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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 51

$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 51

502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

6% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 502 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 9,560 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$66 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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 472 296 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 388 332 2 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 333 209 3 11
LISINOPRIL 320 225 4 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 312 209 5 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 237 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279 201 6 5
RISPERIDONE 265 197 8 27
SIMVASTATIN 257 208 9 4
NAMENDA 250 225 10 16
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221 161 11 44
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 214 195 12 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213 186 13 14
TRAZODONE HCL 183 136 14 23
METFORMIN HCL 176 135 15 9
OMEPRAZOLE 170 119 16 3
NOVOLIN R 168 125 17 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167 94 18 19
LANTUS 153 115 19 31
MIRTAZAPINE 149 132 20 21
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146 80 21 38
CARVEDILOL 146 114 21 13
LEVETIRACETAM 145 96 23 61
HYDRALAZINE HCL 131 71 24 52
GABAPENTIN 129 75 25 12
CLONIDINE HCL 127 40 26 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125 113 27 8
KLOR-CON M20 125 110 27 83
CYMBALTA 122 69 29 37
SANTYL 114 67 30 144
MUPIROCIN 110 55 31 141
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 79 31 48
TRAMADOL HCL 107 88 33 10
LEVEMIR 106 58 34 111
CEFTRIAXONE 106 79 34 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103 76 36 34
DIGOXIN 92 83 37 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 89 88 38 114
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85 71 39 94
GLIPIZIDE 85 53 39 40
CLOPIDOGREL 83 74 41 41
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80 57 R 42 91
PREDNISONE 80 64 42 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80 47 42 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77 77 45 57
EXELON 77 67 45 50
AZITHROMYCIN 76 59 47 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 72 58 48 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70 50 49 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68 49 50 39
TRAVATAN Z 66 61 51 162
FAMOTIDINE 65 50 52 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64 22 53 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61 56 54 147
HALOPERIDOL 61 33 54 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 30 56 84
CARBAMAZEPINE 58 29 57 180
ATENOLOL 57 51 58 33
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 47 R 59 88
KLOR-CON M10 53 21 60 159
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 53 60 74
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 51 60 71
SERTRALINE HCL 52 24 63 32
NUEDEXTA 52 43 63 238
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52 45 63 29
SEROQUEL 52 43 63 86
MELOXICAM 51 30 67 20
RANITIDINE HCL 50 46 68 28
PREVACID 50 31 68 314
IBUPROFEN 50 19 68 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 45 68 64
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.