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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1677

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1677

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

16% of this provider’s 485 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 485 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 13,527 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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 1,225 712 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 669 442 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 577 373 3 14
FAMOTIDINE 497 319 4 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 277 5 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381 252 6 17
FUROSEMIDE 369 290 7 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351 272 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 203 9 22
GABAPENTIN 320 185 10 11
OMEPRAZOLE 309 250 11 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 176 12 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 294 218 13 24
NIASPAN 291 215 14 128
LISINOPRIL 289 181 15 3
NEXIUM 273 143 16 19
NAMENDA 248 239 17 39
CARVEDILOL 245 194 18 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 244 225 19 30
RISPERIDONE 243 211 20 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 239 144 21 15
METFORMIN HCL 236 133 22 7
RANITIDINE HCL 224 129 23 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218 128 24 10
CYMBALTA 213 106 25 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 212 145 26 79
BUMETANIDE 212 142 26 200
LANTUS 197 138 28 44
DIOVAN HCT 190 140 29 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187 124 30 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 185 147 31 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184 150 32 13
ATENOLOL 177 116 33 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 173 106 34 57
BYSTOLIC 168 107 35 125
DIGOXIN 166 130 36 71
CRESTOR 163 116 37 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 79 R 38 52
FENTANYL 156 99 S2 39 103
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141 128 40 80
CLOPIDOGREL 141 106 40 32
NOVOLOG 134 99 42 117
ALLOPURINOL 132 100 43 31
DIOVAN 131 77 44 45
IBUPROFEN 130 57 45 83
MEGESTROL ACETATE 130 119 R 45 182
PREDNISONE 125 91 47 40
TRAZODONE HCL 123 78 48 37
SINGULAIR 118 84 49 97
MELOXICAM 109 72 50 27
PLAVIX 109 65 50 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 105 75 52 33
INDAPAMIDE 104 68 53 222
INSULIN SYRINGE 103 52 54 72
TRAMADOL HCL 103 90 54 16
LYRICA 102 72 56 81
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 76 57 76
SUCRALFATE 99 82 57 146
TRILIPIX 98 47 59 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL 94 32 R 60 64
AZITHROMYCIN 93 54 61 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 68 62 77
ACTOS 86 66 63 104
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 76 64 43
ESTRADIOL 78 27 R 65 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 76 54 66 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76 55 66 92
CELEBREX 76 63 66 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75 55 69 46
CARISOPRODOL 74 12 R 70 68
PROAIR HFA 72 42 71 50
TIZANIDINE HCL 72 24 71 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 62 73 131
EXELON 67 67 74 119
SPIRIVA 67 26 74 74
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 49 74 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 67 49 74 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 43 S2 78 122
LIPITOR 65 39 78 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 64 38 80 49
TRICOR 63 46 81 100
LEVETIRACETAM 63 54 81 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62 41 83 23
ENDOCET 62 29 S2 83 114
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 50 85 112
PREMARIN 60 58 R 86 109
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58 33 87 184
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58 39 87 166
VENTOLIN HFA 58 29 87 89
SERTRALINE HCL 58 23 87 26
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 42 91 124
PAROXETINE HCL 56 13 91 67
FINASTERIDE 56 48 91 130
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55 17 S2 94 140
SYMBICORT 53 28 95 150
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 43 96 135
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. 26, 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.