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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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56,262Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 1000

$3.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1000

1,179 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61%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
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 1,179 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

49% of this provider’s 1,179 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 37,124 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

48 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 3,251 1,613 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,998 1,614 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,765 1,154 3 2
SIMVASTATIN 1,438 1,034 4 3
LISINOPRIL 1,308 743 5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,296 999 6 4
GABAPENTIN 1,226 718 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 993 824 8 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 973 801 9 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 884 557 10 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 832 590 11 6
SUBOXONE 825 84 10 12 163
TRAZODONE HCL 779 507 13 29
TRAMADOL HCL 744 551 14 13
NAMENDA 722 710 15 43
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 647 455 16 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 632 586 17 32
METFORMIN HCL 632 378 17 8
MIRTAZAPINE 622 547 19 56
MELOXICAM 604 310 20 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 601 426 21 19
LYRICA 588 180 22 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 560 444 23 69
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 556 344 24 16
CARVEDILOL 550 450 25 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 538 422 26 75
NEXIUM 479 313 27 23
FAMOTIDINE 464 305 28 88
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460 229 29 20
CLONIDINE HCL 457 297 30 27
LANTUS 445 319 31 68
FENTANYL 441 282 S2 32 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 407 296 33 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 405 265 34 28
LEVEMIR 359 233 10 35 179
EXELON 358 336 36 108
TAMSULOSIN HCL 355 284 37 33
CLOPIDOGREL 355 280 37 35
ATENOLOL 311 225 39 24
ONDANSETRON HCL 306 220 10 40 204
CYMBALTA 302 141 41 53
SERTRALINE HCL 286 247 42 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 285 239 43 71
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 279 76 S2 44 143
HUMULIN R 274 218 10 45 215
METHOCARBAMOL 274 89 R 45 79
KLOR-CON M20 271 221 47 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 265 186 48 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262 194 49 12
BENAZEPRIL HCL 259 236 50 61
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 249 246 51 116
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245 179 52 9
ALLOPURINOL 238 147 53 31
ROPINIROLE HCL 238 201 53 82
PLAVIX 235 194 55 49
ABILIFY 235 93 55 198
RANITIDINE HCL 232 107 57 37
DIGOXIN 232 192 57 52
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 232 189 57 18
FENOFIBRATE 226 130 60 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 221 129 61 51
SEROQUEL 219 167 62 157
RISPERIDONE 219 175 62 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 216 114 R 64 39
HUMALOG 214 160 65 192
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 208 195 66 142
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 205 88 67 115
SPIRIVA 204 113 68 64
TIZANIDINE HCL 203 67 69 76
CRESTOR 195 144 70 30
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 190 120 71 157
LEXAPRO 186 133 72 196
BUSPIRONE HCL 185 115 73 110
NOVOLIN R 184 151 74 185
CEPHALEXIN 182 120 75 90
AZITHROMYCIN 180 128 76 36
PAROXETINE HCL 179 112 77 63
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 178 166 78 203
KLOR-CON M10 175 163 79 216
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 173 128 80 136
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 171 85 81 99
VENTOLIN HFA 170 0 82 83
ONGLYZA 169 108 83 221
NOVOLOG 166 121 84 156
SPIRONOLACTONE 161 121 85 78
PREDNISONE 161 106 85 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 84 87 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158 82 88 40
ADVAIR DISKUS 158 67 88 65
LEVETIRACETAM 155 87 90 128
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 152 89 91 59
MUPIROCIN 149 117 92 140
NYSTATIN 149 119 92 182
MEGESTROL ACETATE 148 115 R 94 134
DIOVAN HCT 147 94 95 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 142 114 R 96 54
CELEBREX 137 87 97 98
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135 68 98 124
METOLAZONE 133 97 99 167
NAPROXEN 132 51 100 81
PROAIR HFA 132 41 100 50
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 132 88 100 70
SYMBICORT 129 45 103 149
VALPROIC ACID 127 87 104 233
JANUVIA 127 80 104 85
OLANZAPINE 124 62 106 188
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 104 106 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 60 R 108 45
LIDODERM 120 101 109 220
BUPROPION XL 120 65 109 207
OXYCONTIN 120 48 S2 109 166
BACLOFEN 118 49 112 129
IBUPROFEN 118 34 112 94
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116 103 114 57
SEROQUEL XR 115 75 115 238
LOVASTATIN 115 59 115 41
DILTIAZEM HCL 114 114 117 230
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114 103 117 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114 90 117 25
CARBAMAZEPINE 113 69 120 225
LANSOPRAZOLE 113 91 120 190
SUCRALFATE 111 76 122 144
OXYCODONE HCL 110 66 S2 123 118
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 107 29 R 124 234
MECLIZINE HCL 105 93 125 80
DOXEPIN HCL 104 16 126 176
ESTRADIOL 103 43 R 127 114
NITROFURANTOIN 102 99 128 199
PREMARIN 101 31 R 129 109
SINGULAIR 101 49 129 84
TRICOR 99 47 131 141
HUMULIN 70-30 99 67 131 131
LEVOFLOXACIN 99 74 131 73
DIOVAN 98 65 134 67
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95 50 135 120
ENDOCET 94 39 S2 136 107
LACTULOSE 94 66 136 162
ENABLEX 93 84 138 273
GLIPIZIDE 91 67 139 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90 66 140 212
PENTOXIFYLLINE 89 65 141 239
CEFTRIAXONE 89 79 141 213
VOLTAREN 88 64 143 327
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87 80 144 191
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87 77 144 58
FLUCONAZOLE 85 58 146 102
TOPIRAMATE 85 19 146 181
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83 49 R 148 180
MORPHINE SULFATE 83 37 S2 148 264
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 83 70 148 145
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 82 0 S2 151 138
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 50 152 132
ETODOLAC 80 40 152 152
HALOPERIDOL 79 77 154 211
LATANOPROST 78 72 155 222
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 77 59 156 224
KETOCONAZOLE 77 59 156 219
AMIODARONE HCL 75 66 158 178
PRIMIDONE 74 65 159 228
BYSTOLIC 74 45 159 126
INSULIN SYRINGE 74 35 159 93
NUVIGIL 74 42 159 360
RAMIPRIL 70 41 163 77
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 68 0 S2 164 223
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68 31 S2 164 202
LIDOCAINE HCL 68 56 164 236
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 67 67 167 288
VESICARE 67 55 167 200
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 35 167 48
KLOR-CON 10 66 65 170 104
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63 32 171 103
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 62 172 226
AMITIZA 61 33 173 276
GEMFIBROZIL 61 15 173 105
AMOXICILLIN 61 34 173 89
METHADONE HCL 61 26 S2 173 161
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57 29 S3 177 127
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 57 53 177 300
VENLAFAXINE HCL 57 19 177 259
RIVASTIGMINE 56 56 180 283
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 54 180 106
GLYBURIDE 55 42 R 182 92
CEFDINIR 54 46 183 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54 34 183 97
BUPROPION HCL 54 20 183 354
NOVOLIN 70-30 53 49 186 160
FINASTERIDE 51 44 187 177
PEN NEEDLE 51 15 187 165
NASONEX 50 36 189 240
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 50 24 189 209
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.