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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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85,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 51

$4.68M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 51

1,447 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88%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

11% of this provider’s 1,447 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 1,447 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 76,472 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

28% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

59 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 3,506 3,265 10 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,040 2,687 S3 2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2,811 2,592 10 3 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 2,600 2,394 4 6
WARFARIN SODIUM 2,518 2,345 5 11
OMEPRAZOLE 2,062 1,830 6 3
NAMENDA 1,848 1,828 7 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,698 1,641 8 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,662 1,506 9 5
LISINOPRIL 1,566 1,444 10 7
MIRTAZAPINE 1,393 1,278 11 21
SIMVASTATIN 1,266 1,162 12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,221 1,124 13 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 1,211 1,105 14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 1,143 1,072 15 10
TRAZODONE HCL 1,114 955 16 23
GABAPENTIN 1,110 1,011 17 12
CARVEDILOL 987 894 18 13
EXELON 982 980 10 19 50
CYMBALTA 899 804 20 37
SERTRALINE HCL 884 796 21 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 868 793 22 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 839 768 23 34
METFORMIN HCL 835 707 24 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 793 686 25 19
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 684 608 26 44
RISPERIDONE 633 566 27 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 620 488 28 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 617 584 29 25
LANTUS 617 534 29 31
FAMOTIDINE 614 513 31 55
FENTANYL 590 524 S2 32 65
GLIPIZIDE 531 499 33 40
CLOPIDOGREL 522 514 34 41
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 513 508 35 57
LEVETIRACETAM 483 361 36 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 480 385 37 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 480 442 37 59
DIGOXIN 467 441 39 42
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 466 444 40 79
MELOXICAM 461 398 41 20
SEROQUEL 453 406 42 86
ATENOLOL 452 397 43 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450 437 44 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 445 414 45 77
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 442 411 46 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 440 388 47 60
NYSTATIN 436 395 48 107
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 436 416 48 97
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 417 377 50 39
LEVOFLOXACIN 414 384 51 85
NOVOLIN R 412 342 52 78
SUCRALFATE 406 381 10 53 82
LYRICA 403 377 54 54
ABILIFY 390 341 55 101
CEFTRIAXONE 388 358 10 56 100
NEXIUM 387 335 57 24
CLONIDINE HCL 386 323 58 26
NOVOLIN 70-30 379 348 10 59 89
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 377 334 60 15
CRESTOR 374 286 61 46
JANTOVEN 372 372 62 177
PLAVIX 367 361 63 58
CEPHALEXIN 363 335 64 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 358 333 65 68
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 358 322 65 64
PROMETHAZINE HCL 356 308 R 67 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 355 314 68 62
PAROXETINE HCL 353 271 69 69
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 351 286 70 81
MEGESTROL ACETATE 349 321 R 10 71 88
AMIODARONE HCL 345 325 72 124
ALLOPURINOL 343 309 73 43
RANITIDINE HCL 341 261 74 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 319 244 75 114
ROPINIROLE HCL 317 308 76 75
HUMULIN 70-30 316 219 77 104
DIOVAN 315 293 78 70
LATANOPROST 312 291 79 137
GLYBURIDE 308 216 R 80 119
BACLOFEN 297 184 81 113
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 279 236 82 80
NITROFURANTOIN 278 231 83 133
LIDODERM 272 262 84 163
OLANZAPINE 267 248 85 92
LACTULOSE 247 195 86 121
VESICARE 245 223 87 181
GLIMEPIRIDE 244 214 88 71
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 244 234 88 147
PREDNISONE 243 197 90 76
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242 214 91 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239 211 92 51
PRIMIDONE 229 196 93 139
LEXAPRO 226 199 94 117
LEVEMIR 220 186 95 111
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 155 96 22
AZITHROMYCIN 209 194 97 47
HYDRALAZINE HCL 208 161 98 52
TORSEMIDE 203 157 99 132
HUMALOG 203 201 99 190
OXCARBAZEPINE 201 166 101 187
