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Prescriber Checkup

CYRIAC MADATHIKUNNEL M.D.

1013 MEDICAL CENTER PKWY FRIST HOWELL BUILDING # 3

Selma | Alabama | 36701

(334) 872-3339

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 780

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 68 out of 780

674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
90% 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
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this specialty
in Alabama
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

30% of this provider’s 674 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 19%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

4% of this provider’s 16,275 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 23%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,772 1,212 1 2
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,346 922 2 19
FUROSEMIDE 1,130 678 3 7
CLONIDINE HCL 1,014 656 10 4 28
OMEPRAZOLE 940 622 5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674 409 6 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 617 411 7 33
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 529 357 R 8 108
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520 260 S3 9 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501 332 10 4
KLOR-CON M20 478 267 11 57
METFORMIN HCL ER 475 233 12 43
CLOPIDOGREL 468 347 13 34
DIOVAN HCT 456 286 14 75
NAPROXEN SODIUM 415 232 10 15 221
GABAPENTIN 393 242 16 13
DIOVAN 361 247 17 55
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348 219 18 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336 194 19 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 220 20 5
PLAVIX 318 232 21 45
METFORMIN HCL 315 174 22 8
INSULIN SYRINGE 290 171 23 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 281 176 24 30
CARVEDILOL 272 107 25 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 249 122 26 59
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248 164 27 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 233 150 28 54
PREDNISONE 229 109 29 40
HUMULIN 70-30 227 125 30 106
DIGOXIN 227 118 30 56
AMOXICILLIN 221 97 32 99
IBUPROFEN 220 89 33 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 208 78 34 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 200 95 35 49
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 188 68 R 36 42
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 182 80 37 135
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176 78 38 9
CRESTOR 175 106 39 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 102 40 24
COLCRYS 168 107 40 131
PROAIR HFA 162 77 42 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161 120 43 60
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157 107 44 17
NIFEDIPINE ER 157 77 44 115
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155 115 S3 46 116
METOLAZONE 150 100 47 195
LANTUS 140 123 48 71
SINGULAIR 139 79 49 73
MELOXICAM 139 63 49 16
ADVAIR DISKUS 133 52 51 68
LISINOPRIL 131 83 52 6
TRAMADOL HCL 130 79 53 15
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 129 78 R 54 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 94 54 36
GLIPIZIDE 127 72 56 74
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124 79 57 20
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 120 51 58 119
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 119 54 59 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118 42 60 88
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118 80 60 188
NEXIUM 118 54 60 22
NOVOLIN 70-30 111 54 63 164
GLYBURIDE 111 74 R 63 101
VENTOLIN HFA 108 53 65 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103 59 66 26
BUMETANIDE 102 58 67 96
TOPIRAMATE 101 0 68 145
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98 65 69 81
VERAPAMIL ER 95 47 70 78
NAMENDA 91 91 71 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 44 71 61
FLOVENT HFA 90 34 73 300
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89 63 74 25
KLOR-CON 10 89 69 74 90
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87 43 76 120
KLOR-CON M10 87 54 76 168
DONEPEZIL HCL 85 84 78 31
SYNTHROID 82 50 79 77
CYMBALTA 81 31 80 51
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 42 81 333
NIFEDICAL XL 78 67 81 209
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76 39 83 79
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 38 84 140
LEVETIRACETAM 72 40 84 130
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71 43 86 216
ONGLYZA 70 52 87 232
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70 44 87 50
LYRICA 69 42 89 52
MECLIZINE HCL 61 46 90 83
RANITIDINE HCL 58 36 91 39
AMIODARONE HCL 57 0 92 139
LOVASTATIN 54 47 93 47
CARBAMAZEPINE 54 35 93 257
JANUVIA 53 33 95 85
IRBESARTAN 53 18 95 304
BYSTOLIC 53 51 95 118
COMBIVENT 53 17 95 189
DETROL LA 50 48 99 215
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.