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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,865Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1000

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 1000

483 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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

3% of this provider’s 483 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 483 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 16,127 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 632 535 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585 497 S3 2 1
SIMVASTATIN 576 487 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529 465 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 497 430 5 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437 401 6 25
GABAPENTIN 424 335 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 384 355 8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 368 322 9 4
CARVEDILOL 363 314 10 15
LISINOPRIL 359 301 11 5
NEXIUM 355 298 12 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 325 252 13 17
TRAMADOL HCL 277 233 14 13
METFORMIN HCL ER 274 184 15 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 261 240 16 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258 222 17 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251 221 18 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247 239 19 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221 195 20 28
DIOVAN 207 185 21 67
DIGOXIN 204 185 22 52
PREDNISONE 194 174 23 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192 144 24 12
RANITIDINE HCL 190 162 25 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 188 164 26 82
JANUVIA 186 155 27 85
AZITHROMYCIN 181 137 28 36
NAMENDA 179 179 29 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 149 30 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167 136 31 16
CLOPIDOGREL 162 134 32 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 152 152 33 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 135 122 34 73
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133 112 35 40
AMOXICILLIN 127 106 36 89
CYMBALTA 126 118 37 53
CRESTOR 125 82 38 30
NIFEDIPINE ER 123 111 39 130
METFORMIN HCL 123 112 39 8
KLOR-CON 10 122 107 41 104
PLAVIX 110 88 42 49
RISPERIDONE 103 76 43 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102 83 44 20
LIDODERM 100 91 45 220
KLOR-CON M20 97 85 46 66
ALLOPURINOL 95 77 47 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 77 47 65
LANTUS 93 72 49 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 90 81 50 33
SEROQUEL XR 84 84 51 238
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83 78 52 151
CLONIDINE HCL 79 48 53 27
SERTRALINE HCL 79 79 53 26
SPIRONOLACTONE 79 70 53 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 77 77 56 18
TRICOR 77 65 56 141
VYTORIN 73 73 58 201
LYRICA 73 66 58 47
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73 65 58 71
MELOXICAM 72 68 61 14
NAPROXEN 71 53 62 81
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 64 62 70
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 71 71 62 116
CELEBREX 69 55 65 98
INSULIN SYRINGE 68 41 66 93
DIOVAN HCT 68 54 66 96
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66 41 68 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66 63 68 46
CARISOPRODOL 65 22 R 70 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63 62 71 59
MIRTAZAPINE 62 62 72 56
COLCRYS 62 60 72 171
ATENOLOL 61 61 74 24
SPIRIVA 60 58 75 64
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 59 53 76 125
GLYBURIDE 59 47 R 76 92
PAROXETINE HCL 59 43 76 63
CEFTRIAXONE 59 59 76 213
GLIPIZIDE 57 46 80 62
LOVASTATIN 56 39 81 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56 45 81 58
AMIODARONE HCL 55 55 83 178
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 52 34 84 256
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52 52 84 224
RAMIPRIL 52 42 84 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50 47 87 120
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 44 R 87 54
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 24 87 183
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. 28, 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.