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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 1719

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 47 out of 1719

1,019 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 1,019 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 1,019 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Georgia
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,360 970 251 S3 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,085 981 151 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,081 835 156 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 926 785 159 4 8
LISINOPRIL 896 703 150 5 2
OMEPRAZOLE 843 661 154 6 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 823 669 109 7 4
FAMOTIDINE* 655 524 109 8 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 608 454 92 9 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598 486 96 10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 570 455 57 11 29
GABAPENTIN 554 355 100 12 12
METFORMIN HCL 509 325 76 13 7
LORAZEPAM 446 374 98 B 14 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 440 339 79 15 11
TRAMADOL HCL 436 348 117 16 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 409 299 64 17 37
DONEPEZIL HCL 406 401* 48 18 34
ATENOLOL 397 331 56 19 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 384 259 68 20 19
TRAZODONE HCL 372 283 62 21 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363 272 68 22 15
RISPERIDONE 343 255 38 A 23 70
SERTRALINE HCL 326 255 52 24 27
CARVEDILOL 309 262 50 25 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302 221 43 26 21
ALPRAZOLAM 297 230 65 B 27 16
CLOPIDOGREL 284 225 50 28 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266 209 42 29 26
MIRTAZAPINE 261 234 44 30 61
CLONIDINE HCL 254 195 48 31 44
LEVETIRACETAM 249 133 26 32 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 246 185 49 33 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224 192 37 34 35
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 220 182 51 35 81
MELOXICAM 217 130 46 36 28
PAROXETINE HCL 211 155 32 37 72
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 211 150 26 37 58
CLONAZEPAM 192 123 26 B 39 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 189 147 35 40 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189 158 43 40 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184 145 21 A 42 63
PROMETHAZINE HCL 180 132 58 R 43 82
NEXIUM 177 112 31 44 24
DIGOX 174 160 29 45 105
ALLOPURINOL 169 125 27 46 33
DIOVAN 167 134 23 47 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 160 126 30 48 59
LANTUS 154 134 27 49 56
NOVOLIN R 150 130 28 50 159
RANITIDINE HCL 149 104 26 51 23
FENTANYL 140 135* 17 S2 52 108
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 140 78 37 R 52 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 134 78 23 R 54 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132 89 43 55 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 125 95 19 56 132
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 83 20 56 10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 105 20 58 77
FLUOXETINE HCL 119 68 16 59 53
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118 95 18 60 54
KLOR-CON M20 118 77 24 60 71
CRESTOR 116 79 19 62 31
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 115 75 15 63 128
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114 95 13 64 139
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 110 71 13 65 104
AMOXICILLIN 107 78 90 66 88
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107 92 17 66 17
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106 80 15 68 136
COLCRYS 104 77 19 69 125
JANUVIA 103 83 14 70 66
LEVEMIR 101 <11 <11 71 130
CYMBALTA 98 71 15 72 51
NIFEDIPINE ER 96 67 19 73 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95 63 19 74 120
NAMENDA 94 94 15 75 32
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93 65 13 R 76 87
PREDNISONE 93 61 43 76 43
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 93 75 60 76 179
FLURBIPROFEN 93 60 28 76 438
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89 84* 12 80 39
GLIPIZIDE 89 84* 15 80 57
KLOR-CON M10 88 76 11 82 155
MECLIZINE HCL 88 83* 27 82 113
SPIRIVA 87 50 12 84 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84 57 69 85 67
LOVASTATIN 83 78* 12 86 45
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 81 42 11 87 200
CARISOPRODOL 81 28 19 R 87 83
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 58 16 89 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 78 38 12 90 93
ABILIFY 77 <11 <11 A 91 169
SYMBICORT 77 47 20 91 141
PROAIR HFA 77 46 32 91 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 52 13 94 80
RAMIPRIL 74 <11 <11 94 121
LAMOTRIGINE 73 <11 <11 96 252
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73 60 13 96 48
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 72 <11 <11 98 65
MUPIROCIN* 71 52 39 99 180
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 71 47 27 99 192
GALANTAMINE HBR 69 <11 <11 101 285
VENTOLIN HFA 68 52 23 102 96
HUMULIN R 68 56 13 102 223
LEVOFLOXACIN 67 47 55 104 78
OLANZAPINE 67 <11 <11 A 104 171
CEPHALEXIN 66 52 44 106 106
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66 34 15 S2 106 116
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 65 <11 <11 108 318
DETROL LA 65 <11 <11 108 174
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64 38 13 S2 110 144
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 47 50 110 86
CELEBREX 63 32 15 112 100
NOVOLIN N 63 <11 <11 112 424
BACLOFEN 63 <11 <11 112 131
DIGOXIN 62 <11 <11 115 197
DILTIAZEM ER 61 56* 14 116 168
DIAZEPAM 60 21 12 B 117 85
VOLTAREN 60 <11 <11 117 165
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60 21 13 R 117 161
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 <11 <11 117 205
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 <11 <11 121 150
SUCRALFATE 59 43 17 121 143
LYRICA 59 32 14 121 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59 46 11 121 147
PREMARIN 57 38 12 R 125 127
HYDROCORTISONE 56 17 27 126 250
IBUPROFEN 56 41 15 126 89
NAPROXEN 56 <11 <11 126 95
HUMULIN 70-30 56 <11 <11 126 225
OXYCODONE HCL 55 <11 <11 S2 130 98
HALOPERIDOL 54 49* 12 A 131 241
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 53 <11 <11 R 132 183
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 <11 <11 133 170
NOVOLOG 52 <11 <11 133 123
GLIPIZIDE XL 51 <11 <11 135 114
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 51 <11 <11 135 499
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 <11 <11 137 254
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Dec. 9, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.