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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 53 out of 1000

$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1000

724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
64% 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

2% of this provider’s 724 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 724 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 15,122 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,024 705 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 994 666 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690 517 3 6
LISINOPRIL 670 480 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 654 493 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478 342 6 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332 221 7 12
TRAMADOL HCL 313 244 8 13
GABAPENTIN 288 188 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285 219 10 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284 247 11 21
FUROSEMIDE 271 206 12 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 256 172 13 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 254 179 14 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247 181 15 10
SPIRIVA 225 132 16 64
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222 165 17 20
NEXIUM 211 152 18 23
TRAZODONE HCL 209 127 19 29
BUMETANIDE 207 172 20 112
CLONIDINE HCL 206 136 21 27
MELOXICAM 200 144 22 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 199 135 23 18
CARVEDILOL 198 124 24 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 198 151 24 74
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 191 140 26 59
CITALOPRAM HBR 191 160 26 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 189 130 28 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188 173 29 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 102 30 28
METFORMIN HCL 184 123 31 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184 134 31 25
PREDNISONE 176 128 33 42
CRESTOR 172 113 34 30
KLOR-CON M20 170 154 35 66
DIGOXIN 159 132 36 52
CLOPIDOGREL 157 121 37 35
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 154 93 38 97
ALLOPURINOL 152 136 39 31
ATENOLOL 147 118 40 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145 79 41 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 87 41 33
LOVASTATIN 145 127 41 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 137 41 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 138 87 45 44
SERTRALINE HCL 136 122 46 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 135 135 47 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 131 116 48 22
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 130 94 49 151
NIFEDIPINE ER 123 85 50 130
SINGULAIR 116 56 51 84
VENTOLIN HFA 114 81 52 83
KLOR-CON 10 114 113 52 104
FELODIPINE ER 114 97 52 210
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 99 55 69
PLAVIX 106 88 56 49
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105 90 57 111
TIZANIDINE HCL 105 53 57 76
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104 86 59 58
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 103 58 60 209
CYMBALTA 100 49 61 53
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99 67 62 101
INSULIN SYRINGE 97 64 63 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96 62 64 46
ZETIA 92 70 65 95
NAMENDA 88 87 66 43
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88 87 R 66 45
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 81 R 68 121
BYSTOLIC 86 74 69 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85 23 70 115
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 68 71 38
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 44 R 72 153
VERAPAMIL ER 80 61 73 86
CELEBREX 79 74 74 98
ROPINIROLE HCL 79 45 74 82
PROAIR HFA 74 32 76 50
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74 65 76 61
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 73 50 78 103
PAROXETINE HCL 73 55 78 63
FLUOXETINE HCL 72 43 80 51
AVODART 72 47 80 214
MECLIZINE HCL 70 63 82 80
CEPHALEXIN 68 51 83 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 33 83 132
AZITHROMYCIN 66 43 85 36
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 32 86 99
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 50 87 150
NOVOLIN 70-30 62 50 87 160
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 46 89 159
TRICOR 60 60 89 141
LOVAZA 60 35 89 148
DIOVAN 59 31 92 67
GEMFIBROZIL 58 27 93 105
COLCRYS 58 56 93 171
ACTOS 58 44 93 119
MIRTAZAPINE 57 45 96 56
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57 40 96 147
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57 20 R 96 39
DILTIAZEM ER 56 37 99 146
EVISTA 55 55 100 168
LIPITOR 54 33 101 170
PEN NEEDLE 53 44 102 165
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 32 R 102 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53 31 102 124
RANITIDINE HCL 52 30 105 37
AMOXICILLIN 51 28 106 89
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.