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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,225Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 1677

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 30 out of 1677

504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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

10% of this provider’s 504 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 504 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 14,337 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

41% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,218 737 S3 1 4
SYNTHROID 586 477 2 55
BYSTOLIC 522 457 3 125
NEXIUM 464 332 4 19
LYRICA 442 280 5 81
TORSEMIDE 381 346 6 152
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371 356 7 2
ALLOPURINOL 334 271 8 31
CRESTOR 329 240 9 28
PREMARIN 308 256 R 10 109
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292 284 11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 267 214 12 6
PREDNISONE 260 212 13 40
DEXILANT 232 191 14 179
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 192 14 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210 176 16 34
METFORMIN HCL 209 184 17 7
AMOXICILLIN 208 147 18 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202 173 19 80
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191 161 20 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183 179 21 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181 165 22 46
CYMBALTA 178 124 23 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 169 105 24 22
SIMVASTATIN 164 138 25 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 98 26 23
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 128 27 95
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145 145 28 77
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 141 84 29 294
SINGULAIR 140 122 30 97
CARVEDILOL 135 109 31 20
SPIRIVA 135 118 31 74
DIOVAN HCT 133 89 33 66
LEVETIRACETAM 131 119 34 116
SPIRONOLACTONE 126 103 35 88
FENTANYL 123 64 S2 36 103
CLOPIDOGREL 122 82 37 32
LANTUS 121 70 38 44
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 95 38 9
MECLIZINE HCL 121 107 38 110
EXFORGE HCT 118 107 41 288
TRAMADOL HCL 111 75 42 16
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 110 42 25
MELOXICAM 109 92 44 27
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 108 98 45 5
CELEBREX 107 100 46 102
CLONIDINE HCL 100 80 47 36
RAMIPRIL 100 100 47 118
JANUVIA 100 100 47 70
RANITIDINE HCL 99 69 50 18
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 96 69 51 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 90 R 51 63
EXFORGE 95 67 53 217
SERTRALINE HCL 95 83 53 26
LIPITOR 92 87 55 101
LEXAPRO 92 69 55 209
EVISTA 92 80 55 162
DIOVAN 89 78 58 45
PLAVIX 86 63 59 47
PROAIR HFA 85 69 60 50
DIGOXIN 84 84 61 71
NAMENDA 82 82 62 39
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 31 63 92
DONEPEZIL HCL 79 79 63 30
COUMADIN 78 78 65 274
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75 59 66 174
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75 70 66 12
ENDOCET 74 12 S2 68 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 70 68 73
FUROSEMIDE 68 45 70 8
ATENOLOL 68 24 70 21
AZITHROMYCIN 67 54 72 38
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67 35 72 85
KLOR-CON M20 65 64 74 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 45 75 96
NAPROXEN 64 48 75 87
WARFARIN SODIUM 62 62 77 24
MICARDIS 58 41 78 330
MIRTAZAPINE 58 57 78 62
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58 45 78 322
LISINOPRIL 57 43 81 3
FLUCONAZOLE 57 23 81 127
INSULIN SYRINGE 57 28 81 72
MICARDIS HCT 55 38 84 305
DILTIAZEM ER 54 42 85 143
FINASTERIDE 54 53 85 130
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 0 R 85 52
GABAPENTIN 54 46 85 11
LOVASTATIN 52 52 89 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 52 48 89 54
SEROQUEL 52 52 89 151
SUCRALFATE 50 50 92 146
ACTOS 50 30 92 104
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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.