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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 131 out of 1000

$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 142 out of 1000

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

10% of this provider’s 551 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 551 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,462 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 843 399 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 640 511 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 429 270 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419 329 4 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 391 314 5 6
FUROSEMIDE 372 314 6 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 351 235 7 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296 250 8 9
GABAPENTIN 287 185 9 11
METFORMIN HCL ER 259 205 10 44
MELOXICAM 255 188 11 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 215 178 12 61
SERTRALINE HCL 200 162 13 26
LISINOPRIL 195 128 14 5
NEXIUM 188 111 15 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 187 132 16 17
CARVEDILOL 186 130 17 15
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 175 104 R 18 39
METFORMIN HCL 171 106 19 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164 129 20 18
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 162 155 21 151
CLOPIDOGREL 155 131 22 35
TRAZODONE HCL 149 92 23 29
OXYCODONE HCL 142 0 S2 24 118
WARFARIN SODIUM 135 121 25 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134 115 26 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 132 51 R 27 54
ATENOLOL 132 105 27 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128 98 29 38
PLAVIX 124 106 30 49
CLONIDINE HCL 118 92 31 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115 93 32 28
AZITHROMYCIN 113 72 33 36
LYRICA 113 32 33 47
RAMIPRIL 112 96 35 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112 93 35 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109 95 37 10
ROPINIROLE HCL 102 37 38 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101 74 39 12
CRESTOR 101 87 39 30
MECLIZINE HCL 97 78 41 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 96 27 42 76
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96 55 42 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96 69 42 25
OXYCONTIN 92 23 S2 45 166
GLIMEPIRIDE 92 68 45 34
FENOFIBRATE 90 68 47 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 90 38 47 51
TRAMADOL HCL 82 34 49 13
METHADONE HCL 82 28 S2 49 161
PAROXETINE HCL 78 29 51 63
PROAIR HFA 77 45 52 50
CYMBALTA 74 43 53 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 70 54 59
LANSOPRAZOLE 69 41 55 190
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69 39 R 55 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67 66 57 71
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66 54 58 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 66 63 58 32
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 64 34 R 60 121
QUINAPRIL HCL 63 36 61 117
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 51 61 48
DIOVAN HCT 62 61 63 96
MIRTAZAPINE 62 48 63 56
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 29 65 175
GLIPIZIDE ER 60 43 66 106
CARISOPRODOL 60 0 R 66 72
MORPHINE SULFATE 58 28 S2 68 264
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 36 69 20
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 42 70 73
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 51 71 57
VENTOLIN HFA 54 23 72 83
FLUCONAZOLE 54 34 72 102
PREMARIN 51 17 R 74 109
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51 37 74 46
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. 3, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.