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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1719

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1719

902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

2% of this provider’s 902 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 902 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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
LISINOPRIL 1,420 925 207 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,260 758 182 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,171 779 169 3 3
METFORMIN HCL 1,048 608 157 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 954 627 138 5 6
RANITIDINE HCL 817 471 130 6 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793 563 114 7 1
FUROSEMIDE 776 501 129 8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546 377 87 9 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 531 342 78 10 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528 339 82 11 4
MELOXICAM 438 338 68 12 28
NEXIUM 402 186 58 13 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388 263 59 14 11
TRAMADOL HCL 375 201 83 15 14
ALPRAZOLAM 369 163 48 B 16 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342 267 52 17 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334 257 52 18 26
PROAIR HFA 326 126 72 19 50
SERTRALINE HCL 304 140 42 20 27
CLOPIDOGREL 302 185 45 21 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298 221 42 22 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 286 189 50 23 29
GABAPENTIN 273 144 54 24 12
AMOXICILLIN 263 174 159 25 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 262 114 42 R 26 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 253 163 35 27 37
CARVEDILOL 237 142 36 28 20
JANUVIA 236 161 34 29 66
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232 113 46 30 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 229 158 28 31 69
ATENOLOL 229 176 40 31 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216 187 34 33 35
PROMETHAZINE HCL 200 97 59 R 34 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 193 77 55 R 35 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186 127 29 36 17
ALLOPURINOL 179 129 29 37 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179 83 62 37 30
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173 139 29 39 58
METFORMIN HCL ER 173 133 28 39 52
CRESTOR 171 122 26 41 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 169 130 24 42 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 158 84 26 43 22
CLONAZEPAM 157 44 23 B 44 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 155 61 24 45 53
ZETIA 149 104 21 46 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 149 42 22 46 48
HYDROXYZINE HCL 144 76 31 R 48 161
ROPINIROLE HCL 141 101 23 49 80
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 139 86 93 50 67
CLONIDINE HCL 138 102 24 51 44
NAMENDA 137 132* 24 52 32
DIAZEPAM 135 46 21 B 53 85
TRAZODONE HCL 133 72 29 54 38
AZITHROMYCIN 133 87 102 54 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 130 75 26 56 59
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126 84 21 57 10
LOVASTATIN 122 97 18 58 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122 67 20 58 36
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 113 73 29 60 162
CELEBREX 110 61 16 61 100
CYMBALTA 110 70 15 61 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 107 73 17 63 84
INSULIN SYRINGE* 107 60 20 63 137
OLANZAPINE 105 <11 <11 A 65 171
ETODOLAC 105 54 20 65 221
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104 45 15 A 67 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104 66 15 67 77
PREMARIN 103 68 16 R 69 127
PAROXETINE HCL 101 40 14 70 72
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 78 15 70 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98 93* 20 72 54
DIOVAN 98 72 12 72 49
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 98 50 13 72 239
SUCRALFATE 98 28 25 72 143
RISPERIDONE 97 39 13 A 76 70
LANTUS 96 61 20 77 56
MECLIZINE HCL 96 65 30 77 113
BUPROPION HCL SR 95 32 13 79 175
VERAPAMIL ER 95 74 11 79 101
GLIPIZIDE 94 52 16 81 57
PREDNISONE 93 52 30 82 43
SPIRIVA 93 35 15 82 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 36 20 84 118
GLYBURIDE 88 67 16 R 85 129
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87 41 24 86 193
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 83 40 61 87 134
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81 33 53 88 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 67 33 89 120
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 33 17 90 93
LEVOFLOXACIN 78 44 66 91 78
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 77 62 12 92 157
PROPRANOLOL HCL 76 58 13 93 139
LANSOPRAZOLE 75 <11 <11 94 150
FENOFIBRATE* 75 59 11 94 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 55 12 94 73
FENOFIBRATE* 74 22 11 97 47
BYSTOLIC 74 57 11 97 103
DIGOX 73 45 13 99 105
WELCHOL 72 36 14 100 213
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 71 12 11 101 272
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 71 34 11 101 306
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69 31 14 S2 103 79
FAMOTIDINE* 69 <11 <11 103 42
DOXEPIN HCL 67 <11 <11 105 202
SYNTHROID 66 61* 11 106 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66 <11 <11 106 128
RAMIPRIL 65 <11 <11 108 121
FLUCONAZOLE 65 19 35 108 124
LYRICA 65 33 13 108 75
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 <11 <11 111 170
VENTOLIN HFA 64 43 18 111 96
METOLAZONE 64 38 12 111 195
LORAZEPAM 63 30 16 B 114 41
ONGLYZA 62 <11 <11 115 226
IBUPROFEN 62 26 14 115 89
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62 49 14 115 97
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61 14 16 118 132
LIDODERM 60 55* 14 119 156
DIGOXIN 59 40 11 120 197
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59 <11 <11 120 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59 29 17 120 107
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59 38 48 120 86
NYSTATIN 57 27 33 124 158
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 57 32 12 124 208
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56 <11 <11 126 90
FINASTERIDE 52 <11 <11 127 112
KLOR-CON M20 52 33 15 127 71
LUNESTA 51 <11 <11 129 281
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 51 <11 <11 R 129 151
CARISOPRODOL 50 <11 <11 R 131 83
GEMFIBROZIL 50 <11 <11 131 115
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 13, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.