ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

21,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 51

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 51

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,046 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
TRAMADOL HCL 847 575 1 10
LISINOPRIL 840 698 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 774 597 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 760 600 4 2
SIMVASTATIN 668 489 5 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 594 438 6 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587 450 7 6
GABAPENTIN 551 344 8 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 548 463 9 8
METFORMIN HCL 535 395 10 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 505 292 S3 11 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 463 384 12 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 397 292 13 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 330 264 14 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 320 304 15 11
NEXIUM 297 192 16 24
CARVEDILOL 273 205 17 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 270 257 18 17
SERTRALINE HCL 257 177 19 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 254 173 20 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229 192 21 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223 169 22 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 222 181 23 136
DIGOXIN 204 148 24 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 200 118 25 60
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 183 146 26 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182 170 27 29
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 180 123 R 28 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 101 29 30
ATENOLOL 163 145 30 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 162 133 31 18
NAMENDA 160 148 32 16
ALLOPURINOL 158 135 33 43
SINGULAIR 150 101 34 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 100 35 57
LANTUS 126 83 36 31
MEGESTROL ACETATE 126 110 R 36 88
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124 86 38 146
FENTANYL 110 72 S2 39 65
METHOCARBAMOL 108 76 R 40 98
FINASTERIDE 108 92 40 175
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102 96 42 59
PROPRANOLOL HCL 101 89 43 154
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100 76 44 94
AZITHROMYCIN 97 74 45 47
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96 57 R 46 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 96 53 46 77
NASONEX 95 67 48 236
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 42 49 84
CYMBALTA 93 52 50 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 90 73 51 81
PRIMIDONE 90 52 51 139
LOVASTATIN 90 73 51 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 53 51 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 90 63 51 75
CLOPIDOGREL 89 68 56 41
RISPERIDONE 87 74 57 27
GEMFIBROZIL 83 40 58 126
CRESTOR 82 60 59 46
TRAZODONE HCL 81 64 60 23
ADVAIR DISKUS 79 67 61 72
CLONIDINE HCL 78 59 62 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76 54 63 51
NOVOLOG 75 42 64 151
INSULIN SYRINGE 75 42 64 134
MELOXICAM 73 28 66 20
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72 52 67 177
PREDNISONE 72 59 67 76
PROAIR HFA 72 48 67 63
ZOSTAVAX 69 60 70 278
FENOFIBRATE 67 67 71 160
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 58 72 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66 56 72 106
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66 28 S3 72 96
ZETIA 66 38 72 153
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 57 76 140
CARBAMAZEPINE 63 23 77 180
MIRTAZAPINE 63 47 77 21
DETROL LA 63 61 77 125
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62 51 80 176
PRADAXA 62 60 80 193
PLAVIX 61 46 82 58
PREMARIN 60 43 R 83 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60 35 83 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59 30 85 34
URSODIOL 58 58 86 249
RAMIPRIL 57 46 87 73
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 48 88 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56 52 88 38
ENDOCET 55 42 S2 90 150
GLIPIZIDE 54 42 91 40
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 34 92 122
RANITIDINE HCL 53 42 92 28
SYMBICORT 53 39 92 169
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52 47 95 48
HUMALOG 51 17 96 190
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 20 96 64
VERAPAMIL ER 50 47 98 115
TRICOR 50 47 98 167
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 11 98 44
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 March 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.