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Prescriber Checkup

ROBERT WILLIAMS MD

103 E MEMORIAL AVE PHYSICIANS OFFICE BUILDING

Opp | Alabama | 36467

(334) 493-7930

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 101 out of 1000

$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1000

567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79%Patients 65 Years and Older
53% 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

7% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

23% of this provider’s 567 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

5% of this provider’s 13,852 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
OMEPRAZOLE 866 716 1 2
LISINOPRIL 718 589 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 672 553 3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 596 433 S3 4 1
METFORMIN HCL 361 310 5 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334 282 6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324 287 7 6
TRAMADOL HCL 324 237 7 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 323 215 R 9 45
TAMSULOSIN HCL 302 266 10 33
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294 252 11 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281 242 12 4
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250 193 13 20
FUROSEMIDE 241 212 14 7
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228 209 15 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223 210 16 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220 195 17 25
GABAPENTIN 216 146 18 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 211 196 19 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 207 184 20 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199 173 21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 195 172 22 26
TRAZODONE HCL 190 123 23 29
BUMETANIDE 179 173 24 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 177 149 25 116
NEXIUM 172 123 26 23
MELOXICAM 171 121 27 14
NAMENDA 161 160 28 43
ATENOLOL 155 130 29 24
VERAPAMIL ER 149 107 30 86
GLYBURIDE 137 90 R 31 92
DIGOXIN 136 129 32 52
AMOXICILLIN 134 101 33 89
CLONIDINE HCL 128 101 34 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 126 109 35 73
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 108 36 38
KLOR-CON M20 121 111 37 66
DONEPEZIL HCL 114 111 38 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 87 39 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111 100 39 18
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 108 69 41 111
FINASTERIDE 104 87 42 177
GLIPIZIDE 103 95 43 62
CYMBALTA 101 45 44 53
CARVEDILOL 100 83 45 15
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 84 46 71
INDAPAMIDE 89 81 47 164
LOVASTATIN 88 88 48 41
IBUPROFEN 86 31 49 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85 74 50 40
ETODOLAC 85 60 50 152
MIRTAZAPINE 84 71 52 56
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81 81 53 12
INSULIN SYRINGE 80 54 54 93
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80 70 54 16
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79 34 R 56 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77 57 57 70
GUANFACINE HCL 77 70 R 57 295
CELEBREX 73 66 59 98
PREMARIN 71 46 R 60 109
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 69 55 61 250
FLUOXETINE HCL 68 45 62 51
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67 53 63 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 53 R 63 54
SPIRIVA 65 48 65 64
ESTRADIOL 65 19 R 65 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63 63 67 136
ALLOPURINOL 61 49 68 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60 47 69 69
MECLIZINE HCL 59 47 70 80
KLOR-CON 10 58 45 71 104
PAROXETINE HCL 58 52 71 63
METHOCARBAMOL 56 16 R 73 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 55 47 74 65
LYRICA 55 54 74 47
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55 29 S2 74 202
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52 49 77 184
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51 51 78 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50 38 79 145
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. 17, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.