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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 1000

$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 119 out of 1000

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

5% of this provider’s 622 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 622 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 12,471 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

17% 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
LISINOPRIL 833 437 1 5
SIMVASTATIN 679 447 2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 656 326 S3 3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 632 320 4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612 462 5 4
OMEPRAZOLE 605 371 6 2
METFORMIN HCL 525 328 7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510 360 8 6
MELOXICAM 425 298 9 14
FUROSEMIDE 409 292 10 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382 195 11 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356 262 12 10
RANITIDINE HCL 336 203 13 37
SERTRALINE HCL 323 205 14 26
GABAPENTIN 299 124 15 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298 256 16 19
CEPHALEXIN 269 175 17 90
ATENOLOL 267 158 18 24
TRAZODONE HCL 252 143 19 29
PREDNISONE 224 139 20 42
NEXIUM 224 137 20 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 201 148 22 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 199 168 23 25
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188 110 24 71
IBUPROFEN 180 94 25 94
BUMETANIDE 172 119 26 112
JANUVIA 166 130 27 85
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164 139 28 20
GLYBURIDE 159 109 R 29 92
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 158 56 30 251
CARVEDILOL 157 96 31 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142 101 32 33
CLONIDINE HCL 140 76 33 27
DOXEPIN HCL 135 97 34 176
WARFARIN SODIUM 132 109 35 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 125 125 36 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 124 47 R 37 39
AMOXICILLIN 121 81 38 89
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115 68 39 16
GLIPIZIDE 112 83 40 62
DIGOXIN 111 89 41 52
FLUOXETINE HCL 111 70 41 51
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109 59 43 101
NAMENDA 108 100 44 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 107 53 45 82
FLUCONAZOLE 106 56 46 102
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105 73 47 70
NAPROXEN 102 57 48 81
CITALOPRAM HBR 102 40 48 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102 78 48 46
ESTRADIOL 98 78 R 51 114
CLOPIDOGREL 94 70 52 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL 94 78 52 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91 81 54 38
VENTOLIN HFA 89 28 55 83
PREMARIN 89 65 R 55 109
AZITHROMYCIN 88 51 57 36
LOVASTATIN 87 63 58 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87 55 58 28
GEMFIBROZIL 85 59 60 105
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84 74 61 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82 75 62 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 81 37 R 63 54
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80 72 64 111
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 80 64 64 307
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79 60 66 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78 27 S3 67 127
PLAVIX 77 56 68 49
METHOCARBAMOL 73 30 R 69 79
BACLOFEN 72 17 70 129
PROAIR HFA 72 37 70 50
SPIRIVA 71 57 72 64
VERAPAMIL ER 70 47 73 86
INSULIN SYRINGE 70 46 73 93
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 66 47 75 18
FENTANYL 63 41 S2 76 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63 22 76 124
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 54 76 130
SPIRONOLACTONE 60 55 79 78
MECLIZINE HCL 60 49 79 80
OLANZAPINE 59 34 81 188
ADVAIR DISKUS 58 23 82 65
DIOVAN 56 42 83 67
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 56 30 83 125
MUPIROCIN 55 39 85 140
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55 55 85 57
PAROXETINE HCL 53 32 87 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50 30 R 88 45
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 Oct. 16, 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.