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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Pediatrics

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,127Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 12

$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 12

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
46% 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

6% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 11%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 6,972 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 25%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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 420 327 1 1
LISINOPRIL 349 280 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345 254 S3 3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342 289 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289 267 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 276 191 6 6
METFORMIN HCL 228 173 7 8
FUROSEMIDE 181 147 8 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160 118 9 9
MELOXICAM 156 121 10 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 132 98 R 11 42
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 116 12 17
ATENOLOL 126 88 13 33
SERTRALINE HCL 121 84 14 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116 98 15 12
SPIRIVA 111 73 16 71
TRAZODONE HCL 109 76 17 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 79 18 51
TRAMADOL HCL 106 86 19 26
NEXIUM 104 63 20 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 79 21 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93 74 22 11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 63 R 23 27
DIOVAN 86 81 24 40
GABAPENTIN 85 58 25 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84 55 26 23
CARVEDILOL 84 52 26 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 83 28 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 39 29 45
JANUVIA 77 64 30 88
DONEPEZIL HCL 77 73 30 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 73 32 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73 64 32 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70 50 34 18
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 60 35 97
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 43 36 25
FENOFIBRATE 65 53 37 31
AZITHROMYCIN 64 49 38 34
LANTUS 62 41 39 60
SINGULAIR 61 51 40 68
RANITIDINE HCL 61 57 40 38
CLOPIDOGREL 59 41 42 37
PROAIR HFA 59 40 42 58
CITALOPRAM HBR 59 31 42 30
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 50 45 106
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 48 46 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 23 R 47 75
CLONIDINE HCL 53 41 48 115
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52 35 49 67
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 34 50 120
PAROXETINE HCL 50 36 50 47
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 5, 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.