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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 118 out of 1719

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1719

939 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 939 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 939 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 711 493 136 1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 615 294 140 S3 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 584 430 158 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 578 405 114 4 6
LISINOPRIL 437 314 105 5 2
ALPRAZOLAM 394 209 105 B 6 16
FUROSEMIDE 373 258 78 7 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331 181 87 8 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 276 73 9 9
METFORMIN HCL 323 227 70 10 7
GABAPENTIN 304 190 77 11 12
TRAMADOL HCL 284 160 94 12 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 266 233 67 13 1
NEXIUM 242 134 42 14 24
CRESTOR 224 161 43 15 31
SERTRALINE HCL 215 140 52 16 27
CARVEDILOL 205 156 49 17 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 194 132 37 18 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 188 111 133 19 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187 114 43 20 13
PROAIR HFA 183 70 68 21 50
AZITHROMYCIN 178 110 124 22 46
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 122 49 23 11
CLOPIDOGREL 172 117 40 23 18
ATENOLOL 169 97 34 25 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150 118 52 26 10
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 150 66 60 R 26 62
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149 133 37 28 15
CYMBALTA 137 114 21 29 51
BENAZEPRIL HCL 124 87 29 30 60
SYNTHROID 123 95 27 31 55
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122 101 30 32 17
RANITIDINE HCL 120 73 26 33 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 76 21 34 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117 71 64 35 30
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114 30 17 A 36 63
DIOVAN 113 108* 20 37 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 111 93 30 38 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 92 25 38 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 104 44 30 40 22
IBUPROFEN 103 38 29 41 89
LANTUS 102 71 16 42 56
DIAZEPAM 101 30 29 B 43 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99 71 18 44 48
PREDNISONE 99 69 41 44 43
JANUVIA 97 49 18 46 66
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 78 17 47 37
MELOXICAM 92 64 26 48 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 36 21 49 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 89 45 28 50 59
ALLOPURINOL 88 83* 21 51 33
ESTRADIOL 88 39 21 R 51 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 68 28 53 54
MIRTAZAPINE 86 49 16 53 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 86 26 42 R 53 82
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 84 44 69 56 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 77* 25 57 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80 75* 20 58 26
LANSOPRAZOLE 79 40 15 59 150
PAROXETINE HCL 78 50 24 60 72
LYRICA 78 17 23 60 75
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 78 50 15 S2 60 79
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77 48 27 63 102
SPIRIVA 76 58 18 64 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72 67* 20 65 64
CLONAZEPAM 71 33 21 B 66 40
BUPROPION XL 71 41 17 66 146
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71 49 36 66 120
JANUMET 71 60 12 66 198
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68 33 20 70 81
TRAZODONE HCL 68 36 19 70 38
FLUOXETINE HCL 67 33 17 72 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 47 24 73 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65 60* 18 74 39
FENTANYL 65 42 12 S2 74 108
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64 44 17 76 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 64 59* 13 76 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL 63 51 11 78 211
LEVOFLOXACIN 63 45 53 78 78
FENOFIBRATE* 60 <11 <11 80 47
LOVASTATIN 60 32 13 80 45
BENICAR HCT 58 53* 12 82 183
FLUCONAZOLE 57 25 38 83 124
OXYCODONE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2 83 98
FAMOTIDINE* 53 33 11 85 42
LORAZEPAM 53 34 20 B 85 41
VENTOLIN HFA 51 20 22 87 96
VERAPAMIL ER 50 <11 <11 88 101
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 April 1, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.