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Prescriber Checkup

ARCHIE HOOPER M.D.

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1000

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 32 out of 1000

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64%Patients 65 Years and Older
82% 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

3% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 17,113 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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 1,091 889 1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,028 791 2 10
FUROSEMIDE 873 679 3 7
LISINOPRIL 795 579 4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 774 536 5 9
OMEPRAZOLE 754 497 6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 709 590 7 6
METFORMIN HCL 565 305 8 8
WARFARIN SODIUM 545 469 9 22
CRESTOR 484 338 10 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 447 274 S3 11 1
CARVEDILOL 425 357 12 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 396 383 13 32
GLYBURIDE 393 306 R 14 92
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 391 303 15 4
NAMENDA 389 389 16 43
CITALOPRAM HBR 359 338 17 17
ATENOLOL 310 193 18 24
GABAPENTIN 287 225 19 11
ALLOPURINOL 250 198 20 31
LOVASTATIN 220 159 21 41
AZITHROMYCIN 216 143 22 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211 151 23 19
CLONIDINE HCL 209 129 24 27
TRAZODONE HCL 203 173 25 29
ZETIA 191 159 26 95
TRAMADOL HCL 190 138 27 13
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189 187 28 75
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182 128 29 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177 146 30 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 166 87 31 12
MELOXICAM 147 88 32 14
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130 67 33 69
CLOPIDOGREL 127 115 34 35
NEXIUM 120 69 35 23
FELODIPINE ER 120 99 35 210
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 112 98 37 25
RAMIPRIL 111 91 38 77
SPIRONOLACTONE 109 48 39 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 109 73 39 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106 57 R 41 39
DIGOXIN 106 92 41 52
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101 97 43 57
VERAPAMIL ER 101 86 43 86
EXELON 100 100 45 108
HYDRALAZINE HCL 98 77 46 74
SERTRALINE HCL 98 58 46 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98 80 46 60
ACTOS 96 64 49 119
GLIMEPIRIDE 95 57 50 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 95 46 50 115
SINGULAIR 94 48 52 84
GENERLAC 94 39 52 231
LANTUS 92 81 54 68
LIPITOR 91 49 55 170
NOVOLOG 91 66 55 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 68 55 40
FAMOTIDINE 90 58 58 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 53 59 21
MIRTAZAPINE 88 87 60 56
RISPERIDONE 84 65 61 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84 47 61 16
IBUPROFEN 83 62 63 94
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81 57 64 58
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80 51 65 46
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 80 67 65 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79 55 67 33
SEROQUEL 79 77 67 157
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79 79 67 189
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 69 70 38
PLAVIX 76 67 71 49
PREDNISONE 75 58 72 42
FLUCONAZOLE 73 37 73 102
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73 66 73 136
JANUVIA 71 57 75 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 70 57 76 73
WELCHOL 69 50 77 265
ULORIC 67 45 78 371
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67 51 78 194
NAPROXEN 63 19 80 81
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60 34 81 132
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 56 82 93
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59 32 R 82 54
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58 41 84 255
LYRICA 57 46 85 47
MUPIROCIN 55 35 86 140
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 55 55 86 300
LEVETIRACETAM 53 38 88 128
AVODART 53 44 88 214
DIOVAN 53 45 88 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53 43 88 28
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52 33 R 92 253
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51 30 93 103
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51 28 93 256
GLIPIZIDE 51 45 93 62
VALACYCLOVIR 51 51 93 376
CYMBALTA 50 26 97 53
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 Nov. 7, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.