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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,272Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1677

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1677

1,141 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
59% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 1,141 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 16,754 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $53 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,050 857 1 1
METFORMIN HCL 672 458 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635 513 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 623 412 4 6
LISINOPRIL 547 403 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 526 416 6 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525 424 7 2
MELOXICAM 455 360 8 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 455 331 8 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 418 270 S3 10 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417 315 11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383 296 12 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370 281 13 9
TRAMADOL HCL 335 174 14 16
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325 221 15 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321 270 16 23
RANITIDINE HCL 301 203 17 18
ATENOLOL 295 239 18 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262 169 19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 262 231 19 24
GEMFIBROZIL 259 132 21 113
CARVEDILOL 253 187 22 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 147 23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 228 180 24 26
NEXIUM 218 173 25 19
GABAPENTIN 202 129 26 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 167 27 13
ALLOPURINOL 191 142 28 31
NAPROXEN 189 137 29 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 188 175 30 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 168 31 34
GLIPIZIDE 163 94 32 56
CLOPIDOGREL 162 135 33 32
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148 94 34 29
VERAPAMIL ER 148 108 34 86
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147 114 36 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 124 37 42
NIASPAN 137 112 38 128
PROAIR HFA 136 75 39 50
LOVASTATIN 135 92 40 35
GLYBURIDE 134 98 R 41 93
PLAVIX 133 112 42 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 131 71 43 82
CRESTOR 130 94 44 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 113 45 107
SYMBICORT 129 106 45 150
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 111 47 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 124 45 48 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 87 R 49 63
CEFUROXIME 121 85 50 158
ADVAIR DISKUS 121 63 50 54
SPIRIVA 121 86 50 74
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 121 87 50 144
TRICOR 119 83 54 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 91 54 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 115 82 56 61
LANTUS 115 87 56 44
PREDNISONE 114 72 58 40
TRAZODONE HCL 114 78 58 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 112 74 60 51
NAMENDA 112 102 60 39
KLOR-CON M10 107 74 62 167
JANUVIA 104 61 63 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 62 64 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 36 R 65 52
PAROXETINE HCL 97 81 66 67
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 92 69 67 96
KLOR-CON M20 91 69 68 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90 64 69 46
CLONIDINE HCL 88 51 70 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86 48 71 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 64 72 76
CELEBREX 85 48 72 102
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84 79 74 43
DILTIAZEM ER 83 79 75 143
PREMARIN 83 50 R 75 109
FENOFIBRATE 82 77 77 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 65 78 69
RISPERIDONE 81 66 78 60
SYNTHROID 78 75 80 55
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 78 41 80 159
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 77 66 R 82 121
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 52 83 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 53 84 33
DIGOXIN 72 71 85 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 67 40 86 112
ESTRADIOL 66 47 R 87 129
DIOVAN HCT 63 54 88 66
FAMOTIDINE 62 21 89 41
IBUPROFEN 62 29 89 83
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 61 48 91 221
AZITHROMYCIN 60 49 92 38
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 38 93 166
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 59 39 R 93 290
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 35 93 147
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 47 96 88
VENTOLIN HFA 57 18 97 89
ACTOS 56 35 98 104
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55 0 99 124
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 18 R 99 64
OLANZAPINE 54 33 101 189
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 53 39 102 207
ZETIA 52 37 103 75
NOVOLIN 70-30 52 27 103 155
CYMBALTA 51 45 105 58
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 May 24, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.