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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 51

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 51

637 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72%Patients 65 Years and Older
65% 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 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 7%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 637 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 27%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 19,073 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 22%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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 845 693 1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 755 645 2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 699 483 3 3
TRAMADOL HCL 676 532 4 10
LISINOPRIL 658 467 5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM 499 441 6 11
GABAPENTIN 473 365 7 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 463 345 S3 8 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 453 416 9 29
SIMVASTATIN 451 348 10 4
CARVEDILOL 440 356 11 13
RANITIDINE HCL 411 345 12 28
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 373 319 13 5
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 358 303 14 59
METFORMIN HCL 344 269 15 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304 238 16 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 297 253 17 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284 249 18 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 277 277 19 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 269 214 20 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266 218 21 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 264 230 22 25
JANUVIA 260 239 23 108
NEXIUM 247 210 24 24
MELOXICAM 246 180 25 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242 176 26 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239 195 27 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 232 160 28 71
ALLOPURINOL 217 172 29 43
SERTRALINE HCL 215 187 30 32
DIOVAN HCT 204 193 31 131
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203 172 32 51
GLIPIZIDE 190 164 33 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 189 177 34 68
CLOPIDOGREL 187 153 35 41
SPIRIVA 181 151 36 87
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176 135 37 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 175 131 38 117
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 171 148 39 64
CLONIDINE HCL 165 109 40 26
NAMENDA 162 162 41 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 162 106 41 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 109 R 43 53
CITALOPRAM HBR 148 78 44 18
DIGOXIN 141 122 45 42
DIOVAN 136 127 46 70
PLAVIX 134 103 47 58
PREDNISONE 131 108 48 76
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 129 113 49 245
FLUOXETINE HCL 128 97 50 60
TRAZODONE HCL 127 78 51 23
LYRICA 127 82 51 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 124 78 53 135
GEMFIBROZIL 120 109 54 126
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119 106 55 15
PROAIR HFA 116 84 56 63
ROPINIROLE HCL 115 101 57 75
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115 110 57 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 108 82 59 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106 97 60 57
LANTUS 104 82 61 31
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104 82 R 61 49
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103 75 63 145
NIFEDIPINE ER 100 88 64 186
IBUPROFEN 99 82 65 93
ONDANSETRON HCL 98 75 66 197
PRIMIDONE 98 87 66 139
LUNESTA 97 92 68 257
MIRTAZAPINE 94 84 69 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87 63 70 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 86 62 71 62
CRESTOR 85 68 72 46
CYMBALTA 83 67 73 37
RAMIPRIL 83 83 73 73
BUMETANIDE 82 75 75 127
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81 66 76 201
HYDROXYZINE HCL 79 64 R 77 99
LIPITOR 79 70 77 214
AZITHROMYCIN 79 63 77 47
METHOCARBAMOL 76 46 R 80 98
BACLOFEN 76 63 80 113
VENTOLIN HFA 76 59 80 171
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69 56 83 34
NAPROXEN 68 49 84 120
DOXEPIN HCL 67 66 85 208
FLUCONAZOLE 66 50 86 128
TOPIRAMATE 64 35 87 166
CEFUROXIME 63 52 88 210
TRICOR 63 54 88 167
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 63 28 88 80
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61 51 91 199
URSODIOL 61 55 91 249
MUPIROCIN 60 50 93 141
DETROL LA 60 60 93 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59 26 95 84
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59 49 95 255
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 59 45 95 156
EXFORGE 59 59 95 292
AMOXICILLIN 58 36 99 157
CILOSTAZOL 57 54 100 183
NITROSTAT 54 41 101 302
TIZANIDINE HCL 53 36 102 102
BYSTOLIC 53 41 102 161
LANSOPRAZOLE 53 44 102 220
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53 43 102 39
ZETIA 52 49 106 153
MECLIZINE HCL 51 47 107 103
SYNTHROID 51 40 107 200
FENOFIBRATE 50 31 109 160
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 Nov. 15, 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.