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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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50,011Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1000

$3.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 1000

810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%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

9% of this provider’s 810 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

26% of this provider’s 810 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 41,055 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 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

62 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 1,910 1,668 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,511 1,305 2 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,148 1,017 3 6
LISINOPRIL 1,147 1,016 4 5
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,145 1,063 5 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,106 1,022 6 75
SIMVASTATIN 1,104 921 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,095 860 S3 8 1
MIRTAZAPINE 1,033 936 9 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 972 915 10 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 877 787 11 10
NAMENDA 856 764 12 43
TRAMADOL HCL 787 705 13 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 734 663 14 19
OMEPRAZOLE 721 612 15 2
RISPERIDONE 698 531 16 87
GABAPENTIN 676 575 17 11
METFORMIN HCL 675 556 18 8
TRAZODONE HCL 589 436 19 29
NOVOLOG 579 432 20 156
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 523 473 21 9
LANTUS 504 395 22 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 493 384 23 33
CLONIDINE HCL 489 440 24 27
CARVEDILOL 454 375 25 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 441 335 26 60
LEVEMIR 429 303 10 27 179
SEROQUEL 420 385 28 157
LEVETIRACETAM 406 223 29 128
EXELON 396 388 30 108
PROMETHAZINE HCL 396 239 R 30 54
SERTRALINE HCL 389 302 32 26
KLOR-CON M20 387 368 33 66
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 379 320 34 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356 264 35 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 339 311 36 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 337 304 37 74
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 330 256 38 113
DIOVAN 322 291 39 67
CYMBALTA 319 233 40 53
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 315 271 41 212
BACLOFEN 315 133 41 129
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306 286 43 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 291 229 44 17
CLOPIDOGREL 283 231 45 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 282 238 46 65
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 272 197 R 47 180
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 271 206 48 145
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271 217 48 18
MELOXICAM 254 240 50 14
NYSTATIN 234 197 51 182
FENTANYL 234 191 S2 51 100
PREDNISONE 232 199 53 42
FAMOTIDINE 227 195 54 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222 191 55 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 221 179 56 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 219 153 57 16
SPIRIVA 217 188 58 64
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 216 200 59 116
SANTYL 215 156 60 249
MUPIROCIN 213 164 61 140
DIGOXIN 212 201 62 52
ALLOPURINOL 211 191 63 31
RANITIDINE HCL 207 161 64 37
PLAVIX 207 153 64 49
HALOPERIDOL 204 155 66 211
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 204 181 66 157
PAROXETINE HCL 202 164 68 63
GLIPIZIDE 199 188 69 62
DETROL LA 196 162 70 208
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 193 148 71 142
IBUPROFEN 189 140 72 94
ATENOLOL 183 149 73 24
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 180 150 74 191
LEVOFLOXACIN 175 146 75 73
CARBAMAZEPINE 169 101 76 225
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167 133 77 46
HUMALOG 166 131 78 192
OLANZAPINE 165 135 79 188
VALPROIC ACID 163 116 80 233
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 161 104 81 184
MEGESTROL ACETATE 156 124 R 82 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 150 74 83 99
LYRICA 150 110 83 47
CRESTOR 149 120 85 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 148 127 86 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146 97 87 40
HYDROXYZINE HCL 145 112 R 88 153
CELEBREX 143 124 89 98
LUMIGAN 141 117 90 309
NYSTOP 135 88 91 293
TRAVATAN Z 135 114 91 286
LATANOPROST 134 117 93 222
METOLAZONE 132 113 94 167
KLOR-CON M10 129 118 95 216
AMIODARONE HCL 127 125 96 178
TIZANIDINE HCL 126 76 97 76
ABILIFY 125 87 98 198
CEFTRIAXONE 123 91 99 213
HUMULIN R 122 113 100 215
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122 94 100 97
ENABLEX 121 75 102 273
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121 121 102 57
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 117 93 104 203
NEXIUM 116 77 105 23
LEXAPRO 114 94 106 196
GLIMEPIRIDE 113 111 107 34
FLUCONAZOLE 107 78 108 102
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 105 97 109 256
LACTULOSE 103 70 110 162
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 101 80 111 250
TOPIRAMATE 98 44 112 181
SUCRALFATE 96 71 113 144
LAMOTRIGINE 96 40 113 235
RENVELA 96 51 113 349
CLONIDINE 94 75 116 348
ROPINIROLE HCL 94 94 116 82
GLYBURIDE 93 80 R 118 92
LOPERAMIDE 91 84 119 381
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91 79 R 119 45
NOVOLIN 70-30 91 64 119 160
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 90 78 122 224
JANUVIA 89 72 123 85
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 75 124 115
SENSIPAR 86 63 125 382
VESICARE 86 71 125 200
AZITHROMYCIN 85 72 127 36
NOVOLIN R 85 60 127 185
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 52 R 127 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 85 64 127 51
SEROQUEL XR 81 45 131 238
TRANSDERM-SCOP 81 61 131 385
RISPERIDONE M-TAB 79 79 133 387
ACTOS 78 71 134 119
AGGRENOX 76 59 135 243
TIMOLOL MALEATE 75 75 136 336
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75 69 136 58
OXCARBAZEPINE 74 31 138 310
CEPHALEXIN 73 56 139 90
RIVASTIGMINE 72 52 140 283
METHADONE HCL 71 38 S2 141 161
SINGULAIR 71 68 141 84
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 70 55 143 154
DILTIAZEM HCL 69 66 144 230
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69 69 144 25
RESTASIS 68 45 146 272
RISPERDAL CONSTA 68 67 146 318
TRILIPIX 66 29 148 218
HUMULIN 70-30 64 63 149 131
AMITIZA 64 59 149 276
PRIMIDONE 62 28 151 228
GALANTAMINE HBR 62 62 151 314
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 62 44 151 125
LIDOCAINE HCL 61 48 154 236
BYSTOLIC 61 61 154 126
NUEDEXTA 61 54 154 290
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60 50 157 159
CARAFATE 59 45 158 244
GENERLAC 58 28 159 231
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 48 159 106
GEODON 57 42 161 339
LITHIUM CARBONATE 57 39 161 279
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57 48 161 308
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56 33 164 259
NITROFURANTOIN 56 36 164 199
HUMULIN N 56 56 164 302
PHENYTOIN 56 26 164 257
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56 50 164 20
DILTIAZEM ER 55 51 169 146
TRICOR 54 43 170 141
PATADAY 53 48 171 435
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52 49 R 172 234
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 51 36 173 347
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51 50 173 316
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. 19, 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.