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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1031

$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 103 out of 1031

571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older
61% 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

8% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

28% of this provider’s 571 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

19% 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

34 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 875 588 134 S3 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 651 494 124 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 591 478 114 3 2
FUROSEMIDE 581 465 119 4 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 551 458 99 5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469 424 74 6 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 370 295 61 7 21
SIMVASTATIN 351 219 69 8 4
LISINOPRIL 342 292 74 9 6
GABAPENTIN 340 249 55 10 11
TRAMADOL HCL 340 270 73 10 15
SERTRALINE HCL 333 262 61 12 30
MELOXICAM 331 281 67 13 16
LORAZEPAM 324 239 69 B 14 31
BUMETANIDE 256 221 43 15 113
WARFARIN SODIUM 234 215 28 16 27
RANITIDINE HCL 228 185 42 17 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215 133 33 18 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212 174 51 19 14
CLOPIDOGREL 210 197 37 20 25
METFORMIN HCL 210 163 40 20 8
NEXIUM 206 143 30 22 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197 156 53 23 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183 157 38 24 22
CEPHALEXIN 177 137 116 25 94
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172 148 37 26 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 149 27 26 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166 128 106 28 53
DONEPEZIL HCL 165 160* 26 29 41
ALPRAZOLAM 161 102 30 B 30 12
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157 138 27 R 31 54
ALLOPURINOL 156 122 30 32 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 154 137 27 33 76
CITALOPRAM HBR 149 95 32 34 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 146 112 28 35 9
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 141 78 29 R 36 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124 105 17 37 24
CARVEDILOL 123 118* 21 38 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 120 68 24 39 56
PROMETHAZINE HCL 120 80 41 R 39 67
AMOXICILLIN 115 87 88 41 87
CYMBALTA 108 94 14 42 50
NYSTATIN 107 80 53 43 155
LANTUS 107 <11 <11 43 85
ATENOLOL 105 93 20 45 28
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105 73 76 45 98
TRAZODONE HCL 102 64 18 47 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101 87 18 48 38
GLIPIZIDE 97 82 13 49 63
FENTANYL 96 <11 <11 S2 50 108
CLONIDINE HCL 96 73 32 50 34
BUSPIRONE HCL 95 66 20 52 107
OXYCONTIN 94 <11 <11 S2 53 170
PROAIR HFA 93 76 26 54 42
DIAZEPAM 84 44 14 B 55 74
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84 59 21 S3 55 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 58 48 57 69
NOVOLIN N 81 <11 <11 58 370
NAMENDA 80 <11 <11 59 45
MECLIZINE HCL 78 73* 30 60 84
IBUPROFEN 77 45 23 61 99
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 76 56 16 62 111
AZITHROMYCIN 76 57 58 62 46
RAMIPRIL 74 53 14 64 79
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73 <11 <11 65 71
CLONAZEPAM 71 41 15 B 66 29
DIGOX 71 71 18 66 103
TEMAZEPAM 70 65* 22 B 68 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 69 64* 11 69 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69 64* 12 69 104
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68 55 16 71 134
CRESTOR 68 68 17 71 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68 68 11 71 133
ESTRADIOL 67 49 16 R 74 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 50 25 75 82
FLUCONAZOLE 66 33 38 75 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66 66 12 75 80
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65 35 13 A 78 60
NAPROXEN 65 27 14 78 88
CEFUROXIME 64 59* 38 80 124
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64 50 14 80 143
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64 <11 <11 80 66
PREDNISONE 63 50 21 83 47
NOVOLIN R 61 <11 <11 84 212
PREMARIN 61 42 16 R 84 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 60 48 11 86 33
CEFTRIAXONE* 60 47 30 86 207
LIDODERM 60 55* 15 86 250
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59 54* 11 89 43
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58 53* 16 90 115
ZETIA 58 <11 <11 90 78
DETROL LA 58 <11 <11 90 185
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57 <11 <11 93 62
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56 42 13 94 173
GLIPIZIDE XL 54 <11 <11 95 139
RISPERIDONE 53 <11 <11 A 96 100
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53 <11 <11 S2 96 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 51 <11 <11 98 61
METFORMIN HCL ER 51 <11 <11 98 48
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 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.