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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,565Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 91 out of 1677

$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1677

809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%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

14% of this provider’s 809 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 809 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 11,808 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 1,091 560 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 904 631 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 514 393 3 8
LISINOPRIL 505 345 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 447 352 5 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403 330 6 2
OMEPRAZOLE 372 209 7 6
CARVEDILOL 334 244 8 20
GABAPENTIN 311 153 9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 202 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 260 161 11 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 142 12 15
RANITIDINE HCL 226 133 13 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226 165 13 23
TRAZODONE HCL 205 105 15 37
NEXIUM 194 130 16 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193 137 17 9
SPIRIVA 192 122 18 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 103 19 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171 155 20 14
NAMENDA 167 166 21 39
MELOXICAM 166 107 22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 156 129 23 26
PREDNISONE 149 93 24 40
CLOPIDOGREL 144 107 25 32
CRESTOR 138 73 26 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137 96 27 13
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 107 28 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 124 100 28 54
ALLOPURINOL 124 88 28 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121 54 R 31 52
FENTANYL 115 95 S2 32 103
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113 93 33 43
ATENOLOL 113 88 33 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 113 99 33 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111 72 36 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 108 66 37 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108 95 37 76
DONEPEZIL HCL 106 106 39 30
TRAMADOL HCL 106 55 39 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 65 41 22
PLAVIX 102 76 42 47
PROMETHAZINE HCL 101 61 R 43 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 97 44 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 94 66 45 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 93 54 46 96
ROPINIROLE HCL 93 70 46 79
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 76 48 46
CHLORTHALIDONE 90 60 49 137
DIGOXIN 90 53 49 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 72 51 10
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 46 S2 52 115
MIRTAZAPINE 82 59 53 62
CELEBREX 81 60 54 102
LEVOFLOXACIN 81 55 54 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 49 56 88
LYRICA 77 38 57 81
LANTUS 76 31 58 44
FENOFIBRATE 72 39 59 48
LEVEMIR 71 56 60 157
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71 60 60 25
PROAIR HFA 71 22 60 50
RISPERIDONE 68 58 63 60
CYMBALTA 67 36 64 58
DIOVAN 65 47 65 45
METHADONE HCL 65 28 S2 65 168
PAROXETINE HCL 64 25 67 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64 53 67 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 28 69 112
SYMBICORT 63 29 69 150
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62 55 71 73
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 46 71 126
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 36 73 80
DIOVAN HCT 61 42 73 66
GLIPIZIDE 60 50 75 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 36 76 85
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 26 S2 77 140
ENDOCET 57 35 S2 77 114
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 25 77 72
NIASPAN 56 37 80 128
AZITHROMYCIN 55 38 81 38
OXYCODONE HCL 55 21 S2 81 91
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 45 81 57
FLUCONAZOLE 51 24 84 127
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 31 84 120
NAPROXEN 50 21 86 87
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.