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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,996Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1719

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 48 out of 1719

662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older
38% 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

3% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 662 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$59 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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 910 750 136 1 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 643 539 115 2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 549 101 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 634 568 108 4 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 614 520 91 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 595 509 98 6 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 525 459 98 S3 7 5
FUROSEMIDE 461 405 98 8 8
CRESTOR 427 371 64 9 31
TRAMADOL HCL 390 336 104 10 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 381 344 72 11 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 379 314 66 12 37
ZETIA 361 308 52 13 76
LISINOPRIL 352 272 68 14 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 311 240 55 15 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 301 234 55 16 52
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288 254 44 17 111
NEXIUM 288 222 48 17 24
SERTRALINE HCL 282 266 52 19 27
ALPRAZOLAM 277 188 59 B 20 16
FENOFIBRATE* 267 201 40 21 47
METFORMIN HCL 263 230 51 22 7
GABAPENTIN 260 227 43 23 12
CLOPIDOGREL 259 226 41 24 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 254 237 45 25 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250 232 38 26 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 244 198 45 27 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225 207 39 28 13
JANUVIA 223 195 33 29 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221 187 41 30 15
RANITIDINE HCL 220 135 42 31 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 217 162 32 32 22
ATENOLOL 208 203* 34 33 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 198 181 41 34 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192 177 34 35 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179 160 34 36 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179 165 33 36 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178 155 28 38 39
MELOXICAM 158 108 43 39 28
CARVEDILOL 143 120 31 40 20
CLONAZEPAM 139 84 23 B 41 40
LORAZEPAM 139 134* 24 B 41 41
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139 120 23 41 148
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138 84 51 44 30
TRAZODONE HCL 129 86 25 45 38
ALLOPURINOL 125 120* 23 46 33
CYMBALTA 121 93 21 47 51
SPIRIVA 115 91 24 48 74
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115 104 21 48 58
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 100 21 50 73
LANTUS 109 85 19 51 56
KLOR-CON M20 106 88 17 52 71
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 100* 30 53 81
ADVAIR DISKUS 103 89 23 54 59
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99 87 77 55 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87 82* 15 56 77
FENOFIBRATE* 86 62 15 57 47
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86 81* 20 57 251
PAROXETINE HCL 84 79* 17 59 72
NIFEDIPINE ER 80 69 13 60 91
BUPROPION XL 78 46 15 61 146
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 64 13 62 173
SYNTHROID 77 72* 13 62 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 59 17 64 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 74 69* 12 65 80
AZITHROMYCIN 71 51 58 66 46
PROAIR HFA 69 58 17 67 50
AMOXICILLIN 68 57 58 68 88
ESTRADIOL 68 42 17 R 68 117
RAMIPRIL 66 <11 <11 70 121
FENOFIBRATE* 66 <11 <11 70 47
ONGLYZA 64 59* 13 72 226
NAMENDA 62 <11 <11 73 32
TORSEMIDE 61 <11 <11 74 153
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 33 23 R 75 82
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58 53* 17 76 162
IBUPROFEN 56 51* 15 77 89
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56 51* 18 77 230
PREDNISONE 55 40 42 79 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 <11 <11 79 53
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 54 42 44 81 110
DETROL LA 54 <11 <11 81 174
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50 <11 <11 83 137
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 June 29, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.