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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,227Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 1000

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 1000

1,079 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56%Patients 65 Years and Older
75% 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

8% of this provider’s 1,079 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

39% of this provider’s 1,079 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 19,582 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 2,156 798 S3 1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,175 666 2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 1,049 583 3 2
TRAMADOL HCL 1,019 419 4 13
MELOXICAM 866 428 5 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 772 494 6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 763 562 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 750 431 8 8
FUROSEMIDE 689 504 9 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 647 296 10 12
SIMVASTATIN 617 427 11 3
CITALOPRAM HBR 587 349 12 17
MINOCYCLINE HCL 545 257 10 13 252
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 532 401 14 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 520 225 15 20
GABAPENTIN 519 292 16 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 480 287 17 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 478 129 18 76
TRAZODONE HCL 466 290 19 29
ATENOLOL 364 218 20 24
CARVEDILOL 354 224 21 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342 197 22 25
ALLOPURINOL 336 222 23 31
PREDNISONE 335 160 24 42
CLONIDINE HCL 325 183 25 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 306 244 26 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 296 108 27 16
RANITIDINE HCL 290 162 28 37
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290 194 28 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273 115 30 38
SERTRALINE HCL 273 172 30 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 239 150 32 110
DONEPEZIL HCL 223 218 33 32
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 222 74 S2 34 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217 149 35 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 144 35 19
CEPHALEXIN 210 87 37 90
METHOCARBAMOL 204 55 R 38 79
VERAPAMIL ER 196 107 39 86
NEXIUM 194 88 40 23
GLIPIZIDE 190 88 41 62
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188 130 42 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 184 87 R 43 54
LYRICA 184 68 43 47
BUMETANIDE 178 125 45 112
ZETIA 177 119 46 95
TAMSULOSIN HCL 170 156 47 33
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 168 128 48 46
CLOPIDOGREL 167 142 49 35
ENDOCET 160 75 S2 50 107
SPIRONOLACTONE 159 102 51 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156 99 52 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151 118 53 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 151 117 53 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 151 100 53 82
MECLIZINE HCL 145 122 56 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 143 112 R 57 134
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 141 67 58 99
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 133 85 59 59
CYMBALTA 132 79 60 53
VENTOLIN HFA 132 53 60 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 128 48 62 51
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127 70 63 69
MIRTAZAPINE 127 103 63 56
HYDRALAZINE HCL 126 75 65 74
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124 112 66 75
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 123 72 67 70
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 122 78 68 159
LEVOFLOXACIN 121 76 69 73
DIGOXIN 119 86 70 52
PLAVIX 118 102 71 49
ESTRADIOL 108 19 R 72 114
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106 62 73 173
TOPIRAMATE 105 23 74 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 104 54 75 65
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 50 76 101
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 101 31 77 206
KLOR-CON 10 101 53 77 104
FENOFIBRATE 100 50 79 55
KLOR-CON M20 95 72 80 66
SPIRIVA 95 37 80 64
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92 65 R 82 45
HYDROXYZINE HCL 91 42 R 83 153
NAMENDA 91 90 83 43
RISPERIDONE 91 71 83 87
LEVETIRACETAM 89 29 86 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88 21 R 87 39
PROAIR HFA 88 29 87 50
FENTANYL 87 59 S2 89 100
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 87 37 R 89 121
COLCRYS 86 24 91 171
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84 44 92 60
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84 64 92 147
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83 50 94 157
IBUPROFEN 79 47 95 94
FLUCONAZOLE 77 39 96 102
PAROXETINE HCL 77 71 96 63
INSULIN SYRINGE 76 54 98 93
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 54 99 160
NYSTATIN 73 44 100 182
GLIPIZIDE XL 71 36 101 138
GEMFIBROZIL 71 37 101 105
GLYBURIDE 70 51 R 103 92
CRESTOR 70 55 103 30
AMIODARONE HCL 69 64 105 178
BUPROPION XL 68 40 106 207
TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 68 24 S3 106 363
DOXEPIN HCL 64 50 108 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 34 108 115
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64 51 108 136
LANTUS 63 52 111 68
GLIPIZIDE ER 62 56 112 106
BACLOFEN 61 20 113 129
HUMULIN 70-30 61 45 113 131
VYTORIN 60 60 115 201
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60 52 115 189
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59 56 117 111
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 59 16 117 269
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 49 119 113
SINGULAIR 57 29 120 84
NABUMETONE 56 39 121 169
EXELON 55 55 122 108
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54 24 123 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54 21 S3 123 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 38 123 124
QUINAPRIL HCL 53 47 126 117
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 53 32 126 274
TERAZOSIN HCL 52 35 128 150
NITROFURANTOIN 52 52 128 199
SEROQUEL 51 44 130 157
CARBAMAZEPINE 50 30 131 225
DEXILANT 50 38 131 248
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 Sept. 18, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.