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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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62,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 1000

$2.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 1000

1,312 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

18% of this provider’s 1,312 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

48% of this provider’s 1,312 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 31,153 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% 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

48 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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 5,265 1,889 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 2,010 1,109 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,687 879 3 4
FUROSEMIDE 1,396 866 4 7
LISINOPRIL 1,382 756 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,202 748 6 3
GABAPENTIN 1,184 575 7 11
TRAMADOL HCL 960 348 8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 958 603 9 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 926 435 10 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 887 351 11 16
METFORMIN HCL 801 429 12 8
ENDOCET 792 208 S2 13 107
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 788 561 14 6
NEXIUM 786 335 15 23
MELOXICAM 699 357 16 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 667 346 17 9
PROMETHAZINE HCL 633 183 R 18 54
TIZANIDINE HCL 621 145 19 76
WARFARIN SODIUM 615 409 20 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 603 324 21 12
GLYBURIDE 559 390 R 22 92
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 556 320 23 21
ATENOLOL 527 317 24 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 527 314 24 19
METHOCARBAMOL 518 101 R 10 26 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 506 336 27 25
LYRICA 493 130 28 47
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 464 283 29 46
SERTRALINE HCL 449 225 30 26
TRAZODONE HCL 449 188 30 29
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 432 115 R 32 39
FENOFIBRATE 402 209 33 55
CLONIDINE HCL 390 229 34 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 384 149 35 40
SINGULAIR 382 202 36 84
CLOPIDOGREL 375 209 37 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 364 169 38 28
CARVEDILOL 355 198 39 15
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 348 199 40 97
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348 179 40 18
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 347 180 R 42 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 329 140 43 60
AZITHROMYCIN 326 142 44 36
ESTRADIOL 318 117 R 45 114
LOVAZA 309 141 46 148
ZETIA 306 158 47 95
PLAVIX 301 176 48 49
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300 158 49 20
PREDNISONE 299 160 50 42
RANITIDINE HCL 296 127 51 37
VENTOLIN HFA 289 94 52 83
ROPINIROLE HCL 283 116 53 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 275 174 54 113
FLUCONAZOLE 273 97 55 102
CYMBALTA 272 68 56 53
FENTANYL 263 77 S2 57 100
TOPIRAMATE 255 49 58 181
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 251 82 S2 59 138
FLUOXETINE HCL 250 83 60 51
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 249 126 61 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 163 62 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 238 83 63 110
IBUPROFEN 237 80 64 94
AMOXICILLIN 236 135 65 89
ALLOPURINOL 231 156 66 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 230 203 67 32
PROAIR HFA 228 102 68 50
METOLAZONE 225 146 69 167
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 225 93 69 271
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 220 152 71 147
GLIMEPIRIDE 219 117 72 34
CRESTOR 215 125 73 30
AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 215 114 10 73 326
INDAPAMIDE 212 152 75 164
CEPHALEXIN 210 134 76 90
SPIRONOLACTONE 210 140 76 78
CEFPROZIL 209 113 10 78 284
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 209 170 78 116
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 206 123 80 159
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 205 76 R 81 234
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 205 135 81 186
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 203 148 83 57
SPIRIVA 202 105 84 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201 118 85 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 194 76 86 93
RAMIPRIL 192 111 87 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 190 114 88 70
FAMOTIDINE 188 93 89 88
DIGOXIN 187 150 90 52
DICYCLOMINE HCL 187 70 90 197
