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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1677

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1677

984 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
55% 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

9% of this provider’s 984 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 984 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 21,168 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

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,638 947 S3 1 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,116 849 2 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,010 653 3 6
LISINOPRIL 987 707 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 824 671 5 5
GABAPENTIN 786 474 6 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 762 616 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 645 476 8 8
METFORMIN HCL 554 351 9 7
MELOXICAM 545 358 10 27
SIMVASTATIN 537 412 11 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 445 374 12 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 442 272 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 411 227 14 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408 331 15 13
RANITIDINE HCL 384 242 16 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 371 302 17 9
SERTRALINE HCL 365 287 18 26
ATENOLOL 332 251 19 21
NEXIUM 322 246 20 19
TRAZODONE HCL 313 280 21 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296 199 22 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 291 226 23 14
CARISOPRODOL 281 121 R 24 68
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 265 139 R 25 52
GLIMEPIRIDE 258 148 26 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 251 234 27 24
PROMETHAZINE HCL 251 103 R 27 64
NAMENDA 247 247 29 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 245 232 30 30
CARVEDILOL 230 153 31 20
TRAMADOL HCL 218 184 32 16
CLOPIDOGREL 213 169 33 32
FENOFIBRATE 210 115 34 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200 146 35 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 157 36 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180 165 37 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 178 92 R 38 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 175 102 39 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170 109 40 90
MIRTAZAPINE 167 103 41 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164 120 42 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 160 122 43 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157 119 44 42
ALLOPURINOL 156 111 45 31
MECLIZINE HCL 150 136 46 110
CYMBALTA 146 74 47 58
PREDNISONE 142 115 48 40
LOVASTATIN 142 128 48 35
PLAVIX 137 101 50 47
CLONIDINE HCL 133 57 51 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 132 77 52 120
ENDOCET 131 74 S2 53 114
PROAIR HFA 126 59 54 50
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 84 55 49
DILTIAZEM HCL 122 99 56 218
LIPITOR 121 98 57 101
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 91 58 73
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116 87 59 53
CRESTOR 113 38 60 28
SINGULAIR 111 60 61 97
SYNTHROID 110 106 62 55
ACTOS 110 71 62 104
SUCRALFATE 106 68 64 146
KLOR-CON M20 105 76 65 65
AZITHROMYCIN 104 73 66 38
PAROXETINE HCL 104 84 66 67
DETROL LA 103 68 68 185
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 94 69 43
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 101 95 70 61
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99 91 71 59
SPIRIVA 99 90 71 74
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 97 67 73 149
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 94 74 74 111
QUINAPRIL HCL 94 83 74 163
AGGRENOX 92 75 76 191
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 92 66 76 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 69 78 79
JANUVIA 87 69 79 70
OXYCODONE HCL 86 46 S2 80 91
SPIRONOLACTONE 86 57 80 88
DIOVAN HCT 85 55 82 66
VERAPAMIL ER 84 61 83 86
NIFEDIPINE ER 83 83 84 98
ZETIA 81 76 85 75
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 60 86 166
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 37 87 76
GLYBURIDE 76 65 R 88 93
ALPRAZOLAM 76 44 88 153
TORSEMIDE 75 59 90 152
RISPERIDONE 75 47 90 60
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74 60 92 82
CELEBREX 73 53 93 102
DIGOXIN 70 66 94 71
FENTANYL 70 47 S2 94 103
DILTIAZEM ER 69 66 96 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69 57 96 177
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 54 S2 98 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 33 98 92
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 67 48 S2 100 115
GLIPIZIDE 67 43 100 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 36 100 174
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 55 100 139
NITROSTAT 64 49 104 246
BYSTOLIC 64 54 104 125
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63 52 106 77
FLUCONAZOLE 62 29 107 127
DIOVAN 62 59 107 45
VENTOLIN HFA 62 38 107 89
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 31 107 72
BACLOFEN 62 0 107 142
LYRICA 62 30 107 81
AMOXICILLIN 61 42 113 94
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60 45 114 96
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 114 167
NABUMETONE 60 58 114 210
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60 34 114 112
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 31 118 80
COMBIVENT 58 39 119 105
HYDROMORPHONE HCL 58 27 S2 119 304
TIZANIDINE HCL 57 22 121 108
KLOR-CON 10 56 49 122 106
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 35 122 154
GEMFIBROZIL 55 19 124 113
VESICARE 55 54 124 220
ESTRADIOL 54 39 R 126 129
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 54 126 131
EVISTA 53 42 128 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 52 129 138
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 52 129 250
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51 42 131 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51 20 131 173
LUNESTA 50 26 133 260
DICYCLOMINE HCL 50 29 133 196
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 Sept. 19, 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.