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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 437 out of 1677

$4.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1677

258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
14%Patients 65 Years and Older
98% 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

10% of this provider’s 258 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 1,082 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

52% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$483 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
NORVIR 665 79 1 262
TRUVADA 535 55 2 279
ATRIPLA 429 32 10 3 293
REYATAZ 380 51 4 303
PREZISTA 317 36 5 318
EPZICOM 292 33 6 324
ISENTRESS 291 42 7 311
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243 19 8 2
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 241 36 9 85
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233 54 10 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209 0 11 9
GABAPENTIN 184 12 12 11
VIREAD 171 47 13 377
KALETRA 140 18 14 389
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 0 S3 15 4
SUSTIVA 126 19 16 395
IBUPROFEN 121 0 17 83
CARVEDILOL 117 12 18 20
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116 0 19 82
LISINOPRIL 111 16 20 3
FAMOTIDINE 109 0 21 41
ZIDOVUDINE 105 0 10 22 416
AZITHROMYCIN 101 0 23 38
INTELENCE 93 0 24 422
METFORMIN HCL 90 13 25 7
TRAMADOL HCL 76 27 26 16
FLUCONAZOLE 74 0 27 127
DIDANOSINE 73 0 10 28 437
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 0 R 29 63
LEXIVA 69 0 29 443
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68 21 31 90
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 67 35 32 445
ACYCLOVIR 61 0 33 336
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 0 34 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 58 0 35 22
ZIAGEN 57 0 36 462
LAMIVUDINE 57 0 36 462
VIRACEPT 54 23 38 470
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 July 9, 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.