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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 1000

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1000

913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63%Patients 65 Years and Older
66% 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

7% of this provider’s 913 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 913 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 20,666 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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 1,609 840 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,029 613 2 2
FUROSEMIDE 994 788 3 7
SIMVASTATIN 697 460 4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 683 532 5 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664 452 6 6
ALLOPURINOL 653 460 7 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643 501 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 511 305 9 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503 346 10 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487 345 11 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414 293 12 12
KLOR-CON M20 386 333 13 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377 272 14 9
CLONIDINE HCL 371 271 15 27
GABAPENTIN 365 261 16 11
ATENOLOL 342 243 17 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 340 214 18 16
CARVEDILOL 337 222 19 15
CRESTOR 294 181 20 30
LYRICA 272 196 21 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269 212 22 28
CLOPIDOGREL 267 199 23 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263 179 24 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246 192 25 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 245 151 26 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 243 188 27 17
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 237 144 28 70
LISINOPRIL 232 143 29 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224 133 30 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 221 199 31 59
PREDNISONE 218 159 32 42
CEFUROXIME 201 141 33 133
TRAZODONE HCL 198 109 34 29
MELOXICAM 196 140 35 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 193 35 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186 98 37 60
SPIRIVA 184 130 38 64
TRAMADOL HCL 181 143 39 13
CYMBALTA 170 95 40 53
SYNTHROID 167 139 41 91
NEXIUM 164 110 42 23
CELEBREX 163 134 43 98
DIGOXIN 161 133 44 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 154 152 45 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 154 128 45 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152 106 47 25
CARISOPRODOL 150 34 R 48 72
LEVOFLOXACIN 149 104 49 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149 129 49 71
PLAVIX 148 105 51 49
GLIPIZIDE 147 98 52 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137 63 53 75
RANITIDINE HCL 136 111 54 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 95 55 82
BYSTOLIC 132 71 56 126
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 132 76 56 173
DIOVAN HCT 131 82 58 96
SINGULAIR 128 91 59 84
SUCRALFATE 127 70 60 144
METOLAZONE 126 101 61 167
ADVAIR DISKUS 123 78 62 65
MECLIZINE HCL 117 107 63 80
NAMENDA 115 115 64 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 67 65 61
VYTORIN 112 88 66 201
LANTUS 111 59 67 68
CARAFATE 104 90 68 244
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 104 17 68 123
CEPHALEXIN 102 59 70 90
TORSEMIDE 102 94 70 137
FLUOXETINE HCL 101 56 72 51
SYMBICORT 100 57 73 149
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99 67 74 69
AMOXICILLIN 99 62 74 89
VENTOLIN HFA 97 62 76 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94 64 77 46
KLOR-CON 10 93 68 78 104
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 93 65 78 275
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 43 78 76
ABILIFY 92 54 81 198
IBUPROFEN 89 43 82 94
PAROXETINE HCL 88 70 83 63
DEXILANT 86 30 84 248
PRIMIDONE 85 59 85 228
DIOVAN 83 60 86 67
MUPIROCIN 82 49 87 140
ESTRADIOL 82 32 R 87 114
AMIODARONE HCL 81 80 89 178
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 60 89 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79 59 91 132
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 26 R 91 39
MIRTAZAPINE 78 66 93 56
DOXEPIN HCL 77 46 94 176
AZITHROMYCIN 77 51 94 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 58 R 96 45
SERTRALINE HCL 76 76 96 26
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 76 59 96 48
VERAPAMIL ER 76 61 96 86
PRISTIQ ER 75 38 100 390
PROPRANOLOL HCL 75 51 100 135
AMITIZA 74 47 102 276
SPIRONOLACTONE 74 58 102 78
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 57 102 93
NOVOLOG 73 58 105 156
HUMALOG 73 47 105 192
OXYCODONE HCL 72 15 S2 107 118
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70 27 S2 108 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 69 55 109 142
IRBESARTAN 69 36 109 337
ACTOS 68 58 111 119
AGGRENOX 66 61 112 243
NIASPAN 66 59 112 172
PREMARIN 66 41 R 112 109
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 64 34 115 97
FLUCONAZOLE 63 36 116 102
FINASTERIDE 63 52 116 177
LOVAZA 63 37 116 148
PEN NEEDLE 62 37 119 165
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62 32 S3 119 127
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 31 119 230
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61 54 122 116
COMBIVENT 61 31 122 193
FAMOTIDINE 61 31 122 88
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 60 11 S2 125 138
TERAZOSIN HCL 59 47 126 150
DESONIDE 59 39 126 374
EXFORGE 57 41 128 280
ENDOCET 57 0 S2 128 107
JANUVIA 56 56 130 85
ENABLEX 56 44 130 273
ONDANSETRON HCL 55 37 132 204
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55 31 132 115
METHADONE HCL 53 0 S2 134 161
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 36 134 184
LANSOPRAZOLE 52 30 136 190
JANUMET 51 34 137 195
NYSTATIN 51 34 137 182
PROAIR HFA 51 38 137 50
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 50 42 R 140 121
EVISTA 50 47 140 168
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.