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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1000

$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1000

615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
69% 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 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 615 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 18,196 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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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.

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
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
OMEPRAZOLE 969 783 1 2
LISINOPRIL 746 647 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 734 582 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 681 415 S3 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 595 486 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 537 445 6 10
SERTRALINE HCL 524 414 7 26
TRAMADOL HCL 497 399 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 490 379 9 8
GABAPENTIN 488 420 10 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 482 417 11 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440 410 12 6
MELOXICAM 429 302 13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 377 340 14 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375 301 15 4
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 364 313 16 71
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 320 260 17 46
GLYBURIDE 291 237 R 18 92
TRAZODONE HCL 269 153 19 29
DIGOXIN 251 232 20 52
BUMETANIDE 238 194 21 112
DONEPEZIL HCL 224 223 22 32
RISPERIDONE 223 183 23 87
PAROXETINE HCL 221 155 24 63
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218 197 25 9
RANITIDINE HCL 210 112 26 37
NAMENDA 208 207 27 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193 153 28 12
CLONIDINE HCL 192 145 29 27
ALLOPURINOL 188 146 30 31
ATENOLOL 181 170 31 24
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 178 166 32 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 174 155 33 116
CLOPIDOGREL 171 114 34 35
MECLIZINE HCL 170 157 35 80
METHOCARBAMOL 169 95 R 36 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 165 131 37 33
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 163 162 38 111
NIFEDIPINE ER 156 130 39 130
CARVEDILOL 151 123 40 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148 138 41 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 147 118 42 82
IBUPROFEN 146 117 43 94
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 134 83 R 44 39
KLOR-CON 10 122 110 45 104
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 119 49 46 115
ETODOLAC 115 113 47 152
PLAVIX 113 71 48 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109 87 49 16
NEXIUM 105 74 50 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 103 85 51 17
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 103 91 51 136
GEMFIBROZIL 102 77 53 105
TRICOR 101 70 54 141
MIRTAZAPINE 100 75 55 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 97 77 56 61
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 75 56 65
JANUVIA 97 78 56 85
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 91 84 S3 59 127
CEPHALEXIN 91 69 59 90
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 89 73 61 255
HYDROXYZINE HCL 88 66 R 62 153
PROMETHAZINE HCL 87 31 R 63 54
LYRICA 85 60 64 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 62 64 51
NOVOLIN 70-30 85 83 64 160
QUINAPRIL HCL 84 78 67 117
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78 48 68 75
INSULIN SYRINGE 77 68 69 93
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74 62 70 135
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 48 71 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 72 53 72 78
PREMARIN 71 39 R 73 109
CEFUROXIME 71 51 73 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 41 75 69
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 55 75 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68 42 77 113
FLUCONAZOLE 68 60 77 102
SSD 67 67 79 338
NIASPAN 67 53 79 172
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 67 79 57
ACTOS 67 40 79 119
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 62 83 18
GLIPIZIDE 64 48 84 62
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64 45 84 25
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63 63 86 60
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 62 87 226
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62 50 87 97
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 61 34 R 89 180
DIOVAN HCT 60 47 90 96
GENERLAC 59 53 91 231
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59 39 R 91 45
LABETALOL HCL 59 59 91 258
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58 42 94 28
KETOCONAZOLE 58 44 94 219
FAMOTIDINE 56 36 96 88
HUMULIN 70-30 56 44 96 131
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55 44 98 206
NITROFURANTOIN 54 49 99 199
VALPROIC ACID 53 53 100 233
LOVASTATIN 53 53 100 41
SUCRALFATE 52 31 102 144
PREDNISONE 52 48 102 42
CAPTOPRIL 52 40 102 260
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths 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.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • 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.