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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 1719

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 108 out of 1719

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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 849 571 133 S3 1 5
LISINOPRIL 774 588 116 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718 571 108 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 593 498 89 4 3
FUROSEMIDE 581 548 77 5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 504 373 82 6 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 483 372 73 7 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475 387 72 8 1
METFORMIN HCL 375 279 61 9 7
GABAPENTIN 344 251 58 10 12
ALPRAZOLAM 338 197 47 B 11 16
NAMENDA 316 316 20 12 32
MELOXICAM 314 221 69 13 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 226 47 14 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 304 304 25 14 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290 257 37 16 15
TRAMADOL HCL 275 215 81 17 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 238 44 18 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 184 53 19 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 242 242 24 20 34
RANITIDINE HCL 225 170 49 21 23
LORAZEPAM 225 202 43 B 21 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 224 161 70 23 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 143 41 24 21
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 163 34 25 111
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210 161 38 26 10
GLIPIZIDE 202 183 27 27 57
CLOPIDOGREL 197 169 26 28 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194 148 26 29 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187 117 31 30 11
RISPERIDONE 183 146 17 A 31 70
ALLOPURINOL 180 154 17 32 33
ATENOLOL 178 163 30 33 25
PREDNISONE 170 141 101 34 43
CRESTOR 168 103 21 35 31
SERTRALINE HCL 164 128 18 36 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 141 32 37 26
AZITHROMYCIN 156 139 127 38 46
CLONAZEPAM 151 92 19 B 39 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 148 77 20 R 40 68
NEXIUM 144 109 22 41 24
FAMOTIDINE* 141 101 20 42 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 105 28 43 35
FENOFIBRATE* 129 102 25 44 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 128 59 35 R 45 62
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 95 17 46 58
DIOVAN 120 109 17 47 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 93 86 48 78
CEPHALEXIN 115 92 65 49 106
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 112 <11 <11 50 137
DIAZEPAM 112 45 23 B 50 85
GLIPIZIDE XL 111 82 15 52 114
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108 89 22 53 17
TRAZODONE HCL 107 83 11 54 38
CARVEDILOL 106 101* 17 55 20
CLONIDINE HCL 106 60 22 55 44
PAROXETINE HCL 104 68 22 57 72
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99 <11 <11 A 58 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97 92* 15 59 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94 <11 <11 60 77
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 92 87* 14 61 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 91 91 13 62 92
TEMAZEPAM 91 91 17 B 62 94
PROAIR HFA 89 50 35 64 50
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 88 83* 13 65 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 77 18 65 59
CYMBALTA 88 68 11 65 51
MIRTAZAPINE 84 <11 <11 68 61
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84 <11 <11 68 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 81 12 70 39
VERAPAMIL ER 80 <11 <11 71 101
DIGOXIN 77 <11 <11 72 197
LYRICA 76 44 19 73 75
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 64 12 73 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 76 36 26 R 73 82
LANTUS 74 59 14 76 56
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 40 14 77 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67 62* 39 78 120
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 61* 13 79 81
SYMBICORT 61 38 15 80 141
SYNTHROID 61 56* 12 80 55
DETROL LA 60 <11 <11 82 174
NYSTATIN 59 54* 22 83 158
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57 <11 <11 84 48
PREMARIN 57 <11 <11 R 84 127
ROPINIROLE HCL 56 <11 <11 86 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 56 51* 11 86 53
JANUVIA 55 36 11 88 66
AMOXICILLIN 55 43 44 88 88
KLOR-CON M20 54 38 15 90 71
CELEBREX 54 49* 13 90 100
BACLOFEN 54 36 13 90 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54 <11 <11 90 170
FENOFIBRATE* 53 <11 <11 94 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47* 43 95 67
BUSPIRONE HCL 52 25 15 95 118
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51 46* 13 97 97
EXELON 50 <11 <11 98 119
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 Nov. 1, 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.