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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 1719

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1719

456 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 456 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

46 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
FUROSEMIDE 868 788 93 1 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 686 581 102 2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 607 572 80 3 17
OMEPRAZOLE 577 424 91 4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 566 468 75 5 15
SIMVASTATIN 562 458 84 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 544 427 76 7 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455 385 51 8 4
LISINOPRIL 437 358 69 9 2
METFORMIN HCL 396 341 60 10 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352 226 103 S3 11 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 340 255 47 A 12 63
GABAPENTIN 328 224 43 13 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280 269 48 14 9
ATENOLOL 275 256 35 15 25
TRAMADOL HCL 262 224 58 16 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 257 245 33 17 34
CLOPIDOGREL 251 233 40 18 18
KLOR-CON M20 250 236 37 19 71
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239 222 43 20 11
NAMENDA 225 208 19 21 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 186 29 22 26
CLONIDINE HCL 201 148 30 23 44
DIOVAN 198 129 17 24 49
RANITIDINE HCL 186 168 27 25 23
MELOXICAM 186 149 35 25 28
VESICARE 173 138 18 27 154
HYDRALAZINE HCL 170 136 23 28 64
CITALOPRAM HBR 166 143 23 29 22
CARVEDILOL 162 157* 24 30 20
SERTRALINE HCL 161 131 22 31 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 126 26 32 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 158 128 22 32 37
ALLOPURINOL 154 142 26 34 33
LYRICA 150 135 11 35 75
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 148 118 40 36 102
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141 136* 14 37 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 139 121 17 38 29
LORAZEPAM 139 81 24 B 38 41
NEXIUM 136 101 21 40 24
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 133 96 21 41 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130 125* 19 42 73
LEVETIRACETAM 127 82 13 43 109
CYMBALTA 123 <11 <11 44 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 122 99 22 45 137
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 119 33 12 A 46 206
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 80 11 47 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 111 88 20 48 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 110 105* 16 49 126
ALPRAZOLAM 108 94 20 B 50 16
CELEBREX 105 100* 16 51 100
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 105 78 14 R 51 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 83 13 53 10
NOVOLIN 70-30 96 91* 11 54 185
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 93 88* 19 55 170
LACTULOSE 92 <11 <11 56 187
HUMULIN 70-30 92 <11 <11 56 225
KETOCONAZOLE 90 59 32 58 246
NAPROXEN 90 76 15 58 95
LOVASTATIN 90 85* 15 58 45
TRAVATAN Z 89 75 13 61 249
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87 63 19 R 62 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85 80* 12 63 35
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 84 79* 14 64 145
BACLOFEN 82 <11 <11 65 131
SEROQUEL XR 81 <11 <11 A 66 238
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 64 21 67 19
NUEDEXTA 80 <11 <11 67 166
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 79 49 11 69 128
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79 61 13 69 81
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 79 66 13 69 188
CRESTOR 78 73* 16 72 31
OLANZAPINE 78 <11 <11 A 72 171
FAMOTIDINE* 78 60 14 72 42
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 75 49 12 75 172
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70 54 13 76 21
HALOPERIDOL 68 <11 <11 A 77 241
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 <11 <11 78 104
EXELON 67 62* 11 78 119
LANTUS 66 34 11 80 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 49 47 81 78
KLOR-CON 10 64 39 12 82 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64 53 21 82 30
VALPROIC ACID* 64 <11 <11 82 223
SPIRIVA 64 <11 <11 82 74
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 <11 <11 86 90
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 <11 <11 87 93
SUCRALFATE 61 30 12 87 143
BENAZEPRIL HCL 59 <11 <11 89 60
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59 <11 <11 89 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 <11 <11 91 54
RENVELA 58 <11 <11 91 227
NOVOLOG 57 <11 <11 93 123
TEMAZEPAM 57 <11 <11 B 93 94
NOVOLIN R 56 41 13 95 159
BENICAR 54 <11 <11 96 181
TRAZODONE HCL 54 41 16 96 38
KETOPROFEN 53 48* 24 98 493
TEKTURNA 52 <11 <11 99 362
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52 41 13 99 107
HUMULIN R 51 <11 <11 101 223
SULINDAC 51 46* 12 101 332
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 31 34 101 86
METOLAZONE 50 <11 <11 104 195
RISPERIDONE 50 <11 <11 A 104 70
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. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.