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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 190 out of 1677

$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 1677

418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

11% of this provider’s 418 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 418 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 11,268 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630 562 1 5
LISINOPRIL 435 405 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431 333 S3 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 380 345 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 346 293 5 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281 258 6 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 245 220 7 22
GABAPENTIN 243 222 8 11
FUROSEMIDE 237 227 9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 199 10 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 202 181 11 30
SERTRALINE HCL 167 151 12 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 167 162 12 24
NAMENDA 165 155 14 39
CARVEDILOL 159 147 15 20
METFORMIN HCL 157 126 16 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 123 16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 151 101 18 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 132 19 12
NEXIUM 135 108 20 19
SYNTHROID 134 122 21 55
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134 120 21 23
CRESTOR 132 127 23 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131 99 24 13
RANITIDINE HCL 128 123 25 18
ATENOLOL 127 110 26 21
SPIRIVA 115 82 27 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 111 27 10
CYMBALTA 113 73 29 58
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105 101 30 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 105 30 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 83 32 77
GLIMEPIRIDE 99 93 33 33
RISPERIDONE 98 97 34 60
TRAMADOL HCL 95 87 35 16
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95 90 35 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93 69 37 15
ROPINIROLE HCL 91 91 38 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 88 81 39 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86 76 40 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85 73 41 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 84 80 42 49
PLAVIX 83 77 43 47
CLOPIDOGREL 77 68 44 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 70 44 29
RAMIPRIL 76 76 46 118
KETOCONAZOLE 70 66 47 244
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 60 48 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 42 49 54
DIOVAN 64 55 49 45
MELOXICAM 63 51 51 27
LIPITOR 63 55 51 101
CEFUROXIME 62 49 53 158
ENDOCET 61 40 S2 54 114
BUSPIRONE HCL 59 31 55 120
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 45 56 112
SEROQUEL 56 49 57 151
JANUVIA 56 45 57 70
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 56 57 53
FENTANYL 56 56 S2 57 103
PREMARIN 55 47 R 61 109
PAROXETINE HCL 52 52 62 67
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 45 62 126
FAMOTIDINE 50 46 64 41
LYRICA 50 33 64 81
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 Feb. 22, 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.