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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,261Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1677

$787K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 128 out of 1677

375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

51% of this provider’s 375 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

9% of this provider’s 6,058 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 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 1,750 429 S3 1 4
TRAMADOL HCL 886 257 2 16
RANITIDINE HCL 707 198 3 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 541 108 4 12
LISINOPRIL 533 152 5 3
NEXIUM 503 173 6 19
SIMVASTATIN 495 179 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 488 169 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 446 131 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 422 133 10 14
GLYBURIDE 412 179 R 11 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 370 81 12 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319 86 13 5
OMEPRAZOLE 310 123 14 6
AMOXICILLIN 308 97 15 94
PROMETHAZINE HCL 307 52 R 16 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292 105 17 2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 281 58 R 18 52
METHOCARBAMOL 259 57 R 19 169
MELOXICAM 255 102 20 27
GABAPENTIN 231 44 21 11
IBUPROFEN 227 66 22 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 214 69 R 23 63
PROAIR HFA 212 86 24 50
AZITHROMYCIN 169 47 25 38
ATENOLOL 168 66 26 21
SINGULAIR 165 52 27 97
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 158 57 28 85
CLOPIDOGREL 157 51 29 32
GEMFIBROZIL 156 27 30 113
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 151 38 R 31 226
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 57 32 57
CRESTOR 144 23 33 28
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 144 58 33 82
NAPROXEN 144 29 33 87
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 138 74 S3 36 136
FLUOXETINE HCL 137 22 37 49
SUCRALFATE 132 46 38 146
ALLOPURINOL 128 37 39 31
VENTOLIN HFA 128 39 39 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 126 19 41 120
CEPHALEXIN 126 59 41 99
INDOMETHACIN 126 27 R 41 268
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125 42 44 174
SULINDAC 114 41 45 286
SERTRALINE HCL 112 30 46 26
PLAVIX 112 37 46 47
LYRICA 111 24 48 81
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 110 51 49 276
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 29 50 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 104 28 51 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103 20 52 76
ESTRADIOL 102 21 R 53 129
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 16 54 54
PREMARIN 97 11 R 54 109
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 97 24 54 308
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 25 57 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90 0 58 23
CARISOPRODOL 90 0 R 58 68
ETODOLAC 87 24 60 212
DICYCLOMINE HCL 86 28 61 196
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86 0 61 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 39 63 34
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85 37 63 134
TIZANIDINE HCL 83 27 65 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 32 66 17
TRAZODONE HCL 78 24 67 37
FLUCONAZOLE 78 0 67 127
COMBIVENT 76 16 69 105
PRENATAL PLUS 75 21 70 435
BUTORPHANOL TARTRATE 67 16 71 399
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 67 12 71 322
WARFARIN SODIUM 65 17 73 24
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 22 74 124
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58 14 75 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57 34 76 10
CARVEDILOL 57 36 76 20
KLOR-CON 10 57 30 76 106
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56 23 79 131
LOVASTATIN 56 11 79 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 17 79 53
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 12 79 112
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 55 12 83 145
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54 14 84 149
DESOXIMETASONE 51 29 85 338
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 0 85 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50 0 87 80
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. 21, 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.