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Prescriber Checkup

WILLIAM LEE MD

HWY 45 SOUTH ROUTE 2 MARION CLINIC

Marion | Alabama | 36756

(334) 683-9085

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,938Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1000

$1.34M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1000

698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
85% 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
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this specialty
in Alabama
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

12% of this provider’s 698 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 698 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 22,002 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

$48 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

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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 992 848 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 843 703 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 828 510 S3 3 1
FUROSEMIDE 691 585 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 656 530 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 587 518 6 10
MELOXICAM 548 467 7 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 521 426 8 19
GABAPENTIN 504 364 9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471 324 10 6
METFORMIN HCL 452 343 11 8
LISINOPRIL 442 352 12 5
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 369 324 13 69
CLONIDINE HCL 366 290 14 27
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 364 276 15 58
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327 283 16 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 322 316 17 32
CARVEDILOL 322 277 17 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 305 253 19 22
FENTANYL 296 256 S2 20 100
MIRTAZAPINE 285 259 21 56
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251 198 22 40
DIGOXIN 248 224 23 52
TRAZODONE HCL 247 191 24 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 241 180 25 110
FAMOTIDINE 235 176 26 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231 208 27 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 198 28 17
NEXIUM 230 164 28 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 180 30 60
LANTUS 218 189 31 68
RANITIDINE HCL 206 170 32 37
NAMENDA 203 203 33 43
RISPERIDONE 200 168 34 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 130 35 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183 167 36 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182 158 37 113
TRAMADOL HCL 177 153 38 13
CLOPIDOGREL 176 127 39 35
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 167 133 40 173
NOVOLIN R 163 133 41 185
DIOVAN 160 150 42 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154 139 43 21
PREDNISONE 145 118 44 42
PLAVIX 144 104 45 49
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143 126 46 247
COLCRYS 141 103 47 171
SERTRALINE HCL 140 137 48 26
OXYCODONE HCL 138 61 S2 49 118
MEGESTROL ACETATE 133 132 R 50 134
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129 106 51 28
ACTOS 122 106 52 119
RAMIPRIL 118 101 53 77
METHADONE HCL 117 33 S2 54 161
LYRICA 117 89 54 47
CRESTOR 113 101 56 30
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113 104 56 116
GLIPIZIDE XL 108 93 58 138
HUMULIN 70-30 108 72 58 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 108 79 58 74
MECLIZINE HCL 107 97 61 80
LATANOPROST 106 91 62 222
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 80 63 46
AZITHROMYCIN 104 72 63 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 103 80 65 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102 80 66 18
ATENOLOL 102 57 66 24
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 100 68 142
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 100 98 R 69 121
HUMULIN R 100 82 69 215
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 100 94 69 212
SUCRALFATE 97 86 72 144
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 96 96 73 203
ALLOPURINOL 95 95 74 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95 58 R 74 45
LEXAPRO 95 81 74 196
TERAZOSIN HCL 94 76 77 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94 23 R 77 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93 59 79 12
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 85 79 78
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93 60 79 20
LEVEMIR 93 53 79 179
OLANZAPINE 92 78 83 188
LIDODERM 91 79 84 220
FELODIPINE ER 91 66 84 210
SEROQUEL 90 74 86 157
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89 66 87 70
ETODOLAC 89 64 87 152
MUPIROCIN 84 60 89 140
LOVAZA 84 74 89 148
PROAIR HFA 82 45 91 50
INSULIN SYRINGE 81 49 92 93
LOVASTATIN 80 68 93 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80 77 93 25
PHENYTOIN 80 72 93 257
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 79 52 96 99
FENOFIBRATE 79 58 96 55
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 77 30 98 115
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 77 0 S3 98 253
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE 75 64 100 390
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75 56 100 38
VALPROIC ACID 75 71 100 233
NYSTATIN 74 64 103 182
GLYBURIDE 74 48 R 103 92
SINGULAIR 73 54 105 84
SPIRIVA 72 67 106 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 70 65 107 288
CELEBREX 69 35 108 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 46 108 51
NOVOLIN 70-30 69 66 108 160
CEFTRIAXONE 68 58 111 213
ADVAIR DISKUS 66 49 112 65
PROMETHAZINE HCL 65 32 R 113 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 65 33 113 82
EXELON 65 65 113 108
DETROL LA 64 61 116 208
CEPHALEXIN 64 45 116 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 49 118 48
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63 28 118 184
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63 48 118 111
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 56 121 191
NYSTOP 61 60 121 293
HALOPERIDOL 60 0 123 211
LEVETIRACETAM 59 40 124 128
OXYCONTIN 58 27 S2 125 166
TRAVATAN Z 58 58 125 286
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 33 125 76
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57 47 128 61
CYMBALTA 56 0 129 53
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56 30 S2 129 143
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 55 0 R 131 180
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 55 47 131 186
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55 51 131 71
SULINDAC 55 51 131 245
FLUCONAZOLE 54 38 135 102
KETOCONAZOLE 54 34 135 219
LEVOFLOXACIN 53 41 137 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53 40 137 157
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 38 R 139 253
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 51 37 140 154
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 27 140 34
GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED 51 45 R 140 261
CALCITONIN-SALMON 50 50 143 285
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 50 143 59
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.