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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,176Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 1719

$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 196 out of 1719

455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older
50% 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

5% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 455 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 922 655 155 S3 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 526 435 94 2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460 379 82 3 9
LISINOPRIL 435 341 68 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392 359 66 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 376 292 83 6 15
OMEPRAZOLE 375 286 63 7 6
RANITIDINE HCL 374 256 67 8 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 345 215 52 9 19
FUROSEMIDE 342 295 72 10 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 326 281 55 11 4
SERTRALINE HCL 315 246 52 12 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276 239 42 13 26
CARVEDILOL 272 226 44 14 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254 200 46 15 11
ALPRAZOLAM 251 171 64 B 16 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 242 150 44 17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 240 190 40 18 18
METFORMIN HCL 210 169 33 19 7
TRAMADOL HCL 185 143 56 20 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 172 121 28 21 22
GABAPENTIN 170 92 31 22 12
NEXIUM 160 102 26 23 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156 108 26 24 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 156 113 30 24 53
ZETIA 148 108 21 26 76
KLOR-CON M20 143 116 36 27 71
PREDNISONE 131 105 79 28 43
CRESTOR 128 99 25 29 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 99 19 30 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 112 82 34 R 31 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109 79 15 32 48
DIAZEPAM 105 37 19 B 33 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104 79 18 34 21
TRAZODONE HCL 101 64 21 35 38
CARISOPRODOL 101 33 18 R 35 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98 93* 17 37 77
ALLOPURINOL 97 62 17 38 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 59 15 39 84
NAPROXEN 95 72 26 39 95
FENOFIBRATE* 95 58 14 39 47
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92 87* 14 42 97
AZITHROMYCIN 92 79 55 42 46
WARFARIN SODIUM 90 73 17 44 29
BUPROPION HCL 86 63 21 45 244
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 71 15 46 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81 76* 14 47 36
TIZANIDINE HCL 79 33 27 48 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76 59 41 49 120
JANUVIA 73 <11 <11 50 66
FINASTERIDE 72 72 12 51 112
ATENOLOL 72 51 12 51 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 61 13 51 54
VERAPAMIL ER 71 66* 12 54 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 71 55 14 54 37
CYMBALTA 70 41 12 56 51
BUPROPION HCL SR 69 34 12 57 175
CLONAZEPAM 68 42 15 B 58 40
PAROXETINE HCL 68 <11 <11 58 72
LOVASTATIN 68 57 17 58 45
GLIPIZIDE 67 54 14 61 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67 41 13 R 61 68
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 66 55 12 R 63 87
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62 57* 14 64 147
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 <11 <11 65 80
PROAIR HFA 59 40 14 66 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 <11 <11 67 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54 49* 21 68 30
ADVAIR DISKUS 54 49* 14 68 59
GEMFIBROZIL 54 <11 <11 68 115
SPIRIVA 52 <11 <11 71 74
SYNTHROID 52 52 11 71 55
BYSTOLIC 50 <11 <11 73 103
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 Jan. 4, 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.