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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 85 out of 1677

$932K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1677

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
41%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

26% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

53% of this provider’s 445 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 6,567 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

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,399 381 S3 1 4
GABAPENTIN 586 177 2 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 548 185 3 15
LISINOPRIL 485 158 4 3
SIMVASTATIN 460 227 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443 196 6 5
TRAMADOL HCL 408 136 7 16
NEXIUM 386 128 8 19
FUROSEMIDE 369 176 9 8
MELOXICAM 299 143 10 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286 113 11 9
GEMFIBROZIL 274 91 12 113
METFORMIN HCL 268 135 13 7
RANITIDINE HCL 264 93 14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253 113 15 2
OMEPRAZOLE 246 99 16 6
AZITHROMYCIN 241 80 17 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239 121 18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 227 48 19 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 227 33 R 19 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 213 19 R 21 52
SPIRIVA 186 47 22 74
NAPROXEN 184 49 23 87
CLONIDINE HCL 177 74 24 36
ENDOCET 165 42 S2 25 114
PROAIR HFA 161 41 26 50
METHADONE HCL 161 41 S2 26 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 81 28 23
LANTUS 157 40 28 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 145 52 30 108
INSULIN SYRINGE 134 53 31 72
OXYCODONE HCL 134 49 S2 31 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 130 71 33 79
METHOCARBAMOL 126 0 R 34 169
CLOPIDOGREL 122 57 35 32
LABETALOL HCL 120 71 36 195
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 57 37 59
ALLOPURINOL 114 64 38 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 50 39 46
WELCHOL 110 33 40 256
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 40 41 17
PLAVIX 105 49 41 47
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99 47 43 145
CARVEDILOL 97 59 44 20
CEPHALEXIN 97 36 44 99
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94 48 46 12
PREMARIN 87 11 R 47 109
ATENOLOL 86 37 48 21
DICYCLOMINE HCL 83 24 49 196
ALPRAZOLAM 82 29 50 153
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 33 51 57
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79 34 S2 52 115
CELEBREX 75 47 53 102
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74 35 54 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 24 55 54
CRESTOR 73 17 55 28
PAROXETINE HCL 72 0 57 67
GLYBURIDE 71 25 R 58 93
SYMBICORT 71 0 58 150
FENTANYL 70 15 S2 60 103
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 70 26 60 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 25 R 60 63
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 32 63 33
DIOVAN HCT 68 32 64 66
DIOVAN 64 24 65 45
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 64 13 65 308
ESTRADIOL 62 0 R 67 129
SINGULAIR 62 18 67 97
FLUCONAZOLE 60 0 69 127
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 0 70 112
COMBIVENT 59 0 70 105
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 20 70 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59 34 70 29
AMOXICILLIN 58 19 74 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 23 74 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 30 74 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 56 0 77 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 0 77 80
BENICAR 54 20 79 178
MUPIROCIN 54 17 79 170
HYDROXYZINE HCL 53 0 R 81 148
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52 21 82 73
KLOR-CON 10 52 28 82 106
MECLIZINE HCL 51 24 84 110
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 April 8, 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.