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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 1000

$937K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1000

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
35% 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

4% of this provider’s 775 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 775 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 17,731 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,477 955 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,023 838 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 731 527 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 721 557 4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 673 575 5 6
LISINOPRIL 632 450 6 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 629 513 7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 574 465 8 12
FUROSEMIDE 552 415 9 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525 467 10 19
ATENOLOL 489 375 11 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487 390 12 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 481 380 13 21
GLIMEPIRIDE 448 299 14 34
FENOFIBRATE 423 315 15 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 395 314 16 20
METFORMIN HCL 377 270 17 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 368 249 18 10
GABAPENTIN 366 216 19 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 301 222 20 17
METFORMIN HCL ER 295 212 21 44
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 286 216 22 48
CRESTOR 283 224 23 30
PROAIR HFA 268 171 24 50
SERTRALINE HCL 266 226 25 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266 240 25 25
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 265 244 27 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 250 204 28 22
NEXIUM 235 111 29 23
TRAZODONE HCL 233 157 30 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 207 182 31 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194 111 32 16
CARVEDILOL 192 129 33 15
CLONIDINE HCL 180 105 34 27
ALLOPURINOL 166 126 35 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 163 117 36 103
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157 77 37 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 140 54 R 38 54
PREDNISONE 140 109 38 42
CLOPIDOGREL 140 109 38 35
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137 113 41 40
METHOCARBAMOL 136 54 R 42 79
ZETIA 133 122 43 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 131 78 R 44 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 130 44 45 183
SPIRIVA 130 100 45 64
LANTUS 130 70 45 68
LOVASTATIN 130 102 45 41
JANUVIA 120 92 49 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 92 50 57
FLUOXETINE HCL 117 43 50 51
RANITIDINE HCL 116 67 52 37
DIOVAN 114 111 53 67
INSULIN SYRINGE 112 61 54 93
HUMULIN 70-30 109 83 55 131
BENAZEPRIL HCL 108 74 56 61
LANSOPRAZOLE 106 50 57 190
BACLOFEN 105 86 58 129
KLOR-CON 10 105 104 58 104
FELODIPINE ER 104 79 60 210
GLIPIZIDE 102 69 61 62
PAROXETINE HCL 102 57 61 63
DIGOXIN 96 74 63 52
TRAMADOL HCL 94 76 64 13
ADVAIR DISKUS 93 61 65 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 90 90 66 32
AZITHROMYCIN 89 59 67 36
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 85 68 38
SYNTHROID 87 74 68 91
FLOVENT HFA 86 30 70 353
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85 74 71 75
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 84 50 72 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84 72 72 58
KLOR-CON M10 81 61 74 216
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81 57 74 60
VENTOLIN HFA 81 25 74 83
VERAPAMIL ER 79 46 77 86
DIOVAN HCT 78 62 78 96
KLOR-CON M20 73 52 79 66
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69 30 R 80 39
PLAVIX 69 47 80 49
SYMBICORT 65 52 82 149
COMBIVENT 64 45 83 193
CEPHALEXIN 63 57 84 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62 38 85 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60 45 86 70
IMIPRAMINE HCL 60 51 R 86 361
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59 47 88 136
GEMFIBROZIL 59 54 88 105
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58 38 90 147
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 57 33 91 154
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54 20 S2 92 202
CEFDINIR 53 45 93 122
PRIMIDONE 52 50 94 228
CYMBALTA 52 20 94 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52 49 94 123
LYRICA 52 23 94 47
ATROVENT HFA 51 38 98 442
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51 48 98 59
MELOXICAM 50 38 100 14
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 June 7, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.