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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1677

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 20 out of 1677

1,186 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
67% 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

5% of this provider’s 1,186 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 1,186 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 30,385 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,496 1,229 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,215 1,033 2 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,163 1,010 3 10
METFORMIN HCL 1,097 902 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,026 864 5 14
LISINOPRIL 939 769 6 3
CARVEDILOL 830 703 7 20
RANITIDINE HCL 828 642 8 18
OMEPRAZOLE 803 639 9 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 774 683 10 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 758 649 11 9
FUROSEMIDE 743 625 12 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 607 428 S3 13 4
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 569 460 14 61
TRAMADOL HCL 567 447 15 16
GABAPENTIN 532 409 16 11
ALLOPURINOL 525 397 17 31
NEXIUM 449 360 18 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 444 362 19 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 439 342 20 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405 313 21 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 374 353 22 30
ATENOLOL 371 324 23 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 369 317 24 25
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 364 314 10 25 139
TAMSULOSIN HCL 360 328 26 34
DIGOXIN 353 308 27 71
CLONIDINE HCL 347 271 28 36
RISPERIDONE 330 257 29 60
MELOXICAM 320 298 30 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 310 243 31 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 309 277 32 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 308 202 33 29
BENAZEPRIL HCL 303 246 34 53
MIRTAZAPINE 299 280 35 62
SERTRALINE HCL 295 223 36 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 291 204 37 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 280 237 38 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278 210 39 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 272 202 40 15
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 270 202 41 95
AZITHROMYCIN 268 200 42 38
IBUPROFEN 261 203 43 83
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 255 218 44 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 233 179 45 49
GLIPIZIDE ER 225 177 46 78
NAMENDA 222 222 47 39
PREDNISONE 219 154 48 40
TRAZODONE HCL 208 126 49 37
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 200 132 50 112
FAMOTIDINE 198 169 51 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 191 149 52 85
NAPROXEN 189 149 53 87
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 171 54 46
CRESTOR 185 144 54 28
QUINAPRIL HCL 184 157 56 163
GLIPIZIDE XL 180 146 57 123
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171 169 58 43
NOVOLIN 70-30 156 117 59 155
FENOFIBRATE 154 115 60 48
MUPIROCIN 151 100 61 170
GLIMEPIRIDE 144 128 62 33
LANTUS 144 103 62 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142 105 64 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 142 101 64 54
PREMARIN 141 115 R 66 109
PAROXETINE HCL 137 114 67 67
CLOPIDOGREL 137 112 67 32
CELEBREX 136 129 69 102
LIPITOR 133 98 70 101
JANUVIA 131 111 71 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 131 118 71 138
JANUMET 128 78 73 199
ALPRAZOLAM 127 126 74 153
NABUMETONE 126 111 75 210
HUMULIN 70-30 126 97 75 219
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123 104 77 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 118 85 78 69
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 115 83 79 161
VENLAFAXINE HCL 114 67 80 198
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 113 86 81 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 65 R 82 63
DIOVAN 103 95 83 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103 74 R 83 52
GLIPIZIDE 101 84 85 56
PLAVIX 99 71 86 47
FENTANYL 98 96 S2 87 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97 81 88 59
AMOXICILLIN 97 60 88 94
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 95 88 90 159
MECLIZINE HCL 94 83 91 110
DIOVAN HCT 93 87 92 66
AVODART 92 61 93 216
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92 80 93 92
VENTOLIN HFA 92 56 93 89
COMBIVENT 88 54 96 105
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85 59 97 80
NOVOLOG 84 41 98 117
COLCRYS 83 53 99 141
DILTIAZEM ER 82 77 100 143
PROMETHAZINE HCL 82 54 R 100 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 71 102 88
RAMIPRIL 80 73 103 118
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79 76 104 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 77 104 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 66 104 156
BACLOFEN 77 27 107 142
FINASTERIDE 76 56 108 130
TRAVATAN Z 75 63 109 231
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74 73 110 197
LEVOFLOXACIN 73 64 111 84
FLUOCINONIDE 72 49 112 364
SINGULAIR 70 32 113 97
LATANOPROST 70 70 113 204
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 70 64 113 177
ZETIA 69 61 116 75
EVISTA 69 69 116 162
PROAIR HFA 67 31 118 50
DEXAMETHASONE 67 59 118 278
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66 52 120 96
LYRICA 65 31 121 81
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 57 122 124
VERAPAMIL ER 64 62 122 86
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 53 R 124 148
FLUCONAZOLE 61 46 125 127
TRICOR 61 29 125 100
ACTOS 60 46 127 104
KLOR-CON 10 59 53 128 106
LEVETIRACETAM 58 13 129 116
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57 44 130 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 33 130 149
INDOMETHACIN 57 46 R 130 268
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 51 S2 133 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54 31 134 173
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 19 135 111
SYNTHROID 53 53 135 55
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 38 137 214
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51 51 138 228
BENICAR 50 49 139 178
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50 43 139 166
GEMFIBROZIL 50 24 139 113
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 9, 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.