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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 124 out of 1031

$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 133 out of 1031

499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older
72% 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

14% of this provider’s 499 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

36% of this provider’s 499 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 923 514 173 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 716 523 93 2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 422 222 72 B 3 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 420 308 76 4 10
OMEPRAZOLE 418 251 68 5 2
LISINOPRIL 408 346 70 6 6
CARVEDILOL 387 287 60 7 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364 332 43 8 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345 247 59 9 9
TRAMADOL HCL 318 226 63 10 15
SIMVASTATIN 316 227 45 11 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 314 237 46 12 24
FUROSEMIDE 308 263 54 13 7
CARISOPRODOL 291 79 39 R 14 91
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 264 229 46 15 13
METFORMIN HCL 260 183 41 16 8
NEXIUM 251 148 31 17 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 251 121 44 17 20
GABAPENTIN 225 126 37 19 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 224 201 35 20 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 219 155 34 21 18
ATENOLOL 210 131 28 22 28
FAMOTIDINE* 206 124 38 23 95
CLOPIDOGREL 196 177 27 24 25
CLONAZEPAM 191 102 34 B 25 29
NAMENDA 189 189 16 26 45
TRAZODONE HCL 180 124 30 27 32
SERTRALINE HCL 178 111 25 28 30
MELOXICAM 164 111 36 29 16
LORAZEPAM 155 102 39 B 30 31
PROMETHAZINE HCL 154 64 35 R 31 67
AZITHROMYCIN 152 96 111 32 46
DIAZEPAM 150 44 23 B 33 74
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149 130 28 34 22
MIRTAZAPINE 147 126 25 35 59
RAMIPRIL 135 69 24 36 79
ZETIA 135 51 15 36 78
CRESTOR 132 89 19 38 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129 103 21 39 33
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 127 44 25 S2 40 92
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124 79 17 41 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 122 100 21 42 41
ALLOPURINOL 114 83 11 43 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 111 89 15 44 76
CYMBALTA 100 63 13 45 50
DIOVAN 99 <11 <11 46 81
BENAZEPRIL HCL 98 78 12 47 71
LYRICA 97 26 16 48 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96 76 16 49 43
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95 75 12 R 50 93
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93 88* 13 51 80
VESICARE 90 <11 <11 52 154
AMOXICILLIN 89 52 70 53 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89 50 14 53 19
ONDANSETRON HCL* 88 47 19 55 147
PROAIR HFA 85 38 24 56 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83 83 11 57 123
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82 63 14 58 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81 52 24 59 38
GLIMEPIRIDE 80 54 14 60 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL 77 72* 12 61 75
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76 50 17 A 62 60
FENTANYL 76 71* 16 S2 62 108
FLUOXETINE HCL 75 48 13 64 56
KLOR-CON M20 75 62 11 64 73
CLONIDINE HCL 74 62 18 66 34
RANITIDINE HCL 71 49 11 67 44
JANUVIA 70 55 12 68 72
MECLIZINE HCL 67 62* 17 69 84
METHOCARBAMOL 66 41 17 R 70 90
LANTUS 65 48 11 71 85
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63 31 13 R 72 51
EXELON 62 <11 <11 73 116
SPIRIVA 58 <11 <11 74 68
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57 36 11 75 66
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57 <11 <11 75 111
AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO 56 <11 <11 S2 77 200
ADVAIR DISKUS 56 38 11 77 70
PAROXETINE HCL 56 <11 <11 77 64
BUPROPION XL 56 <11 <11 77 162
SUCRALFATE 54 43 11 81 138
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54 42 12 81 21
AMITIZA 54 <11 <11 81 229
ONGLYZA 53 <11 <11 84 208
NOVOLIN R 52 <11 <11 85 212
BUPROPION HCL SR 51 <11 <11 86 172
FENOFIBRATE* 51 <11 <11 86 55
GLIPIZIDE 51 40 11 86 63
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50 <11 <11 89 133
METHADONE HCL 50 <11 <11 S2 89 181
VERAPAMIL ER 50 <11 <11 89 96
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 Dec. 16, 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.