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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,350Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 51

$2.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 51

904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

6% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 904 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 39,085 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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 1,590 1,387 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 1,338 1,197 2 3
NAMENDA 1,113 1,082 3 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,106 951 4 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,090 942 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,051 939 6 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 985 921 7 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 959 867 8 6
LISINOPRIL 894 770 9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 844 679 S3 10 1
RISPERIDONE 749 596 11 27
SIMVASTATIN 675 530 12 4
MIRTAZAPINE 664 568 13 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627 548 14 14
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 602 493 15 44
CITALOPRAM HBR 590 540 16 18
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 546 475 17 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 490 412 18 39
GABAPENTIN 489 384 19 12
CLONIDINE HCL 471 371 20 26
LANTUS 461 367 21 31
METFORMIN HCL 443 367 22 9
CARVEDILOL 435 384 23 13
TRAMADOL HCL 426 391 24 10
RANITIDINE HCL 425 323 25 28
TRAZODONE HCL 408 349 26 23
CYMBALTA 406 364 27 37
EXELON 389 380 28 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 364 303 29 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 349 279 30 94
SERTRALINE HCL 343 281 31 32
LEVETIRACETAM 323 224 32 61
NOVOLIN R 315 253 33 78
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 310 249 34 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301 267 35 15
DIGOXIN 298 262 36 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295 282 37 25
SEROQUEL 287 261 38 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276 257 39 34
LEXAPRO 268 219 40 117
FAMOTIDINE 267 218 41 55
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 265 209 42 79
MELOXICAM 260 233 43 20
CEFTRIAXONE 251 197 44 100
ALLOPURINOL 250 229 45 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246 216 46 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 245 207 47 48
ENABLEX 242 188 48 158
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 241 226 49 74
CLOPIDOGREL 234 200 50 41
GLIPIZIDE 231 207 51 40
PREDNISONE 226 180 52 76
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 218 183 53 62
HALOPERIDOL 214 211 54 105
LACTULOSE 208 155 55 121
PLAVIX 202 181 56 58
ATENOLOL 201 150 57 33
HYDRALAZINE HCL 197 158 58 52
OXYTROL 194 148 10 59 223
HUMULIN R 194 168 59 112
LIDOCAINE HCL 190 161 61 148
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 189 155 62 130
NOVOLIN 70-30 189 158 62 89
DETROL LA 189 140 62 125
PROMETHAZINE HCL 188 148 R 65 56
RAMIPRIL 188 129 65 73
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 187 136 67 97
LEVEMIR 185 162 68 111
LATANOPROST 180 148 69 137
OLANZAPINE 179 148 70 92
AZITHROMYCIN 178 153 71 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 173 130 72 68
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 173 166 72 106
SANTYL 169 137 74 144
LEVOFLOXACIN 167 149 75 85
DIOVAN 166 135 76 70
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 165 95 R 77 91
TRAVATAN Z 163 155 78 162
CARBAMAZEPINE 162 103 79 180
VALPROIC ACID 155 131 80 184
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 155 134 80 174
NITROFURANTOIN 155 135 80 133
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 154 123 83 84
KLOR-CON M20 154 125 83 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153 125 85 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 151 129 R 86 88
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 150 127 87 45
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 147 143 88 216
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 121 89 30
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 146 100 89 140
CEPHALEXIN 145 125 91 67
FLUCONAZOLE 144 105 92 128
METOLAZONE 138 136 93 155
PHENYTOIN 137 98 94 170
ABILIFY 136 95 95 101
BACLOFEN 135 67 96 113
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 133 115 97 142
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132 103 98 147
ROPINIROLE HCL 132 119 98 75
BUSPIRONE HCL 128 116 100 77
SUCRALFATE 124 110 101 82
DILTIAZEM HCL 123 121 102 168
NEXIUM 122 110 103 24
AVODART 122 69 103 173
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 119 85 105 136
ADVAIR DISKUS 119 102 105 72
LYRICA 118 83 107 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 56 R 108 53
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 85 109 22
FLUOROMETHOLONE 115 112 109 250
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115 92 109 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 112 96 112 114
KLOR-CON M10 107 96 113 159
TORSEMIDE 104 104 114 132
BYSTOLIC 103 100 115 161
PAROXETINE HCL 101 68 116 69
BUMETANIDE 99 94 117 127
MECLIZINE HCL 99 97 117 103
AMIODARONE HCL 98 98 119 124
SODIUM CHLORIDE 96 54 120 233
NOVOLOG 96 72 120 151
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 95 87 122 198
NYSTATIN 95 78 122 107
RESTASIS 95 84 122 203
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 63 125 51
MUPIROCIN 93 71 125 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89 70 R 127 49
HUMULIN 70-30 87 84 128 104
LIDODERM 87 80 128 163
GLIPIZIDE ER 86 57 130 122
CILOSTAZOL 86 86 130 183
SPIRIVA 86 64 130 87
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 81 130 60
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86 75 130 59
IBUPROFEN 84 68 135 93
GLIMEPIRIDE 83 83 136 71
FINASTERIDE 83 69 136 175
HYDROXYZINE HCL 81 77 R 138 99
PREMARIN 80 77 R 139 149
RENVELA 78 42 140 265
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 72 140 81
AGGRENOX 74 64 142 165
RIVASTIGMINE 74 74 142 192
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 73 37 144 270
FENTANYL 73 61 S2 144 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72 72 146 35
TRANSDERM-SCOP 72 39 146 273
LUMIGAN 72 69 146 246
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 71 17 149 274
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 71 55 149 228
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 71 49 149 225
COMBIGAN 70 70 152 239
MEGACE ES 69 64 R 153 243
OXCARBAZEPINE 68 66 154 187
SINGULAIR 68 59 154 95
TOPIRAMATE 67 32 156 166
DILANTIN 67 54 156 205
DIOVAN HCT 66 66 158 131
AMOXICILLIN 66 55 158 157
ONDANSETRON HCL 65 60 160 197
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63 63 161 227
FELODIPINE ER 63 51 161 172
NYSTOP 62 52 163 288
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 61 47 164 182
ACTOS 61 61 164 138
ESTRACE 60 52 R 166 290
GEMFIBROZIL 59 31 167 126
TRICOR 59 44 167 167
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 58 58 169 248
GLYCOPYRROLATE 58 49 169 294
KETOCONAZOLE 56 26 171 243
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54 54 172 154
EVISTA 54 54 172 206
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 41 172 90
CLONIDINE 52 32 175 226
CARAFATE 52 47 175 185
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 52 29 175 156
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51 51 178 219
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51 49 178 201
ZETIA 50 50 180 153
COLCRYS 50 38 180 143
NIFEDIPINE ER 50 50 180 186
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.