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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 143 out of 1000

$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 193 out of 1000

689 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70%Patients 65 Years and Older
58% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

17% of this provider’s 689 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 11,036 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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 907 713 1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 658 463 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 573 402 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 550 323 4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 540 424 5 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 416 311 6 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389 331 S3 7 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 371 307 8 34
MELOXICAM 306 214 9 14
FUROSEMIDE 301 268 10 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 298 240 11 17
RANITIDINE HCL 290 216 12 37
TERAZOSIN HCL 285 264 13 150
LOVASTATIN 284 190 14 41
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252 205 15 101
METFORMIN HCL 250 149 16 8
CARVEDILOL 241 160 17 15
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 225 179 18 48
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211 175 19 57
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202 130 20 20
FENOFIBRATE 195 137 21 55
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183 112 22 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 172 146 23 111
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167 129 24 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156 122 25 33
CRESTOR 148 139 26 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 139 66 27 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136 80 28 28
NEXIUM 114 75 29 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 112 46 30 69
ADVAIR DISKUS 110 71 31 65
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103 47 32 21
GEMFIBROZIL 102 58 33 105
ATENOLOL 100 79 34 24
SPIRIVA 100 83 34 64
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99 85 36 25
ALLOPURINOL 98 85 37 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96 49 38 10
FELODIPINE ER 95 80 39 210
KLOR-CON M20 89 86 40 66
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 86 81 41 205
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83 59 42 18
GABAPENTIN 82 81 43 11
VENTOLIN HFA 80 65 44 83
WARFARIN SODIUM 78 78 45 22
KETOCONAZOLE 71 27 46 219
FINASTERIDE 70 59 47 177
BENAZEPRIL HCL 68 64 48 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 65 41 49 19
TRAMADOL HCL 61 49 50 13
CLOPIDOGREL 58 55 51 35
NABUMETONE 58 38 51 169
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57 38 R 53 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56 44 54 70
PEN NEEDLE 54 50 55 165
PROAIR HFA 54 41 55 50
SYMBICORT 54 51 55 149
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54 29 55 154
PREDNISONE 54 41 55 42
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53 44 R 60 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53 47 60 71
PREMARIN 53 31 R 60 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 40 60 51
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 Jan. 27, 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.