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Prescriber Checkup

GORDON CONNOR MD

2018 BROOKWOOD MEDICAL CENTER DR PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING STE 209

Birmingham | Alabama | 35209

(205) 877-2193

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,373Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 780

$858K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 780

670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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
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this specialty
in Alabama
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

5% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 670 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 12,513 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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
OMEPRAZOLE 714 462 1 3
SIMVASTATIN 552 451 2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 510 272 S3 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458 370 4 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431 335 5 4
CARVEDILOL 401 324 6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391 249 7 12
LISINOPRIL 360 248 8 6
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 359 172 9 17
TRAMADOL HCL 347 232 10 15
METFORMIN HCL 323 257 11 8
SPIRONOLACTONE 322 258 12 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 306 182 13 59
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264 194 14 95
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 247 174 S3 15 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 185 16 18
MELOXICAM 228 142 17 16
TORSEMIDE 219 165 18 114
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 197 139 19 97
GABAPENTIN 196 136 20 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 193 106 21 82
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193 145 21 11
CRESTOR 187 149 23 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185 124 24 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184 125 25 19
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 178 137 26 143
GLIMEPIRIDE 172 157 27 30
FUROSEMIDE 171 131 28 7
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 111 29 41
CYMBALTA 160 49 30 51
NEXIUM 160 96 30 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 126 32 10
TOPIRAMATE 155 67 33 145
DIOVAN 145 106 34 55
ADVAIR DISKUS 140 63 35 68
CLOPIDOGREL 137 101 36 34
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 129 76 37 37
VERAPAMIL ER 127 105 38 78
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127 92 38 9
SERTRALINE HCL 120 101 40 27
HYDRALAZINE HCL 119 75 41 54
ATENOLOL 115 99 42 21
PROPRANOLOL HCL 114 51 43 133
ALLOPURINOL 112 75 44 29
CLONIDINE HCL 111 89 45 28
TRAZODONE HCL 109 72 46 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108 89 47 26
SINGULAIR 106 45 48 73
METOLAZONE 106 77 48 195
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 97 47 50 156
KLOR-CON M20 97 54 50 57
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 96 66 52 135
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96 96 52 44
LYRICA 95 28 54 52
DONEPEZIL HCL 94 76 55 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94 43 R 55 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 89 39 57 23
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85 15 R 58 42
PLAVIX 84 76 59 45
RAMIPRIL 83 47 60 70
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 81 41 61 79
JANUVIA 80 62 62 85
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80 46 62 120
FENOFIBRATE 78 69 64 63
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77 50 65 36
WARFARIN SODIUM 77 57 65 24
SUCRALFATE 75 65 67 149
LOVASTATIN 75 67 67 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73 46 69 33
AZELASTINE HCL 72 53 70 353
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70 35 71 20
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68 45 R 72 66
DIGOXIN 67 51 73 56
DIOVAN HCT 67 45 73 75
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66 35 75 50
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 63 43 76 204
METHOCARBAMOL 61 32 R 77 84
COLCRYS 61 40 77 131
VENTOLIN HFA 60 25 79 91
FLUOXETINE HCL 59 30 80 65
BYSTOLIC 59 32 80 118
SPIRIVA 58 31 82 72
IBUPROFEN 56 16 83 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55 44 84 49
NAPROXEN 55 29 84 100
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 49 84 188
LABETALOL HCL 54 30 87 159
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 54 29 87 185
FLUCONAZOLE 54 30 87 111
ZETIA 51 45 90 94
LANSOPRAZOLE 50 35 91 184
INSULIN SYRINGE 50 48 91 80
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.