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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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58,125Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1677

$3.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1677

1,286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
91% 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

10% of this provider’s 1,286 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 1,286 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 48,185 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 2,314 1,858 S3 1 4
NAMENDA 1,849 1,815 2 39
LISINOPRIL 1,828 1,461 3 3
SIMVASTATIN 1,756 1,393 4 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,571 1,544 5 30
FUROSEMIDE 1,543 1,361 6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,541 1,283 7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,485 1,261 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,454 1,289 9 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,358 1,250 10 14
RISPERIDONE 1,264 1,174 11 60
CARVEDILOL 1,136 862 12 20
MIRTAZAPINE 1,000 903 13 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 909 783 14 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 876 758 15 22
GABAPENTIN 841 641 16 11
RANITIDINE HCL 808 688 17 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 807 610 18 9
SERTRALINE HCL 749 678 19 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 607 466 20 12
NOVOLOG 562 497 21 117
EXELON 544 526 22 119
ALLOPURINOL 518 376 23 31
METFORMIN HCL 491 367 24 7
NOVOLIN R 472 453 25 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 420 350 26 76
LANTUS 417 383 27 44
NEXIUM 401 253 28 19
PAROXETINE HCL 397 325 29 67
FAMOTIDINE 388 350 30 41
ATENOLOL 372 294 31 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 353 331 32 57
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 352 253 33 15
GLIPIZIDE 343 323 34 56
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 339 296 35 135
DIOVAN 336 295 36 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 319 262 37 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 319 291 37 69
PHENYTOIN 317 221 10 39 261
MELOXICAM 315 267 40 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 315 247 40 10
CLOPIDOGREL 313 257 42 32
TRAZODONE HCL 311 236 43 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 293 229 44 98
TRAMADOL HCL 292 250 45 16
NOVOLIN 70-30 286 223 46 155
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 280 244 47 77
LIDODERM 280 256 47 160
DIGOXIN 264 222 49 71
SANTYL 260 235 50 187
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257 238 51 46
LEVETIRACETAM 254 193 52 116
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 251 212 53 171
LYRICA 248 170 54 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 220 55 23
CYMBALTA 241 172 56 58
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 238 179 57 112
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 236 172 R 58 52
CLONIDINE HCL 236 195 58 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 235 152 60 54
LEVOFLOXACIN 230 177 61 84
TERAZOSIN HCL 226 187 62 138
PLAVIX 222 173 63 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 221 200 64 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218 183 65 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 214 138 R 66 64
LEVEMIR 214 169 66 157
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 209 176 68 90
FENTANYL 209 151 S2 68 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207 175 70 25
GLYBURIDE 197 160 R 71 93
LACTULOSE 195 170 72 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194 151 73 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194 144 73 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 174 75 17
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 190 177 76 43
HUMULIN R 189 180 77 263
LATANOPROST 188 183 78 204
SPS 187 184 10 79 363
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181 177 80 34
CRESTOR 180 137 81 28
BACLOFEN 170 141 82 142
PREDNISONE 167 131 83 40
TRAVATAN Z 165 154 84 231
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 165 138 84 124
ZETIA 165 123 84 75
VALPROIC ACID 163 97 87 211
HYDROXYZINE HCL 163 134 R 87 148
JANUVIA 158 135 89 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 152 125 90 53
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 151 129 91 82
CLONIDINE 149 105 92 291
VERAPAMIL ER 149 112 92 86
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 146 139 94 144
SUCRALFATE 144 118 95 146
AMIODARONE HCL 143 122 96 249
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133 102 97 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE 133 119 R 97 182
BYSTOLIC 130 84 99 125
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 29 S2 99 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119 118 101 131
RAMIPRIL 118 98 102 118
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 116 92 103 126
CALCITRIOL 114 105 104 236
CEPHALEXIN 114 94 104 99
VERAPAMIL HCL 112 90 106 297
MUPIROCIN 111 93 107 170
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 58 108 111
INSULIN SYRINGE 110 82 108 72
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110 90 R 108 63
AZITHROMYCIN 108 69 111 38
PROAIR HFA 108 95 111 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 108 72 111 88
AGGRENOX 107 107 114 191
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 107 66 114 166
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 107 114 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 106 105 117 197
LEXAPRO 102 86 118 209
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102 74 S2 118 122
CARISOPRODOL 102 20 R 118 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 98 81 121 85
COMBIVENT 98 78 121 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 97 90 123 177
SPIRIVA 97 54 123 74
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 95 88 125 361
DIOVAN HCT 94 75 126 66
CELEBREX 94 64 126 102
CILOSTAZOL 90 90 128 235
HUMALOG 88 84 129 224
LOVASTATIN 86 78 130 35
FELODIPINE ER 86 54 130 193
SEROQUEL 86 77 130 151
EXFORGE HCT 86 58 130 288
METRONIDAZOLE 85 55 134 287
RESTASIS 82 65 135 329
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81 69 136 149
IBUPROFEN 81 41 136 83
LOVAZA 80 58 138 201
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 61 139 154
VENLAFAXINE HCL 76 52 140 198
CLINISOL 75 67 141 435
RENVELA 74 59 142 300
SENSIPAR 73 49 143 346
ACTOS 73 64 143 104
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 36 145 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 71 59 146 120
FINASTERIDE 70 70 147 130
FLUCONAZOLE 69 39 148 127
TRICOR 68 38 149 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 68 58 149 398
CARBAMAZEPINE 68 34 149 230
DILTIAZEM HCL 67 66 152 218
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67 46 152 156
LIPITOR 65 56 154 101
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 65 23 S3 154 362
NASONEX 65 51 154 253
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 39 157 184
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 62 57 157 316
CHLORTHALIDONE 62 38 157 137
HALOPERIDOL 61 54 160 229
ALPRAZOLAM 59 38 161 153
CALCIUM ACETATE 59 47 161 327
MECLIZINE HCL 59 35 161 110
COLCRYS 59 45 161 141
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 58 30 165 214
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58 56 S3 165 136
NITROFURANTOIN 57 44 167 331
HYDROCORTISONE 57 49 167 245
OLANZAPINE 57 57 167 189
COMBIGAN 56 55 170 467
KETOCONAZOLE 55 49 171 244
DILTIAZEM ER 55 53 171 143
HUMULIN 70-30 55 45 171 219
AMOXICILLIN 54 35 174 94
NITROSTAT 53 36 175 246
VESICARE 52 47 176 220
BUPROPION HCL 52 49 176 247
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 52 47 176 381
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 37 179 42
MINOXIDIL 51 21 179 407
SYMBICORT 51 22 179 150
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51 51 179 321
ENDOCET 51 0 S2 179 114
LUMIGAN 50 28 184 401
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. 28, 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.