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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1000

$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 71 out of 1000

807 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71%Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

2% of this provider’s 807 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 807 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 15,625 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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
FUROSEMIDE 1,156 1,011 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 646 468 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548 481 3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515 408 4 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512 346 S3 5 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 498 430 6 10
SIMVASTATIN 485 394 7 3
LISINOPRIL 456 349 8 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 344 297 9 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 319 307 10 34
TRAMADOL HCL 301 197 11 13
ATENOLOL 286 226 12 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 271 228 13 17
MELOXICAM 233 178 14 14
METFORMIN HCL 231 187 15 8
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 222 173 16 99
DONEPEZIL HCL 218 217 17 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 215 194 18 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187 133 19 46
AZITHROMYCIN 184 128 20 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181 157 21 20
DIGOXIN 176 174 22 52
CLOPIDOGREL 175 160 23 35
PRENATAL PLUS 168 129 24 242
NAMENDA 160 160 25 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158 119 26 12
PLAVIX 158 136 26 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 157 106 28 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155 112 29 16
ALLOPURINOL 154 101 30 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 154 150 30 18
LYRICA 144 104 32 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 111 33 25
EXELON 131 131 34 108
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129 118 35 21
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 128 71 R 36 121
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 127 107 37 48
SERTRALINE HCL 125 100 38 26
PAROXETINE HCL 124 101 39 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123 117 40 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 92 41 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121 114 42 9
CARVEDILOL 117 84 43 15
PREDNISONE 116 80 44 42
NEXIUM 115 90 45 23
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 88 46 70
ONGLYZA 111 80 47 221
LANTUS 108 99 48 68
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105 85 49 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 103 82 50 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 101 88 51 19
GABAPENTIN 100 83 52 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100 100 52 116
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100 91 52 57
CLONIDINE HCL 99 66 55 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98 81 56 59
JANUVIA 96 94 57 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 96 59 R 57 45
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91 90 59 28
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 47 60 115
DIOVAN HCT 89 70 60 96
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89 84 60 142
CYMBALTA 87 66 63 53
KLOR-CON 10 86 82 64 104
KLOR-CON M20 85 84 65 66
TRAZODONE HCL 83 71 66 29
MECLIZINE HCL 83 70 66 80
MEGESTROL ACETATE 81 79 R 68 134
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 78 47 69 125
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 59 70 160
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77 72 70 69
SUCRALFATE 75 59 72 144
BUMETANIDE 75 60 72 112
OLANZAPINE ODT 72 72 74 396
PROAIR HFA 70 34 75 50
SPIRIVA 67 59 76 64
NAPROXEN 66 60 77 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66 47 77 38
NOVOLOG 65 54 79 156
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64 40 80 71
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 64 61 80 313
AMOXICILLIN 63 47 82 89
FLUCONAZOLE 63 41 82 102
PHENYTOIN 62 16 84 257
FLUOXETINE HCL 62 39 84 51
CELEBREX 62 36 84 98
CRESTOR 61 59 87 30
VALPROIC ACID 59 34 88 233
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58 58 89 157
RAMIPRIL 57 34 90 77
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 51 91 191
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55 36 R 92 39
OLANZAPINE 52 48 93 188
METFORMIN HCL ER 52 30 93 44
HUMALOG 50 37 95 192
DIOVAN 50 49 95 67
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 March 28, 2014.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.