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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1000

$1.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 1000

1,053 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69%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

11% of this provider’s 1,053 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

32% of this provider’s 1,053 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 30,997 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% 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

39 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 2,444 1,669 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,503 1,321 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,159 955 3 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,058 773 4 3
LISINOPRIL 993 775 5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 936 669 6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 926 841 7 10
TRAMADOL HCL 782 527 8 13
METFORMIN HCL 757 526 9 8
GABAPENTIN 711 494 10 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710 591 11 6
MELOXICAM 609 440 12 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 606 502 13 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 589 444 14 21
TRAZODONE HCL 561 395 15 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 504 374 16 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 477 294 17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 469 451 18 32
NAMENDA 445 426 19 43
SERTRALINE HCL 430 324 20 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 381 342 21 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 344 215 22 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335 176 23 12
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 306 283 24 57
MIRTAZAPINE 303 298 25 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 295 92 R 26 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 287 287 27 116
NEXIUM 281 162 28 23
ALLOPURINOL 280 248 29 31
ATENOLOL 272 191 30 24
LANTUS 271 238 31 68
ROPINIROLE HCL 265 220 32 82
RANITIDINE HCL 262 162 33 37
CLOPIDOGREL 247 218 34 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247 213 34 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 244 233 36 33
CARVEDILOL 242 187 37 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 241 208 38 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 241 200 38 78
MEGESTROL ACETATE 234 230 R 40 134
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 233 127 R 41 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 232 169 42 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 228 222 43 142
PROAIR HFA 225 113 44 50
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 220 214 45 203
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 218 128 46 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 212 162 47 99
PLAVIX 209 188 48 49
SPIRIVA 205 133 49 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 200 143 50 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 199 141 51 51
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198 139 52 18
AZITHROMYCIN 187 126 53 36
CYMBALTA 182 101 54 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 178 144 55 75
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 177 92 56 16
PREDNISONE 176 134 57 42
GLIPIZIDE 171 147 58 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 165 154 59 184
PROMETHAZINE HCL 165 78 R 59 54
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164 128 61 28
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163 144 62 71
PAROXETINE HCL 162 98 63 63
CRESTOR 160 118 64 30
VENTOLIN HFA 156 70 65 83
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 156 125 65 46
LYRICA 152 77 67 47
CLONIDINE HCL 142 110 68 27
FENOFIBRATE 140 58 69 55
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138 105 70 58
ZETIA 137 110 71 95
TIZANIDINE HCL 137 70 71 76
PREMARIN 137 78 R 71 109
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 136 86 S2 74 138
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 136 92 74 70
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 132 93 76 113
AMIODARONE HCL 130 127 77 178
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 129 71 78 124
DIOVAN 128 114 79 67
PROPRANOLOL HCL 126 98 80 135
CEFTRIAXONE 125 123 81 213
NABUMETONE 121 101 82 169
ACTOS 121 104 82 119
EXELON 121 110 82 108
BACLOFEN 120 63 85 129
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117 96 86 145
GEMFIBROZIL 117 42 86 105
SINGULAIR 116 84 88 84
RISPERIDONE 116 87 88 87
GLYBURIDE 113 98 R 90 92
JANUVIA 112 74 91 85
DIGOXIN 109 107 92 52
VESICARE 106 86 93 200
FENTANYL 104 71 S2 94 100
DICYCLOMINE HCL 103 85 95 197
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 103 76 95 48
CELEBREX 101 46 97 98
LOVAZA 100 83 98 148
VERAPAMIL ER 100 82 98 86
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 45 R 98 121
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100 75 98 97
DILTIAZEM ER 99 90 102 146
NITROFURANTOIN 97 85 103 199
KLOR-CON M20 97 65 103 66
SYMBICORT 96 54 105 149
TRICOR 96 66 105 141
CARISOPRODOL 94 21 R 107 72
QUINAPRIL HCL 94 50 107 117
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 92 73 109 115
LACTULOSE 92 72 109 162
LIDOCAINE HCL 90 84 111 236
BENAZEPRIL HCL 90 78 111 61
PRIMIDONE 89 71 113 228
LOVASTATIN 89 76 113 41
LEVETIRACETAM 89 66 113 128
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 71 116 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 71 116 73
SUCRALFATE 87 55 118 144
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 86 52 119 250
NYSTATIN 85 69 120 182
SEROQUEL 83 64 121 157
TORSEMIDE 82 60 122 137
LEXAPRO 82 63 122 196
METOLAZONE 80 56 124 167
BUSPIRONE HCL 80 25 124 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 80 39 S2 124 143
AGGRENOX 79 59 127 243
DETROL LA 79 52 127 208
MECLIZINE HCL 78 64 129 80
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77 48 R 130 153
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 46 130 120
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 74 73 132 393
TOPIRAMATE 74 32 132 181
FLUCONAZOLE 73 54 134 102
OXYCONTIN 70 26 S2 135 166
ENDOCET 70 41 S2 135 107
NOVOLOG 69 63 137 156
LIDODERM 68 55 138 220
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 67 0 S2 139 223
VENLAFAXINE HCL 67 26 139 259
IBUPROFEN 67 16 139 94
METHOCARBAMOL 67 23 R 139 79
METFORMIN HCL ER 65 40 143 44
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65 47 143 147
LIPITOR 63 48 145 170
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63 33 145 132
CILOSTAZOL 62 62 147 227
BUPROPION HCL SR 62 26 147 183
LATANOPROST 62 54 147 222
NAPROXEN 62 43 147 81
ONDANSETRON HCL 61 14 151 204
NITROSTAT 61 46 151 266
FINASTERIDE 61 61 151 177
TIMOLOL MALEATE 61 61 151 336
ONGLYZA 60 55 155 221
NIASPAN 58 45 156 172
GLIPIZIDE ER 58 34 156 106
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 58 49 156 69
ABILIFY 57 44 159 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57 46 159 157
AMOXICILLIN 57 38 159 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 33 159 59
MORPHINE SULFATE 55 42 S2 163 264
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 23 163 125
ETODOLAC 54 20 165 152
TERAZOSIN HCL 53 39 166 150
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52 52 167 111
JANUMET 52 52 167 195
LAMOTRIGINE 52 31 167 235
KLOR-CON 10 52 37 167 104
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 51 33 171 154
DOXEPIN HCL 51 29 171 176
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 44 173 160
DEXILANT 50 14 173 248
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50 40 173 191
BYSTOLIC 50 18 173 126
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 43 173 175
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 Jan. 27, 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.