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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 1719

$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1719

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older
80% 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 807 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 807 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 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
FUROSEMIDE 738 650 120 1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 732 656 93 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 731 632 159 S3 3 5
NAMENDA 667 642 47 4 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 512 460 90 5 58
OMEPRAZOLE 470 409 95 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 457 426 89 7 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429 404 85 8 1
LISINOPRIL 426 361 76 9 2
GABAPENTIN 383 335 67 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 369 301 97 11 3
MIRTAZAPINE 335 312 62 12 61
DONEPEZIL HCL 330 325* 53 13 34
LORAZEPAM 320 292 78 B 14 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 319 281 59 15 22
FAMOTIDINE* 317 263 57 16 42
CLOPIDOGREL 315 269 56 17 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262 246 58 18 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259 238 52 19 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 254 228 46 20 29
ALPRAZOLAM 246 202 70 B 21 16
METFORMIN HCL 242 187 63 22 7
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233 228* 28 A 23 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232 210 52 24 36
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 231 204 50 25 145
RISPERIDONE 217 161 36 A 26 70
CYMBALTA 217 171 20 26 51
DIGOX 181 176* 30 28 105
TRAZODONE HCL 179 160 39 29 38
CARVEDILOL 175 124 42 30 20
RANITIDINE HCL 173 158 30 31 23
TRAMADOL HCL 167 154 57 32 14
EXELON 157 146 22 33 119
LEVEMIR 157 128 26 33 130
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150 119 26 35 77
SERTRALINE HCL 148 131 32 36 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136 108 41 37 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136 105 27 37 10
LEVETIRACETAM 128 76 28 39 109
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 126 111 16 40 136
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122 117* 26 41 26
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122 117* 21 41 178
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110 110 17 43 17
ATENOLOL 110 105* 22 43 25
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 107 86 29 45 188
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107 83 23 45 104
DIOVAN 104 <11 <11 47 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102 97* 22 48 35
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 55 28 49 148
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100 86 25 50 64
CLONIDINE HCL 97 85 28 51 44
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 91* 13 52 90
LYRICA 96 91* 14 52 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 81 23 54 84
FENTANYL 89 84* 15 S2 55 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85 80* 22 56 81
ALLOPURINOL 84 79* 15 57 33
NUEDEXTA 83 <11 <11 58 166
SUCRALFATE 81 76* 17 59 143
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 80 75* 12 60 212
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 58 43 R 61 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78 65 16 62 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 78 54 18 62 59
PREDNISONE 78 73* 24 62 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77 58 18 65 60
LIDODERM 75 70* 18 66 156
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 65* 20 67 65
NEXIUM 70 48 14 67 24
BACLOFEN 69 <11 <11 69 131
ROPINIROLE HCL 68 53 12 70 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67 50 27 71 19
ABILIFY 66 <11 <11 A 72 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 45 24 73 30
HUMULIN R 63 39 13 74 223
FLUOXETINE HCL 63 58* 13 74 53
GLIPIZIDE XL 61 49 11 76 114
NIFEDIPINE ER 61 56* 13 76 91
BUSPIRONE HCL 58 <11 <11 78 118
AMIODARONE HCL 58 58 14 78 216
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57 52* 15 S2 80 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57 39 32 80 120
CLONIDINE 56 <11 <11 82 289
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56 <11 <11 82 128
AZITHROMYCIN 56 51* 45 82 46
TRAVATAN Z 56 56 12 82 249
CLONAZEPAM 55 50* 13 B 86 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 <11 <11 86 54
NOVOLIN R 55 50* 16 86 159
VERAPAMIL ER 55 44 17 86 101
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53 48* 26 90 179
PAROXETINE HCL 53 <11 <11 90 72
CEPHALEXIN 51 46* 40 92 106
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 45* 30 93 86
MELOXICAM 50 45* 16 93 28
HALOPERIDOL 50 <11 <11 A 93 241
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 May 20, 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.