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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1000

$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1000

1,053 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%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
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 1,053 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

27% of this provider’s 1,053 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 26,456 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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 1,209 732 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 1,154 774 2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,150 953 3 4
LISINOPRIL 1,094 830 4 5
SIMVASTATIN 998 733 5 3
METFORMIN HCL 852 606 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 812 693 7 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 676 565 8 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 610 562 9 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604 554 10 6
CARVEDILOL 594 531 11 15
GABAPENTIN 551 357 12 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 470 312 13 17
RANITIDINE HCL 457 287 14 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 453 307 15 28
SERTRALINE HCL 445 358 16 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430 312 17 12
NEXIUM 429 299 18 23
MELOXICAM 423 266 19 14
ATENOLOL 416 257 20 24
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 406 363 21 101
TAMSULOSIN HCL 380 347 22 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368 269 23 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 353 329 24 32
NAMENDA 333 300 25 43
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325 257 26 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305 256 27 25
AZITHROMYCIN 296 235 28 36
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 276 182 29 70
TRAMADOL HCL 267 200 30 13
FENOFIBRATE 262 196 31 55
CLONIDINE HCL 262 190 31 27
JANUVIA 247 236 33 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 236 210 34 61
RISPERIDONE 232 166 35 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 219 188 36 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217 185 37 19
ALLOPURINOL 217 166 37 31
METHOCARBAMOL 211 83 R 39 79
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202 153 40 60
SUCRALFATE 200 110 41 144
RAMIPRIL 192 137 42 77
TRAZODONE HCL 188 131 43 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186 171 44 21
LYRICA 184 136 45 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 182 97 46 69
PROAIR HFA 176 108 47 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172 126 48 20
CLOPIDOGREL 163 150 49 35
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162 74 50 16
FINASTERIDE 160 156 51 177
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 154 116 52 103
DIOVAN 151 144 53 67
SINGULAIR 148 124 54 84
CRESTOR 148 120 54 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 146 112 56 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143 113 57 58
SPIRIVA 137 112 58 64
MIRTAZAPINE 134 118 59 56
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131 90 60 75
SPIRONOLACTONE 130 107 61 78
ROPINIROLE HCL 126 84 62 82
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 125 73 63 209
FLUCONAZOLE 125 80 63 102
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122 116 65 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122 104 65 132
CYMBALTA 121 60 67 53
DIGOXIN 121 121 67 52
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 119 89 69 154
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119 92 69 71
LOVASTATIN 119 92 69 41
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 116 90 72 145
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116 116 72 136
PROMETHAZINE HCL 113 41 R 74 54
AMOXICILLIN 113 81 74 89
FAMOTIDINE 113 61 74 88
CARISOPRODOL 111 42 R 77 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 110 91 78 97
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109 107 79 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 109 53 R 79 39
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108 80 R 81 45
ZETIA 106 88 82 95
NIASPAN 105 49 83 172
DILTIAZEM ER 102 64 84 146
CEPHALEXIN 101 74 85 90
VESICARE 98 28 86 200
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 88 87 147
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 97 93 87 48
LANTUS 96 85 89 68
ONGLYZA 94 81 90 221
PLAVIX 93 88 91 49
INDAPAMIDE 93 86 91 164
INSULIN SYRINGE 92 74 93 93
TRICOR 92 70 93 141
KLOR-CON 10 92 47 93 104
GLIPIZIDE 92 72 93 62
CELEBREX 90 77 97 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 70 97 59
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89 64 99 113
LOVAZA 87 76 100 148
LACTULOSE 87 46 100 162
KLOR-CON 8 86 80 102 217
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 86 54 102 382
IBUPROFEN 85 59 104 94
MECLIZINE HCL 83 81 105 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82 75 106 57
GLIPIZIDE ER 81 51 107 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 81 48 107 51
LIDODERM 80 60 109 220
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 79 60 110 173
DETROL LA 79 65 110 208
FENTANYL 79 67 S2 110 100
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 77 77 113 203
QUINAPRIL HCL 76 76 114 117
AVODART 76 76 114 214
LEVEMIR 76 61 114 179
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74 74 117 175
BYSTOLIC 74 29 117 126
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 17 119 115
SYMBICORT 72 64 120 149
ETODOLAC 72 42 120 152
PREDNISONE 71 62 122 42
PRIMIDONE 70 59 123 228
EXELON 69 69 124 108
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67 21 125 197
DIOVAN HCT 66 66 126 96
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 65 38 127 251
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63 33 128 99
DILTIAZEM HCL 62 62 129 230
LEVETIRACETAM 62 23 129 128
PAROXETINE HCL 62 28 129 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62 55 129 184
ACTOS 61 41 133 119
BENICAR 61 38 133 263
WELCHOL 60 51 135 265
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 60 54 135 313
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60 37 S3 135 127
NOVOLIN R 59 48 138 185
TERAZOSIN HCL 57 47 139 150
GEMFIBROZIL 57 32 139 105
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56 51 141 111
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 17 141 135
CEFDINIR 56 45 141 122
DEXILANT 55 45 144 248
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 46 144 65
PENTOXIFYLLINE 54 37 146 239
LEXAPRO 53 39 147 196
BUSPIRONE HCL 53 47 147 110
HUMULIN R 53 30 147 215
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 28 150 40
ONDANSETRON HCL 51 35 151 204
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. 16, 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.