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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 597 out of 1677

$348K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 595 out of 1677

306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

32% of this provider’s 306 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 5,277 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

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368 311 1 2
LISINOPRIL 328 267 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302 282 3 13
SIMVASTATIN 227 187 4 1
INDAPAMIDE 214 194 5 222
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 165 128 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 119 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 157 127 8 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125 103 9 12
FUROSEMIDE 119 102 10 8
CRESTOR 117 90 11 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116 82 S3 12 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105 74 13 14
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97 77 14 29
ALLOPURINOL 96 95 15 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 71 16 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 87 72 17 33
LIPITOR 86 79 18 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 86 61 S3 18 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 72 20 59
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 81 21 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 68 22 23
KLOR-CON 10 77 69 23 106
METFORMIN HCL ER 74 58 24 51
MELOXICAM 70 54 25 27
CARVEDILOL 67 61 26 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 46 26 10
CLONIDINE HCL 65 59 28 36
SERTRALINE HCL 62 58 29 26
DIOVAN 61 61 30 45
BENAZEPRIL HCL 58 29 31 53
RAMIPRIL 56 56 32 118
METFORMIN HCL 56 56 32 7
NEXIUM 55 46 34 19
FENOFIBRATE 55 34 34 48
CLOPIDOGREL 53 37 36 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 51 51 37 30
ZETIA 50 50 38 75
DIOVAN HCT 50 39 38 66
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 9, 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.