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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,925Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1677

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1677

870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

7% of this provider’s 870 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 870 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 18,429 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$42 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,062 796 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 754 609 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 671 529 3 6
FUROSEMIDE 656 530 4 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 547 406 5 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534 461 6 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513 444 7 2
METFORMIN HCL 500 348 8 7
GABAPENTIN 415 293 9 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 404 341 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 403 306 11 9
LISINOPRIL 391 293 12 3
TRAMADOL HCL 330 274 13 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 327 258 14 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288 241 15 12
FAMOTIDINE 281 213 16 41
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 164 17 139
CLOPIDOGREL 248 193 18 32
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 239 202 19 135
PREDNISONE 231 168 20 40
MIRTAZAPINE 226 218 21 62
RISPERIDONE 221 162 22 60
BENAZEPRIL HCL 221 170 22 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217 173 24 80
DIGOXIN 208 199 25 71
NAMENDA 205 193 26 39
CLONIDINE HCL 202 169 27 36
CARVEDILOL 201 147 28 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 198 193 29 30
AZITHROMYCIN 194 150 30 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188 117 31 13
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 184 154 32 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177 162 33 23
SERTRALINE HCL 176 135 34 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 167 150 35 73
RANITIDINE HCL 161 113 36 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 100 37 15
TRAZODONE HCL 151 87 38 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149 117 39 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146 128 40 17
ALLOPURINOL 142 124 41 31
GLIPIZIDE XL 139 112 42 123
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139 59 S2 42 122
GLIPIZIDE ER 134 111 44 78
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 124 45 46
CYMBALTA 130 75 46 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129 68 47 10
LEVETIRACETAM 128 82 48 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 128 70 R 48 64
CARISOPRODOL 127 18 R 50 68
NEXIUM 125 75 51 19
EXELON 124 118 52 119
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 124 65 52 111
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119 61 54 134
PLAVIX 119 98 54 47
DIOVAN 119 119 54 45
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115 115 57 197
ATENOLOL 106 66 58 21
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 105 95 59 171
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 38 R 59 52
SUCRALFATE 103 76 61 146
ROPINIROLE HCL 101 81 62 79
PROAIR HFA 100 59 63 50
ALPRAZOLAM 99 61 64 153
SPIRIVA 99 75 64 74
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 70 66 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 65 67 29
CARAFATE 95 90 68 267
MELOXICAM 92 61 69 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 89 58 70 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 66 71 88
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 34 72 112
TERAZOSIN HCL 85 68 73 138
PAROXETINE HCL 84 71 74 67
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84 65 74 77
VERAPAMIL ER 83 67 76 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 64 77 49
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 58 78 184
CEPHALEXIN 80 62 78 99
NIFEDIPINE ER 79 59 80 98
NOVOLIN R 79 59 80 133
LYRICA 77 47 82 81
BACLOFEN 76 66 83 142
DILTIAZEM ER 75 64 84 143
FENTANYL 75 37 S2 84 103
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 57 86 57
MECLIZINE HCL 73 61 87 110
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73 73 87 25
LOVASTATIN 71 51 89 35
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 47 90 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 65 91 43
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 44 S2 92 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65 55 92 69
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 52 94 107
ACTOS 63 48 94 104
LEVEMIR 63 61 94 157
VENTOLIN HFA 62 42 97 89
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62 59 97 131
COMBIVENT 60 49 99 105
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 60 99 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58 45 101 85
ZETIA 58 57 101 75
CRESTOR 58 53 101 28
KLOR-CON M20 57 18 104 65
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 52 105 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56 46 105 173
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56 36 105 149
PREMARIN 54 41 R 108 109
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54 41 108 59
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51 31 110 96
DIOVAN HCT 50 28 111 66
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 May 20, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.