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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1677

$890K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 1677

558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
84% 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 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 558 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 11,857 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$45 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,554 1,032 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 679 456 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 675 405 3 7
CLONIDINE HCL 643 445 4 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 623 350 S3 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 585 380 6 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 551 344 7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 491 333 8 6
TRAMADOL HCL 470 252 9 16
CARVEDILOL 465 321 10 20
LISINOPRIL 444 247 11 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398 271 12 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 398 237 12 17
MELOXICAM 322 181 14 27
GABAPENTIN 299 151 15 11
QUINAPRIL HCL 280 176 16 163
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274 155 17 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 257 123 18 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250 162 19 25
RANITIDINE HCL 243 147 20 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 103 21 15
GLIPIZIDE ER 218 145 22 78
CARISOPRODOL 204 51 R 23 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 196 102 R 24 52
GLIPIZIDE 189 135 25 56
ALLOPURINOL 185 89 26 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180 123 27 14
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 176 60 R 28 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 113 29 10
CLOPIDOGREL 171 102 30 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 117 31 42
IBUPROFEN 148 64 32 83
CITALOPRAM HBR 146 100 33 22
PEN NEEDLE 142 95 34 164
SERTRALINE HCL 141 22 35 26
KLOR-CON M20 140 99 36 65
NEXIUM 139 51 37 19
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 138 88 38 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 132 81 39 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 129 89 40 24
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 66 41 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124 107 42 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120 65 43 29
PREDNISONE 116 66 44 40
ATENOLOL 112 50 45 21
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 58 46 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 105 51 47 88
PLAVIX 104 54 48 47
LOVASTATIN 103 57 49 35
NOVOLIN 70-30 97 61 50 155
KLOR-CON M10 84 66 51 167
LYRICA 82 44 52 81
PROAIR HFA 82 33 52 50
VERAPAMIL ER 81 73 54 86
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 79 43 55 61
DIOVAN 79 71 55 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 45 57 108
AZITHROMYCIN 73 44 58 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73 42 58 132
LABETALOL HCL 72 51 60 195
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71 36 61 90
DIOVAN HCT 71 53 61 66
AVODART 71 54 61 216
ADVAIR DISKUS 71 27 61 54
LIPITOR 70 43 65 101
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67 43 66 46
KLOR-CON 10 67 45 66 106
LANTUS 66 43 68 44
VENTOLIN HFA 62 31 69 89
DEXILANT 60 40 70 179
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59 45 71 359
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57 27 72 85
HUMULIN 70-30 55 35 73 219
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 37 73 57
GLIPIZIDE XL 55 48 73 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 28 S2 76 122
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52 29 77 154
NAPROXEN 50 23 78 87
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 June 25, 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.