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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,731Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 1000

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1000

946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74%Patients 65 Years and Older
54% 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

9% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 946 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 21,310 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

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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 1,511 863 S3 1 1
SIMVASTATIN 1,259 967 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 1,237 843 3 2
LISINOPRIL 1,149 893 4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 922 768 5 4
METFORMIN HCL 749 531 6 8
GABAPENTIN 673 395 7 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 649 457 8 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 637 539 9 6
FUROSEMIDE 564 387 10 7
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 535 305 11 16
MELOXICAM 527 364 12 14
CARVEDILOL 525 375 13 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 513 357 14 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443 332 15 20
TRAMADOL HCL 420 239 16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321 287 17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321 224 17 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 319 247 19 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 310 250 20 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301 254 21 25
PAROXETINE HCL 298 188 22 63
NEXIUM 287 146 23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283 252 24 33
SERTRALINE HCL 263 192 25 26
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 250 180 26 97
ATENOLOL 250 215 26 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244 199 28 57
TRAZODONE HCL 242 168 29 29
CLOPIDOGREL 241 203 30 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 227 112 R 31 39
JANUVIA 221 176 32 85
PREDNISONE 212 157 33 42
CRESTOR 211 140 34 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 204 160 35 34
WARFARIN SODIUM 188 136 36 22
VENTOLIN HFA 187 54 37 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183 166 38 12
FEXOFENADINE HCL 171 115 39 298
DONEPEZIL HCL 170 155 40 32
CYMBALTA 170 54 40 53
AZITHROMYCIN 168 111 42 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167 124 43 18
ALLOPURINOL 163 114 44 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161 100 45 40
LEVOFLOXACIN 156 99 46 73
ZETIA 155 118 47 95
ROPINIROLE HCL 154 123 48 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150 117 49 38
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 150 141 R 49 121
PLAVIX 150 132 49 49
DIGOXIN 140 131 52 52
AMOXICILLIN 138 85 53 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131 94 54 46
SPIRIVA 131 66 54 64
CARISOPRODOL 129 40 R 56 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 125 48 57 51
FENOFIBRATE 125 83 57 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122 45 R 59 45
MECLIZINE HCL 121 101 60 80
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120 90 61 111
COMBIVENT 118 87 62 193
ADVAIR DISKUS 116 35 63 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114 66 64 70
LYRICA 113 57 65 47
RANITIDINE HCL 112 74 66 37
SUCRALFATE 109 83 67 144
ESTRADIOL 102 59 R 68 114
DIOVAN 100 100 69 67
CELEBREX 97 74 70 98
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95 95 71 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93 30 R 72 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93 60 72 60
DILTIAZEM ER 87 85 74 146
SINGULAIR 87 39 74 84
SYNTHROID 87 64 74 91
TORSEMIDE 85 76 77 137
FLUCONAZOLE 84 49 78 102
ENDOCET 83 14 S2 79 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83 60 79 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82 68 81 61
DIOVAN HCT 82 59 81 96
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82 61 81 191
PREMARIN 80 54 R 84 109
MIRTAZAPINE 78 61 85 56
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77 44 86 187
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77 58 86 120
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 77 76 86 116
LANTUS 76 31 89 68
NAMENDA 76 76 89 43
OXYCODONE HCL 74 13 S2 91 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 72 39 92 110
PROAIR HFA 72 57 92 50
ACTOS 72 57 92 119
RAMIPRIL 71 55 95 77
OXYCONTIN 71 12 S2 95 166
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 58 97 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69 69 98 59
JANUMET 69 48 98 195
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67 38 100 132
CLONIDINE HCL 66 59 101 27
ETODOLAC 66 44 101 152
HUMALOG 66 0 101 192
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 66 39 101 125
METHOCARBAMOL 66 28 R 101 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65 29 S2 106 202
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 64 12 107 115
TOPIRAMATE 64 0 107 181
NAPROXEN 62 56 109 81
INSULIN SYRINGE 62 35 109 93
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62 39 109 99
LOVASTATIN 61 41 112 41
GLIPIZIDE 60 53 113 62
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 59 39 114 173
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59 42 114 69
BUPROPION XL 59 44 114 207
SPIRONOLACTONE 58 38 117 78
FAMOTIDINE 58 19 117 88
SYMBICORT 58 46 117 149
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57 35 120 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 38 120 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55 48 122 75
VYTORIN 54 35 123 201
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53 51 124 113
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 51 125 150
KLOR-CON M20 50 17 126 66
LEVOTHROID 50 50 126 342
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 25 126 157
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. 25, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.