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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,182Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 51

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 51

965 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85%Patients 65 Years and Older
93% 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

12% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 965 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

2% of this provider’s 33,130 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,730 1,582 1 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,298 1,185 2 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,283 1,097 S3 3 1
MIRTAZAPINE 1,064 1,037 4 21
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,026 887 5 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,012 884 6 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 874 839 7 17
NAMENDA 807 797 8 16
OMEPRAZOLE 740 627 9 3
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 738 656 10 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 713 596 11 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 685 610 12 11
LISINOPRIL 636 527 13 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 576 463 14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 571 517 15 10
CARVEDILOL 556 529 16 13
GABAPENTIN 486 403 17 12
RISPERIDONE 486 431 17 27
METFORMIN HCL 446 385 19 9
LANTUS 415 367 20 31
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 392 330 21 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 355 301 22 52
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 341 244 23 44
CYMBALTA 325 261 24 37
GLIPIZIDE 318 297 25 40
DIGOXIN 311 283 26 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 311 261 26 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 307 238 28 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306 269 29 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 282 251 30 19
LEVETIRACETAM 281 185 31 61
TRAZODONE HCL 277 225 32 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 270 209 33 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 269 233 34 94
EXELON 261 247 35 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 259 169 36 84
CLONIDINE HCL 247 192 37 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 244 234 38 74
DIOVAN 244 216 38 70
ATENOLOL 241 233 40 33
SERTRALINE HCL 235 196 41 32
CLOPIDOGREL 230 203 42 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224 208 43 39
HALOPERIDOL 203 145 44 105
SANTYL 203 180 44 144
RANITIDINE HCL 190 161 46 28
NOVOLIN R 187 153 47 78
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 187 186 47 130
OLANZAPINE 185 155 49 92
MELOXICAM 183 161 50 20
LATANOPROST 179 149 51 137
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170 148 52 57
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 169 136 53 64
FENTANYL 168 164 S2 54 65
PLAVIX 163 143 55 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158 115 56 25
LYRICA 156 147 57 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155 116 58 62
DETROL LA 153 137 59 125
ALLOPURINOL 147 133 60 43
PHENYTOIN 147 71 60 170
PROMETHAZINE HCL 146 111 R 62 56
ENABLEX 143 134 63 158
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 126 63 30
HUMULIN R 143 122 63 112
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 134 66 R 66 91
KLOR-CON M20 131 121 67 83
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 131 123 67 79
PREDNISONE 130 120 69 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130 121 69 48
METOLAZONE 130 121 69 155
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 127 104 72 142
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 123 119 73 81
BACLOFEN 122 40 74 113
NOVOLIN 70-30 118 98 75 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 116 99 76 85
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 116 104 76 106
SEROQUEL 115 103 78 86
RAMIPRIL 112 112 79 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 110 99 80 68
COLCRYS 110 103 80 143
LEVEMIR 108 89 82 111
CEFTRIAXONE 108 99 82 100
TRAVATAN Z 107 106 84 162
NITROFURANTOIN 103 101 85 133
ABILIFY 101 85 86 101
PAROXETINE HCL 100 96 87 69
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 85 88 29
SPIRIVA 98 94 89 87
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97 69 R 90 53
PENTOXIFYLLINE 95 95 91 259
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 78 91 77
KLOR-CON M10 93 91 93 159
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 92 76 94 147
AGGRENOX 90 72 95 165
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90 89 95 145
HYDROXYZINE HCL 89 84 R 97 99
AMITIZA 88 69 98 234
DIPYRIDAMOLE 88 81 R 98 261
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87 77 100 51
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87 60 100 114
NEXIUM 86 63 102 24
NYSTATIN 86 65 102 107
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86 72 S2 102 218
DILANTIN 86 59 102 205
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 81 77 R 106 203
NOVOLOG 80 66 107 151
AMIODARONE HCL 79 72 108 124
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 109 59
VALPROIC ACID 78 62 109 184
DILTIAZEM HCL 78 66 109 168
LEXAPRO 76 71 112 117
ACTOS 75 61 113 138
CELEBREX 75 66 113 129
BUMETANIDE 71 71 115 127
OXYCODONE HCL 71 63 S2 115 110
LIDOCAINE HCL 70 65 117 148
SUCRALFATE 70 57 117 82
AVODART 69 68 119 173
CEPHALEXIN 68 65 120 67
MISOPROSTOL 68 54 120 279
ADVAIR DISKUS 67 64 122 72
FAMOTIDINE 64 55 123 55
COMBIGAN 64 30 123 239
VESICARE 63 52 125 181
ROPINIROLE HCL 63 61 125 75
VERAPAMIL ER 63 63 125 115
AZITHROMYCIN 62 50 128 47
GALANTAMINE HBR 59 59 129 247
COMBIVENT 59 56 129 194
SINGULAIR 59 59 129 95
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59 47 129 174
TIZANIDINE HCL 58 22 133 102
JANUVIA 57 37 134 108
CILOSTAZOL 57 57 134 183
GEMFIBROZIL 56 56 136 126
LIDODERM 56 56 136 163
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56 48 136 228
LUMIGAN 55 52 139 246
SENSIPAR 55 33 139 300
NIFEDIPINE ER 54 33 141 186
MECLIZINE HCL 54 49 141 103
AMOXICILLIN 54 47 141 157
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53 42 144 225
GLIMEPIRIDE 52 36 145 71
FLUCONAZOLE 52 38 145 128
LABETALOL HCL 52 46 145 231
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 52 52 145 80
GLIPIZIDE ER 51 51 149 122
TIMOLOL MALEATE 51 51 149 227
SEROQUEL XR 51 12 149 207
PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 50 40 152 314
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 50 35 152 198
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.