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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1719

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1719

347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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 347 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

34% of this provider’s 347 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

32% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

86 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
TRAZODONE HCL 1,855 1,778 215 1 38
FUROSEMIDE 1,456 1,424 139 2 8
NAMENDA 1,389 1,376 105 3 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,292 1,271 112 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,121 1,090 100 5 4
FAMOTIDINE* 1,114 1,076 145 6 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,004 953 118 S3 7 5
LISINOPRIL 951 895 121 8 2
SERTRALINE HCL 783 745 69 9 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 778 773* 41 10 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 698 677 100 11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 666 655 77 12 34
MIRTAZAPINE 623 602 98 13 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 548 533 82 14 13
TRAMADOL HCL 529 517 103 15 14
CYMBALTA 501 475 29 16 51
CLOPIDOGREL 449 444* 52 17 18
OMEPRAZOLE 385 349 74 18 6
NEXIUM 363 314 36 19 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 343 338* 48 20 22
SIMVASTATIN 342 324 50 21 3
GABAPENTIN 339 334* 52 22 12
RISPERIDONE 301 219 30 A 23 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 295 259 31 A 24 63
CARVEDILOL 265 248 38 25 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 264 259* 32 26 77
BUPROPION HCL 255 255 27 10 27 244
NUEDEXTA 241 236* 14 28 166
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 233 187 26 29 104
LANTUS 209 190 35 30 56
EXELON 208 208 29 31 119
ALPRAZOLAM 206 201* 24 B 32 16
METFORMIN HCL 185 161 27 33 7
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 182 161 59 34 178
ATENOLOL 166 166 19 35 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 163 148 108 36 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 156 151* 22 37 132
HYDRALAZINE HCL 150 133 22 38 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149 149 14 39 26
SUCRALFATE 146 146 15 40 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 140 135* 24 41 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 139 134* 21 42 59
LORAZEPAM 137 90 30 B 43 41
ALLOPURINOL 133 <11 <11 44 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133 133 16 44 11
LIDODERM 132 132 16 46 156
DIGOX 128 128 16 47 105
LEVETIRACETAM 127 85 14 48 109
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125 120* 18 49 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122 122 20 50 10
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 119 114* 66 51 86
BYSTOLIC 118 <11 <11 52 103
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 113 108* 30 53 188
DIOVAN 111 <11 <11 54 49
TORSEMIDE 109 109 12 55 153
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109 104* 32 55 145
AMIODARONE HCL 105 105 16 57 216
LATANOPROST 103 103 15 58 203
FENOFIBRATE* 103 <11 <11 58 47
ADVAIR HFA 102 82 16 60 267
PREDNISONE 98 93* 23 61 43
AGGRENOX 96 <11 <11 62 182
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94 94 20 63 36
LYRICA 92 <11 <11 64 75
GLIPIZIDE XL 90 <11 <11 65 114
BENAZEPRIL HCL 85 <11 <11 66 60
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84 <11 <11 67 128
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 <11 <11 68 107
GLIPIZIDE ER 76 76 16 69 92
RANEXA 74 <11 <11 70 319
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71 66* 15 71 81
GLIMEPIRIDE 68 63* 11 72 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 68 <11 <11 72 35
CALCITRIOL 68 <11 <11 72 244
OLANZAPINE 66 <11 <11 A 75 171
PHENOBARBITAL 66 <11 <11 R 75 234
PROCRIT 65 <11 <11 77 307
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64 <11 <11 78 48
SANTYL 63 58* 18 79 210
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63 <11 <11 79 343
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 <11 <11 81 212
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 62 <11 <11 81 265
HUMALOG 60 55* 13 83 176
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58 <11 <11 84 170
SPIRIVA 58 53* 11 84 74
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 57 52* 41 86 110
KETOCONAZOLE 57 52* 31 86 246
GLIPIZIDE 55 55 12 88 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 55 <11 <11 88 53
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54 <11 <11 S2 90 278
SENSIPAR 53 <11 <11 91 247
BUDESONIDE 50 <11 <11 92 345
FLUCONAZOLE 50 45* 39 92 124
VESICARE 50 <11 <11 92 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 50 <11 <11 92 80
CEPHALEXIN 50 45* 39 92 106
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 50 <11 <11 92 353
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 Dec. 2, 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.