ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

22,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 39 out of 1000

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 1000

836 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
73% 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

4% of this provider’s 836 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

20% of this provider’s 836 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 13,942 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
LISINOPRIL 1,305 795 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,083 707 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,068 485 S3 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,000 543 4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 865 574 5 9
CARVEDILOL 714 454 6 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647 446 7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556 325 8 4
METFORMIN HCL 537 296 9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 536 331 10 18
FUROSEMIDE 367 263 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 354 217 12 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 289 154 13 17
GABAPENTIN 287 130 14 11
BYSTOLIC 259 148 15 126
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236 128 16 12
ATENOLOL 221 155 17 24
GLIMEPIRIDE 218 157 18 34
TRAZODONE HCL 216 112 19 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 214 113 20 40
MELOXICAM 199 71 21 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 138 22 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 196 160 23 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 94 24 20
CRESTOR 191 124 25 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 182 121 26 78
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 178 134 27 111
SPIRIVA 175 64 28 64
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 109 29 19
LYRICA 167 45 30 47
AZITHROMYCIN 166 86 31 36
SERTRALINE HCL 165 122 32 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 159 142 33 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159 128 33 10
CLOPIDOGREL 155 120 35 35
NEXIUM 154 67 36 23
CLONIDINE HCL 149 94 37 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145 102 38 33
PLAVIX 137 95 39 49
DIOVAN 135 93 40 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132 40 41 16
DIOVAN HCT 131 54 42 96
ALLOPURINOL 127 89 43 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126 73 44 25
DONEPEZIL HCL 124 124 45 32
PAROXETINE HCL 118 62 46 63
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 57 R 47 39
JANUVIA 116 80 48 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114 25 49 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 75 50 69
FENOFIBRATE 110 101 51 55
NAMENDA 110 110 51 43
VENTOLIN HFA 106 41 53 83
GLIPIZIDE 105 62 54 62
RANITIDINE HCL 103 54 55 37
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103 60 55 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101 80 57 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98 51 58 38
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 53 R 59 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 92 36 60 82
BENAZEPRIL HCL 89 42 61 61
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88 88 62 75
LOVASTATIN 88 70 62 41
ACTOS 88 40 62 119
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 49 65 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 86 47 65 51
GLYBURIDE 83 69 R 67 92
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 79 41 R 68 121
ADVAIR DISKUS 77 29 69 65
PROAIR HFA 73 41 70 50
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 58 71 71
LANTUS 70 52 72 68
RISPERIDONE 70 68 72 87
HUMALOG 69 32 74 192
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69 29 74 74
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 47 76 101
KLOR-CON M20 62 30 77 66
TIZANIDINE HCL 61 24 78 76
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60 34 79 103
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 60 34 79 205
JANUMET 60 19 79 195
SINGULAIR 59 30 82 84
ZETIA 57 47 83 95
PEN NEEDLE 56 40 84 165
METHADONE HCL 53 11 S2 85 161
BUPROPION XL 52 30 86 207
TORSEMIDE 52 42 86 137
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 49 88 212
IBUPROFEN 51 21 88 94
TRICOR 50 16 90 141
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50 25 R 90 54
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50 39 90 21
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 50 29 90 48
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 March 6, 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.