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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,659Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1677

$957K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1677

700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84%Patients 65 Years and Older
24% 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

5% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

15% of this provider’s 700 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 15,904 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,088 856 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 595 565 2 1
METFORMIN HCL 534 426 3 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 479 275 S3 4 4
LISINOPRIL 451 391 5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 419 306 6 10
FUROSEMIDE 402 349 7 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 375 293 8 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 288 9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 363 278 10 6
MELOXICAM 337 261 11 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 275 12 25
CEPHALEXIN 288 218 13 99
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 229 14 15
SYNTHROID 251 243 15 55
GABAPENTIN 240 184 16 11
NEXIUM 236 145 17 19
TRAMADOL HCL 236 231 17 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 228 202 19 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227 200 20 14
ATENOLOL 226 200 21 21
RANITIDINE HCL 216 167 22 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 212 176 23 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 191 24 42
TRAZODONE HCL 201 160 25 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 188 176 26 98
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 180 27 23
AZITHROMYCIN 174 154 28 38
FENOFIBRATE 173 132 29 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 165 153 30 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 133 31 57
CLOPIDOGREL 155 122 32 32
CARVEDILOL 154 129 33 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 150 147 34 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 147 127 35 13
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143 122 36 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 139 121 37 61
SERTRALINE HCL 138 103 38 26
GLYBURIDE 135 108 R 39 93
ALLOPURINOL 134 110 40 31
FLUOXETINE HCL 129 90 41 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 128 114 42 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123 99 R 43 63
ETODOLAC 123 116 43 212
LANTUS 121 89 45 44
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119 95 46 144
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 99 47 46
PLAVIX 115 99 47 47
GEMFIBROZIL 112 75 49 113
CRESTOR 111 86 50 28
BUSPIRONE HCL 110 96 51 120
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 90 52 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96 66 53 17
TORSEMIDE 95 66 54 152
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95 63 54 80
PREDNISONE 93 80 56 40
LOVASTATIN 92 69 57 35
FLUCONAZOLE 89 75 58 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 73 59 173
CLONIDINE HCL 84 73 60 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84 69 60 34
ZETIA 83 80 62 75
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 43 R 63 64
CYMBALTA 81 38 63 58
PEN NEEDLE 80 46 65 164
GLIPIZIDE ER 79 46 66 78
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 77 65 R 67 121
ALPRAZOLAM 76 70 68 153
DILTIAZEM ER 73 73 69 143
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 58 70 107
CEFUROXIME 70 52 70 158
PROAIR HFA 70 59 70 50
LEVOXYL 70 59 70 334
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68 60 74 29
JANUVIA 67 67 75 70
LANSOPRAZOLE 65 49 76 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 64 50 77 69
ESTRADIOL 63 43 R 78 129
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63 42 78 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 62 22 R 80 148
VERAPAMIL ER 61 57 81 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 60 35 82 72
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58 43 83 132
VYTORIN 57 57 84 192
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 53 84 53
HUMULIN 70-30 56 56 86 219
NAPROXEN 56 47 86 87
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 51 88 96
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52 29 89 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52 22 R 89 52
IBUPROFEN 51 35 91 83
TRICOR 51 45 91 100
MECLIZINE HCL 50 50 93 110
NATEGLINIDE 50 46 93 341
CELEBREX 50 38 93 102
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 8, 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.