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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,128Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1000

$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1000

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

9% of this provider’s 632 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 632 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 10,611 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,079 327 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 593 292 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 504 318 3 7
METFORMIN HCL 425 243 4 8
LISINOPRIL 420 223 5 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 208 6 9
SIMVASTATIN 414 273 7 3
CARVEDILOL 357 187 8 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323 209 9 6
TRAMADOL HCL 315 181 10 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 315 221 10 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281 154 12 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 280 184 13 22
MELOXICAM 274 168 14 14
GABAPENTIN 264 112 15 11
NEXIUM 230 85 16 23
ALLOPURINOL 229 144 17 31
CRESTOR 220 115 18 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 220 42 18 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195 85 20 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194 116 21 12
GEMFIBROZIL 192 65 22 105
LOVASTATIN 183 87 23 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180 107 24 19
GLYBURIDE 179 85 R 25 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175 117 26 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 171 115 27 69
CLONIDINE HCL 166 100 28 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 57 29 20
CLOPIDOGREL 159 114 30 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141 80 31 21
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 138 28 R 32 39
LYRICA 134 38 33 47
IBUPROFEN 131 42 34 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130 75 35 58
BUSPIRONE HCL 129 69 36 110
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127 58 37 18
TRAZODONE HCL 125 77 38 29
RISPERIDONE 125 82 38 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 123 19 R 40 54
ATENOLOL 119 60 41 24
PROAIR HFA 118 55 42 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116 76 43 25
VERAPAMIL ER 116 62 43 86
FAMOTIDINE 111 76 45 88
RANITIDINE HCL 111 40 45 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108 46 47 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 104 41 48 82
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 73 49 48
SERTRALINE HCL 102 34 50 26
AZITHROMYCIN 96 53 51 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95 49 52 75
DIGOXIN 95 65 52 52
MIRTAZAPINE 92 71 54 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 72 55 38
NAMENDA 91 91 55 43
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 38 R 57 121
CITALOPRAM HBR 85 62 58 17
PAROXETINE HCL 85 14 58 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 83 67 60 106
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81 46 61 113
DONEPEZIL HCL 81 74 61 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 78 27 63 34
KLOR-CON M20 77 40 64 66
VENTOLIN HFA 77 24 64 83
PLAVIX 76 54 66 49
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75 58 67 99
GLIPIZIDE 74 19 68 62
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 69 R 69 134
INSULIN SYRINGE 71 40 70 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70 38 71 46
PREMARIN 70 23 R 71 109
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70 34 71 120
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67 31 74 145
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66 56 75 57
MECLIZINE HCL 65 31 76 80
LANSOPRAZOLE 64 34 77 190
TIZANIDINE HCL 63 0 78 76
CYMBALTA 62 23 79 53
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 24 79 51
NOVOLIN 70-30 60 29 81 160
FENTANYL 57 30 S2 82 100
MUPIROCIN 57 33 82 140
LANTUS 57 38 82 68
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 56 0 S3 85 253
LEVETIRACETAM 54 24 86 128
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 45 86 150
METHOCARBAMOL 54 16 R 86 79
CELEBREX 54 29 86 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53 20 R 90 45
PENTOXIFYLLINE 53 40 90 239
TORSEMIDE 53 27 90 137
FLUCONAZOLE 53 12 90 102
NASONEX 52 18 94 240
KLOR-CON 10 52 37 94 104
SPIRIVA 52 44 94 64
LACTULOSE 51 25 97 162
PHENYTOIN 51 27 97 257
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50 44 99 33
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 50 19 99 125
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 Sept. 29, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.