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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1677

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1677

797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

10% of this provider’s 797 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 797 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 22,583 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

$53 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 962 588 S3 1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 956 831 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 826 597 3 6
SIMVASTATIN 805 611 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 786 680 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 680 580 6 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 674 529 7 10
LISINOPRIL 671 551 8 3
FUROSEMIDE 631 480 9 8
CARVEDILOL 542 409 10 20
METFORMIN HCL 510 344 11 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 445 335 12 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 431 336 13 15
GABAPENTIN 423 257 14 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 403 339 15 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 401 327 16 9
FAMOTIDINE 371 278 17 41
NEXIUM 370 264 18 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 355 279 19 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304 268 20 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303 261 21 12
FLUOXETINE HCL 288 149 22 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286 256 23 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 282 197 24 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 270 181 25 29
MELOXICAM 259 237 26 27
CRESTOR 243 215 27 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 236 183 28 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234 194 29 42
ALLOPURINOL 226 172 30 31
AZITHROMYCIN 216 168 31 38
CLOPIDOGREL 207 166 32 32
TRAMADOL HCL 198 144 33 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197 141 34 34
ATENOLOL 195 152 35 21
SERTRALINE HCL 195 162 35 26
LANTUS 192 135 37 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 180 141 38 79
DIGOXIN 178 148 39 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170 119 40 23
DIOVAN 170 160 40 45
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 168 95 R 42 63
SPIRIVA 161 119 43 74
TRICOR 157 118 44 100
PREDNISONE 156 105 45 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153 114 46 17
SUCRALFATE 152 109 47 146
TRILIPIX 147 90 48 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147 67 R 48 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 144 86 50 59
PLAVIX 143 124 51 47
CYMBALTA 142 103 52 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 141 128 53 30
RANITIDINE HCL 141 112 53 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 136 100 55 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 102 56 57
CEFDINIR 128 112 57 225
SYNTHROID 126 101 58 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 123 54 59 108
PAROXETINE HCL 122 65 60 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120 90 61 85
NAMENDA 119 118 62 39
CARISOPRODOL 119 33 R 62 68
PROAIR HFA 115 78 64 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 89 65 53
PREMARIN 112 96 R 66 109
FENOFIBRATE 109 87 67 48
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 105 73 68 126
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 81 R 69 148
LYRICA 100 55 70 81
CLONIDINE HCL 98 79 71 36
LORAZEPAM 98 77 71 239
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 64 73 73
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93 68 74 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 45 R 75 52
ZETIA 87 72 76 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 85 50 77 124
LEVETIRACETAM 85 58 77 116
TRAZODONE HCL 85 41 77 37
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83 62 80 77
METHOCARBAMOL 83 70 R 80 169
MEGESTROL ACETATE 83 72 R 80 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 82 80 43
OXYCODONE HCL 83 0 S2 80 91
NYSTATIN 82 63 85 185
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 54 86 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 80 55 86 88
LEVOFLOXACIN 79 72 88 84
NIASPAN 79 69 88 128
MECLIZINE HCL 79 65 88 110
VOLTAREN 79 57 88 223
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 51 92 149
DIOVAN HCT 78 61 92 66
SINGULAIR 78 41 92 97
VENTOLIN HFA 78 53 92 89
FLUCONAZOLE 77 40 96 127
NAPROXEN 77 54 96 87
CELEBREX 77 68 96 102
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 73 50 99 356
NOVOLOG 72 55 100 117
MIRTAZAPINE 71 65 101 62
KLOR-CON M20 70 34 102 65
BENICAR HCT 70 51 102 194
LOVASTATIN 69 68 104 35
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67 49 105 132
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 60 106 107
LIPITOR 66 63 106 101
BUPROPION XL 65 33 108 165
GLIPIZIDE 65 64 108 56
AVODART 65 51 108 216
KLOR-CON 10 64 49 111 106
TOPIRAMATE 64 38 111 181
EXELON 63 63 113 119
ENDOCET 63 18 S2 113 114
RAMIPRIL 63 50 113 118
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62 32 116 172
FINASTERIDE 62 38 116 130
ONGLYZA 61 37 118 208
CARAFATE 61 61 118 267
CEPHALEXIN 60 44 120 99
COLCRYS 60 58 120 141
BENICAR 59 53 122 178
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 58 56 123 410
AGGRENOX 58 47 123 191
JANUVIA 58 53 123 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 39 126 134
NIFEDICAL XL 56 32 127 292
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56 51 127 161
DEXILANT 56 33 127 179
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 56 56 127 243
RISPERIDONE 55 54 131 60
LEVEMIR 55 40 131 157
LIDODERM 54 49 133 160
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 53 133 177
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 21 133 154
ABILIFY 53 0 136 227
ONDANSETRON HCL 53 26 136 232
GEMFIBROZIL 53 47 136 113
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 45 136 98
TRIBENZOR 52 21 140 477
VERAPAMIL ER 52 43 140 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 32 140 174
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 47 143 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 50 144 131
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 23 144 111
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. 15, 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.