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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM GIBSON MD

180 MEDICAL ST BAPTIST HEALTH CENTER - SNEAD

Snead | Alabama | 35952

(205) 466-7114

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 1000

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1000

867 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

5% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 23,747 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 1,047 756 1 2
LISINOPRIL 877 722 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 876 720 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 842 690 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 797 659 5 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 766 678 6 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 751 588 7 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 639 585 8 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 623 426 S3 9 1
METFORMIN HCL 602 420 10 8
ATENOLOL 591 461 11 24
TRAMADOL HCL 504 365 12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 449 282 13 17
CARVEDILOL 439 366 14 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 415 412 15 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 411 321 16 28
TRAZODONE HCL 360 240 17 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352 254 18 21
NEXIUM 345 258 19 23
GABAPENTIN 341 277 20 11
MIRTAZAPINE 341 322 20 56
NAMENDA 331 328 22 43
MELOXICAM 315 227 23 14
SERTRALINE HCL 307 244 24 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306 195 25 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293 223 26 19
RISPERIDONE 288 246 27 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284 247 28 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273 203 29 18
PREDNISONE 245 186 30 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 216 190 31 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 206 176 32 33
FENOFIBRATE 200 148 33 55
LYRICA 199 109 34 47
DIGOXIN 192 169 35 52
GLIPIZIDE 192 142 35 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 185 140 37 147
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 181 143 38 69
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175 135 39 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 171 148 40 78
AZITHROMYCIN 169 119 41 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 168 93 42 60
IBUPROFEN 164 75 43 94
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 122 44 20
BENAZEPRIL HCL 160 136 45 61
ALLOPURINOL 159 108 46 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158 137 47 9
METHOCARBAMOL 156 76 R 48 79
RANITIDINE HCL 156 102 48 37
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 149 134 50 99
CLOPIDOGREL 148 129 51 35
MECLIZINE HCL 148 123 51 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 147 88 53 106
CEPHALEXIN 145 96 54 90
CLONIDINE HCL 141 105 55 27
AMOXICILLIN 141 83 55 89
PROAIR HFA 134 53 57 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 133 92 58 70
ADVAIR DISKUS 132 121 59 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131 44 R 60 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 127 100 61 82
PROMETHAZINE HCL 126 74 R 62 54
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126 95 62 46
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120 42 R 64 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 118 94 65 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 105 66 71
CRESTOR 115 76 67 30
ACTOS 114 71 68 119
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 113 89 69 123
PLAVIX 110 95 70 49
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108 104 71 57
PAROXETINE HCL 107 74 72 63
LEVOFLOXACIN 107 76 72 73
LANTUS 106 83 74 68
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106 59 74 75
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105 86 76 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 104 75 77 145
FLUCONAZOLE 104 73 77 102
JANUVIA 99 80 79 85
GLIMEPIRIDE 97 94 80 34
SINGULAIR 94 76 81 84
NYSTATIN 91 60 82 182
DIOVAN 90 87 83 67
COMBIVENT 88 76 84 193
CELEBREX 88 72 84 98
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88 57 84 113
RAMIPRIL 87 86 87 77
CYMBALTA 87 40 87 53
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 87 44 R 87 234
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86 81 90 116
METOLAZONE 84 73 91 167
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 50 92 124
EXELON 83 77 92 108
DETROL LA 81 65 94 208
DILTIAZEM HCL 80 78 95 230
TRICOR 79 27 96 141
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77 40 97 40
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 77 64 97 125
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75 68 99 142
SPIRIVA 73 38 100 64
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70 48 101 306
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69 44 102 157
VENTOLIN HFA 69 35 102 83
SAVELLA 68 49 104 400
PREMARIN 67 51 R 105 109
TIZANIDINE HCL 67 40 105 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 66 22 107 110
CLARITHROMYCIN 65 53 108 304
NOVOLIN R 64 64 109 185
NASONEX 63 39 110 240
TERAZOSIN HCL 63 48 110 150
SEROQUEL XR 63 22 110 238
FAMOTIDINE 62 62 113 88
QUINAPRIL HCL 61 37 114 117
ABILIFY 61 34 114 198
LANSOPRAZOLE 60 42 116 190
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 32 117 115
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 58 26 118 206
CEFDINIR 57 39 119 122
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57 33 R 119 253
BENICAR 56 53 121 263
ETODOLAC 56 50 121 152
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 56 56 121 288
LAMOTRIGINE 55 0 124 235
BACLOFEN 55 48 124 129
AVODART 55 55 124 214
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 40 127 191
BUMETANIDE 54 46 127 112
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54 53 127 203
CILOSTAZOL 53 31 130 227
HUMULIN R 52 50 131 215
WELCHOL 52 30 131 265
SUCRALFATE 52 35 131 144
HUMULIN 70-30 52 52 131 131
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51 38 135 135
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50 50 136 58
DILTIAZEM ER 50 50 136 146
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 50 R 136 121
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 June 5, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.