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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 1719

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1719

937 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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 937 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 937 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

$48 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,094 861 190 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,014 745 194 S3 2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 957 813 136 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 912 718 144 4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 853 749 137 5 1
LISINOPRIL 840 650 170 6 2
FUROSEMIDE 717 618 138 7 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 662 583 125 8 11
GABAPENTIN 503 318 83 9 12
METFORMIN HCL 478 362 89 10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 413 312 79 11 22
NAMENDA 409 397 27 12 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408 347 61 13 9
CARVEDILOL 378 328 66 14 20
LORAZEPAM 370 318 89 B 15 41
TRAMADOL HCL 361 248 83 16 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351 294 66 17 13
ATENOLOL 341 266 51 18 25
MELOXICAM 321 234 58 19 28
CLOPIDOGREL 320 226 53 20 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 317 229 54 21 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311 269 54 22 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 305 261 68 23 19
ALLOPURINOL 304 278 42 24 33
NEXIUM 292 151 42 25 24
MIRTAZAPINE 288 267 58 26 61
RANITIDINE HCL 278 203 58 27 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270 184 52 28 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268 206 45 29 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 236 42 30 17
LYRICA 244 188 31 31 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 236 199 38 32 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 235 165 40 33 80
DIOVAN 234 229* 24 34 49
TRAZODONE HCL 228 153 43 35 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 202 33 36 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223 178 45 37 10
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 214 170 46 38 81
CYMBALTA 202 154 28 39 51
CRESTOR 197 158 32 40 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 172 167* 28 41 34
AZITHROMYCIN 166 120 138 42 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165 109 56 43 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155 140 29 44 36
AMOXICILLIN 153 101 96 45 88
ALPRAZOLAM 149 100 37 B 46 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 145 63 39 R 47 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 143 138* 26 48 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137 101 32 49 54
CLONAZEPAM 134 54 23 B 50 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 86 34 51 59
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130 125* 20 52 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130 74 21 A 52 63
BUSPIRONE HCL 130 73 17 52 118
PROAIR HFA 129 73 37 55 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 87 23 56 48
LANTUS 114 94 20 57 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 114 96 17 R 57 87
JANUVIA 110 79 18 59 66
PREDNISONE 109 89 66 60 43
FENOFIBRATE* 108 83 15 61 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 94 13 62 73
SPIRIVA 105 75 19 62 74
CELEBREX 98 73 21 64 100
FLUCONAZOLE 97 52 50 65 124
CLONIDINE HCL 96 84 24 66 44
SERTRALINE HCL 94 73 20 67 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93 81 73 68 67
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 86* 18 69 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 91 86* 17 69 84
DIGOX 90 85* 14 71 105
MECLIZINE HCL 89 72 26 72 113
LEVEMIR 89 35 14 72 130
FENOFIBRATE* 88 61 15 74 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 88 70 15 74 53
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 87 39 15 76 65
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84 42 22 77 132
DETROL LA 80 <11 <11 78 174
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80 75* 29 S2 78 116
LOVASTATIN 79 74* 16 80 45
IRBESARTAN 77 72* 14 81 240
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77 57 14 81 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76 <11 <11 83 167
BENICAR 76 71* 16 83 181
TERAZOSIN HCL 72 72 13 85 135
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 59 65 85 78
PAROXETINE HCL 71 66* 12 87 72
VESICARE 69 64* 11 88 154
FENTANYL 69 64* 18 S2 88 108
GLIPIZIDE 68 43 13 90 57
PREMARIN 68 63* 13 R 90 127
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67 62* 13 92 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 46 48 93 86
ESTRADIOL 65 <11 <11 R 94 117
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63 63 13 95 136
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62 33 11 R 96 68
NIASPAN 62 57* 13 96 140
RISPERIDONE 62 <11 <11 A 96 70
NYSTATIN 61 30 24 99 158
METOLAZONE 60 <11 <11 100 195
TIZANIDINE HCL 60 49 13 100 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 44 29 100 120
METFORMIN HCL ER 59 40 14 103 52
BYSTOLIC 59 <11 <11 103 103
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 <11 <11 103 150
TEMAZEPAM 58 <11 <11 B 106 94
PRIMIDONE 58 <11 <11 106 242
NOVOLIN R 58 <11 <11 106 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 <11 <11 106 104
ZETIA 55 39 11 110 76
HYDROXYZINE HCL 55 42 17 R 110 161
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54 <11 <11 112 107
PROMETHAZINE HCL 54 33 29 R 112 82
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54 40 20 112 189
FELODIPINE ER 54 <11 <11 112 218
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52 47* 20 116 192
NIFEDIPINE ER 52 <11 <11 116 91
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 <11 <11 116 275
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51 <11 <11 119 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50 <11 <11 120 170
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50 <11 <11 120 90
VERAPAMIL ER 50 <11 <11 120 101
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 Oct. 21, 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.