165 128 29 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156 107 31 13
SERTRALINE HCL 152 132 32 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 146 32 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 151 151 34 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 95 R 35 52
CRESTOR 141 124 36 28
PLAVIX 139 107 37 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 137 129 38 24
DIOVAN HCT 132 104 39 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 127 74 40 72
DIGOXIN 123 119 41 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123 111 41 76
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 118 103 43 166
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 104 44 53
CLONIDINE HCL 113 73 45 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 100 45 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113 92 45 29
LANTUS 113 66 45 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 109 64 49 54
TRAZODONE HCL 104 83 50 37
MIRTAZAPINE 99 88 51 62
MUPIROCIN 98 92 52 170
KLOR-CON 10 98 75 52 106
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 67 R 54 64
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92 81 55 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 86 56 46
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 73 57 34
SINGULAIR 89 85 58 97
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 50 59 108
PREDNISONE 85 75 60 40
TRICOR 84 22 61 100
ZETIA 82 81 62 75
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81 78 63 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79 63 64 85
RANITIDINE HCL 77 57 65 18
AMOXICILLIN 76 45 66 94
NOVOLOG 75 59 67 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 64 67 73
PAROXETINE HCL 72 39 69 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 71 55 70 49
MECLIZINE HCL 71 70 70 110
FELODIPINE ER 69 69 72 193
BYSTOLIC 66 60 73 125
RIVASTIGMINE 65 65 74 271
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 54 75 79
CEPHALEXIN 64 61 75 99
LYRICA 63 38 77 81
NAPROXEN 62 35 78 87
CYMBALTA 61 15 79 58
PROAIR HFA 60 40 80 50
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60 50 80 77
JANUVIA 59 34 82 70
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58 53 83 10
SPIRIVA 58 47 83 74
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58 38 83 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57 40 86 92
GLIPIZIDE 56 44 87 56
AVODART 55 43 88 216
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 42 88 126
GLYBURIDE 55 53 R 88 93
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54 27 91 172
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53 52 92 25
LEXAPRO 52 42 93 209
PREMARIN 50 21 R 94 109
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 16 R 94 63
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 Nov. 7, 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.