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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1719

$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 51 out of 1719

672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

5% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 672 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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 1,033 769 185 S3 1 5
FUROSEMIDE 814 705 121 2 8
NAMENDA 754 749* 44 3 32
SIMVASTATIN 740 635 136 4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 724 628 130 5 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 694 653 92 6 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602 558 87 7 4
LISINOPRIL 596 527 112 8 2
OMEPRAZOLE 512 445 87 9 6
GABAPENTIN 477 346 79 10 12
CLOPIDOGREL 475 380 57 11 18
ALPRAZOLAM 409 315 90 B 12 16
NEXIUM 381 322 49 13 24
METFORMIN HCL 368 277 80 14 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 269 53 15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 355 266 98 16 14
FAMOTIDINE* 332 301 46 17 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301 266 44 18 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295 259 58 19 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 263 196 43 20 9
EXELON 257 257 43 21 119
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213 162 46 22 11
DIOVAN 212 191 21 23 49
SERTRALINE HCL 211 161 33 24 27
LYRICA 209 172 31 25 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 209 176 24 25 58
LORAZEPAM 208 196 45 B 27 41
DONEPEZIL HCL 206 201* 26 28 34
CARVEDILOL 199 182 33 29 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 178 30 30 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 194 165 36 31 37
ALLOPURINOL 193 188* 32 32 33
AZITHROMYCIN 188 135 131 33 46
MELOXICAM 181 147 48 34 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 148 50 35 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177 159 26 35 36
ATENOLOL 168 163* 25 37 25
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152 147* 23 38 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 126 14 39 77
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134 129* 17 40 73
RISPERIDONE 133 97 22 A 41 70
CLONIDINE HCL 133 95 30 41 44
CRESTOR 133 133 22 41 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 102 39 44 30
LANTUS 125 82 22 45 56
AVODART 123 <11 <11 46 194
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 94 16 47 69
MIRTAZAPINE 113 108* 20 48 61
WARFARIN SODIUM 112 112 16 49 29
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 102 86 16 50 90
MUPIROCIN* 102 97* 57 50 180
TIZANIDINE HCL 101 67 31 52 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98 93* 70 53 67
TRAZODONE HCL 94 66 18 54 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94 82 11 54 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 91 86* 15 56 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90 75 16 A 57 63
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90 78 19 57 10
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89 <11 <11 59 173
ADVAIR DISKUS 88 58 16 60 59
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 87 87 15 A 61 206
DEXILANT 85 <11 <11 62 160
CLONAZEPAM 84 46 18 B 63 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82 77* 24 64 81
PREDNISONE 81 76* 33 65 43
FELODIPINE ER 81 <11 <11 65 218
JANUVIA 80 54 11 67 66
PROAIR HFA 79 38 26 68 50
TEMAZEPAM 79 52 25 B 68 94
FENTANYL 77 64 14 S2 70 108
ROPINIROLE HCL 76 47 14 71 80
DIGOX 75 70* 17 72 105
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74 74 12 73 54
BYSTOLIC 74 69* 12 73 103
RANITIDINE HCL 74 <11 <11 73 23
GLIPIZIDE 73 68* 15 76 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 43 37 R 76 62
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73 44 15 76 64
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73 62 40 76 192
SUCRALFATE 72 67* 13 80 143
LEVOFLOXACIN 72 67* 48 80 78
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72 61 14 80 17
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66 61* 34 83 120
CELEBREX 66 61* 11 83 100
INSULIN SYRINGE* 65 41 16 85 137
NOVOLOG 63 49 13 86 123
ZETIA 63 <11 <11 86 76
MECLIZINE HCL 62 57* 28 88 113
DIAZEPAM 58 <11 <11 B 89 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58 28 11 R 89 68
CEPHALEXIN 58 53* 44 89 106
VENTOLIN HFA 58 27 11 89 96
CYMBALTA 57 11 11 93 51
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 35 46 93 110
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 36 15 95 39
FENOFIBRATE* 55 <11 <11 96 47
DETROL LA 55 <11 <11 96 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54 41 38 98 86
SPIRIVA 52 47* 12 99 74
AMOXICILLIN 52 40 43 99 88
BUPROPION XL 51 <11 <11 101 146
SPIRONOLACTONE 50 <11 <11 102 84
NASONEX 50 45* 19 102 280
VOLTAREN 50 39 20 102 165
EXFORGE 50 <11 <11 102 228
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 Nov. 7, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.