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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 253 out of 1719

$716K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 212 out of 1719

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

9% of this provider’s 509 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 509 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 720 624 114 1 4
LISINOPRIL 443 397 84 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 381 248 85 S3 3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 293 239 61 4 6
NAMENDA 288 270 18 5 32
SIMVASTATIN 258 198 58 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258 253* 45 6 1
GABAPENTIN 253 211 42 8 12
FUROSEMIDE 246 232 54 9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 193 172 32 10 34
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 192 143 37 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190 164 43 12 15
ALPRAZOLAM 181 112 38 B 13 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174 118 23 A 14 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 173 138 33 15 22
CARVEDILOL 171 157 30 16 20
METFORMIN HCL 163 116 39 17 7
TRAZODONE HCL 159 126 41 18 38
SERTRALINE HCL 157 136 34 19 27
CYMBALTA 154 112 15 20 51
CLOPIDOGREL 151 123 29 21 18
CRESTOR 143 138* 21 22 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142 112 23 23 13
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 134 122 17 24 90
RANITIDINE HCL 133 128* 23 25 23
NEXIUM 127 94 25 26 24
LORAZEPAM 127 94 37 B 26 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125 89 28 28 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 106 24 29 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 105 26 30 36
RISPERIDONE 112 107* 15 A 31 70
SYNTHROID 110 96 25 32 55
TRAMADOL HCL 110 86 24 32 14
CLONAZEPAM 109 78 22 B 34 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107 82 18 35 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 74 34 36 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 94* 18 37 17
SPIRIVA 99 69 19 37 74
PREMARIN 98 70 12 R 39 127
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98 83 19 39 26
FLUOXETINE HCL 94 80 15 41 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 89* 14 41 80
LYRICA 88 61 12 43 75
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 62 70 43 110
ATENOLOL 84 79* 16 45 25
JANUVIA 84 73 11 45 66
WARFARIN SODIUM 73 <11 <11 47 29
AZITHROMYCIN 69 57 54 48 46
ESTRADIOL 65 48 16 R 49 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65 60* 14 49 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 64 59* 47 51 78
CEFUROXIME 63 52 52 52 149
PROAIR HFA 60 32 26 53 50
MELOXICAM 58 42 19 54 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58 53* 50 54 67
DIOVAN 58 <11 <11 54 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 57 52* 11 57 37
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 31 16 S2 57 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 41 13 59 59
ALLOPURINOL 56 <11 <11 59 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 42 11 61 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 35 23 R 62 82
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52 40 11 R 63 68
AGGRENOX 51 <11 <11 64 182
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 <11 <11 65 48
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. 22, 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.