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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 1031

$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1031

694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older
60% 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 81928cdb0ebe162ff75cf405bfacadd396bf3ec84bc467b6f3e612dd63daa776 Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
Lower avg 72b1978e1dcc0b845f89d17d692cfff7aeaf8d8bce70310d8bfc535db2daf62a

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 694 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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.

B

A benzodiazepine, or tranquilizer. More » The American Geriatrics Society says these drugs increase the risk of cognitive impairment, delirium, falls and fractures in older adults.

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 with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Recieving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Alabama
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 688 643 96 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 663 604 107 2 2
LISINOPRIL 545 416 92 3 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 544 374 121 S3 4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 497 387 77 5 3
MELOXICAM 481 401 90 6 16
FUROSEMIDE 453 363 89 7 7
SIMVASTATIN 448 349 77 8 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437 372 68 9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 416 368 63 10 21
TRAMADOL HCL 404 307 103 11 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 389 311 66 12 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 387 334 61 13 10
NAMENDA 373 368* 37 14 45
CLOPIDOGREL 349 298 54 15 25
GABAPENTIN 333 268 51 16 11
LORAZEPAM 323 277 60 B 17 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323 253 54 17 22
SERTRALINE HCL 310 216 41 19 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 279 274* 52 20 41
METFORMIN HCL ER 268 202 40 21 48
RISPERIDONE 266 230 30 A 22 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 264 214 48 23 33
NEXIUM 249 182 41 24 26
METFORMIN HCL 241 151 37 25 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227 192 38 26 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 218 196 35 27 27
ALPRAZOLAM 213 198 32 B 28 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 210 150 161 29 58
CRESTOR 202 156 26 30 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 176 30 31 14
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193 157 154 32 53
BUMETANIDE 188 164 28 33 113
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179 149 31 34 24
TRAZODONE HCL 177 134 29 35 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 176 139 24 36 40
CYMBALTA 175 129 24 37 50
ATENOLOL 174 145 22 38 28
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174 139 32 38 20
DIGOX 171 166* 29 40 103
ALLOPURINOL 168 147 22 41 35
PAROXETINE HCL 157 142 22 42 64
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 156 130 23 43 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 147 123 32 44 56
CARVEDILOL 146 131 21 45 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144 112 20 46 71
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142 137* 22 47 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 135 122 21 48 76
CLONIDINE HCL 125 90 22 49 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122 117* 21 50 43
LYRICA 120 <11 <11 51 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117 99 15 52 38
ESTRADIOL 117 80 20 R 52 109
CITALOPRAM HBR 116 91 18 54 18
VERAPAMIL ER 112 77 11 55 96
MECLIZINE HCL 111 98 40 56 84
FENTANYL 110 69 12 S2 57 108
KLOR-CON 10 107 88 14 58 118
QUINAPRIL HCL 106 88 14 59 128
AVODART 105 105 11 60 199
ACARBOSE 103 49 14 61 288
GENERLAC 96 91* 14 62 231
DETROL LA 95 <11 <11 63 185
FENOFIBRATE* 94 64 17 64 55
CLONAZEPAM 91 74 14 B 65 29
ADVAIR DISKUS 86 81* 18 66 70
METHOCARBAMOL 84 79* 25 R 67 90
RANITIDINE HCL 83 72 17 68 44
MIRTAZAPINE 82 53 12 69 59
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81 76* 35 70 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81 76* 14 70 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 80 35 21 R 72 51
LANTUS 80 43 11 72 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79 74* 14 74 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 77 12 75 23
CELEBREX 76 71* 16 76 89
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76 <11 <11 R 76 217
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73 44 17 S2 78 169
DIOVAN 68 <11 <11 79 81
RAMIPRIL 67 67 11 80 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65 52 55 81 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 65 <11 <11 81 143
LEVETIRACETAM 64 <11 <11 83 126
PERMETHRIN 64 59* 48 83 429
PREMARIN 63 63 13 R 85 122
NIFEDIPINE ER 63 <11 <11 85 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61 <11 <11 A 87 60
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61 56* 19 R 87 148
EXELON 60 49 11 89 116
KLOR-CON M20 59 54* 11 90 73
DOXEPIN HCL 57 <11 <11 91 187
ZETIA 54 38 11 92 78
GLIPIZIDE 54 <11 <11 92 63
AZITHROMYCIN 53 48* 41 94 46
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 42 33 94 98
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53 <11 <11 94 111
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52 <11 <11 A 97 276
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52 <11 <11 97 176
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52 <11 <11 97 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52 <11 <11 97 75
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 52 <11 <11 97 168
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52 40 16 97 142
TRAMADOL HCL ER 52 <11 <11 97 461
DIGOXIN 51 <11 <11 104 165
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50 28 34 105 245
DIAZEPAM 50 <11 <11 B 105 74
PATANOL 50 <11 <11 105 474
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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.
  • 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 Oct. 31, 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.