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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1677

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1677

751 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
83% 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

12% of this provider’s 751 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 751 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 9,336 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$57 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 992 434 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 685 417 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 462 281 3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447 238 4 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442 220 5 5
GABAPENTIN 416 183 6 11
SIMVASTATIN 352 206 7 1
LISINOPRIL 333 193 8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 216 9 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 311 158 10 22
METFORMIN HCL 310 183 11 7
NEXIUM 269 140 12 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 120 13 15
MELOXICAM 248 88 14 27
CARVEDILOL 225 154 15 20
TRAZODONE HCL 222 125 16 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 221 147 17 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207 132 18 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 92 19 12
TRAMADOL HCL 187 68 20 16
CLONIDINE HCL 183 93 21 36
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177 84 22 25
PROMETHAZINE HCL 168 24 R 23 64
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147 118 24 14
KLOR-CON 10 145 83 25 106
FENOFIBRATE 145 60 25 48
DONEPEZIL HCL 133 119 27 30
PLAVIX 133 83 27 47
CYMBALTA 132 59 29 58
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130 14 R 30 52
FENTANYL 129 79 S2 31 103
RANITIDINE HCL 123 41 32 18
PREDNISONE 120 76 33 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 120 69 33 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 73 35 17
SERTRALINE HCL 117 72 36 26
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115 63 37 13
SINGULAIR 114 32 38 97
PROAIR HFA 111 32 39 50
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 73 40 9
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108 78 41 73
ATENOLOL 106 80 42 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106 92 42 42
MIRTAZAPINE 106 87 42 62
SPIRIVA 103 52 45 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 34 R 46 63
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100 60 46 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 89 48 76
LYRICA 97 34 49 81
ALLOPURINOL 93 49 50 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 91 0 51 108
PAROXETINE HCL 87 21 52 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 52 53 34
CLOPIDOGREL 83 55 53 32
ENDOCET 81 22 S2 55 114
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78 38 56 29
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 77 0 S2 57 140
SYNTHROID 76 56 58 55
CRESTOR 74 32 59 28
ESTRADIOL 73 0 R 60 129
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 38 60 46
DIGOXIN 72 55 62 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 29 63 92
MECLIZINE HCL 69 62 63 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 29 63 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 45 66 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 39 66 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 23 68 54
VYTORIN 64 31 69 192
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 33 69 57
FAMOTIDINE 63 25 71 41
VENTOLIN HFA 61 12 72 89
LANTUS 60 39 73 44
EXFORGE 60 52 73 217
COMBIVENT 59 18 75 105
ZETIA 58 15 76 75
DIOVAN 58 31 76 45
LOVASTATIN 58 19 76 35
CILOSTAZOL 57 41 79 235
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 57 28 R 79 226
RISPERIDONE 54 34 81 60
NAMENDA 53 51 82 39
CEPHALEXIN 52 22 83 99
CARISOPRODOL 52 0 R 83 68
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 0 85 147
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 27 86 80
NATEGLINIDE 50 28 86 341
BUSPIRONE HCL 50 23 86 120
MUPIROCIN 50 14 86 170
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 June 21, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.