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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 174 out of 1719

$822K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 1719

620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

4% of this provider’s 620 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 620 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 14%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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
SIMVASTATIN 680 511 107 1 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 559 465 88 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544 465 81 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 509 420 78 4 6
LISINOPRIL 449 367 80 5 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 387 287 93 S3 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378 322 66 7 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368 297 58 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 367 252 65 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310 261 51 10 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 302 261 53 11 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214 199 29 12 26
TRAMADOL HCL 213 144 45 13 14
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 155 41 14 19
NEXIUM 195 179 35 15 24
FUROSEMIDE 176 136 40 16 8
CRESTOR 168 153 27 17 31
FENOFIBRATE* 165 113 22 18 47
RANITIDINE HCL 164 121 33 19 23
ALPRAZOLAM 164 102 36 B 19 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158 153* 22 21 69
CLOPIDOGREL 156 137 26 22 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135 135 21 23 17
SYNTHROID 134 129* 24 24 55
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132 102 24 25 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 105 20 26 21
CLONAZEPAM 127 87 21 B 27 40
GABAPENTIN 126 115 27 28 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 120 100 17 29 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120 85 22 29 36
SPIRIVA 119 105 22 31 74
ATENOLOL 118 100 17 32 25
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 118 49 38 R 32 62
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115 86 18 R 34 68
ALLOPURINOL 115 93 19 34 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114 109* 25 36 35
AZITHROMYCIN 108 85 83 37 46
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 91 21 37 59
WARFARIN SODIUM 108 87 17 37 29
FENOFIBRATE* 106 64 13 40 47
CLONIDINE HCL 106 101* 16 40 44
KLOR-CON M20 105 87 25 42 71
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 <11 <11 43 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 70 25 44 30
PROAIR HFA 92 39 30 45 50
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 75 12 45 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 91 63 61 47 78
CYMBALTA 89 68 14 48 51
ZETIA 86 86 11 49 76
LORAZEPAM 84 70 15 B 50 41
JANUVIA 82 77* 13 51 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 80 62 16 52 92
PREDNISONE 79 58 43 53 43
CARVEDILOL 79 67 14 53 20
PAROXETINE HCL 78 <11 <11 55 72
MELOXICAM 77 72* 20 56 28
SERTRALINE HCL 75 70* 19 57 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 75 48 11 57 37
LYRICA 74 56 16 59 75
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74 55 11 59 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67 62* 19 61 10
NAMENDA 63 <11 <11 62 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60 30 17 R 63 82
GLIPIZIDE XL 59 54* 12 64 114
DIOVAN 57 <11 <11 65 49
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 50* 44 66 110
AMOXICILLIN 53 40 44 67 88
RISPERIDONE 51 <11 <11 A 68 70
FAMOTIDINE* 51 <11 <11 68 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 <11 <11 68 52
LOVAZA 50 <11 <11 71 190
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, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.