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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,010Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 48 out of 1000

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 1000

547 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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

8% of this provider’s 547 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 547 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 18,895 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 977 874 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 758 600 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641 541 3 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 618 618 4 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 582 516 5 17
NAMENDA 553 542 6 43
OMEPRAZOLE 542 509 7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 522 459 8 22
LISINOPRIL 462 417 9 5
MIRTAZAPINE 431 409 10 56
TRAZODONE HCL 405 340 11 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400 355 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364 314 13 19
SIMVASTATIN 339 289 14 3
CARVEDILOL 327 292 15 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310 277 16 10
GABAPENTIN 308 214 17 11
TRAMADOL HCL 280 233 18 13
RISPERIDONE 258 249 19 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245 242 20 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 236 219 21 75
SERTRALINE HCL 224 198 22 26
EXELON 211 200 23 108
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 188 160 24 69
PROMETHAZINE HCL 188 123 R 24 54
METFORMIN HCL 187 157 26 8
KLOR-CON M20 174 162 27 66
NOVOLIN R 171 153 28 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171 149 28 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170 170 30 113
CYMBALTA 149 125 31 53
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 148 135 32 60
MELOXICAM 147 137 33 14
KLOR-CON M10 144 129 34 216
CLONIDINE HCL 142 121 35 27
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 139 111 36 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138 109 37 71
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 137 135 38 28
FENTANYL 136 71 S2 39 100
ATENOLOL 132 129 40 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 93 41 33
LATANOPROST 127 94 42 222
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126 120 43 9
CLOPIDOGREL 122 118 44 35
PLAVIX 118 101 45 49
BACLOFEN 115 56 46 129
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 113 89 47 70
NOVOLIN 70-30 110 92 48 160
AZITHROMYCIN 109 96 49 36
LANTUS 106 94 50 68
LEVOFLOXACIN 106 94 50 73
SEROQUEL 106 100 50 157
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102 95 53 25
NITROFURANTOIN 98 86 54 199
DIGOXIN 98 98 54 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97 82 56 18
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 97 94 56 157
NEXIUM 91 74 58 23
HALOPERIDOL 90 71 59 211
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90 90 59 136
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 67 61 110
GLIPIZIDE 88 78 62 62
FAMOTIDINE 87 67 63 88
METHOCARBAMOL 83 39 R 64 79
ALLOPURINOL 83 70 64 31
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 52 66 74
SPIRONOLACTONE 81 71 66 78
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 80 78 68 191
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79 68 69 46
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 78 56 70 203
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 75 67 71 212
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 73 63 72 142
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72 24 R 73 39
AMIODARONE HCL 72 72 73 178
LEXAPRO 72 70 73 196
CARAFATE 71 71 76 244
SPIRIVA 70 59 77 64
NYSTATIN 69 64 78 182
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 59 79 57
RANITIDINE HCL 65 55 80 37
PREDNISONE 64 62 81 42
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64 57 81 145
VALPROIC ACID 61 24 83 233
LOVASTATIN 60 54 84 41
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58 53 85 184
ABILIFY 57 57 86 198
PHENYTOIN 57 40 86 257
IBUPROFEN 57 35 86 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 57 57 86 82
NYSTOP 56 42 90 293
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56 33 90 40
SUCRALFATE 55 50 92 144
CEPHALEXIN 55 45 92 90
PAROXETINE HCL 55 36 92 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54 54 95 16
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 35 96 115
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51 50 S2 97 202
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51 50 97 197
ADVAIR DISKUS 50 40 99 65
LIDOCAINE HCL 50 44 99 236
TRAVATAN Z 50 38 99 286
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 May 12, 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.