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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,351Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1677

$773K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 136 out of 1677

461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80%Patients 65 Years and Older
68% 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 461 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 461 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 13,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 575 505 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501 449 2 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 474 404 3 82
OMEPRAZOLE 462 336 4 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434 389 5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418 298 S3 6 4
MELOXICAM 409 307 7 27
FUROSEMIDE 374 297 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352 298 9 14
LOVASTATIN 350 296 10 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 349 272 11 10
TRAMADOL HCL 305 218 12 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280 175 13 15
GABAPENTIN 266 184 14 11
NEXIUM 265 160 15 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 214 16 9
SIMVASTATIN 244 161 17 1
LISINOPRIL 238 190 18 3
ATENOLOL 229 163 19 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 228 205 20 24
CARVEDILOL 220 158 21 20
METFORMIN HCL 213 195 22 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 202 152 23 22
AZITHROMYCIN 185 148 24 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 152 25 13
LANTUS 139 109 26 44
DIGOXIN 131 131 27 71
PAROXETINE HCL 124 93 28 67
ALLOPURINOL 121 83 29 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120 104 30 25
GLIPIZIDE ER 110 92 31 78
CLOPIDOGREL 109 79 32 32
SERTRALINE HCL 108 89 33 26
FAMOTIDINE 107 104 34 41
DIOVAN 104 92 35 45
KLOR-CON M20 102 83 36 65
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100 87 37 144
GLIPIZIDE XL 98 91 38 123
CRESTOR 97 85 39 28
KLOR-CON 10 93 81 40 106
SPIRIVA 90 62 41 74
TAMSULOSIN HCL 89 78 42 34
GEMFIBROZIL 86 44 43 113
CLONIDINE HCL 84 59 44 36
NAMENDA 84 84 44 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82 75 46 80
PLAVIX 81 64 47 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 61 48 23
RANITIDINE HCL 77 65 49 18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 76 72 50 111
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 62 50 76
ADVAIR DISKUS 75 48 52 54
TRAZODONE HCL 74 53 53 37
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72 59 54 134
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71 49 55 43
MIRTAZAPINE 71 71 55 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 70 57 61
DILTIAZEM ER 68 66 58 143
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68 50 58 73
PREDNISONE 66 61 60 40
PREMARIN 66 44 R 60 109
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65 50 62 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62 36 63 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 33 63 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 61 60 65 135
CELEBREX 61 58 65 102
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 54 65 69
PROAIR HFA 61 30 65 50
RISPERIDONE 59 20 69 60
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 51 70 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 50 71 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 57 71 30
DILTIAZEM HCL 56 35 73 218
ACTOS 55 44 74 104
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55 55 74 131
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 52 76 53
SYMBICORT 54 47 76 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 14 R 78 52
TRICOR 52 42 78 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50 45 80 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 47 80 85
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.