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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,199Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 1031

$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 1031

590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older
71% 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

5% of this provider’s 590 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 590 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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 1,616 844 209 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 807 470 137 2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 670 410 105 3 5
LISINOPRIL 652 401 109 4 6
SIMVASTATIN 615 373 96 5 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 598 382 109 6 13
FUROSEMIDE 563 354 107 7 7
METFORMIN HCL 542 250 108 8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 532 310 73 9 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 521 327 90 10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440 372 77 11 9
CARVEDILOL 415 299 62 12 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 413 297 36 13 27
ALPRAZOLAM 401 293 63 B 14 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 369 184 62 15 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 353 233 64 16 18
CLOPIDOGREL 347 263 46 17 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323 244 44 18 19
GABAPENTIN 318 176 63 19 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287 160 42 20 14
MELOXICAM 269 142 47 21 16
NEXIUM 267 158 44 22 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 257 163 42 23 21
ATENOLOL 244 166 36 24 28
CRESTOR 229 148 52 25 36
TRAMADOL HCL 220 147 50 26 15
LORAZEPAM 214 153 39 B 27 31
PROAIR HFA 205 92 57 28 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200 132 31 29 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197 98 36 30 24
CLONIDINE HCL 196 115 34 31 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189 129 34 32 38
ALLOPURINOL 188 143 34 33 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185 109 35 34 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 183 144 27 35 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177 140 32 36 22
GLIPIZIDE 156 118 27 37 63
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 142 58 26 R 38 161
AZITHROMYCIN 136 78 82 39 46
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136 80 50 39 39
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 133 62 31 R 41 51
CLONAZEPAM 130 68 25 B 42 29
VERAPAMIL ER 123 71 16 43 96
FLUOXETINE HCL 116 55 21 44 56
FAMOTIDINE* 110 62 16 45 95
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 109 80 18 46 57
LYRICA 109 54 21 46 49
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 39 27 R 48 67
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104 67 18 49 75
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97 56 19 R 50 54
ZETIA 96 91* 22 51 78
BENAZEPRIL HCL 95 37 17 52 71
TRAZODONE HCL 95 38 21 52 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 93 36 14 54 61
SPIRONOLACTONE 92 62 14 55 77
JANUVIA 92 55 17 55 72
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90 75 15 57 62
PROPRANOLOL HCL 85 <11 <11 58 143
LABETALOL HCL 85 35 13 58 248
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85 62 71 58 53
CYMBALTA 84 53 12 61 50
SERTRALINE HCL 83 43 13 62 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83 70 17 62 37
CARISOPRODOL 82 <11 <11 R 64 91
ESTRADIOL 79 39 18 R 65 109
NAPROXEN 75 36 23 66 88
RANITIDINE HCL 74 45 13 67 44
PAROXETINE HCL 70 55 15 68 64
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 68 28 58 69 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67 67 12 70 33
DIAZEPAM 67 52 11 B 70 74
MECLIZINE HCL 67 50 21 70 84
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66 44 16 73 82
DIGOX 64 <11 <11 74 103
ADVAIR DISKUS 64 38 19 74 70
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64 48 17 S2 74 169
TOPIRAMATE 63 <11 <11 77 157
ABILIFY 62 <11 11 A 78 178
SYNTHROID 62 46 12 78 86
FENOFIBRATE* 62 <11 <11 78 55
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 <11 <11 81 105
NIASPAN 61 41 13 81 205
MIRTAZAPINE 60 33 13 83 59
LEVOFLOXACIN 59 33 43 84 58
IBUPROFEN 58 11 15 85 99
FLUCONAZOLE 58 16 36 85 102
SPIRIVA 57 35 17 87 68
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54 <11 <11 88 65
FENOFIBRATE* 54 <11 <11 88 55
KLOR-CON M20 53 26 12 90 73
KLOR-CON 10 53 37 15 90 118
CAPTOPRIL 52 <11 <11 92 265
LANSOPRAZOLE 51 <11 <11 93 137
DIOVAN 51 <11 <11 93 81
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 22, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.