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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 60 out of 1000

$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 102 out of 1000

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83%Patients 65 Years and Older
51% 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 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

19% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 17,285 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 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
LISINOPRIL 881 708 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 846 725 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 795 739 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662 607 4 6
FUROSEMIDE 610 535 5 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 507 453 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 496 414 7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466 323 S3 8 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 389 335 9 12
CITALOPRAM HBR 379 303 10 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 350 306 11 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 298 282 12 59
METFORMIN HCL 297 253 13 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 296 296 14 32
CEFADROXIL 290 238 10 15 270
ATENOLOL 266 231 16 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 259 222 17 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240 205 18 9
TRAZODONE HCL 234 202 19 29
MIRTAZAPINE 231 226 20 56
GABAPENTIN 223 164 21 11
CARVEDILOL 222 189 22 15
CLOPIDOGREL 209 169 23 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 205 189 24 18
RAMIPRIL 199 177 25 77
TAMSULOSIN HCL 198 184 26 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 138 27 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182 168 28 19
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 179 152 29 151
TRAMADOL HCL 178 144 30 13
GLYBURIDE 167 134 R 31 92
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 158 128 R 32 121
SERTRALINE HCL 156 121 33 26
CLONIDINE HCL 148 125 34 27
NEXIUM 147 135 35 23
AGGRENOX 142 138 36 243
PLAVIX 141 124 37 49
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 141 125 37 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136 109 39 21
NAMENDA 131 131 40 43
GENERLAC 121 111 41 231
LANTUS 119 102 42 68
SPIRIVA 117 94 43 64
KLOR-CON M20 117 90 43 66
LEVOFLOXACIN 115 99 45 73
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115 98 45 101
PREDNISONE 114 100 47 42
RANITIDINE HCL 108 80 48 37
RISPERIDONE 102 101 49 87
PAROXETINE HCL 98 72 50 63
AZITHROMYCIN 96 75 51 36
CRESTOR 95 70 52 30
AMOXICILLIN 95 79 52 89
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90 70 54 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 61 55 20
FLUCONAZOLE 88 68 55 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 88 84 55 78
ALLOPURINOL 87 85 58 31
MECLIZINE HCL 84 74 59 80
PREMARIN 82 70 R 60 109
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 80 38 61 115
DIOVAN 79 75 62 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74 60 R 63 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72 69 64 40
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72 69 64 71
CYMBALTA 71 51 66 53
HYDRALAZINE HCL 68 61 67 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67 58 68 173
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 63 61 69 226
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 63 69 124
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63 53 69 70
DIGOXIN 63 47 69 52
LACTULOSE 63 45 69 162
TERAZOSIN HCL 62 62 74 150
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61 38 R 75 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 56 75 82
LYRICA 60 41 77 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 59 47 78 183
FAMOTIDINE 59 59 78 88
LOVASTATIN 57 48 80 41
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55 33 R 81 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 49 82 57
ZETIA 52 52 83 95
MELOXICAM 52 39 83 14
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51 46 85 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51 51 85 116
GLIMEPIRIDE 51 51 85 34
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51 39 85 61
KLOR-CON 10 50 38 89 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 49 89 145
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50 50 89 142
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 Oct. 12, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.