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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1031

$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 54 out of 1031

856 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% 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

6% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

29% of this provider’s 856 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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 1,345 762 234 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 766 553 167 2 2
LISINOPRIL 716 539 166 3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610 471 104 4 3
METFORMIN HCL 510 331 120 5 8
CARVEDILOL 487 360 97 6 17
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 449 381 75 7 5
LORAZEPAM 435 357 76 B 8 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373 321 73 9 13
CLOPIDOGREL 340 259 60 10 25
FUROSEMIDE 333 266 70 11 7
TRAMADOL HCL 328 235 81 12 15
SIMVASTATIN 321 226 66 13 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 317 295 42 14 27
ALPRAZOLAM 282 178 53 B 15 12
NAMENDA 272 272 26 16 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268 196 63 17 22
TORSEMIDE 261 242 60 18 144
GABAPENTIN 257 168 74 19 11
LOVASTATIN 246 163 52 20 52
DIOVAN 233 228* 21 21 81
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231 193 56 22 23
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228 191 39 A 23 60
CITALOPRAM HBR 220 171 41 24 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216 138 32 25 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 213 166 60 26 10
PAROXETINE HCL 206 136 56 27 64
CLONAZEPAM 204 117 44 B 28 29
SERTRALINE HCL 194 165 34 29 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192 162 40 30 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191 135 57 31 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 185 180* 37 32 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185 167 48 32 19
LYRICA 181 91 35 34 49
ATENOLOL 171 129 40 35 28
TRAZODONE HCL 169 122 31 36 32
RANITIDINE HCL 165 109 39 37 44
PREDNISONE 163 106 57 38 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161 131 28 39 14
AZITHROMYCIN 159 104 135 40 46
NEXIUM 154 84 28 41 26
TEMAZEPAM 151 115 44 B 42 83
ALLOPURINOL 149 116 27 43 35
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 149 114 39 43 130
CEPHALEXIN 149 97 115 43 94
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 140 84 32 46 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 140 140 16 46 82
GEMFIBROZIL 139 72 28 48 112
BUMETANIDE 138 119 36 49 113
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137 70 28 50 21
NYSTATIN 137 132* 33 50 155
NITROFURANTOIN* 135 130* 30 52 202
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135 130* 18 52 65
MELOXICAM 134 72 41 54 16
ZETIA 125 104 17 55 78
CYMBALTA 124 54 24 56 50
GLIMEPIRIDE 118 70 28 57 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116 70 25 58 37
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 115 61 29 59 293
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114 94 24 60 134
ONDANSETRON HCL* 112 63 34 61 147
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111 87 83 62 53
CRESTOR 111 85 36 62 36
FLUCONAZOLE 109 54 63 64 102
SYMBICORT 109 61 32 64 150
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 109 104* 17 64 133
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 108 103* 19 67 301
DIGOX 108 103* 23 67 103
LANTUS 108 86 22 67 85
VERAPAMIL ER 107 50 24 70 96
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 105 34 19 S2 71 92
MEGESTROL ACETATE 102 97* 33 R 72 190
DOXEPIN HCL 95 61 26 73 187
CLONIDINE HCL 92 52 18 74 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91 48 15 75 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 90 17 24 R 76 51
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87 82* 15 77 176
HUMALOG 86 81* 16 78 171
NOVOLIN 70-30 86 56 16 78 183
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 83 62 59 80 69
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82 60 50 81 39
GLIPIZIDE 82 69 21 81 63
KLOR-CON M10 81 <11 <11 83 180
LACTULOSE 81 76* 27 83 175
GENERLAC 81 81 14 83 231
LEVETIRACETAM 77 60 12 86 126
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 44 17 86 97
KETOCONAZOLE 77 63 29 86 215
SPIRIVA 76 50 16 89 68
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74 46 25 90 106
DIGOXIN 73 58 20 91 165
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 73 53 35 91 142
HUMULIN 70-30 70 57 13 93 156
BACLOFEN 69 19 14 94 114
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68 47 17 95 38
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67 38 13 96 123
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67 39 36 R 96 67
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 65 33 11 98 263
PROAIR HFA 64 41 26 99 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63 <11 <11 100 71
CEFTRIAXONE* 63 63 33 100 207
METHOTREXATE 62 28 11 102 294
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62 62 24 102 239
ESTRADIOL 62 18 15 R 102 109
AVODART 62 57* 12 102 199
VERAPAMIL HCL 62 42 12 102 321
VICTOZA 3-PAK 61 32 12 107 302
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 61 56* 41 107 203
NOVOLOG 61 56* 17 107 164
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61 56* 11 107 257
MIRTAZAPINE 60 31 17 111 59
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 60 60 24 111 173
PROPRANOLOL HCL 59 <11 <11 113 143
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58 36 12 114 193
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58 53* 15 114 75
METHADONE HCL 57 <11 <11 S2 116 181
LUNESTA 54 <11 <11 117 272
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53 40 22 118 213
FLUOXETINE HCL 52 <11 <11 119 56
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.