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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 156 out of 1677

$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 174 out of 1677

471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

5% of this provider’s 471 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 471 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 12,469 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
LISINOPRIL 600 540 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 561 488 S3 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499 481 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467 437 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 443 396 5 1
JANTOVEN 374 290 6 180
OMEPRAZOLE 373 346 7 6
FUROSEMIDE 322 276 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 306 272 9 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265 235 10 23
NEXIUM 256 193 11 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251 229 12 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 246 212 13 33
CRESTOR 230 186 14 28
GABAPENTIN 220 175 15 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181 151 16 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 156 17 9
MELOXICAM 159 129 18 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 112 19 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145 139 20 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 131 21 107
KLOR-CON M20 130 124 22 65
AZITHROMYCIN 130 109 22 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128 87 24 12
SERTRALINE HCL 124 108 25 26
CLOPIDOGREL 121 115 26 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 116 109 27 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115 109 28 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113 108 29 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109 105 30 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108 105 31 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 107 96 32 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 95 33 14
DIOVAN 103 91 34 45
PAROXETINE HCL 100 85 35 67
MIRTAZAPINE 99 74 36 62
RANITIDINE HCL 98 87 37 18
LEVOFLOXACIN 95 84 38 84
PRIMIDONE 91 81 39 237
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91 79 39 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 89 41 24
TRAMADOL HCL 89 87 42 16
CARVEDILOL 88 88 43 20
PLAVIX 86 81 44 47
ALLOPURINOL 85 72 45 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85 81 45 59
SPIRIVA 82 58 47 74
PREDNISONE 82 73 47 40
LOVASTATIN 80 68 49 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 71 50 90
NAMENDA 73 73 51 39
DIGOXIN 71 71 52 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 54 52 54
FENOFIBRATE 70 53 54 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 69 69 55 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 60 56 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 62 56 29
LYRICA 66 37 58 81
ACTOS 66 66 58 104
MECLIZINE HCL 63 63 60 110
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 37 R 61 52
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 52 62 88
FENTANYL 53 30 S2 62 103
FINASTERIDE 53 53 62 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 31 65 132
DIOVAN HCT 52 52 65 66
RAMIPRIL 52 25 65 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 51 51 68 79
GLYBURIDE 51 39 R 68 93
LEVETIRACETAM 51 26 68 116
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 Dec. 17, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.