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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1000

$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 1000

966 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67%Patients 65 Years and Older
76% 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

1% of this provider’s 966 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 966 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 20%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

3% of this provider’s 15,063 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$44 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 771 602 1 6
LISINOPRIL 768 536 2 5
SIMVASTATIN 760 557 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 684 484 4 2
METFORMIN HCL 642 384 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 597 453 6 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 586 410 7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 530 315 S3 8 1
MELOXICAM 412 256 9 14
CRESTOR 393 302 10 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 378 243 11 34
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327 253 12 10
GABAPENTIN 325 224 13 11
TRAMADOL HCL 319 262 14 13
FUROSEMIDE 309 241 15 7
ATENOLOL 307 234 16 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277 217 17 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265 208 18 18
METHOCARBAMOL 265 184 R 18 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264 208 20 25
VERAPAMIL ER 246 187 21 86
CLONIDINE HCL 235 156 22 27
SERTRALINE HCL 228 166 23 26
BUMETANIDE 223 209 24 112
ADVAIR DISKUS 216 137 25 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195 165 26 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 188 134 27 73
BUSPIRONE HCL 186 129 28 110
FENOFIBRATE 182 128 29 55
ETODOLAC 179 111 30 152
PROAIR HFA 174 150 31 50
NEXIUM 171 114 32 23
CARVEDILOL 170 127 33 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 165 119 34 22
ZETIA 161 144 35 95
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 161 102 35 70
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 160 74 R 37 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158 100 38 16
CLOPIDOGREL 153 111 39 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147 107 40 46
MECLIZINE HCL 144 119 41 80
GLIPIZIDE 138 101 42 62
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130 71 43 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129 111 44 71
INSULIN SYRINGE 126 73 45 93
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125 99 46 12
PLAVIX 125 90 46 49
DIGOXIN 124 124 48 52
CITALOPRAM HBR 122 101 49 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 120 103 50 32
ALLOPURINOL 119 70 51 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117 114 52 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116 57 53 28
KLOR-CON M20 115 107 54 66
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114 84 55 40
NAMENDA 114 98 55 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 64 57 21
LEVETIRACETAM 105 76 58 128
RANITIDINE HCL 102 93 59 37
TRAZODONE HCL 95 77 60 29
JANUVIA 95 38 60 85
HUMULIN 70-30 88 43 62 131
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 88 57 62 97
NIFEDIPINE ER 86 66 64 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 61 65 159
AZITHROMYCIN 82 54 66 36
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76 60 67 145
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 76 65 67 115
SPIRIVA 74 48 69 64
NOVOLIN 70-30 74 32 69 160
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72 26 71 135
PREDNISONE 71 56 72 42
MUPIROCIN 70 46 73 140
RAMIPRIL 70 59 73 77
LYRICA 70 48 73 47
VENTOLIN HFA 68 51 76 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 41 R 76 45
BYSTOLIC 67 65 78 126
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 62 61 79 226
KLOR-CON 10 61 51 80 104
GLIPIZIDE ER 61 25 80 106
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60 30 82 61
NITROSTAT 60 48 82 266
ACTOS 57 33 84 119
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57 43 84 209
CYMBALTA 56 25 86 53
DILTIAZEM ER 55 46 87 146
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 52 87 20
AMOXICILLIN 54 34 89 89
FLUOXETINE HCL 53 34 90 51
NAPROXEN 52 31 91 81
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51 29 92 113
METRONIDAZOLE 50 29 93 281
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. 18, 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.