BACLOFEN 184 33 92 129
PAROXETINE HCL 179 71 93 63
ONGLYZA 178 132 94 221
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 176 73 95 99
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174 137 96 71
MEGESTROL ACETATE 174 98 R 96 134
PREMARIN 171 86 R 98 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 167 116 99 123
ADVAIR DISKUS 164 87 100 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 164 98 100 61
CARISOPRODOL 162 50 R 102 72
CELEBREX 160 67 103 98
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 159 113 104 48
LANTUS 157 108 105 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 157 45 S2 105 143
LOVASTATIN 151 86 107 41
DOXEPIN HCL 151 40 107 176
MECLIZINE HCL 150 92 109 80
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 146 64 110 125
NAMENDA 141 137 111 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 137 56 112 135
NABUMETONE 137 61 112 169
ONDANSETRON HCL 132 52 114 204
SYMBICORT 131 70 115 149
CHLORZOXAZONE 130 30 R 116 329
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 127 35 117 115
LEVETIRACETAM 127 0 117 128
SUCRALFATE 123 58 119 144
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 122 42 120 103
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 121 80 121 209
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119 52 122 75
LEXAPRO 118 49 123 196
LEVOFLOXACIN 117 52 124 73
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117 70 124 58
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 116 81 126 111
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 114 55 S3 127 127
SEROQUEL XR 113 48 128 238
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 111 51 129 274
LACTULOSE 111 83 129 162
DIOVAN 110 75 131 67
VERAPAMIL ER 109 63 132 86
NAPROXEN 108 45 133 81
RISPERIDONE 106 41 134 87
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106 82 134 59
BUMETANIDE 104 63 136 112
HYDROXYZINE HCL 102 42 R 137 153
NITROFURANTOIN 101 82 138 199
NYSTATIN 100 59 139 182
NOVOLIN R 99 63 140 185
BUPROPION HCL SR 99 18 140 183
LANSOPRAZOLE 97 17 142 190
SULINDAC 96 82 143 245
GLIPIZIDE 94 79 144 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94 32 144 69
MIRTAZAPINE 90 41 146 56
METFORMIN HCL ER 89 30 147 44
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 88 53 148 154
PENTOXIFYLLINE 88 76 148 239
TRICOR 87 51 150 141
DETROL LA 86 54 151 208
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85 26 S2 152 202
GEMFIBROZIL 85 33 152 105
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84 48 154 101
DIOVAN HCT 84 67 154 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83 17 156 124
FEXOFENADINE HCL 82 45 157 298
NITROSTAT 80 53 158 266
EVISTA 79 37 159 168
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 79 24 159 282
MICARDIS HCT 79 26 159 351
GLIPIZIDE ER 78 58 162 106
DEXAMETHASONE 77 42 163 229
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76 62 164 74
DILTIAZEM ER 76 56 164 146
EXELON 76 76 164 108
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 76 41 164 173
AVAPRO 75 43 168 390
CARBAMAZEPINE 74 22 169 225
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 71 R 169 121
MORPHINE SULFATE 73 19 S2 171 264
SYNTHROID 72 41 172 91
LIDODERM 71 40 173 220
VYTORIN 71 49 173 201
SEROQUEL 70 24 175 157
ABILIFY 69 30 176 198
DALIRESP 68 38 177 400
LEVEMIR 67 43 178 179
MUPIROCIN 67 41 178 140
LIPITOR 67 38 178 170
JANUVIA 66 40 181 85
PEN NEEDLE 66 27 181 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 52 181 145
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65 45 184 120
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 65 55 184 300
NASONEX 64 25 186 240
MICARDIS 64 26 186 324
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64 59 186 157
METRONIDAZOLE 63 33 189 281
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63 48 189 189
IRBESARTAN 63 41 189 337
PRIMIDONE 63 41 189 228
ALPRAZOLAM 62 0 193 408
QUINAPRIL HCL 62 51 193 117
SUBOXONE 61 0 195 163
HUMULIN R 58 39 196 215
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 56 25 197 426
TERAZOSIN HCL 56 56 197 150
HUMALOG 55 16 199 192
CEFTRIAXONE 55 47 199 213
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 55 0 S3 199 363
AVODART 55 45 199 214
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 30 203 191
AMITIZA 54 21 203 276
LUNESTA 54 0 203 315
NUVIGIL 53 12 206 360
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53 26 206 184
PRENATAL PLUS 53 30 206 242
BENICAR 52 21 209 263
RIVASTIGMINE 50 44 210 283
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 April 25, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.