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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1000

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 40 out of 1000

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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

24% of this provider’s 644 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 12,984 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,132 814 1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,006 732 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 572 354 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 543 216 S3 4 1
ALLOPURINOL 525 363 5 31
METFORMIN HCL 464 334 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 457 256 7 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 447 251 8 9
LISINOPRIL 387 254 9 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367 152 10 4
METFORMIN HCL ER 320 160 11 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320 132 11 16
CLONIDINE HCL 315 222 13 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 285 174 14 57
MELOXICAM 265 151 15 14
TRAMADOL HCL 254 156 16 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248 138 17 18
KLOR-CON M20 242 144 18 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235 122 19 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 233 113 20 12
NAPROXEN 230 137 21 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218 135 22 21
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211 155 23 38
CARVEDILOL 205 154 24 15
RAMIPRIL 204 109 25 77
GABAPENTIN 199 96 26 11
VERAPAMIL ER 195 140 27 86
LOVASTATIN 193 132 28 41
ACTONEL 192 131 29 241
RANITIDINE HCL 183 96 30 37
CLOPIDOGREL 182 147 31 35
ETODOLAC 180 106 32 152
DONEPEZIL HCL 179 179 33 32
CRESTOR 175 121 34 30
ATENOLOL 171 124 35 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170 113 36 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165 115 37 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158 93 38 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156 66 39 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 154 74 40 17
IBUPROFEN 152 73 41 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 152 112 41 74
TRAZODONE HCL 151 107 43 29
TORSEMIDE 151 93 43 137
NEXIUM 145 71 45 23
PLAVIX 141 109 46 49
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 132 84 47 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128 60 48 40
FAMOTIDINE 124 81 49 88
PEN NEEDLE 123 69 50 165
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 121 61 51 275
JANUVIA 119 73 52 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 117 17 R 53 39
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 116 94 54 59
ATELVIA 115 59 55 341
GLIMEPIRIDE 107 89 56 34
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 101 40 57 269
GLIPIZIDE 97 67 58 62
COLCRYS 96 82 59 171
MEGESTROL ACETATE 95 93 R 60 134
DIOVAN HCT 94 85 61 96
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92 29 62 120
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91 58 63 33
ACTOS 89 42 64 119
ZETIA 88 63 65 95
TERBINAFINE HCL 84 44 66 349
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 54 67 71
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 46 68 61
FLUOXETINE HCL 76 40 68 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74 47 70 189
DILTIAZEM ER 73 65 71 146
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 29 71 65
SERTRALINE HCL 72 15 73 26
NAMENDA 71 70 74 43
MECLIZINE HCL 68 56 75 80
METOLAZONE 68 41 75 167
LAMOTRIGINE 67 54 77 235
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 66 33 78 173
AZITHROMYCIN 66 39 78 36
PREMARIN 63 27 R 80 109
PROAIR HFA 61 26 81 50
CYMBALTA 59 38 82 53
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59 39 S3 82 127
SINGULAIR 59 20 82 84
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 36 85 101
ESTRADIOL 57 55 R 86 114
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 56 29 87 306
HUMULIN 70-30 55 53 88 131
DIOVAN 53 42 89 67
NIFEDIPINE ER 51 34 90 130
SEROQUEL XR 50 24 91 238
AVODART 50 30 91 214
BACLOFEN 50 27 91 129
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 22 R 91 153
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 Sept. 15, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.