ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

24,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 1000

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 1000

780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
77% 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

8% of this provider’s 780 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

21% of this provider’s 780 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 17,577 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

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


Another View

This chart shows a different comparison of all providers in this specialty based on their mix of drugs and volume. Providers are grouped by similarity; those least like their peers are farthest to the right. Hover over the bars to see names of other prescribers.

← Prescribers more like their peers Prescribers less like their peers →
KEY: How to read this
chart

Fewer Prescribers
More Prescribers

This Prescriber
Hover to see more prescribers

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 937 656 1 6
CARVEDILOL 914 631 2 15
SIMVASTATIN 785 508 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 667 470 4 2
LISINOPRIL 606 480 5 5
FUROSEMIDE 586 507 6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 578 537 7 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 552 459 8 4
PREDNISONE 473 309 9 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 465 287 10 12
TRAMADOL HCL 462 281 11 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 431 286 S3 12 1
GABAPENTIN 424 266 13 11
METFORMIN HCL 424 245 13 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365 178 15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 335 281 16 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 331 221 17 38
MELOXICAM 329 229 18 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 246 19 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 305 294 20 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295 236 21 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 265 175 22 34
NEXIUM 265 162 22 23
CEPHALEXIN 241 164 24 90
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231 133 25 40
NAPROXEN 226 115 26 81
CRESTOR 222 140 27 30
CLOPIDOGREL 218 179 28 35
SERTRALINE HCL 213 160 29 26
CLONIDINE HCL 204 147 30 27
NAMENDA 188 185 31 43
BUMETANIDE 184 159 32 112
ATENOLOL 176 129 33 24
ADVAIR DISKUS 175 125 34 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169 133 35 19
ALLOPURINOL 164 127 36 31
RANITIDINE HCL 163 131 37 37
PLAVIX 152 122 38 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147 113 39 33
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146 108 40 70
FENOFIBRATE 146 72 40 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144 111 42 28
SINGULAIR 139 88 43 84
KLOR-CON 10 138 81 44 104
RISPERIDONE 135 124 45 87
TRAZODONE HCL 135 112 45 29
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 135 135 45 226
AZITHROMYCIN 124 87 48 36
GLIPIZIDE 124 70 48 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 120 91 50 69
DIGOXIN 117 107 51 52
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 117 94 51 267
MIRTAZAPINE 117 114 51 56
FENTANYL 114 114 S2 54 100
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114 79 54 71
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112 63 56 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 112 86 56 18
DOXEPIN HCL 111 95 58 176
AVODART 109 78 59 214
LYRICA 108 75 60 47
LOVAZA 102 60 61 148
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100 69 62 9
GLYBURIDE 98 84 R 63 92
ONGLYZA 97 75 64 221
KLOR-CON M20 96 61 65 66
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 95 66 66 205
LEVOFLOXACIN 94 66 67 73
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94 63 67 132
MUPIROCIN 94 42 67 140
MECLIZINE HCL 93 76 70 80
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92 67 71 16
VENTOLIN HFA 88 35 72 83
LEVETIRACETAM 87 38 73 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82 63 74 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 68 75 74
FLUCONAZOLE 76 58 76 102
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 74 64 77 255
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74 55 77 21
VYTORIN 73 37 79 201
VERAPAMIL ER 72 60 80 86
PEN NEEDLE 70 44 81 165
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69 42 R 82 54
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69 66 82 136
OXYCODONE HCL 67 42 S2 84 118
SPIRIVA 66 43 85 64
ACYCLOVIR 64 48 86 343
NITROSTAT 63 45 87 266
PROAIR HFA 62 47 88 50
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62 31 88 115
METHOCARBAMOL 62 20 R 88 79
INSULIN SYRINGE 61 50 91 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 61 47 91 82
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60 25 93 123
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59 16 R 94 39
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58 40 95 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 48 96 113
CYMBALTA 57 52 96 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55 39 R 98 45
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 53 0 R 99 121
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 46 100 75
PAROXETINE HCL 52 39 100 63
LIDODERM 51 32 102 220
ZETIA 51 28 102 95
HYDROXYZINE HCL 50 42 R 104 153
TAMIFLU 50 41 104 277
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

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 April 26, 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.