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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,168Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1000

$765K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 1000

562 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 562 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 10,704 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 859 454 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 829 552 S3 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 552 378 3 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 540 301 4 12
FUROSEMIDE 535 311 5 7
LISINOPRIL 530 288 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 447 270 7 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 447 283 7 10
ALLOPURINOL 414 258 9 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375 225 10 6
GABAPENTIN 349 152 11 11
METFORMIN HCL 331 169 12 8
FAMOTIDINE 327 179 13 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 293 136 14 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284 194 15 19
TRAMADOL HCL 266 146 16 13
MELOXICAM 253 161 17 14
LEVOFLOXACIN 244 148 18 73
NEXIUM 209 85 19 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 205 128 20 17
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 195 166 21 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 172 101 22 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 168 62 23 16
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 75 23 20
SPIRIVA 168 78 23 64
VENTOLIN HFA 164 82 26 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163 81 R 27 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163 101 27 25
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162 74 29 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 158 86 30 22
CARVEDILOL 156 62 31 15
CLONIDINE HCL 147 78 32 27
AZITHROMYCIN 143 67 33 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 70 33 38
ATENOLOL 140 51 35 24
GEMFIBROZIL 139 62 36 105
TRAZODONE HCL 136 46 37 29
SINGULAIR 134 73 38 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133 60 R 39 54
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128 59 40 18
MECLIZINE HCL 128 97 40 80
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125 72 42 33
JANUVIA 123 68 43 85
CLOPIDOGREL 122 76 44 35
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 119 58 45 99
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 61 46 48
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 114 80 47 58
SERTRALINE HCL 112 81 48 26
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 56 49 101
FLUCONAZOLE 106 54 50 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105 38 51 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 80 52 28
DONEPEZIL HCL 100 100 53 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 99 49 54 65
PLAVIX 98 65 55 49
CRESTOR 91 56 56 30
LYRICA 89 33 57 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 88 29 58 76
SUCRALFATE 88 42 58 144
ROPINIROLE HCL 88 54 58 82
NAMENDA 85 85 61 43
PROAIR HFA 83 32 62 50
GLIPIZIDE ER 82 64 63 106
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76 37 R 64 39
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74 50 S3 65 127
PAROXETINE HCL 74 46 65 63
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74 62 65 71
TERAZOSIN HCL 73 39 68 150
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70 32 69 173
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69 24 70 132
BUSPIRONE HCL 69 21 70 110
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 46 R 72 134
PREDNISONE 67 42 73 42
ETODOLAC 67 44 73 152
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67 45 73 69
CARISOPRODOL 65 18 R 76 72
GLIPIZIDE 62 42 77 62
ZETIA 61 35 78 95
LANTUS 59 15 79 68
KLOR-CON M20 59 39 79 66
METHOCARBAMOL 59 32 R 79 79
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 54 82 59
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58 52 82 75
NIFEDIPINE ER 58 46 82 130
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53 12 85 115
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52 21 86 60
MIRTAZAPINE 52 38 86 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51 24 88 194
DILTIAZEM ER 51 31 88 146
HYDROXYZINE HCL 51 28 R 88 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50 28 91 70
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 Aug. 6, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.