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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1677

$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1677

648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

14% of this provider’s 648 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 648 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 18,685 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 829 600 1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 712 570 S3 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 635 459 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 633 528 4 8
LISINOPRIL 597 456 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536 432 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511 397 7 2
OMEPRAZOLE 501 419 8 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 479 390 9 24
NEXIUM 470 350 10 19
RISPERIDONE 457 283 11 60
SERTRALINE HCL 405 358 12 26
GABAPENTIN 384 290 13 11
CARVEDILOL 316 296 14 20
METFORMIN HCL 315 227 15 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307 271 16 9
FAMOTIDINE 297 232 17 41
RANITIDINE HCL 282 202 18 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274 107 19 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 272 253 20 30
CYMBALTA 257 169 21 58
LANTUS 257 156 21 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 245 164 23 79
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233 124 24 12
CLONIDINE HCL 216 161 25 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214 203 26 76
TRAMADOL HCL 213 128 27 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 206 136 28 22
MELOXICAM 196 189 29 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 193 140 30 33
TRAZODONE HCL 192 143 31 37
PROMETHAZINE HCL 182 53 R 32 64
MIRTAZAPINE 180 135 33 62
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176 117 S2 34 122
CLOPIDOGREL 174 153 35 32
ALLOPURINOL 174 139 35 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163 111 37 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 161 81 38 111
SEROQUEL 157 69 39 151
DIGOXIN 156 156 40 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 156 89 40 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 148 40 23
AZITHROMYCIN 152 112 43 38
ATENOLOL 152 126 43 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 110 45 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 148 113 46 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 136 70 47 92
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 135 100 48 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 133 92 49 88
FENTANYL 130 97 S2 50 103
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 112 51 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 126 101 52 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 123 114 53 53
CRESTOR 123 109 53 28
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 120 51 R 55 176
PLAVIX 119 96 56 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117 94 57 85
INSULIN SYRINGE 116 80 58 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 70 59 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109 81 60 10
NAMENDA 107 107 61 39
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107 103 61 90
LEVEMIR 105 74 63 157
LIDODERM 104 80 64 160
CARISOPRODOL 103 16 R 65 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102 79 66 82
PROAIR HFA 102 67 66 50
NOVOLOG 101 43 68 117
NOVOLIN R 100 87 69 133
OLANZAPINE 97 59 70 189
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97 97 70 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 60 72 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 93 25 73 202
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 91 63 S2 74 140
MUPIROCIN 91 36 74 170
BUMETANIDE 88 65 76 200
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86 70 77 177
METHADONE HCL 85 57 S2 78 168
FLUCONAZOLE 84 57 79 127
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 45 80 124
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83 70 80 144
TRICOR 82 51 82 100
QUINAPRIL HCL 82 48 82 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 69 84 57
PREDNISONE 79 72 85 40
IBUPROFEN 77 28 86 83
CARBAMAZEPINE 77 45 86 230
AVODART 75 51 88 216
DIOVAN 75 66 88 45
LORAZEPAM 75 60 88 239
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 58 91 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 45 91 112
RAMIPRIL 73 55 91 118
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73 59 91 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71 63 R 95 52
DILTIAZEM ER 71 71 95 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71 59 95 132
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70 43 98 173
MORPHINE SULFATE 70 39 S2 98 273
VERAPAMIL ER 69 54 100 86
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 38 100 120
COLCRYS 68 64 102 141
LEVOFLOXACIN 68 57 102 84
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 60 104 61
VENLAFAXINE HCL 66 23 105 198
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65 56 R 106 63
SINGULAIR 64 42 107 97
SUCRALFATE 63 47 108 146
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 21 108 228
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 61 108 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 49 111 131
LYRICA 59 19 112 81
PRIMIDONE 58 47 113 237
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 45 114 17
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56 44 115 221
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56 21 115 310
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 55 43 R 117 121
KLOR-CON 10 55 39 117 106
CELEBREX 55 55 117 102
CEPHALEXIN 55 45 117 99
FINASTERIDE 54 43 121 130
COMBIVENT 54 42 121 105
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 54 15 121 364
MECLIZINE HCL 54 52 121 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53 48 125 135
DIOVAN HCT 53 41 125 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52 41 127 59
VENTOLIN HFA 52 37 127 89
LACTULOSE 52 31 127 183
BENICAR 51 48 130 178
KLOR-CON M10 51 40 130 167
SYNTHROID 51 51 130 55
NAPROXEN 51 45 130 87
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 50 34 134 413
ENDOCET 50 17 S2 134 114
KLOR-CON M20 50 47 134 65
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. 17, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.