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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1000

$1.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 1000

362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
96% 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

18% of this provider’s 362 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

35% of this provider’s 362 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 19,836 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

69 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
MIRTAZAPINE 765 664 1 56
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 735 580 S3 2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656 583 3 6
NAMENDA 642 621 4 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639 541 5 4
FUROSEMIDE 622 479 6 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 590 539 7 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 536 407 8 17
RANITIDINE HCL 532 468 9 37
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 476 401 10 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416 349 11 19
LANTUS 406 300 12 68
SIMVASTATIN 403 290 13 3
GABAPENTIN 379 251 14 11
LISINOPRIL 362 276 15 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 349 270 16 22
RISPERIDONE 333 281 17 87
OMEPRAZOLE 322 251 18 2
LEVETIRACETAM 314 111 19 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 307 254 20 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303 225 21 12
EXELON 301 298 22 108
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 285 247 23 113
DIOVAN 265 220 24 67
TRAZODONE HCL 255 197 25 29
NOVOLOG 250 203 26 156
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 246 191 27 60
CARVEDILOL 229 204 28 15
TAMIFLU 226 185 10 29 277
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 218 194 30 18
ATENOLOL 215 192 31 24
CYMBALTA 207 148 32 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 206 141 R 33 180
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185 137 34 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 177 152 35 33
KLOR-CON M20 176 148 36 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169 119 37 9
OLANZAPINE 160 113 38 188
NOVOLIN 70-30 160 143 38 160
SERTRALINE HCL 157 123 40 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156 154 41 71
METFORMIN HCL 152 127 42 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151 132 43 28
CLONIDINE HCL 149 126 44 27
LEVEMIR 141 139 45 179
PREVACID 138 61 46 354
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 137 136 47 116
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 134 93 48 184
CLOPIDOGREL 129 120 49 35
ALLOPURINOL 128 107 50 31
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 126 126 51 316
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125 98 52 97
LOVASTATIN 124 99 53 41
SPS 122 113 10 54 365
FAMOTIDINE 116 111 55 88
LATANOPROST 116 108 55 222
AMIODARONE HCL 108 97 57 178
SEROQUEL 108 81 57 157
AGGRENOX 107 100 59 243
NOVOLIN R 106 79 60 185
BACLOFEN 103 16 61 129
BUSPIRONE HCL 101 63 62 110
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 101 84 62 142
PLAVIX 100 91 64 49
TRAMADOL HCL 99 85 65 13
HYDRALAZINE HCL 96 82 66 74
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95 83 67 212
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 95 74 67 125
DIGOXIN 94 74 69 52
VALPROIC ACID 88 20 70 233
METHOCARBAMOL 88 63 R 70 79
HYDROXYZINE HCL 87 70 R 72 153
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81 57 73 70
ZETIA 79 67 74 95
CARBAMAZEPINE 76 33 75 225
LYRICA 76 76 75 47
LAMOTRIGINE 75 26 77 235
SPIRONOLACTONE 75 52 77 78
MUPIROCIN 75 59 77 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74 53 80 46
TRAVATAN Z 72 67 81 286
LACTULOSE 72 52 81 162
LUMIGAN 71 69 83 309
PREDNISONE 71 66 83 42
PAROXETINE HCL 71 49 83 63
SANTYL 70 59 86 249
CRESTOR 67 62 87 30
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66 56 88 99
CILOSTAZOL 61 61 89 227
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61 54 89 25
VESICARE 58 47 91 200
PROCRIT 58 56 91 419
GLIPIZIDE 57 40 93 62
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57 21 93 16
AZITHROMYCIN 56 34 95 36
PRIMIDONE 55 55 96 228
RENVELA 54 31 97 349
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54 54 97 154
NUEDEXTA 54 36 97 290
LEXAPRO 53 41 100 196
OXYCODONE HCL 52 34 S2 101 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52 48 101 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 52 101 20
NYSTATIN 52 43 101 182
GENERLAC 50 21 105 231
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.