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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,509Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 108 out of 1677

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1677

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

9% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 492 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 10,519 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$58 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 840 467 S3 1 4
SIMVASTATIN 487 359 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431 318 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 426 266 4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392 246 5 5
LISINOPRIL 366 230 6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 325 221 7 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 323 213 8 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 288 220 9 24
RANITIDINE HCL 278 143 10 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277 183 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 188 11 14
GABAPENTIN 270 179 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 242 122 14 7
NEXIUM 223 146 15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 197 136 16 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 196 179 17 30
ATENOLOL 184 132 18 21
AZITHROMYCIN 177 90 19 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 177 133 19 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 163 105 21 79
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157 118 22 13
MELOXICAM 145 103 23 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 145 79 23 84
NAMENDA 144 122 25 39
LYRICA 133 70 26 81
CARVEDILOL 131 85 27 20
PREDNISONE 131 75 27 40
PROAIR HFA 127 59 29 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121 95 30 34
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 29 R 31 52
DIGOXIN 118 106 32 71
ALLOPURINOL 116 94 33 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 96 33 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115 102 35 12
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 81 36 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114 100 36 23
CYMBALTA 110 54 38 58
FAMOTIDINE 102 82 39 41
SERTRALINE HCL 102 69 39 26
INSULIN SYRINGE 99 51 41 72
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 58 41 10
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 92 17 S2 43 115
CLOPIDOGREL 91 53 44 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 74 45 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 88 54 46 120
CLONIDINE HCL 88 42 46 36
LANTUS 85 48 48 44
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 36 R 49 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 35 49 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 44 51 85
OXYCONTIN 79 23 S2 52 203
ZETIA 79 73 52 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 67 54 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 56 55 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75 37 56 29
AMOXICILLIN 75 45 56 94
TIZANIDINE HCL 74 25 58 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 54 58 73
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 53 60 76
DIOVAN 70 55 61 45
SPIRIVA 70 61 61 74
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70 54 61 95
CRESTOR 70 55 61 28
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 51 65 53
KLOR-CON M20 68 49 66 65
ABILIFY 66 24 67 227
SINGULAIR 65 21 68 97
METOLAZONE 65 17 68 205
FLUCONAZOLE 65 22 68 127
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 42 68 42
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64 62 72 90
DEXILANT 64 45 72 179
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63 0 74 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 47 75 149
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 18 R 75 63
PLAVIX 62 39 75 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 41 78 25
SUCRALFATE 58 38 79 146
CLEMASTINE FUMARATE 58 28 R 79 255
FLUOXETINE HCL 58 51 79 49
MECLIZINE HCL 57 30 82 110
LEVEMIR 56 32 83 157
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 17 84 112
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 20 R 84 148
DIOVAN HCT 54 49 86 66
PREMARIN 53 32 R 87 109
NOVOLOG 53 18 87 117
LUNESTA 53 26 87 260
GLIPIZIDE ER 52 33 90 78
METHOCARBAMOL 51 26 R 91 169
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. 20, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.