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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 230 out of 1677

$601K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 254 out of 1677

321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 321 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 321 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 9,028 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498 407 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 376 285 2 8
SIMVASTATIN 347 223 3 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291 256 4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280 220 5 14
OMEPRAZOLE 241 206 6 6
LISINOPRIL 222 154 7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202 149 8 10
CARVEDILOL 195 132 9 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 189 142 10 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 171 11 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 170 132 12 22
FAMOTIDINE 169 149 13 41
METFORMIN HCL 164 107 14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 158 123 15 16
GABAPENTIN 155 119 16 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 153 113 S3 17 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 105 18 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 113 19 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140 119 20 17
NAMENDA 139 139 21 39
MELOXICAM 138 98 22 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 101 23 12
PREDNISONE 129 110 24 40
NEXIUM 128 66 25 19
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 128 68 25 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 112 111 27 53
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106 97 28 46
SINGULAIR 103 64 29 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 68 30 13
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 76 30 107
ATENOLOL 101 86 32 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 100 88 33 34
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100 65 33 15
SERTRALINE HCL 99 68 35 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 35 36 54
CLOPIDOGREL 94 87 37 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 93 84 38 77
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91 72 39 124
NAPROXEN 88 56 40 87
KLOR-CON M20 86 68 41 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 86 59 41 96
WARFARIN SODIUM 83 83 43 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 82 57 44 33
RISPERIDONE 77 77 45 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77 35 S2 45 122
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 51 47 72
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 63 48 76
MIRTAZAPINE 71 57 48 62
RAMIPRIL 71 46 48 118
ALLOPURINOL 67 67 51 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66 56 52 29
KLOR-CON M10 65 59 53 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63 17 54 112
LANTUS 61 54 55 44
RANITIDINE HCL 60 40 56 18
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 49 56 95
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59 46 R 58 182
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 34 59 49
IBUPROFEN 58 44 59 83
CELEBREX 56 48 61 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56 56 61 43
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 50 61 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56 25 61 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 34 65 85
PLAVIX 52 47 66 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 30 66 174
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. 23, 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.