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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,319Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 1000

$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 1000

735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

10% of this provider’s 735 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

31% of this provider’s 735 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 19,356 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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 1,331 669 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,201 828 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 934 651 3 3
FUROSEMIDE 909 713 4 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 794 602 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 753 562 6 4
MELOXICAM 681 474 7 14
NEXIUM 543 355 8 23
METFORMIN HCL 523 296 9 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 508 267 10 16
GABAPENTIN 487 265 11 11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472 326 12 101
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 385 13 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 442 318 14 17
LISINOPRIL 392 264 15 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376 275 16 20
AZITHROMYCIN 359 213 17 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 322 226 18 18
RANITIDINE HCL 320 223 19 37
NAPROXEN 315 120 20 81
CARVEDILOL 291 252 21 15
ALLOPURINOL 288 200 22 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 285 206 23 12
ATENOLOL 247 148 24 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233 152 25 38
METHOCARBAMOL 224 85 R 26 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215 144 27 25
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 211 122 28 99
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 196 29 22
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 204 70 S2 30 143
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204 163 30 19
TRAZODONE HCL 203 108 32 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 202 146 33 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196 136 34 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 195 147 35 61
MECLIZINE HCL 193 157 36 80
NAMENDA 179 179 37 43
CLONIDINE HCL 172 134 38 27
CELEBREX 162 119 39 98
CLOPIDOGREL 162 120 39 35
DIOVAN HCT 161 103 41 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156 119 42 21
INSULIN SYRINGE 153 105 43 93
LANTUS 148 77 44 68
CRESTOR 148 87 44 30
CYMBALTA 146 55 46 53
SERTRALINE HCL 144 85 47 26
METOLAZONE 143 109 48 167
TRAMADOL HCL 143 92 48 13
ESTRADIOL 137 40 R 50 114
FLUCONAZOLE 136 77 51 102
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 132 90 52 186
RAMIPRIL 132 80 52 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 131 114 54 59
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 85 55 28
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 127 69 56 147
GUANFACINE HCL 124 72 R 57 295
GLIPIZIDE XL 121 70 58 138
CEPHALEXIN 118 60 59 90
ROPINIROLE HCL 118 75 59 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117 95 61 46
PLAVIX 116 92 62 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 115 77 63 65
LIPITOR 114 88 64 170
DILTIAZEM ER 114 100 64 146
RISPERIDONE 111 90 66 87
PREDNISONE 108 70 67 42
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 107 77 68 48
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 23 R 69 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 80 70 69
PREMARIN 101 53 R 71 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL 101 60 71 259
FENTANYL 100 55 S2 73 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100 82 R 73 45
SPIRIVA 97 76 75 64
TRICOR 96 44 76 141
VENTOLIN HFA 95 36 77 83
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95 64 77 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 94 85 79 78
SUCRALFATE 91 60 80 144
NOVOLOG 91 42 80 156
DONEPEZIL HCL 89 89 82 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 88 57 83 73
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85 76 84 71
SINGULAIR 85 46 84 84
PROAIR HFA 85 61 84 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84 42 87 120
MORPHINE SULFATE 83 23 S2 88 264
FENOFIBRATE 80 70 89 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80 46 89 60
FLUOXETINE HCL 80 52 89 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79 23 92 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79 17 92 113
DEXILANT 79 55 92 248
DIGOXIN 79 71 92 52
HUMALOG 78 32 96 192
PAROXETINE HCL 77 41 97 63
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 74 63 R 98 121
MEGESTROL ACETATE 73 43 R 99 134
HYDROXYZINE HCL 72 54 R 100 153
SYMBICORT 72 46 100 149
METHOTREXATE 71 19 102 320
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71 71 102 74
SYNTHROID 70 59 104 91
NIFEDIPINE ER 68 68 105 130
BUMETANIDE 67 58 106 112
LUNESTA 67 59 106 315
TRILIPIX 67 29 106 218
LYRICA 67 38 106 47
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66 35 110 70
SEROQUEL XR 65 16 111 238
KETOCONAZOLE 65 26 111 219
VERAPAMIL ER 64 48 113 86
XOPENEX HFA 63 50 114 406
BUSPIRONE HCL 60 37 115 110
PEN NEEDLE 60 21 115 165
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 41 117 115
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59 55 117 116
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59 27 117 267
ZETIA 58 50 120 95
NIFEDICAL XL 58 54 120 232
GLIPIZIDE ER 57 52 122 106
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 56 40 123 274
CARAFATE 56 41 123 244
METHADONE HCL 55 0 S2 125 161
GEMFIBROZIL 55 29 125 105
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54 48 127 191
KLOR-CON 10 52 49 128 104
JANUVIA 50 31 129 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50 28 129 132
PRADAXA 50 44 129 299
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 38 129 150
PRIMIDONE 50 49 129 228
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. 31, 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.