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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 43 out of 1000

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 50 out of 1000

867 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

7% of this provider’s 867 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 867 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 16,328 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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 1,140 594 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 636 467 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 636 449 2 6
FUROSEMIDE 574 490 4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 573 370 5 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547 419 6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475 419 7 10
LISINOPRIL 422 258 8 5
CITALOPRAM HBR 415 313 9 17
CARVEDILOL 398 337 10 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396 299 11 9
METFORMIN HCL 392 242 12 8
GABAPENTIN 382 267 13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 309 244 14 13
NEXIUM 274 153 15 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 269 258 16 32
CLOPIDOGREL 267 203 17 35
MELOXICAM 261 209 18 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 247 203 19 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244 159 20 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 227 152 21 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 215 181 22 22
MIRTAZAPINE 208 159 23 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205 174 24 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203 132 25 20
RISPERIDONE 200 185 26 87
PLAVIX 194 147 27 49
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 191 164 28 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 187 72 R 29 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 186 116 30 16
ALLOPURINOL 171 127 31 31
TRAZODONE HCL 161 139 32 29
NAPROXEN 153 92 33 81
GLIPIZIDE 152 112 34 62
ATENOLOL 151 80 35 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149 109 36 28
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149 139 36 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 107 38 70
EXELON 143 143 39 108
CRESTOR 142 94 40 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140 104 41 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134 112 42 25
PREDNISONE 133 110 43 42
AZITHROMYCIN 129 76 44 36
RANITIDINE HCL 127 112 45 37
SERTRALINE HCL 116 81 46 26
PROAIR HFA 116 51 46 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114 89 48 46
SPIRIVA 113 83 49 64
DIGOXIN 107 87 50 52
NAMENDA 107 107 50 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105 83 52 69
AMIODARONE HCL 101 97 53 178
PAROXETINE HCL 100 59 54 63
TORSEMIDE 100 56 54 137
CLONIDINE HCL 95 65 56 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 62 56 110
CEFUROXIME 94 71 58 133
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92 92 59 71
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 92 59 59 125
SPIRONOLACTONE 90 67 61 78
LEVOFLOXACIN 89 65 62 73
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 87 74 63 115
VERAPAMIL ER 86 64 64 86
LYRICA 85 48 65 47
LOVASTATIN 85 64 65 41
CYMBALTA 83 35 67 53
HYDROXYZINE HCL 83 68 R 67 153
RAMIPRIL 82 78 69 77
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 82 82 69 203
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81 40 R 71 45
ZETIA 81 65 71 95
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 57 71 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81 74 71 74
ENDOCET 81 28 S2 71 107
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81 78 71 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78 51 77 60
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 78 71 77 19
DIOVAN 77 71 79 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 76 46 80 61
LANTUS 76 69 80 68
CARISOPRODOL 75 20 R 82 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74 48 83 40
CELEBREX 73 51 84 98
METOLAZONE 73 69 84 167
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72 66 86 136
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71 31 87 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70 27 S2 88 202
LEVETIRACETAM 70 54 88 128
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70 48 88 224
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64 63 91 57
CEPHALEXIN 64 47 91 90
PROMETHAZINE HCL 64 39 R 91 54
ADVAIR DISKUS 63 52 94 65
FENTANYL 62 46 S2 95 100
FLUOXETINE HCL 61 33 96 51
INSULIN SYRINGE 59 38 97 93
NYSTATIN 59 51 97 182
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58 51 99 58
FLUCONAZOLE 57 19 100 102
OXYCODONE HCL 57 22 S2 100 118
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57 12 S2 100 143
GLIPIZIDE ER 56 54 103 106
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 56 56 103 154
SINGULAIR 52 28 105 84
MEGESTROL ACETATE 51 49 R 106 134
LACTULOSE 51 48 106 162
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 March 2, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.