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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 59 out of 1000

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 1000

850 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% 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

4% of this provider’s 850 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 850 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 13,727 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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 747 492 1 2
CARVEDILOL 717 524 2 15
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 668 491 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 667 493 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 620 255 S3 5 1
METFORMIN HCL 591 341 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 589 449 7 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556 389 8 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471 359 9 9
LISINOPRIL 442 287 10 5
SIMVASTATIN 409 309 11 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 375 270 12 28
MELOXICAM 350 271 13 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318 232 14 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277 187 15 10
NEXIUM 260 171 16 23
CRESTOR 230 127 17 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228 163 18 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 226 195 19 22
SERTRALINE HCL 217 147 20 26
TRAMADOL HCL 207 113 21 13
LYRICA 195 127 22 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179 143 23 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 171 171 24 32
AZITHROMYCIN 161 98 25 36
FENOFIBRATE 160 88 26 55
ALLOPURINOL 157 95 27 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 152 59 28 120
ADVAIR DISKUS 148 109 29 65
CLOPIDOGREL 147 106 30 35
RAMIPRIL 146 80 31 77
KLOR-CON M20 143 97 32 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 127 33 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139 109 34 21
ATENOLOL 131 113 35 24
NAMENDA 126 126 36 43
GABAPENTIN 124 78 37 11
LANTUS 121 86 38 68
VENTOLIN HFA 118 54 39 83
CEFDINIR 116 75 40 122
ZETIA 115 67 41 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 114 70 42 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113 88 43 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111 95 44 25
DIOVAN HCT 111 62 44 96
ACTOS 110 80 46 119
SPIRIVA 105 68 47 64
PREDNISONE 102 82 48 42
DIGOXIN 102 101 48 52
PLAVIX 99 79 50 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 98 66 51 73
PEN NEEDLE 96 42 52 165
GLIPIZIDE 92 79 53 62
FAMOTIDINE 92 71 53 88
VERAPAMIL ER 90 63 55 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90 73 R 55 45
CITALOPRAM HBR 90 64 55 17
CELEBREX 89 68 58 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 89 46 58 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88 72 60 74
BYSTOLIC 87 48 61 126
INSULIN SYRINGE 87 50 61 93
LIPITOR 86 81 63 170
TAMSULOSIN HCL 82 60 64 33
CYMBALTA 80 25 65 53
DIOVAN 78 52 66 67
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 76 49 67 154
ROPINIROLE HCL 75 37 68 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73 52 R 69 39
JANUVIA 71 48 70 85
PROMETHAZINE HCL 71 25 R 70 54
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 71 64 70 205
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 69 30 73 58
ENDOCET 69 26 S2 73 107
PROAIR HFA 69 44 73 50
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 69 47 73 103
HUMALOG 68 14 77 192
TIZANIDINE HCL 68 20 77 76
SINGULAIR 65 38 79 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63 44 80 38
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61 47 81 57
MECLIZINE HCL 60 54 82 80
RANITIDINE HCL 59 35 83 37
PREMARIN 59 34 R 83 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58 52 85 71
FLUCONAZOLE 58 19 85 102
LOVAZA 57 22 87 148
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56 38 88 46
DEXILANT 54 32 89 248
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53 19 90 175
TRICOR 52 41 91 141
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 40 91 44
CLONIDINE HCL 51 37 93 27
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50 29 R 94 253
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 March 12, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.