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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,761Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1677

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1677

720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

2% of this provider’s 720 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 720 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 19,156 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

34 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,020 824 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 968 705 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 866 683 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 856 681 4 6
LISINOPRIL 712 531 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 659 490 S3 6 4
METFORMIN HCL 611 480 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549 447 8 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 510 428 9 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 478 388 10 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467 336 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 450 411 12 14
FUROSEMIDE 419 331 13 8
SERTRALINE HCL 412 321 14 26
FENOFIBRATE 385 284 15 48
WARFARIN SODIUM 336 277 16 24
NEXIUM 329 219 17 19
MELOXICAM 320 234 18 27
CRESTOR 318 219 19 28
GABAPENTIN 314 239 20 11
TRAMADOL HCL 308 212 21 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 293 225 22 15
AZITHROMYCIN 291 219 23 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291 253 23 23
ALLOPURINOL 272 204 25 31
ZETIA 251 220 26 75
CITALOPRAM HBR 248 177 27 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 210 28 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 190 29 42
ATENOLOL 204 147 30 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202 163 31 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200 174 32 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199 162 33 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 153 34 17
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 177 76 R 35 52
SPIRIVA 170 133 36 74
GLIPIZIDE 170 168 36 56
PREDNISONE 160 124 38 40
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 157 99 39 132
PROAIR HFA 156 113 40 50
TRICOR 154 112 41 100
JANUVIA 151 128 42 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 150 94 43 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 144 95 R 44 63
CLONIDINE HCL 135 89 45 36
CLOPIDOGREL 134 127 46 32
CARVEDILOL 132 123 47 20
LIPITOR 130 115 48 101
SYNTHROID 130 124 48 55
RANITIDINE HCL 128 99 50 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125 113 51 59
GLIPIZIDE ER 116 92 52 78
ADVAIR DISKUS 114 90 53 54
COMBIVENT 113 99 54 105
NAMENDA 108 108 55 39
VENTOLIN HFA 107 80 56 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 103 78 57 84
LANTUS 101 73 58 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 64 59 79
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99 84 60 177
PLAVIX 99 86 60 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 62 62 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96 78 63 82
BUMETANIDE 96 81 63 200
PEN NEEDLE 93 66 65 164
LOVASTATIN 90 48 66 35
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 46 R 67 148
CEFDINIR 88 66 68 225
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 62 69 73
CELEBREX 85 71 69 102
TRILIPIX 85 40 69 175
DIOVAN HCT 84 71 72 66
INSULIN SYRINGE 83 71 73 72
BENAZEPRIL HCL 78 74 74 53
VYTORIN 70 56 75 192
ONGLYZA 69 42 76 208
FAMOTIDINE 69 40 76 41
TRAZODONE HCL 69 52 76 37
AMOXICILLIN 69 39 76 94
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 51 80 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 35 80 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67 58 82 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 66 83 156
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 54 84 147
KLOR-CON M10 65 40 84 167
KLOR-CON M20 64 35 86 65
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 60 87 80
XOPENEX HFA 63 49 87 248
CYMBALTA 62 48 89 58
PREMARIN 62 54 R 89 109
METFORMIN HCL ER 58 52 91 51
SINGULAIR 57 39 92 97
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 55 93 123
DIGOXIN 55 46 93 71
EVISTA 54 54 95 162
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49 95 110
NITROSTAT 53 39 97 246
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 45 R 97 121
VERAPAMIL ER 53 37 97 86
BYSTOLIC 52 47 100 125
DOXEPIN HCL 50 36 101 190
DILTIAZEM HCL 50 50 101 218
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 April 29, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.