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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 64 out of 1000

$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 57 out of 1000

820 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
57% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 820 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 820 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 14,226 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 912 491 S3 1 1
MELOXICAM 757 552 2 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 698 594 3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 676 450 4 2
FUROSEMIDE 637 479 5 7
SIMVASTATIN 422 323 6 3
LISINOPRIL 414 323 7 5
TRAMADOL HCL 414 329 7 13
GABAPENTIN 360 220 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308 219 10 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 286 86 11 76
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 273 220 12 16
METFORMIN HCL 260 186 13 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260 205 13 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 155 15 20
TRAZODONE HCL 230 168 16 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 223 161 17 17
CLONIDINE HCL 222 155 18 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 147 19 19
KLOR-CON M20 183 154 20 66
MIRTAZAPINE 181 133 21 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 165 21 9
NAMENDA 170 158 23 43
SERTRALINE HCL 166 88 24 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165 111 25 28
LOVASTATIN 160 119 26 41
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 159 105 27 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 156 124 28 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153 115 29 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152 135 30 21
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 151 85 31 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149 110 32 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 106 33 46
METHOCARBAMOL 139 68 R 34 79
CYMBALTA 137 93 35 53
CELEBREX 134 127 36 98
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133 103 37 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132 79 38 25
CARVEDILOL 132 107 38 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 84 40 75
DONEPEZIL HCL 130 118 41 32
LYRICA 124 94 42 47
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 119 92 43 157
NEXIUM 119 92 43 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 118 105 45 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 88 46 38
FENOFIBRATE 111 67 47 55
CLOPIDOGREL 98 75 48 35
ADVAIR DISKUS 97 66 49 65
PAROXETINE HCL 95 58 50 63
ALLOPURINOL 94 89 51 31
GLIPIZIDE 93 66 52 62
FENTANYL 90 28 S2 53 100
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87 79 54 191
RISPERIDONE 87 47 54 87
MECLIZINE HCL 86 71 56 80
OXYCODONE HCL 86 0 S2 56 118
PRIMIDONE 84 72 58 228
LEVEMIR 83 77 59 179
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 83 53 R 59 121
CEFUROXIME 83 61 59 133
BUSPIRONE HCL 81 59 62 110
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 64 62 58
RANITIDINE HCL 73 61 64 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72 59 65 57
CRESTOR 72 60 65 30
EXELON 71 59 67 108
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 71 62 67 255
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71 56 67 145
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 29 R 70 54
ATENOLOL 68 49 71 24
PLAVIX 68 52 71 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 49 71 74
PROPRANOLOL HCL 68 51 71 135
PREMARIN 68 35 R 71 109
NOVOLOG 67 65 76 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 67 59 76 34
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66 41 78 124
ROPINIROLE HCL 64 44 79 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 52 79 136
ZETIA 63 51 81 95
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63 49 81 187
PREDNISONE 63 56 81 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 42 R 84 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 61 52 84 70
NABUMETONE 60 32 86 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 33 86 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 45 86 48
BACLOFEN 59 14 89 129
LACTULOSE 58 45 90 162
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56 46 R 91 134
LEVETIRACETAM 55 25 92 128
AZITHROMYCIN 55 35 92 36
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54 35 94 184
DICYCLOMINE HCL 54 12 94 197
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54 20 R 94 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 36 97 51
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 38 98 59
DIGOXIN 50 39 98 52
LATANOPROST 50 37 98 222
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 March 13, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.