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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 709 out of 1719

$283K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 788 out of 1719

250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 250 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259 209 56 1 1
LOVASTATIN 227 183 39 2 45
FENOFIBRATE* 218 188 32 3 47
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202 169 34 4 4
AZITHROMYCIN 174 140 104 5 46
LISINOPRIL 172 126 37 6 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169 144 47 S3 7 5
PREDNISONE 145 112 80 8 43
FUROSEMIDE 135 116 32 9 8
GABAPENTIN 121 94 26 10 12
METFORMIN HCL 120 107 26 11 7
LORAZEPAM 111 94 30 B 12 41
OMEPRAZOLE 111 88 28 12 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111 96 23 12 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99 83 19 15 19
SIMVASTATIN 99 84 15 15 3
CLOPIDOGREL 82 65 14 17 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 57 43 18 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81 60 55 18 67
ATENOLOL 79 65 13 20 25
SERTRALINE HCL 76 60 19 21 27
TRAMADOL HCL 73 46 32 22 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72 67* 16 23 13
NAMENDA 72 67* 14 23 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 72 67* 15 23 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 49 15 26 21
RANITIDINE HCL 68 46 19 27 23
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 42 43 28 78
ZETIA 65 49 11 28 76
ALPRAZOLAM 62 39 15 B 30 16
NEXIUM 61 <11 <11 31 24
KLOR-CON M20 60 <11 <11 32 71
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56 <11 <11 33 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55 39 11 34 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 50 <11 <11 35 29
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.