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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,300Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1677

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1677

765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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 765 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 765 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 14,262 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

27 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
SIMVASTATIN 734 515 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702 523 2 2
LISINOPRIL 567 387 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449 222 S3 4 4
METFORMIN HCL 441 335 5 7
FUROSEMIDE 398 320 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 358 258 7 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 353 282 8 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346 266 9 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 323 239 10 24
OMEPRAZOLE 316 261 11 6
NAMENDA 293 293 12 39
RANITIDINE HCL 258 238 13 18
GABAPENTIN 250 148 14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 250 156 14 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 247 143 16 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 238 234 17 30
CARVEDILOL 236 138 18 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234 177 19 14
NEXIUM 214 97 20 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207 83 21 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193 162 22 34
ATENOLOL 178 124 23 21
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 177 156 24 111
GLIPIZIDE 170 154 25 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 169 114 26 33
DIOVAN 160 129 27 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 157 72 R 28 52
SERTRALINE HCL 156 123 29 26
KLOR-CON M20 151 120 30 65
CRESTOR 148 128 31 28
LANTUS 147 96 32 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 146 114 33 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146 127 33 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 74 35 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 141 114 36 69
FAMOTIDINE 137 97 37 41
NIFEDIPINE ER 137 95 37 98
TRAZODONE HCL 134 70 39 37
CLONIDINE HCL 132 97 40 36
AZITHROMYCIN 127 77 41 38
MIRTAZAPINE 126 122 42 62
CLOPIDOGREL 123 96 43 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120 92 44 80
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 118 106 45 13
EXELON 117 116 46 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 74 47 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113 85 48 25
IBUPROFEN 112 73 49 83
NOVOLIN R 108 93 50 133
PREDNISONE 106 56 51 40
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102 56 52 29
MELOXICAM 101 71 53 27
RISPERIDONE 100 70 54 60
LEVETIRACETAM 97 57 55 116
KLOR-CON M10 97 84 55 167
BACLOFEN 95 54 57 142
CARISOPRODOL 92 16 R 58 68
NOVOLOG 89 48 59 117
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88 30 R 60 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 87 64 61 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 87 29 S2 61 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 72 61 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 32 64 77
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84 53 65 73
FLUCONAZOLE 83 39 66 127
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 45 R 67 64
DIOVAN HCT 78 67 68 66
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 43 69 61
VERAPAMIL ER 76 61 70 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75 46 71 53
LOVASTATIN 74 62 72 35
FINASTERIDE 72 71 73 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72 61 73 57
PLAVIX 72 45 73 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 40 76 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 71 59 76 112
CYMBALTA 70 18 78 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 70 59 78 78
FENTANYL 70 39 S2 78 103
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 30 S2 81 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 56 81 76
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 43 83 92
VENTOLIN HFA 67 27 83 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67 67 83 131
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 65 36 86 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65 60 86 43
NAPROXEN 64 37 88 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 47 88 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 42 90 85
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 33 91 126
ALLOPURINOL 59 33 92 31
LYRICA 59 21 92 81
PROAIR HFA 58 25 94 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 58 34 94 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 25 96 173
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 56 49 96 351
COMBIVENT 56 40 96 105
FENOFIBRATE 55 35 99 48
TRAVATAN Z 54 51 100 231
FLUOXETINE HCL 54 25 100 49
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54 53 100 276
LACTULOSE 53 36 103 183
PAROXETINE HCL 51 42 104 67
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 41 R 105 148
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. 10, 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.