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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,780Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 86

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 86

259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
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this specialty
in Georgia
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

14% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 10%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 259 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

1% of this provider’s 13,953 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

61 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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 854 794 S3 1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 823 748 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 804 736 3 5
GABAPENTIN 500 450 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460 438 5 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 446 418 6 23
NAMENDA 389 355 7 47
LISINOPRIL 374 354 8 3
MIRTAZAPINE 359 343 9 98
RISPERIDONE 329 262 10 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 307 276 11 12
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 280 262 12 73
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278 242 13 88
FAMOTIDINE 272 243 14 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 263 242 15 41
OMEPRAZOLE 243 225 16 7
EXELON 199 179 17 144
TRAMADOL HCL 191 162 18 13
NOVOLIN 70-30 181 167 19 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 177 150 20 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 125 21 15
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 171 170 22 96
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 166 166 23 4
SIMVASTATIN 164 132 24 2
RANITIDINE HCL 163 136 25 14
METFORMIN HCL 162 135 26 8
LIDODERM 159 159 27 134
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 155 155 28 119
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149 140 29 18
NOVOLIN R 141 139 30 148
CARVEDILOL 137 118 31 19
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 131 130 32 128
MUPIROCIN 127 115 33 132
HYDRALAZINE HCL 120 114 34 52
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 116 91 35 176
DIGOXIN 114 109 36 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 54 36 76
CEFUROXIME 112 99 38 197
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 110 110 S2 39 108
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107 67 40 87
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104 97 41 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 96 96 42 127
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 87 R 43 70
SERTRALINE HCL 91 91 44 31
CEPHALEXIN 89 80 45 101
ALLOPURINOL 84 70 46 26
CEFTRIAXONE 83 80 47 209
LEXAPRO 82 57 48 210
LATANOPROST 81 40 49 211
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 81 19 R 49 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 72 51 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79 79 52 183
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78 66 53 109
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76 76 54 33
TRAZODONE HCL 74 68 55 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70 38 56 115
CLONIDINE HCL 69 63 57 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 68 S2 58 157
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68 68 58 64
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 67 65 60 221
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 53 61 62
GLIMEPIRIDE 66 66 61 30
LEVETIRACETAM 65 38 63 140
PAROXETINE HCL 62 62 64 63
AZITHROMYCIN 60 54 65 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 26 65 231
LIDOCAINE HCL 58 54 67 236
ERYTHROMYCIN 57 46 68 239
ATENOLOL 57 56 68 16
NYSTOP 56 47 70 242
BACLOFEN 56 34 70 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 48 72 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 40 73 123
SEROQUEL 50 24 74 161
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 Aug. 8, 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.