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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1677

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1677

789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

6% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 789 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,683 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 1,277 584 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 663 462 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 594 499 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 554 360 4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463 341 5 2
LISINOPRIL 393 256 6 3
CEFUROXIME 316 181 7 158
OMEPRAZOLE 304 215 8 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295 206 9 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289 199 10 25
GABAPENTIN 269 120 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 262 173 12 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247 188 13 10
FAMOTIDINE 245 158 14 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 242 181 15 24
RANITIDINE HCL 241 117 16 18
TRAMADOL HCL 230 130 17 16
PREDNISONE 217 125 18 40
PROMETHAZINE HCL 209 70 R 19 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 139 20 12
ALLOPURINOL 198 132 21 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 197 120 22 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 130 23 17
CARVEDILOL 167 118 24 20
SERTRALINE HCL 167 99 24 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165 87 26 9
CRESTOR 163 121 27 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158 115 28 73
CLOPIDOGREL 156 124 29 32
NABUMETONE 149 108 30 210
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 146 126 R 31 121
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146 77 31 15
ATENOLOL 145 92 33 21
DIGOXIN 134 116 34 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133 90 35 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 132 102 36 13
GEMFIBROZIL 132 65 36 113
LOVASTATIN 129 89 38 35
COMBIVENT 128 46 39 105
NEXIUM 122 54 40 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 106 40 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 120 98 42 131
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 83 43 59
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 33 44 49
CITALOPRAM HBR 109 45 45 22
AZITHROMYCIN 105 69 46 38
CLONIDINE HCL 105 41 46 36
CARISOPRODOL 103 0 R 48 68
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102 34 R 49 63
SUBOXONE 101 0 50 270
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101 66 50 213
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 96 52 42
OXYCODONE HCL 99 0 S2 53 91
KLOR-CON M20 99 43 53 65
PLAVIX 97 79 55 47
NAMENDA 96 96 56 39
GLIPIZIDE 93 71 57 56
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91 54 58 149
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90 67 S3 59 136
MECLIZINE HCL 87 59 60 110
PROAIR HFA 86 45 61 50
PAROXETINE HCL 85 72 62 67
CYMBALTA 80 40 63 58
MELOXICAM 79 61 64 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 34 R 64 52
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 46 64 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 36 67 69
VERAPAMIL ER 73 66 68 86
TAMSULOSIN HCL 72 53 69 34
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 39 70 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67 27 71 77
INDOMETHACIN 67 20 R 71 268
TIZANIDINE HCL 64 16 73 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 42 73 46
DILTIAZEM ER 61 57 75 143
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59 15 76 198
HYDROXYZINE HCL 59 30 R 76 148
ACTOS 58 44 78 104
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 33 79 221
DIOVAN 57 51 79 45
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 26 81 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54 14 82 112
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54 45 82 144
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53 45 84 43
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 52 27 85 126
ZETIA 52 38 85 75
RISPERIDONE 50 27 87 60
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 Jan. 5, 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.