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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 53

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 53

602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
52% 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

6% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

16% of this provider’s 602 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% 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

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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
LISINOPRIL 933 777 141 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 919 687 143 2 3
FUROSEMIDE 843 716 120 3 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 824 675 111 4 29
TRAMADOL HCL 755 538 143 5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 660 546 87 6 5
SIMVASTATIN 605 461 96 7 8
GABAPENTIN 580 438 94 8 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 579 460 77 9 16
METFORMIN HCL 537 394 88 10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536 470 77 11 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 513 418 84 12 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460 284 90 S3 13 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430 362 68 14 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 397 296 68 15 48
NEXIUM 320 240 38 16 28
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 307 259 54 17 146
SERTRALINE HCL 304 209 49 18 37
NAMENDA 303 285 28 19 12
CARVEDILOL 302 246 45 20 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284 234 36 21 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 274 245 46 22 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267 197 44 23 19
FLUOXETINE HCL 241 144 41 24 72
DONEPEZIL HCL 239 220 39 25 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237 175 43 26 34
CITALOPRAM HBR 230 195 28 27 23
CLONAZEPAM 227 156 37 B 28 27
ALPRAZOLAM 226 134 28 B 29 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222 201 37 30 31
LORAZEPAM 217 156 42 B 31 22
PRADAXA 216 202 23 32 120
CLOPIDOGREL 206 161 29 33 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 192 156 35 34 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 183 125 29 R 35 54
WARFARIN SODIUM 175 164 25 36 14
ALLOPURINOL 152 131 26 37 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148 111 24 38 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145 84 15 39 33
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144 100 16 40 68
DIGOXIN 143 116 23 41 186
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139 134* 25 42 67
ATENOLOL 138 133* 19 43 40
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 127 102 86 44 164
NASONEX 115 83 79 45 231
FINASTERIDE 115 87 18 45 170
FENTANYL 113 76 13 S2 47 64
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108 93 58 48 165
LANTUS 103 46 13 49 44
TRAZODONE HCL 100 55 14 50 30
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98 77 12 51 147
CRESTOR 98 78 22 51 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 95 58 19 53 86
MELOXICAM 95 60 27 53 21
MEGESTROL ACETATE 93 93 22 R 55 140
PROPRANOLOL HCL 92 87* 19 56 151
CYMBALTA 91 61 12 57 32
AZITHROMYCIN 90 67 76 58 50
PROAIR HFA 89 51 47 59 52
DIGOX 84 55 20 60 77
SPIRIVA 82 57 13 61 88
PREDNISONE 81 66 30 62 62
GEMFIBROZIL 80 39 13 63 116
GLIPIZIDE 79 79 15 64 47
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78 73* 12 65 98
MIRTAZAPINE 77 <11 <11 66 26
PRIMIDONE 75 62 13 67 137
ZETIA 75 <11 <11 67 148
METHOCARBAMOL 75 38 16 R 67 108
LOVASTATIN 74 55 13 70 133
GLIPIZIDE ER 74 <11 <11 70 152
SUCRALFATE 74 53 18 70 89
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74 <11 11 70 58
JANUVIA 73 44 11 74 90
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 73 <11 <11 74 85
RISPERIDONE 69 <11 <11 A 76 43
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69 56 22 76 63
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68 57 13 A 78 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 <11 <11 79 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 36 12 80 141
BUSPIRONE HCL 65 44 15 81 78
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64 40 50 82 75
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 <11 <11 S3 83 80
RANITIDINE HCL 61 <11 <11 84 39
XARELTO 59 <11 <11 85 187
HUMALOG 58 23 13 86 135
PREMARIN 58 41 11 R 86 169
FENOFIBRATE* 58 <11 <11 86 105
FENOFIBRATE* 56 <11 <11 89 105
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56 40 21 89 191
TERAZOSIN HCL 54 <11 <11 91 213
AMIODARONE HCL 54 <11 <11 91 112
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 48* 44 93 59
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 53 23 15 R 93 268
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52 21 19 95 81
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52 <11 <11 R 95 94
LYRICA 52 37 11 95 46
INSULIN SYRINGE* 51 37 12 98 189
CLONIDINE HCL 51 25 17 98 36
MECLIZINE HCL 50 45* 20 100 107
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50 30 12 R 100 49
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50 45* 15 100 122
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 100 53
URSODIOL 50 <11 <11 100 342
KLOR-CON M10 50 <11 <11 100 159
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 March 8, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.