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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 1000

$2.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1000

880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
89% 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

11% of this provider’s 880 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 880 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 30,568 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 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 1,524 1,357 1 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,051 924 S3 2 1
NAMENDA 893 845 3 43
FUROSEMIDE 862 814 4 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 844 811 5 22
SIMVASTATIN 836 746 6 3
MIRTAZAPINE 789 729 7 56
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 785 695 8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 710 633 9 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 633 606 10 32
GABAPENTIN 631 554 11 11
LISINOPRIL 586 514 12 5
METFORMIN HCL 582 512 13 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552 500 14 6
CARVEDILOL 543 518 15 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 517 510 16 60
RISPERIDONE 486 414 17 87
LANTUS 473 418 18 68
CITALOPRAM HBR 434 375 19 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 401 346 20 75
TRAMADOL HCL 351 307 21 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 347 327 22 28
EXELON 341 325 23 108
NOVOLOG 284 248 24 156
SERTRALINE HCL 279 232 25 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 247 26 19
TRAZODONE HCL 262 226 27 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252 215 28 18
NYSTATIN 249 215 29 182
FENTANYL 245 234 S2 30 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 244 242 31 116
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233 212 32 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211 187 33 25
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 207 185 34 113
MELOXICAM 204 139 35 14
CLOPIDOGREL 201 177 36 35
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194 168 37 33
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 189 165 38 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 152 39 9
NEXIUM 181 140 39 23
DIGOXIN 180 174 41 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 177 144 42 82
PLAVIX 173 158 43 49
DIOVAN 168 162 44 67
JANUVIA 166 153 45 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166 121 45 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166 160 45 40
CHLORTHALIDONE 164 143 48 174
ATENOLOL 162 140 49 24
TORSEMIDE 160 154 50 137
KLOR-CON M20 159 156 51 66
CYMBALTA 157 126 52 53
SEROQUEL 156 138 53 157
PRADAXA 152 152 54 299
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150 130 55 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 150 133 55 73
LEXAPRO 147 144 57 196
ALLOPURINOL 147 129 57 31
SINGULAIR 144 136 59 84
LYRICA 143 119 60 47
HYDROXYZINE HCL 142 107 R 61 153
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 115 R 62 54
MECLIZINE HCL 136 131 63 80
ABILIFY 133 131 64 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 132 116 65 157
PREDNISONE 132 110 65 42
AZITHROMYCIN 129 105 67 36
MEGESTROL ACETATE 124 102 R 68 134
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 120 109 69 12
CEFTRIAXONE 120 111 69 213
GLIMEPIRIDE 119 99 71 34
SPIRIVA 119 101 71 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111 104 73 57
BUSPIRONE HCL 105 103 74 110
KETOCONAZOLE 103 94 75 219
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 100 89 76 203
LOVASTATIN 100 76 76 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 98 98 78 78
LAMOTRIGINE 95 74 79 235
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93 52 80 115
LEVETIRACETAM 93 73 80 128
FENOFIBRATE 92 74 82 55
FLUOXETINE HCL 92 83 82 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92 71 R 82 39
BUPROPION XL 90 71 85 207
RIVASTIGMINE 90 90 85 283
NITROFURANTOIN 90 84 85 199
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90 71 85 70
OXYCONTIN 90 82 S2 85 166
PAROXETINE HCL 88 71 90 63
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 88 90 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 79 92 132
VESICARE 87 87 92 200
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86 65 94 124
COLCRYS 86 76 94 171
AMIODARONE HCL 86 84 94 178
TIZANIDINE HCL 85 52 97 76
SUCRALFATE 83 79 98 144
TOPIRAMATE 83 46 98 181
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 67 100 65
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81 76 100 147
DOXEPIN HCL 79 65 102 176
LACTULOSE 79 78 102 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78 69 104 46
ONDANSETRON HCL 77 73 105 204
HUMALOG 76 72 106 192
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76 75 106 212
OXCARBAZEPINE 76 64 106 310
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 75 68 R 109 45
VIMPAT 74 61 110 320
FLUOCINONIDE 74 70 110 331
JANUMET 73 30 112 195
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 73 61 112 186
HALOPERIDOL 72 55 114 211
FLUCONAZOLE 72 58 114 102
LIDOCAINE HCL 71 66 116 236
EVISTA 70 70 117 168
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 69 61 118 99
OLANZAPINE 69 68 118 188
WELCHOL 68 53 120 265
BUPROPION HCL SR 68 64 120 183
AMOXICILLIN 68 51 120 89
ENABLEX 65 54 123 273
LEVEMIR 64 60 124 179
LOVAZA 64 64 124 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64 55 124 159
CLONIDINE HCL 63 61 127 27
STROMECTOL 63 62 127 406
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 63 63 127 250
AVODART 61 61 130 214
LATANOPROST 61 61 130 222
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 61 56 R 130 297
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 60 39 133 48
APIDRA 59 58 134 416
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 49 135 20
FLAVOXATE HCL 58 56 135 419
CRESTOR 58 35 135 30
CLONIDINE 58 58 135 348
CEPHALEXIN 58 52 135 90
CARAFATE 58 55 135 244
GLYBURIDE 58 42 R 135 92
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57 42 142 191
DILTIAZEM HCL 57 45 142 230
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 56 48 144 184
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56 56 144 136
ACTOS 55 46 146 119
KLOR-CON M10 55 55 146 216
RAMIPRIL 55 55 146 77
VENLAFAXINE HCL 53 33 149 259
BACLOFEN 52 20 150 129
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 46 151 347
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 Dec. 7, 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.