LIDOCAINE HCL 195 176 102 148
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 190 175 103 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 188 165 104 145
ADVAIR DISKUS 187 180 105 72
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 185 117 106 84
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 182 182 107 106
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 181 141 108 90
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 180 148 109 94
MECLIZINE HCL 180 166 109 103
RAMIPRIL 177 152 111 73
RIVASTIGMINE 173 173 112 192
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 156 105 R 113 49
PHENYTOIN 153 90 114 170
CILOSTAZOL 152 122 115 183
HALOPERIDOL 151 129 116 105
FINASTERIDE 151 141 116 175
HUMULIN R 151 114 116 112
TRICOR 149 131 119 167
DETROL LA 145 108 120 125
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 144 129 R 121 53
METOLAZONE 138 116 122 155
CLONIDINE 137 115 123 226
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 136 129 124 174
GEMFIBROZIL 134 111 125 126
BENAZEPRIL HCL 133 121 126 109
GLIPIZIDE ER 133 119 126 122
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132 120 128 142
IBUPROFEN 131 92 129 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 131 129 129 176
JANUVIA 130 102 131 108
SANTYL 128 120 132 144
SPIRIVA 126 115 133 87
OXYCODONE HCL 124 74 S2 134 110
ONDANSETRON HCL 122 116 135 197
FLUCONAZOLE 121 107 136 128
PRADAXA 119 119 137 193
TOPIRAMATE 118 41 138 166
SINGULAIR 118 115 138 95
KLOR-CON M20 118 93 138 83
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118 101 R 138 91
NOVOLOG 117 112 142 151
LOVASTATIN 117 90 142 123
ACTOS 116 92 144 138
PRENATAL PLUS 115 46 145 188
CELEBREX 114 101 146 129
LAMOTRIGINE 114 104 146 164
SYMBICORT 112 111 148 169
COMBIVENT 111 90 149 194
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 110 110 150 253
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 110 98 150 140
VALPROIC ACID 109 104 152 184
AVODART 108 97 153 173
PREMARIN 108 62 R 153 149
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 106 103 155 228
METFORMIN HCL ER 105 105 156 135
RESTASIS 103 97 157 203
ENABLEX 103 94 157 158
ARICEPT 96 93 159 258
LANSOPRAZOLE 93 89 160 220
BUMETANIDE 91 80 161 127
SEROQUEL XR 91 63 161 207
CARAFATE 90 88 163 185
AMOXICILLIN 85 68 164 157
TRAVATAN Z 85 71 164 162
BUPROPION HCL SR 85 76 164 235
MUPIROCIN 84 69 167 141
NUEDEXTA 84 74 167 238
METHOCARBAMOL 83 71 R 169 98
PROPRANOLOL HCL 83 83 169 154
AGGRENOX 83 53 169 165
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 82 75 172 201
DILTIAZEM HCL 80 69 173 168
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79 66 174 66
FLECTOR 79 55 174 264
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 57 176 35
ENULOSE 77 57 177 266
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 25 178 180
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 75 62 179 117
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 75 75 179 216
KETOCONAZOLE 74 35 181 243
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74 52 181 136
TIMOLOL MALEATE 74 74 181 227
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 64 S2 184 218
KLOR-CON 10 73 68 184 239
NIFEDIPINE ER 73 69 184 186
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72 71 187 146
VOLTAREN 71 71 188 274
EVISTA 71 71 188 206
LIPITOR 71 44 188 214
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69 69 191 130
VERAPAMIL ER 69 62 191 115
HYDROCORTISONE 68 67 193 222
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 67 54 194 225
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 66 66 195 248
GLUCAGEN 66 66 195 281
GALANTAMINE HBR 66 66 195 247
HYDROXYZINE HCL 65 51 R 198 99
FENOFIBRATE 65 64 198 160
ZETIA 65 53 198 153
GEODON 64 53 201 283
VENLAFAXINE HCL 64 64 201 219
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 63 31 203 287
SODIUM CHLORIDE 62 44 204 233
MEGACE ES 61 59 R 205 243
METRONIDAZOLE 60 52 206 290
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 59 207 156
DILTIAZEM ER 58 42 208 179
CALCITONIN-SALMON 58 48 208 294
FORTICAL 57 57 210 296
PREVALITE 57 57 10 210 296
BUPROPION XL 56 51 212 195
AMANTADINE 56 45 212 298
PATANOL 55 50 214 300
SOLARAZE 54 54 215 302
TIZANIDINE HCL 54 25 215 102
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 41 217 177
DILANTIN 52 16 218 205
BYSTOLIC 52 44 218 161
NOVOLIN N 52 52 218 307
ACTONEL 52 49 218 307
ASACOL 51 39 222 310
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 51 51 222 310
AZELASTINE HCL 51 39 222 310
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 50 50 225 314
PROAIR HFA 50 48 225 63
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 48 225 198
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 Nov. 2, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.