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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,886Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1677

$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 1677

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68%Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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

8% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 25,832 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,430 812 S3 1 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,398 1,052 2 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,226 928 3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,047 767 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 955 728 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 921 674 6 1
RANITIDINE HCL 909 663 7 18
METFORMIN HCL 869 557 8 7
LISINOPRIL 755 581 9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 713 535 10 6
GABAPENTIN 634 395 11 11
NEXIUM 485 328 12 19
CARVEDILOL 442 343 13 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408 307 14 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 401 392 15 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388 290 16 9
TRAMADOL HCL 385 283 17 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 375 218 18 29
SERTRALINE HCL 364 260 19 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 335 249 20 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 322 289 21 24
CLONIDINE HCL 316 172 22 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 230 23 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 310 176 24 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 309 236 25 22
CLOPIDOGREL 309 255 25 32
NAMENDA 305 278 27 39
LOVASTATIN 292 203 28 35
MELOXICAM 289 191 29 27
LANTUS 285 214 30 44
MIRTAZAPINE 273 246 31 62
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 268 131 R 32 52
AZITHROMYCIN 264 178 33 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239 195 34 23
SUCRALFATE 235 186 35 146
FAMOTIDINE 230 203 36 41
JANUVIA 227 179 37 70
ALLOPURINOL 227 157 37 31
NOVOLOG 224 151 39 117
PROAIR HFA 214 118 40 50
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 213 198 41 184
DIOVAN 203 110 42 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 202 80 R 43 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200 166 44 25
RISPERIDONE 198 112 45 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 193 159 46 59
ATENOLOL 191 149 47 21
PLAVIX 189 153 48 47
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188 146 49 34
DIGOXIN 187 176 50 71
COLCRYS 183 134 51 141
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 171 146 52 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 170 138 53 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 165 90 54 54
INSULIN SYRINGE 165 119 54 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 117 56 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 163 109 57 57
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 161 154 58 228
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 156 116 59 76
LEVETIRACETAM 156 83 59 116
DIOVAN HCT 156 95 59 66
PREDNISONE 149 92 62 40
CARISOPRODOL 145 26 R 63 68
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 139 126 64 135
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138 114 65 111
TRAZODONE HCL 137 86 66 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135 95 67 46
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 133 102 68 166
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 77 R 69 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132 102 69 10
CRESTOR 124 79 71 28
GEMFIBROZIL 121 84 72 113
SPIRIVA 121 57 72 74
EXELON 120 107 74 119
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 119 84 10 75 315
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117 69 76 80
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 117 99 76 172
BUSPIRONE HCL 117 58 76 120
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 76 79 53
SEROQUEL 115 94 80 151
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110 60 81 132
CYMBALTA 110 71 81 58
LATANOPROST 109 69 83 204
KETOCONAZOLE 109 83 83 244
FLUOXETINE HCL 107 27 85 49
TERAZOSIN HCL 105 90 86 138
FLUCONAZOLE 105 48 86 127
VENTOLIN HFA 104 44 88 89
JANUMET 103 60 89 199
ACTOS 103 72 89 104
LYRICA 103 63 89 81
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 103 91 89 417
TRICOR 101 57 93 100
IBUPROFEN 100 76 94 83
PREMARIN 99 40 R 95 109
CARBAMAZEPINE 97 60 96 230
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 73 96 173
MECLIZINE HCL 96 74 98 110
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 76 98 149
KLOR-CON 10 95 61 100 106
SYMBICORT 93 60 101 150
NAPROXEN 93 30 101 87
PEN NEEDLE 91 26 103 164
ZETIA 91 74 103 75
DETROL LA 87 82 105 185
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 87 39 105 206
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 55 107 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 84 62 108 202
NIFEDIPINE ER 83 71 109 98
ENDOCET 83 36 S2 109 114
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 68 R 109 121
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81 46 112 124
FENOFIBRATE 80 50 113 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 79 62 R 114 176
CEPHALEXIN 76 39 115 99
GLYBURIDE 76 63 R 115 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76 73 115 73
GLIPIZIDE 76 63 115 56
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 53 R 119 182
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 73 47 119 276
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 43 119 134
EXFORGE 72 40 122 217
BACLOFEN 72 17 122 142
LACTULOSE 72 57 122 183
TRAVATAN Z 71 59 125 231
KLOR-CON M20 70 52 126 65
PAROXETINE HCL 70 42 126 67
METOLAZONE 69 29 128 205
GEODON 69 56 128 319
FENTANYL 68 28 S2 130 103
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68 41 130 177
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 38 132 69
NOVOLIN 70-30 64 47 133 155
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 36 134 79
LIDODERM 63 50 134 160
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63 50 134 43
ALPRAZOLAM 62 31 137 153
SINGULAIR 62 20 137 97
TOPIRAMATE 61 23 139 181
LEVEMIR 61 51 139 157
OXYCODONE HCL 59 38 S2 141 91
NASONEX 58 30 142 253
VERAPAMIL ER 58 41 142 86
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58 17 142 250
DEXILANT 57 26 145 179
VESICARE 56 49 146 220
NYSTATIN 56 41 146 185
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 55 48 148 171
ABILIFY 53 53 149 227
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 32 149 92
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53 35 149 85
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52 19 152 196
ONDANSETRON HCL 52 42 152 232
DILTIAZEM HCL 51 51 154 218
LEXAPRO 50 23 155 209
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 Oct. 19, 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.