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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1677

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 1677

877 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
87% 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

13% of this provider’s 877 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 877 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 18,094 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,202 673 S3 1 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,013 743 2 5
LISINOPRIL 944 666 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 819 596 4 8
SIMVASTATIN 688 465 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 654 485 6 14
OMEPRAZOLE 586 357 7 6
FAMOTIDINE 556 339 8 41
RISPERIDONE 521 293 9 60
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446 351 10 2
CLONIDINE HCL 415 286 11 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368 267 12 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361 192 13 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 358 338 14 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 351 175 15 49
ALLOPURINOL 327 231 16 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 320 202 17 77
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 218 17 24
KLOR-CON M20 320 223 17 65
CARVEDILOL 315 196 20 20
METFORMIN HCL 306 207 21 7
TRAMADOL HCL 275 155 22 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 269 144 23 112
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 250 165 24 10
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 249 99 25 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 173 26 9
SERTRALINE HCL 241 125 27 26
IBUPROFEN 229 134 28 83
LANTUS 223 102 29 44
NAMENDA 220 205 30 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212 137 31 46
DIOVAN 200 128 32 45
GABAPENTIN 195 117 33 11
TRAZODONE HCL 186 82 34 37
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 182 119 R 10 35 255
CLOPIDOGREL 180 135 36 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 178 70 R 37 64
ATENOLOL 176 119 38 21
NEXIUM 176 136 38 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 174 103 40 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173 143 41 34
SEROQUEL 168 113 42 151
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 129 43 25
PLAVIX 160 112 44 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 92 45 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157 97 45 29
RANITIDINE HCL 155 103 47 18
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146 118 48 80
PREDNISONE 146 115 48 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 145 76 50 22
FENTANYL 141 115 S2 51 103
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133 57 52 15
INSULIN SYRINGE 130 95 53 72
DIGOXIN 129 116 54 71
ENDOCET 127 39 S2 55 114
CRESTOR 124 106 56 28
MECLIZINE HCL 122 80 57 110
CARISOPRODOL 120 59 R 58 68
NOVOLOG 119 80 59 117
FINASTERIDE 117 87 60 130
NAPROXEN 116 52 61 87
GLIPIZIDE XL 115 75 62 123
MELOXICAM 113 71 63 27
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 112 54 R 64 176
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 40 65 202
ZETIA 107 55 66 75
EXELON 103 84 67 119
BENAZEPRIL HCL 102 87 68 53
ACTOS 101 81 69 104
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 99 85 70 61
LEVETIRACETAM 99 37 70 116
HYDROXYZINE HCL 97 44 R 72 148
RISPERDAL CONSTA 93 58 73 289
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 92 34 74 214
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90 88 75 90
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89 70 76 69
MIRTAZAPINE 89 63 76 62
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88 42 78 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86 63 79 76
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84 35 80 173
HALOPERIDOL 84 54 80 229
VERAPAMIL ER 83 57 82 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 66 82 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 48 84 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 39 85 79
ABILIFY 77 23 86 227
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77 32 R 86 63
LIPITOR 77 63 86 101
FLUCONAZOLE 76 33 89 127
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 56 90 57
EVISTA 74 71 90 162
PREMARIN 73 28 R 92 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 63 92 42
TRICOR 72 40 94 100
GLIPIZIDE ER 71 43 95 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70 35 96 92
MUPIROCIN 69 38 97 170
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68 14 98 228
LYRICA 67 55 99 81
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 67 34 99 364
LACTULOSE 67 61 99 183
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 65 41 102 177
LITHIUM CARBONATE 65 19 102 310
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 64 45 104 166
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64 44 104 131
SUCRALFATE 64 31 104 146
NITROSTAT 63 48 107 246
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 18 107 134
SPIRIVA 63 41 107 74
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 39 110 85
PROAIR HFA 62 34 110 50
OLANZAPINE 59 23 112 189
CARBAMAZEPINE 59 26 112 230
GLIMEPIRIDE 59 45 112 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 45 S3 112 136
COMBIVENT 58 32 116 105
ESTRADIOL 58 34 R 116 129
LATANOPROST 57 51 118 204
SINGULAIR 57 45 118 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56 35 120 124
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 24 S2 120 115
RAMIPRIL 56 35 120 118
NASONEX 53 51 123 253
DILANTIN 53 29 123 360
THEOPHYLLINE 52 52 125 368
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 46 126 154
AMOXICILLIN 51 24 126 94
GENERLAC 51 33 126 480
AZITHROMYCIN 51 26 126 38
DIOVAN HCT 50 42 130 66
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50 39 R 130 182
VALPROIC ACID 50 40 130 211
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 Nov. 6, 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.