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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,932Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 721 out of 1719

$324K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 708 out of 1719

242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
28% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 242 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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 289 241 47 1 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 244 210 37 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 153 124 32 3 8
MELOXICAM 149 118 33 4 28
LISINOPRIL 148 130 28 5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148 143* 29 5 1
SIMVASTATIN 141 129 23 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125 97 37 S3 8 5
ATENOLOL 120 115* 16 9 25
OMEPRAZOLE 117 93 23 10 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116 111* 20 11 10
CARVEDILOL 114 95 20 12 20
ALPRAZOLAM 111 78 25 B 13 16
FENOFIBRATE* 104 85 13 14 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 88 16 15 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79 61 36 16 30
METFORMIN HCL 76 53 17 17 7
PREDNISONE 75 55 35 18 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 70* 14 18 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69 57 15 20 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 <11 <11 21 17
TRAMADOL HCL 64 44 15 21 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 57* 13 23 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 62 13 23 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61 34 15 25 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 <11 <11 25 69
GABAPENTIN 61 56* 11 25 12
CLONAZEPAM 59 39 11 B 28 40
LOVASTATIN 58 41 11 29 45
CLOPIDOGREL 57 <11 <11 30 18
CRESTOR 56 51* 11 31 31
BUPROPION XL 55 43 13 32 146
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 Feb. 27, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.