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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,068Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 162 out of 1677

$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 141 out of 1677

594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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 594 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 594 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 9,086 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 606 507 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 510 356 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 346 228 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313 168 S3 4 4
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 307 201 5 15
METFORMIN HCL 302 171 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257 180 7 2
LISINOPRIL 255 196 8 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241 175 9 13
GABAPENTIN 223 133 10 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 123 11 17
NEXIUM 198 119 12 19
TRAMADOL HCL 192 94 13 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187 145 14 10
FLUOXETINE HCL 177 41 15 49
RANITIDINE HCL 160 87 16 18
FUROSEMIDE 157 121 17 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 151 136 18 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150 99 19 12
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 148 99 20 243
WARFARIN SODIUM 148 120 20 24
TORSEMIDE 140 109 22 152
SERTRALINE HCL 140 106 22 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 136 65 24 33
ENDOCET 127 55 S2 25 114
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122 117 26 34
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 95 27 107
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 111 77 28 145
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107 88 29 9
CARISOPRODOL 106 31 R 30 68
ATENOLOL 105 93 31 21
CLOPIDOGREL 102 62 32 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92 60 33 23
PREDNISONE 92 66 33 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 56 R 35 63
PROAIR HFA 88 25 36 50
MIRTAZAPINE 87 57 37 62
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83 58 38 59
KLOR-CON M20 82 75 39 65
PAROXETINE HCL 79 21 40 67
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78 73 41 14
PROMETHAZINE HCL 77 15 R 42 64
TRAZODONE HCL 77 39 42 37
SYMBICORT 76 56 44 150
DOXEPIN HCL 74 29 45 190
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74 56 45 92
LEVOFLOXACIN 74 47 45 84
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73 53 48 46
VENTOLIN HFA 73 48 48 89
CRESTOR 71 56 50 28
ADVAIR DISKUS 70 24 51 54
PLAVIX 69 50 52 47
ALLOPURINOL 69 51 52 31
CARVEDILOL 67 59 54 20
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 53 55 61
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 27 55 124
MELOXICAM 66 49 55 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 64 S2 55 122
ESTRADIOL 66 36 R 55 129
SYNTHROID 65 27 60 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64 33 61 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 55 62 85
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61 47 63 57
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61 24 S2 63 140
VESICARE 61 14 63 220
SPIRIVA 60 41 66 74
COMBIVENT 58 49 67 105
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 48 68 134
LANSOPRAZOLE 56 19 69 147
OXYCODONE HCL 56 28 S2 69 91
JANUVIA 54 43 71 70
LIPITOR 53 29 72 101
METHOCARBAMOL 53 21 R 72 169
CLONIDINE HCL 52 12 74 36
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 40 74 98
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51 32 76 95
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 51 31 76 415
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 Oct. 17, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.