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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 182 out of 1000

$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 185 out of 1000

609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

6% of this provider’s 609 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 609 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 9,725 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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

21 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 647 398 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493 413 2 4
FUROSEMIDE 449 384 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 406 267 4 2
LISINOPRIL 362 294 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 344 303 6 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295 204 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 263 191 8 8
GABAPENTIN 238 174 9 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227 196 10 9
MELOXICAM 227 164 10 14
TRAMADOL HCL 220 153 12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214 183 13 12
WARFARIN SODIUM 201 169 14 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157 135 15 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154 93 16 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146 106 17 10
CARVEDILOL 145 128 18 15
NEXIUM 143 90 19 23
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142 98 20 19
SERTRALINE HCL 135 96 21 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 134 130 22 32
ATENOLOL 132 106 23 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127 85 24 25
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126 101 25 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117 105 26 71
ALLOPURINOL 115 102 27 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111 94 28 33
KLOR-CON 10 105 92 29 104
CLONIDINE HCL 104 63 30 27
NAMENDA 98 94 31 43
CRESTOR 91 60 32 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 77 33 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86 64 34 20
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 50 R 35 45
PLAVIX 84 80 35 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 75 29 R 37 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72 47 R 38 54
LOVASTATIN 71 59 39 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 62 40 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 61 40 34
DIGOXIN 67 65 42 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 67 40 42 17
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 43 42 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 65 52 45 18
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 63 30 46 173
CLOPIDOGREL 62 62 47 35
LIDODERM 61 48 48 220
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60 47 49 38
SINGULAIR 59 33 50 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 57 47 51 97
FENTANYL 57 16 S2 51 100
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 51 51 61
MECLIZINE HCL 56 49 54 80
DIOVAN 55 53 55 67
PREDNISONE 55 38 55 42
KLOR-CON M20 53 27 57 66
CYMBALTA 53 38 57 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51 25 59 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50 0 60 115
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 Dec. 22, 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.