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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 119 out of 1677

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 146 out of 1677

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
63% 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

9% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

45% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 10,042 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,327 779 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 612 374 2 1
LISINOPRIL 544 332 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 537 353 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470 343 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342 261 6 5
RANITIDINE HCL 339 234 7 18
FUROSEMIDE 324 232 8 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312 177 9 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 261 157 10 49
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250 179 11 23
GABAPENTIN 242 107 12 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225 96 13 15
ATENOLOL 221 132 14 21
NEXIUM 205 123 15 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202 138 16 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198 135 17 9
METFORMIN HCL 193 133 18 7
SPIRIVA 179 93 19 74
TRAZODONE HCL 172 103 20 37
CRESTOR 167 136 21 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160 118 22 13
PROAIR HFA 154 54 23 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 145 101 24 51
CARVEDILOL 142 126 25 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137 98 26 14
CLOPIDOGREL 136 94 27 32
CHLORTHALIDONE 136 100 27 137
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129 90 29 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128 79 30 10
TRAMADOL HCL 126 74 31 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 125 67 32 22
MELOXICAM 110 42 33 27
CLONIDINE HCL 106 62 34 36
MIRTAZAPINE 106 80 34 62
ALLOPURINOL 102 88 36 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 100 56 37 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 97 89 38 24
SYMBICORT 94 59 39 150
VENTOLIN HFA 93 40 40 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 29 R 41 63
LOVASTATIN 91 55 42 35
LANTUS 91 55 42 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91 85 42 25
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 90 57 45 159
SERTRALINE HCL 89 73 46 26
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 89 68 46 82
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85 53 48 46
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 46 49 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79 66 49 154
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 75 51 107
GEMFIBROZIL 75 45 52 113
FENOFIBRATE 74 60 53 48
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 63 53 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 54 53 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72 55 56 59
COMBIVENT 71 44 57 105
GLIMEPIRIDE 70 47 58 33
CYMBALTA 67 44 59 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66 52 60 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65 26 61 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 46 61 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64 15 R 63 52
SINGULAIR 60 40 64 97
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 34 65 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 39 66 173
TAMSULOSIN HCL 57 19 66 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 42 66 53
PLAVIX 57 36 66 47
INSULIN SYRINGE 56 35 70 72
KLOR-CON M20 56 52 70 65
CARISOPRODOL 55 0 R 72 68
PAROXETINE HCL 54 37 73 67
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 34 74 131
SUCRALFATE 53 33 74 146
FAMOTIDINE 52 37 76 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 51 26 77 88
PROMETHAZINE HCL 51 21 R 77 64
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 35 79 174
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 Feb. 3, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.