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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 1677

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 43 out of 1677

901 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

10% of this provider’s 901 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 901 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 11,945 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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 1,272 640 S3 1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 736 532 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 562 455 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 388 4 5
LISINOPRIL 454 320 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 336 249 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 237 7 2
FUROSEMIDE 316 249 8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 315 206 9 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 306 234 10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302 232 11 25
MELOXICAM 290 157 12 27
SERTRALINE HCL 275 189 13 26
CARVEDILOL 270 199 14 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 257 181 15 15
NEXIUM 246 121 16 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204 142 17 17
GABAPENTIN 202 91 18 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 202 180 18 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192 156 20 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183 156 21 9
CRESTOR 183 134 21 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 179 102 23 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 175 121 24 53
SPIRIVA 172 129 25 74
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 164 129 R 26 121
TORSEMIDE 162 130 27 152
METFORMIN HCL ER 152 132 28 51
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 116 29 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 135 47 30 49
TRAMADOL HCL 133 66 31 16
PROMETHAZINE HCL 131 58 R 32 64
OXYCODONE HCL 128 11 S2 33 91
LANTUS 127 73 34 44
ALLOPURINOL 125 117 35 31
CLOPIDOGREL 122 108 36 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 108 36 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 121 82 38 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120 94 39 23
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118 78 R 40 63
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 69 40 42
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 114 46 S2 42 115
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112 72 43 46
ENDOCET 110 40 S2 44 114
KLOR-CON 10 105 68 45 106
RANITIDINE HCL 102 67 46 18
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 67 47 79
PROAIR HFA 101 43 47 50
ATENOLOL 101 80 47 21
DIOVAN 97 76 50 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 56 50 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95 66 52 13
TRAZODONE HCL 93 65 53 37
AZITHROMYCIN 91 61 54 38
PLAVIX 90 77 55 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 50 56 29
BYSTOLIC 84 67 57 125
GEMFIBROZIL 83 36 58 113
OXYCONTIN 82 0 S2 59 203
SYMBICORT 82 56 59 150
METHADONE HCL 80 34 S2 61 168
VERAPAMIL ER 79 77 62 86
FENTANYL 77 19 S2 63 103
ESTRADIOL 76 14 R 64 129
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71 15 S2 65 140
METHOCARBAMOL 71 28 R 65 169
DIGOXIN 70 54 67 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 69 22 68 72
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69 62 68 144
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68 23 R 70 52
CYMBALTA 66 42 71 58
CARISOPRODOL 65 36 R 72 68
NAMENDA 65 64 72 39
PREDNISONE 65 41 72 40
LANSOPRAZOLE 63 20 75 147
CLONIDINE HCL 62 55 76 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61 45 77 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60 17 78 92
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 16 79 154
FLUCONAZOLE 56 30 80 127
PAROXETINE HCL 55 37 81 67
COMBIVENT 54 27 82 105
DIOVAN HCT 54 54 82 66
SPIRONOLACTONE 53 39 84 88
DEXILANT 52 22 85 179
KOMBIGLYZE XR 52 38 85 477
KLOR-CON M20 52 36 85 65
JANUVIA 51 31 88 70
KLOR-CON M10 50 44 89 167
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 Feb. 18, 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.