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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 1000

$919K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 1000

790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54%Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

3% of this provider’s 790 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 790 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 14,506 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,234 651 S3 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,105 732 2 6
SIMVASTATIN 1,102 747 3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 926 543 4 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 797 471 10 5 20
CARVEDILOL 762 570 6 15
FUROSEMIDE 583 428 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 543 315 8 8
CHLORTHALIDONE 531 407 10 9 174
SPIRONOLACTONE 491 388 10 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 398 288 11 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 375 238 12 38
CRESTOR 342 179 13 30
CLONIDINE HCL 342 203 13 27
PREDNISONE 316 198 15 42
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307 268 16 4
FENOFIBRATE 304 133 17 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 273 131 18 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259 188 19 18
LISINOPRIL 245 181 20 5
HYDRALAZINE HCL 243 171 21 74
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 227 169 22 224
CEPHALEXIN 224 127 23 90
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220 100 24 9
LOVASTATIN 215 134 25 41
DOXEPIN HCL 213 120 26 176
TRAMADOL HCL 205 110 27 13
ZETIA 199 129 28 95
HUMULIN 70-30 192 126 29 131
GABAPENTIN 191 103 30 11
MELOXICAM 181 100 31 14
ACTOS 172 117 32 119
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161 96 33 12
EVISTA 148 119 34 168
DIGOXIN 141 116 35 52
INSULIN SYRINGE 135 89 36 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 80 37 46
KLOR-CON 10 129 102 38 104
WARFARIN SODIUM 128 87 39 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127 70 40 28
SERTRALINE HCL 122 62 41 26
NEXIUM 122 42 41 23
THEO-24 120 89 10 43 368
DIOVAN HCT 120 62 43 96
PRENATAL PLUS 119 116 45 242
LYRICA 117 63 46 47
PROAIR HFA 112 70 47 50
IBUPROFEN 110 49 48 94
ALLOPURINOL 110 97 48 31
CLOPIDOGREL 107 79 50 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105 24 R 51 39
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105 59 51 21
ESTRADIOL 103 37 R 53 114
MUPIROCIN 100 64 54 140
PAROXETINE HCL 98 62 55 63
MECLIZINE HCL 97 90 56 80
FLUCONAZOLE 95 42 57 102
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93 62 58 159
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93 40 R 58 45
TRAZODONE HCL 92 55 60 29
METRONIDAZOLE 87 45 61 281
PLAVIX 84 58 62 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83 69 63 33
PROPRANOLOL HCL 80 61 64 135
NOVOLIN 70-30 77 55 65 160
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 77 42 65 255
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75 30 67 19
ADVAIR DISKUS 74 47 68 65
LACTULOSE 73 16 69 162
PREMARIN 72 45 R 70 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 69 56 71 51
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 46 71 34
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68 48 R 73 253
LANTUS 67 27 74 68
CILOSTAZOL 67 55 74 227
CARISOPRODOL 66 14 R 76 72
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 66 60 R 76 121
PEN NEEDLE 66 31 76 165
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 61 76 189
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65 37 80 40
AZITHROMYCIN 64 44 81 36
CYMBALTA 62 39 82 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60 28 83 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59 59 84 59
RANITIDINE HCL 59 43 84 37
KLOR-CON M20 58 29 86 66
METHOCARBAMOL 57 28 R 87 79
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57 45 87 101
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57 25 87 145
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 56 32 90 316
DONEPEZIL HCL 56 56 90 32
JANUVIA 55 45 92 85
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 54 37 93 288
CEFDINIR 53 33 94 122
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53 41 94 136
LIPITOR 52 42 96 170
SPIRIVA 50 29 97 64
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 July 8, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.