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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 97 out of 1677

$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 80 out of 1677

710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
41% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 710 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 710 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 15,119 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

24 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 893 802 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709 671 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 598 518 3 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 483 475 4 2
LISINOPRIL 477 439 5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 455 356 S3 6 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315 308 7 12
TRAMADOL HCL 281 256 8 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 269 215 9 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267 252 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 245 11 9
GLIMEPIRIDE 263 240 12 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 257 12 13
FUROSEMIDE 257 253 14 8
METFORMIN HCL 252 202 15 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 237 227 16 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234 199 17 23
GABAPENTIN 231 179 18 11
MELOXICAM 211 195 19 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206 171 20 17
ATENOLOL 198 177 21 21
PREDNISONE 190 170 22 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171 133 23 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 163 24 25
TRAZODONE HCL 159 114 25 37
SERTRALINE HCL 159 121 25 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155 142 27 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 150 149 28 34
NEXIUM 148 127 29 19
RISPERIDONE 136 110 30 60
SYNTHROID 135 131 31 55
AZITHROMYCIN 135 119 31 38
CARVEDILOL 129 129 33 20
MIRTAZAPINE 113 99 34 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 107 35 49
CLOPIDOGREL 106 97 36 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 105 99 37 59
JANUVIA 98 78 38 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94 86 S2 39 122
ALLOPURINOL 93 82 40 31
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91 86 41 144
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91 66 41 14
DIOVAN 90 90 43 45
NAMENDA 86 86 44 39
LYRICA 84 75 45 81
CYMBALTA 83 41 46 58
ALPRAZOLAM 83 69 46 153
PAROXETINE HCL 79 70 48 67
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79 78 48 43
KLOR-CON M20 79 78 48 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79 71 48 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78 63 52 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 77 66 53 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 74 62 54 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 74 54 79
PLAVIX 72 68 56 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71 67 57 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 71 64 57 51
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 34 S2 59 140
ZETIA 66 63 60 75
CRESTOR 65 60 61 28
VYTORIN 64 36 62 192
MECLIZINE HCL 64 62 62 110
SPIRONOLACTONE 63 60 64 88
PEN NEEDLE 62 42 65 164
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 50 R 66 52
KLOR-CON M10 61 49 66 167
FINASTERIDE 61 49 66 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 56 69 29
LANTUS 59 57 70 44
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 58 70 149
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58 50 R 72 64
BYSTOLIC 58 58 72 125
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 38 74 126
FENTANYL 56 49 S2 75 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 54 76 147
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 42 77 77
DIOVAN HCT 51 34 77 66
CELEBREX 50 34 79 102
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 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.