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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,922Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 51

$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 51

766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
39%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

5% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

41% of this provider’s 766 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 11,095 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,031 643 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,185 441 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784 369 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 778 342 4 4
LISINOPRIL 763 227 5 7
GABAPENTIN 748 279 6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653 366 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 615 312 8 9
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 580 208 9 22
TRAMADOL HCL 549 184 10 10
MELOXICAM 534 168 11 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 504 227 12 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481 230 13 30
PROAIR HFA 421 89 14 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 380 100 15 18
FUROSEMIDE 336 172 16 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334 210 17 29
CRESTOR 302 84 18 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291 143 19 19
NEXIUM 291 86 19 24
SPIRIVA 287 119 21 87
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 283 112 22 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 268 63 R 23 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267 94 24 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 246 78 25 75
CARVEDILOL 243 125 26 13
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 230 55 R 27 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230 106 27 8
CARISOPRODOL 225 0 R 29 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 224 57 30 72
RANITIDINE HCL 217 99 31 28
TRAZODONE HCL 216 83 32 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 86 33 35
CYMBALTA 210 46 34 37
SERTRALINE HCL 208 73 35 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193 113 36 34
ATENOLOL 189 68 37 33
TIZANIDINE HCL 184 35 38 102
METHOCARBAMOL 182 41 R 39 98
LYRICA 174 49 40 54
CLOPIDOGREL 165 65 41 41
AZITHROMYCIN 163 57 42 47
BYSTOLIC 161 61 43 161
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154 71 44 14
CLONIDINE HCL 146 90 45 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 145 63 46 11
FENOFIBRATE 142 65 47 160
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141 86 48 15
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 140 25 49 224
DONEPEZIL HCL 139 128 50 17
PEN NEEDLE 139 48 50 202
VENTOLIN HFA 136 24 52 171
SINGULAIR 136 56 52 95
ZETIA 135 40 54 153
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135 64 54 36
FLUOXETINE HCL 130 67 56 60
CELEBREX 125 81 57 129
PROMETHAZINE HCL 119 18 R 58 56
PLAVIX 116 48 59 58
JANUVIA 113 48 60 108
PAROXETINE HCL 110 53 61 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109 32 62 38
SYMBICORT 107 29 63 169
ABILIFY 100 17 64 101
BUSPIRONE HCL 99 0 65 77
ENDOCET 98 23 S2 66 150
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96 23 67 145
NAPROXEN 96 32 67 120
MECLIZINE HCL 94 67 69 103
BUPROPION XL 93 0 70 195
DIOVAN HCT 93 53 70 131
LEXAPRO 88 36 72 117
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 52 72 45
DIOVAN 87 44 74 70
PRIMIDONE 87 46 74 139
NAMENDA 84 73 76 16
PREMARIN 84 28 R 76 149
ALLOPURINOL 83 59 78 43
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83 19 78 262
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82 32 80 146
TOPIRAMATE 82 24 80 166
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 56 80 66
ESTRADIOL 79 0 R 83 215
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 39 84 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 54 85 52
LIPITOR 77 35 85 214
DIGOXIN 76 59 87 42
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76 40 87 228
TRILIPIX 74 17 89 268
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 25 90 71
COMBIVENT 73 39 90 194
SUCRALFATE 69 43 92 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67 40 93 117
SPIRONOLACTONE 66 20 94 68
SEROQUEL 66 20 94 86
LOVAZA 64 27 96 283
KLOR-CON 10 61 37 97 239
GLIPIZIDE 60 44 98 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58 28 99 59
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 58 37 99 174
BENICAR 57 26 101 237
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 56 20 102 298
ACTOS 56 31 102 138
METFORMIN HCL ER 55 0 104 135
LANSOPRAZOLE 54 0 105 220
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51 22 106 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50 0 107 57
NASONEX 50 21 107 236
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50 15 107 44
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. 10, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.