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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1000

$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1000

427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92%Patients 65 Years and Older
74% 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

10% of this provider’s 427 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 427 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 16,329 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

29% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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
FUROSEMIDE 780 732 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 650 615 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 612 585 S3 3 1
WARFARIN SODIUM 580 546 4 22
FAMOTIDINE 481 440 5 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442 421 6 10
LISINOPRIL 371 370 7 5
OMEPRAZOLE 368 352 8 2
SIMVASTATIN 351 319 9 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320 311 10 6
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 312 268 11 142
NOVOLIN R 297 275 12 185
LANTUS 290 268 13 68
NEXIUM 287 254 14 23
PREDNISONE 265 254 15 42
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216 214 16 25
GABAPENTIN 204 189 17 11
METFORMIN HCL 191 189 18 8
EXELON 190 190 19 108
NAMENDA 189 189 20 43
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 173 21 19
TRAMADOL HCL 177 161 21 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174 167 23 12
MIRTAZAPINE 173 170 24 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167 155 25 40
DONEPEZIL HCL 167 167 25 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167 166 25 75
ATENOLOL 161 154 28 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 160 158 29 17
ALLOPURINOL 157 154 30 31
SERTRALINE HCL 155 139 31 26
FENTANYL 149 134 S2 32 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 144 33 28
CLOPIDOGREL 140 139 34 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126 123 35 21
CRESTOR 126 126 35 30
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125 112 37 113
DIGOXIN 124 124 38 52
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 114 39 9
DETROL LA 120 110 40 208
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 119 41 71
PAROXETINE HCL 115 104 42 63
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 113 43 145
CEFTRIAXONE 113 112 44 213
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 92 45 16
PLAVIX 95 92 46 49
SYNTHROID 92 92 47 91
CARVEDILOL 89 88 48 15
RISPERIDONE 87 87 49 87
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86 73 50 60
CEFUROXIME 82 80 51 133
MELOXICAM 79 78 52 14
HYDROXYZINE HCL 78 69 R 53 153
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75 74 54 18
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 68 54 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73 73 56 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71 70 57 212
SPIRIVA 71 65 57 64
HUMULIN R 68 58 59 215
LIDOCAINE HCL 66 65 60 236
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65 65 61 116
SUCRALFATE 65 47 61 144
LEVOFLOXACIN 65 57 61 73
KLOR-CON M20 64 62 64 66
BACLOFEN 63 58 65 129
CLONIDINE HCL 62 52 66 27
CYMBALTA 61 56 67 53
KLOR-CON M10 60 60 68 216
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 60 48 68 191
SEROQUEL 60 55 68 157
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59 59 71 38
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 49 71 135
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 55 73 46
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 48 R 74 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 55 55 74 78
FLUCONAZOLE 55 53 74 102
HALOPERIDOL 53 53 77 211
AMIODARONE HCL 52 52 78 178
LATANOPROST 52 52 78 222
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52 13 78 203
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 51 81 58
AZITHROMYCIN 51 50 81 36
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 50 47 83 374
DIOVAN 50 50 83 67
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 Feb. 24, 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.