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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1000

$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1000

532 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81%Patients 65 Years and Older
97% 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

15% of this provider’s 532 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

38% of this provider’s 532 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 29,198 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,737 1,469 1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,273 922 S3 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,234 1,006 3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,017 936 4 4
CITALOPRAM HBR 999 868 5 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 947 780 6 10
NAMENDA 884 837 7 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 853 731 8 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 720 667 9 32
EXELON 595 571 10 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 587 517 11 6
LISINOPRIL 583 468 12 5
TRAZODONE HCL 582 441 13 29
RISPERIDONE 511 388 14 87
SIMVASTATIN 486 419 15 3
LANTUS 478 410 16 68
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 459 387 17 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 445 398 18 75
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438 347 19 19
LACTULOSE 432 337 20 162
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 404 279 21 16
GABAPENTIN 394 247 22 11
TRAMADOL HCL 348 303 23 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 329 263 24 113
NOVOLIN R 318 283 25 185
TAMSULOSIN HCL 302 256 26 33
CARVEDILOL 300 261 27 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 297 272 28 46
MIRTAZAPINE 288 280 29 56
PROMETHAZINE HCL 285 183 R 30 54
KLOR-CON M20 283 216 31 66
METFORMIN HCL 277 238 32 8
CEFTRIAXONE 266 238 10 33 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 243 212 34 34
LIDOCAINE HCL 222 197 35 236
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 218 189 36 212
DIGOXIN 218 188 36 52
CLOPIDOGREL 216 192 38 35
MEGESTROL ACETATE 215 209 R 39 134
ALLOPURINOL 212 188 40 31
ATENOLOL 210 179 41 24
SERTRALINE HCL 208 183 42 26
BACLOFEN 204 87 43 129
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 200 161 44 99
LYRICA 196 131 45 47
CLONIDINE HCL 194 161 46 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 192 161 47 78
PREDNISONE 189 174 48 42
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 186 137 49 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 185 131 50 157
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185 149 50 9
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 176 97 52 115
HYDRALAZINE HCL 175 122 53 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174 145 54 21
CARBAMAZEPINE 173 72 55 225
METOLAZONE 168 131 56 167
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 166 101 57 184
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 164 130 58 136
FENTANYL 156 105 S2 59 100
MELOXICAM 153 122 60 14
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 153 132 R 60 305
LEVETIRACETAM 153 106 60 128
SEROQUEL 152 127 63 157
PLAVIX 151 136 64 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 138 109 65 110
CEPHALEXIN 137 106 66 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133 103 67 28
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 111 68 82
HUMULIN R 131 98 69 215
NOVOLIN 70-30 131 100 69 160
LEXAPRO 131 118 69 196
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 130 83 R 72 180
RANITIDINE HCL 129 99 73 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123 123 74 57
VOLTAREN 122 108 75 327
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 120 94 76 18
FINASTERIDE 119 91 77 177
NUEDEXTA 118 99 78 290
PROPRANOLOL HCL 113 89 79 135
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 107 98 80 377
FLUCONAZOLE 106 92 81 102
PHENYTOIN 106 58 81 257
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105 89 83 25
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 105 66 83 191
DIOVAN 103 100 85 67
SPIRIVA 102 87 86 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 92 87 116
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99 80 88 120
OLANZAPINE 99 75 88 188
CYMBALTA 98 73 90 53
NAPROXEN 96 55 91 81
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90 64 92 159
KLOR-CON M10 90 78 92 216
NOVOLOG 90 74 92 156
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88 81 95 142
GLYBURIDE 88 88 R 95 92
HALOPERIDOL 87 73 97 211
OXYCODONE HCL 85 40 S2 98 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 65 99 40
NYSTATIN 81 72 99 182
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80 80 101 71
FAMOTIDINE 78 70 102 88
FLUOXETINE HCL 78 59 102 51
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78 72 102 145
CLARITHROMYCIN 78 60 102 304
VALPROIC ACID 77 12 106 233
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75 63 107 12
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74 66 S2 108 202
DILTIAZEM HCL 72 59 109 230
KETOCONAZOLE 70 56 110 219
PRIMIDONE 70 70 110 228
MUPIROCIN 69 60 112 140
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68 55 113 173
METHOCARBAMOL 67 35 R 114 79
PAROXETINE HCL 66 36 115 63
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 66 59 115 300
LEVEMIR 65 51 117 179
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 64 52 118 316
MECLIZINE HCL 63 58 119 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 62 55 120 73
GEMFIBROZIL 61 40 121 105
ABILIFY 61 36 121 198
NITROFURANTOIN 61 61 121 199
VIMPAT 61 35 121 320
BUPROPION XL 60 48 125 207
FENOFIBRATE 59 43 126 55
ONDANSETRON HCL 59 51 126 204
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 59 54 126 374
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 31 129 197
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 52 130 224
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 39 130 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 46 132 70
ORAP 53 46 10 133 435
LATANOPROST 53 53 133 222
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 52 41 135 347
VENTOLIN HFA 52 49 135 83
CARAFATE 51 51 137 244
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 51 137 336
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 Nov. 9, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.