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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 1000

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 1000

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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 805 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

33% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 11,877 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

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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 1,596 583 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,035 456 2 2
LISINOPRIL 981 416 3 5
FUROSEMIDE 643 362 4 7
METFORMIN HCL 554 302 5 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512 313 6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442 220 7 10
SIMVASTATIN 442 199 7 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 434 251 9 12
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424 276 10 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 423 186 11 16
AZITHROMYCIN 407 210 12 36
CITALOPRAM HBR 398 193 13 17
GABAPENTIN 381 151 14 11
MELOXICAM 374 155 15 14
PROAIR HFA 372 170 16 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 366 185 17 34
NEXIUM 336 111 18 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334 231 19 4
TRAMADOL HCL 332 149 20 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 303 85 21 76
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301 164 22 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 299 187 23 19
ATENOLOL 262 188 24 24
FAMOTIDINE 255 130 25 88
WARFARIN SODIUM 255 147 25 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 160 27 20
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 165 28 33
SINGULAIR 208 97 29 84
LYRICA 208 43 29 47
METHOCARBAMOL 194 58 R 31 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192 119 32 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179 99 33 18
VENTOLIN HFA 177 50 34 83
PROMETHAZINE HCL 175 57 R 35 54
ETODOLAC 175 66 35 152
PAROXETINE HCL 172 41 37 63
CLOPIDOGREL 170 82 38 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158 85 R 39 45
SERTRALINE HCL 157 52 40 26
TRAZODONE HCL 154 45 41 29
FLUOXETINE HCL 143 42 42 51
LOVASTATIN 143 82 42 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143 35 42 28
PLAVIX 139 77 45 49
LANTUS 137 47 46 68
CARVEDILOL 134 84 47 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132 72 48 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130 54 49 132
ALLOPURINOL 128 99 50 31
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 125 54 51 70
CLONIDINE HCL 124 49 52 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119 59 53 40
CRESTOR 118 67 54 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 101 54 38
CYMBALTA 112 16 56 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 90 57 65
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109 49 58 103
AMOXICILLIN 108 50 59 89
INSULIN SYRINGE 108 54 59 93
CARISOPRODOL 105 15 R 61 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104 28 R 62 39
GLYBURIDE 98 64 R 63 92
PREDNISONE 95 35 64 42
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 44 65 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 93 35 65 99
DIGOXIN 88 54 67 52
TRICOR 87 36 68 141
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 87 11 S2 68 223
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 76 70 101
ESTRADIOL 85 32 R 71 114
JANUVIA 83 44 72 85
SPIRIVA 83 37 72 64
CEPHALEXIN 81 52 74 90
MECLIZINE HCL 80 46 75 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 72 76 59
RANITIDINE HCL 77 26 77 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76 38 78 58
COMBIVENT 74 44 79 193
FLUCONAZOLE 72 29 80 102
TOPIRAMATE 69 0 81 181
METHADONE HCL 69 13 S2 81 161
FENOFIBRATE 68 49 83 55
PREMARIN 67 23 R 84 109
SYMBICORT 66 28 85 149
NIFEDIPINE ER 65 30 86 130
VYTORIN 64 30 87 201
RAMIPRIL 64 23 87 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63 29 89 97
IBUPROFEN 62 17 90 94
ONDANSETRON HCL 62 19 90 204
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61 0 92 115
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61 37 92 69
CEFDINIR 61 15 92 122
GEMFIBROZIL 60 31 95 105
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60 12 95 259
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 35 97 78
HUMULIN 70-30 58 26 97 131
BUPROPION HCL SR 58 11 97 183
DONEPEZIL HCL 57 54 100 32
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 56 42 101 48
CELEBREX 54 24 102 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54 43 102 61
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53 25 104 111
DETROL LA 53 34 104 208
MUPIROCIN 53 17 104 140
DIOVAN HCT 52 27 107 96
GLIPIZIDE 50 31 108 62
DIOVAN 50 41 108 67
NITROSTAT 50 11 108 266
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.