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Prescriber Checkup

EDWIN MOYO M.D.

1821 20TH STREET BIRMINGHAM HEALTH CARE- MOYO CLINIC

Birmingham | Alabama | 35218

(205) 785-3101

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,993Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 330 out of 780

$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 327 out of 780

588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49%Patients 65 Years and Older
78% 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
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 588 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 4,373 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 23%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

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


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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
TRAMADOL HCL 363 125 1 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297 148 2 4
SIMVASTATIN 244 107 3 2
OMEPRAZOLE 219 102 4 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208 123 5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204 87 6 11
METFORMIN HCL 204 70 6 8
FUROSEMIDE 203 117 8 7
LISINOPRIL 197 121 9 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149 61 10 49
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140 94 S3 11 1
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139 47 S3 12 116
CLONIDINE HCL 134 80 13 28
NAPROXEN 133 27 14 100
MELOXICAM 130 69 15 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 129 56 16 162
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123 46 17 19
NEXIUM 116 50 18 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 116 31 18 5
LABETALOL HCL 114 46 20 159
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113 64 21 9
KLOR-CON M20 112 80 22 57
HYDRALAZINE HCL 107 50 23 54
ATENOLOL 107 38 23 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98 41 25 17
LYRICA 93 54 26 52
IBUPROFEN 91 31 27 93
CARVEDILOL 82 51 28 14
GABAPENTIN 81 27 29 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78 59 30 33
CRESTOR 77 62 31 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77 29 31 25
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73 35 33 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71 34 34 88
MEGESTROL ACETATE 68 39 R 35 161
METHOCARBAMOL 67 0 R 36 84
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 64 20 37 102
LACTULOSE 63 19 38 178
VERAPAMIL ER 61 43 39 78
GLYBURIDE 61 37 R 39 101
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60 32 41 20
RANITIDINE HCL 58 22 42 39
PROAIR HFA 57 33 43 62
CELEBREX 54 35 44 89
INSULIN SYRINGE 53 26 45 80
GLIMEPIRIDE 53 0 45 30
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 25 47 26
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52 21 47 95
SPIRONOLACTONE 52 30 47 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50 39 50 18
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 26, 2010.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.