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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1719

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 1719

593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

11% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 593 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 1,187 579 199 S3 1 5
LISINOPRIL 615 393 111 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 575 363 108 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538 372 95 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 486 343 94 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 442 300 100 6 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423 252 89 7 9
GABAPENTIN 411 261 78 8 12
CARVEDILOL 353 254 62 9 20
ALPRAZOLAM 331 137 64 B 10 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327 242 67 11 1
NEXIUM 325 183 53 12 24
METFORMIN HCL 295 155 58 13 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 284 147 52 14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268 178 59 15 11
RANITIDINE HCL 262 149 53 16 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258 171 53 17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 247 178 68 18 14
CLOPIDOGREL 241 138 44 19 18
CRESTOR 240 173 44 20 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 231 141 42 21 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 226 170 52 22 22
LYRICA 207 106 38 23 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 97 37 24 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197 133 37 25 26
TRAZODONE HCL 189 94 35 26 38
LORAZEPAM 189 123 43 B 26 41
CLONAZEPAM 180 106 33 B 28 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157 66 31 29 58
CYMBALTA 156 88 27 30 51
CELEBREX 155 98 27 31 100
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155 132 25 31 17
SPIRIVA 151 96 30 33 74
PROMETHAZINE HCL 149 44 42 R 34 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 63 31 35 80
DONEPEZIL HCL 143 138* 29 36 34
ATENOLOL 142 95 25 37 25
MELOXICAM 137 59 39 38 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 135 69 38 39 93
PROAIR HFA 134 63 46 40 50
ZETIA 133 79 22 41 76
NAMENDA 130 130 17 42 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 127 87 25 43 29
SERTRALINE HCL 126 45 29 44 27
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 36 39 R 45 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124 88 31 45 10
FENOFIBRATE* 119 87 15 47 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 76 21 47 39
AZITHROMYCIN 118 74 83 49 46
DIAZEPAM 117 60 22 B 50 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115 86 23 51 54
LANTUS 113 74 24 52 56
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112 40 23 53 48
ESTRADIOL 109 37 17 R 54 117
SYNTHROID 107 83 20 55 55
LOVASTATIN 107 67 23 55 45
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 104 38 22 S2 57 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103 90 14 58 99
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100 51 40 59 30
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 62 70 60 78
LUNESTA 96 50 21 61 281
NIASPAN 96 37 15 61 140
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 46 20 63 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93 64 32 64 81
JANUVIA 92 76 16 65 66
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 53 18 R 66 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88 45 13 S2 67 144
TOPIRAMATE 87 <11 15 68 164
OXYCODONE HCL 86 18 12 S2 69 98
DIOVAN 85 58 16 70 49
CLONIDINE HCL 83 53 18 71 44
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 56 61 71 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 42 18 73 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80 36 20 A 74 63
PREDNISONE 76 43 29 75 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 75 54 22 76 118
AMOXICILLIN 74 42 57 77 88
SYMBICORT 73 40 23 78 141
CARISOPRODOL 71 13 15 R 79 83
OXYCONTIN 70 35 11 S2 80 204
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69 <11 <11 81 173
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 55 20 81 35
PAROXETINE HCL 66 61* 12 83 72
FENOFIBRATE* 65 33 14 84 47
ADVAIR DISKUS 65 39 17 84 59
VESICARE 64 52 11 86 154
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 41 13 S2 86 116
INSULIN SYRINGE* 63 31 12 88 137
NOVOLOG 62 32 20 89 123
ALLOPURINOL 61 30 14 90 33
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 49 13 91 157
GLIMEPIRIDE 60 43 11 91 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 54* 13 93 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 53* 11 94 69
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57 <11 <11 95 137
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57 43 46 95 67
FINASTERIDE 56 <11 <11 97 112
CEFDINIR 55 40 41 98 214
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 99 87
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53 <11 <11 100 102
BUPROPION XL 53 <11 <11 100 146
RISPERIDONE 52 <11 <11 A 102 70
FENTANYL 52 <11 <11 S2 102 108
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 <11 <11 102 84
NAPROXEN 51 14 29 105 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 23 21 R 105 161
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 32 15 107 132
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 <11 <11 107 107
BENICAR HCT 50 <11 <11 107 183
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 Oct. 13, 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.