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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 1677

$871K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 1677

702 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 702 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 16,141 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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 985 612 S3 1 4
TRAMADOL HCL 952 557 2 16
SIMVASTATIN 911 639 3 1
LISINOPRIL 835 576 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 816 582 5 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 680 486 6 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 651 385 S3 10 7 136
GABAPENTIN 616 414 8 11
RANITIDINE HCL 602 329 9 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 596 376 10 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595 458 11 2
FUROSEMIDE 572 436 12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 495 335 13 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 474 268 14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 421 256 15 10
OMEPRAZOLE 411 251 16 6
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 391 310 17 43
CLONIDINE HCL 354 275 18 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 339 196 19 29
MELOXICAM 304 172 20 27
NAPROXEN 296 148 21 87
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 289 218 22 5
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 284 114 R 23 52
GLYBURIDE 255 193 R 24 93
LANTUS 242 203 25 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 225 162 26 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219 169 27 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213 147 28 14
CARVEDILOL 190 125 29 20
KLOR-CON 10 174 157 30 106
ALLOPURINOL 174 103 30 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170 85 32 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166 108 33 23
INSULIN SYRINGE 162 123 34 72
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 160 84 R 10 35 255
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 154 107 36 134
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151 114 37 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 147 76 38 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 146 134 39 30
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 88 40 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 138 108 41 13
PROAIR HFA 137 72 42 50
ADVAIR DISKUS 137 77 42 54
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 134 76 44 126
RISPERIDONE 129 73 45 60
PREDNISONE 129 70 45 40
VERAPAMIL ER 128 111 47 86
ATENOLOL 127 104 48 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 125 68 49 24
LEVETIRACETAM 122 60 50 116
ACTOS 118 75 51 104
BUSPIRONE HCL 116 74 52 120
CLOPIDOGREL 113 98 53 32
SERTRALINE HCL 113 81 53 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 108 45 55 22
CEPHALEXIN 104 65 56 99
PAROXETINE HCL 103 58 57 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 82 58 42
ALPRAZOLAM 97 74 59 153
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95 43 60 92
NOVOLIN 70-30 94 80 61 155
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 91 78 62 61
DETROL LA 86 61 63 185
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 69 R 63 63
PLAVIX 85 69 65 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 85 73 65 69
VENTOLIN HFA 84 51 67 89
NOVOLOG 83 56 68 117
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 83 69 68 124
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 83 58 68 214
NEXIUM 82 43 71 19
DIGOXIN 79 66 72 71
LYRICA 73 67 73 81
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 44 R 74 148
FENOFIBRATE 72 28 74 48
SULINDAC 71 43 76 286
COMBIVENT 70 55 77 105
IBUPROFEN 68 33 78 83
SEROQUEL 68 46 78 151
CAPTOPRIL 67 55 80 401
KLOR-CON M20 65 54 81 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 63 13 82 51
DIOVAN 62 38 83 45
CARISOPRODOL 61 23 R 84 68
PREMARIN 60 58 R 85 109
GLIPIZIDE 59 42 86 56
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 28 87 49
METHOCARBAMOL 57 16 R 88 169
CRESTOR 57 42 88 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56 52 90 53
ZETIA 55 47 91 75
CELEBREX 55 43 91 102
ESTRADIOL 54 19 R 93 129
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 54 51 93 184
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54 45 93 73
DILTIAZEM HCL 53 34 96 218
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 39 97 57
TRAZODONE HCL 52 35 97 37
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 50 45 R 99 343
METOLAZONE 50 38 99 205
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 11 99 230
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. 27, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.