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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 76 out of 1000

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 74 out of 1000

655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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 655 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 655 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 16,666 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
OMEPRAZOLE 694 608 1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554 522 2 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 518 494 3 22
LISINOPRIL 506 439 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 457 389 5 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 446 384 6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 446 365 6 13
GABAPENTIN 424 370 8 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 418 404 9 9
FUROSEMIDE 401 360 10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313 276 11 10
CLONIDINE HCL 294 252 12 27
SERTRALINE HCL 281 248 13 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 235 S3 14 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263 232 15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253 232 16 19
TRAZODONE HCL 245 215 17 29
RANITIDINE HCL 236 205 18 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227 211 19 33
PREDNISONE 219 197 20 42
CARVEDILOL 217 194 21 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 208 172 22 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 196 182 23 69
HYDRALAZINE HCL 195 164 24 74
AMOXICILLIN 191 164 25 89
MECLIZINE HCL 188 166 26 80
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 182 167 S3 27 127
ALLOPURINOL 158 151 28 31
METFORMIN HCL 145 121 29 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142 137 30 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140 130 31 21
ATENOLOL 135 109 32 24
NAMENDA 128 115 33 43
CALCITONIN-SALMON 124 108 34 285
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 123 109 35 111
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 120 114 36 123
DIGOXIN 118 111 37 52
KLOR-CON 10 116 101 38 104
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110 105 39 46
CLOPIDOGREL 109 93 40 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 107 107 41 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107 89 R 41 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 100 43 71
GLIPIZIDE 104 97 44 62
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102 93 45 70
LANTUS 99 93 46 68
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99 95 46 12
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99 85 46 142
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97 96 49 28
PLAVIX 97 85 49 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 96 86 51 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95 69 R 52 54
DEXAMETHASONE 95 85 52 229
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93 88 54 40
QUINAPRIL HCL 91 71 55 117
FENOFIBRATE 91 80 55 55
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 89 88 57 306
GLYBURIDE 87 76 R 58 92
BUMETANIDE 87 76 58 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85 85 60 116
CRESTOR 84 82 61 30
METOLAZONE 81 64 62 167
PROAIR HFA 81 66 62 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78 63 64 97
AZITHROMYCIN 78 62 64 36
CHLORTHALIDONE 76 48 66 174
SPIRIVA 75 72 67 64
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73 67 68 135
NEXIUM 73 61 68 23
EXELON 71 61 70 108
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71 67 70 20
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 65 72 93
ZETIA 68 27 73 95
GLIPIZIDE XL 68 63 73 138
GALANTAMINE HBR 67 67 75 314
NOVOLIN N 67 55 75 370
NAPROXEN 65 39 77 81
LIDODERM 64 64 78 220
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 52 79 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61 39 80 59
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 58 81 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 46 R 82 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56 52 83 189
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 55 84 61
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 55 55 84 18
LYRICA 53 27 86 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 46 87 60
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 51 50 88 99
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. 4, 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.