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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 1000

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 37 out of 1000

1,281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 1,281 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 16,949 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,881 1,283 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 855 725 2 2
TRAMADOL HCL 764 508 3 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 751 670 4 4
SIMVASTATIN 668 548 5 3
LISINOPRIL 583 474 6 5
CEPHALEXIN 536 363 7 90
LEVOFLOXACIN 449 335 8 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 360 8 6
FUROSEMIDE 418 347 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411 359 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 364 273 12 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321 297 13 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 319 255 14 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 280 237 15 25
GABAPENTIN 280 218 15 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 259 215 17 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253 227 18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 239 172 19 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237 147 20 20
MELOXICAM 231 165 21 14
CLOPIDOGREL 224 197 22 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216 170 23 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 209 187 24 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208 168 25 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 193 163 26 18
NEXIUM 192 156 27 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 190 111 28 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 166 29 16
ATENOLOL 172 127 30 24
CLONIDINE HCL 170 141 31 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 163 103 R 32 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159 113 33 28
CARVEDILOL 155 131 34 15
GLIPIZIDE 154 120 35 62
PLAVIX 152 130 36 49
RANITIDINE HCL 150 107 37 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 136 38 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 137 136 39 32
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135 125 40 71
ADVAIR DISKUS 126 89 41 65
FLUCONAZOLE 126 80 41 102
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 123 104 43 209
SERTRALINE HCL 119 92 44 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117 56 R 45 54
CRESTOR 115 91 46 30
METHOCARBAMOL 114 79 R 47 79
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112 109 48 57
ALLOPURINOL 111 79 49 31
INSULIN SYRINGE 102 80 50 93
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101 72 51 40
QUINAPRIL HCL 100 91 52 117
DIGOXIN 100 99 52 52
TRICOR 94 72 54 141
PREDNISONE 94 74 54 42
PAROXETINE HCL 88 69 56 63
BUMETANIDE 87 75 57 112
TRAZODONE HCL 85 72 58 29
SINGULAIR 84 48 59 84
PROAIR HFA 84 65 59 50
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84 35 R 59 39
FLUOXETINE HCL 82 58 62 51
DOXEPIN HCL 80 69 63 176
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 79 54 64 97
FENOFIBRATE 78 59 65 55
SPIRIVA 78 48 65 64
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76 59 67 123
MECLIZINE HCL 76 74 67 80
NOVOLIN 70-30 75 58 69 160
DIOVAN HCT 75 47 69 96
CYMBALTA 74 27 71 53
MUPIROCIN 71 49 72 140
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71 32 S3 72 127
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 71 52 72 274
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70 60 75 61
DIOVAN 69 56 76 67
LYRICA 66 28 77 47
RAMIPRIL 65 60 78 77
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 40 79 135
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64 44 79 60
ZETIA 63 43 81 95
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63 44 81 306
GEMFIBROZIL 61 57 83 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60 42 84 74
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60 50 84 12
NITROSTAT 59 44 86 266
VENTOLIN HFA 54 29 87 83
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 50 88 130
KLOR-CON M20 53 49 88 66
GLIPIZIDE ER 53 50 88 106
LIPITOR 53 40 88 170
LANTUS 53 34 88 68
LIDODERM 53 29 88 220
BUSPIRONE HCL 51 36 94 110
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 48 94 101
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 Aug. 11, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.