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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Adult Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,363Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 17

$1000K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 17

1,052 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46%Patients 65 Years and Older
86% 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

4% of this provider’s 1,052 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 5%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 1,052 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 22%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 10,662 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% 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 $47 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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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 1,031 632 1 2
OMEPRAZOLE 761 404 2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 748 208 S3 3 1
METFORMIN HCL 596 343 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 580 327 5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 564 323 6 3
TRAMADOL HCL 560 234 7 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 544 319 8 9
LISINOPRIL 498 324 9 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343 180 10 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331 169 11 12
CLONIDINE HCL 312 92 12 15
KLOR-CON M20 309 175 13 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308 144 14 21
MELOXICAM 298 159 15 23
GABAPENTIN 291 119 16 16
CLOPIDOGREL 282 208 17 29
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 272 134 18 51
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263 83 19 24
CARVEDILOL 248 152 20 18
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 231 37 R 21 30
NEXIUM 221 84 22 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217 98 23 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203 122 24 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188 116 25 32
PLAVIX 186 133 26 42
ATENOLOL 183 62 27 22
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 180 55 S3 28 69
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 70 29 17
HYDRALAZINE HCL 164 114 30 38
INSULIN SYRINGE 164 97 30 63
LYRICA 163 43 32 94
AZITHROMYCIN 156 52 33 56
DIOVAN 153 93 34 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146 95 35 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 146 98 35 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145 104 37 14
CRESTOR 143 95 38 34
VERAPAMIL ER 138 98 39 47
DIOVAN HCT 131 58 40 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122 85 41 50
DONEPEZIL HCL 121 120 42 39
JANUVIA 117 67 43 67
SERTRALINE HCL 116 38 44 40
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 111 45 45 57
GLIPIZIDE 109 37 46 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107 42 47 33
PEN NEEDLE 107 43 47 87
CYMBALTA 106 24 49 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 104 62 50 27
TRAZODONE HCL 103 46 51 46
LANTUS 102 53 52 78
PROMETHAZINE HCL 98 13 R 53 54
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 96 34 54 123
PROAIR HFA 95 48 55 70
ALLOPURINOL 94 70 56 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 91 38 57 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 89 61 58 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88 77 59 105
COLCRYS 88 43 59 127
BYSTOLIC 88 67 59 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87 36 62 75
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 17 63 109
GLYBURIDE 86 31 R 63 74
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 84 22 R 65 61
RANITIDINE HCL 84 48 65 37
SINGULAIR 83 24 67 96
LOVASTATIN 83 54 67 25
DIGOXIN 82 66 69 45
IBUPROFEN 79 41 70 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77 28 71 85
AMOXICILLIN 72 23 72 95
CARISOPRODOL 70 0 R 73 53
ONGLYZA 69 34 74 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69 60 74 60
HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN 68 14 S3 76 137
PREMARIN 68 18 R 76 116
ESTRADIOL 65 0 R 78 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64 24 79 58
FAMOTIDINE 63 35 80 55
PREDNISONE 63 23 80 113
FLUCONAZOLE 61 0 82 143
VENTOLIN HFA 61 28 82 76
ACTOS 60 46 84 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 59 36 85 62
RAMIPRIL 58 43 86 52
LABETALOL HCL 57 48 87 147
METHOCARBAMOL 56 13 R 88 110
NAPROXEN 54 19 89 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52 0 90 154
CAPTOPRIL 51 21 91 100
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 April 9, 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.