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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1031

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1031

974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older
62% 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 974 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 974 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$54 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 1,627 828 251 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,144 920 200 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,127 726 169 3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 838 589 128 4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 759 604 137 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719 587 103 6 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 714 523 103 7 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 713 477 119 8 9
METFORMIN HCL 691 473 107 9 8
ALLOPURINOL 653 498 97 10 35
SIMVASTATIN 631 465 94 11 4
ALPRAZOLAM 596 305 94 B 12 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 465 378 72 13 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 463 349 70 14 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 442 338 69 15 14
KLOR-CON M20 429 387 79 16 73
CLOPIDOGREL 409 282 56 17 25
LYRICA 407 319 56 18 49
GABAPENTIN 397 268 66 19 11
CLONIDINE HCL 392 271 57 20 34
CARVEDILOL 392 258 60 20 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 375 208 62 22 20
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341 275 46 23 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 323 259 48 24 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311 225 56 25 21
LORAZEPAM 309 205 68 B 26 31
CRESTOR 303 199 37 27 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 295 212 49 28 33
ATENOLOL 288 221 49 29 28
LISINOPRIL 283 161 51 30 6
CYMBALTA 264 190 34 31 50
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 257 241 32 32 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 254 183 36 33 38
CELEBREX 250 220 44 34 89
NEXIUM 246 170 37 35 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 239 130 50 A 36 60
LEVOFLOXACIN 238 156 184 37 58
NAMENDA 230 217 26 38 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 230 135 31 38 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228 162 35 40 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 214 202 31 41 27
TRAMADOL HCL 214 169 61 41 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 209 204* 30 43 41
TRAZODONE HCL 202 112 39 44 32
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 197 132 130 45 69
MELOXICAM 195 125 35 46 16
PREDNISONE 192 151 114 47 47
SPIRIVA 189 131 33 48 68
AMITIZA 179 118 22 49 229
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176 111 26 50 23
SYNTHROID 175 144 26 51 86
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168 128 21 52 97
TEMAZEPAM 167 135 27 B 53 83
CLONAZEPAM 164 73 25 B 54 29
GLIPIZIDE 161 98 22 55 63
OXYCODONE HCL 160 55 25 S2 56 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 159 140 24 57 40
BYSTOLIC 153 128 22 58 125
MECLIZINE HCL 153 124 55 58 84
FLUOXETINE HCL 152 82 24 60 56
DIAZEPAM 152 86 23 B 60 74
CARISOPRODOL 146 40 20 R 62 91
ROPINIROLE HCL 146 103 25 62 76
TIZANIDINE HCL 134 69 36 64 61
SUCRALFATE 131 90 33 65 138
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 130 92 66 66 197
DIGOX 130 101 24 66 103
AMOXICILLIN 129 83 106 68 87
CEFUROXIME 128 100 113 69 124
METOLAZONE 128 109 29 69 189
CEPHALEXIN 128 93 95 69 94
ABILIFY 126 89 16 A 72 178
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125 114 27 73 173
KLOR-CON 10 124 93 21 74 118
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124 88 106 74 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 122 58 25 76 132
IBUPROFEN 121 56 42 77 99
VOLTAREN 120 100 32 78 221
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120 88 16 78 80
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 116 100 17 80 57
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 115 67 70 81 142
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 115 85 33 81 39
AMIODARONE HCL 115 110* 16 81 160
DEXILANT 113 73 17 84 219
VYTORIN 113 108* 15 84 198
BENAZEPRIL HCL 113 76 18 84 71
LANTUS 109 59 16 87 85
RANITIDINE HCL 107 73 22 88 44
SERTRALINE HCL 105 92 15 89 30
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 103 69 86 90 117
PRISTIQ ER 102 55 16 91 367
ESTRADIOL 100 46 18 R 92 109
DIOVAN 100 88 11 92 81
ULORIC 100 78 17 92 303
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 100 44 28 R 92 51
CARAFATE 98 93* 17 96 255
PAROXETINE HCL 97 72 13 97 64
SPIRONOLACTONE 95 76 14 98 77
DALIRESP 94 <11 <11 99 335
NOVOLOG 93 79 17 100 164
PROPRANOLOL HCL 91 <11 <11 101 143
AGGRENOX 89 89 15 102 239
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 88 50 32 103 82
SYMBICORT 88 46 24 103 150
EXFORGE 88 68 11 103 274
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87 63 15 R 106 93
PROAIR HFA 86 57 30 107 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 86 52 15 R 107 54
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85 56 12 109 104
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 84 41 21 S2 110 92
FENOFIBRATE* 82 <11 <11 111 55
LOVAZA 82 49 13 111 140
MIRTAZAPINE 82 77* 15 111 59
VERAPAMIL ER 81 76* 12 114 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 81 43 19 114 70
TORSEMIDE 80 69 13 116 144
EXFORGE HCT 79 <11 <11 117 343
AZITHROMYCIN 78 48 71 118 46
EVISTA 78 <11 <11 118 174
MUPIROCIN* 77 41 47 120 152
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76 55 28 121 147
JANUMET 76 <11 <11 121 196
IRBESARTAN 73 <11 <11 123 226
METHADONE HCL 72 <11 <11 S2 124 181
DILTIAZEM HCL 71 <11 <11 125 223
EXELON 70 65* 17 126 116
FAMOTIDINE* 69 44 17 127 95
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 68 49 13 128 244
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68 <11 <11 S2 128 141
PHENOBARBITAL 64 <11 <11 R 130 224
FLUCONAZOLE 63 38 42 131 102
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63 39 15 S3 131 127
JANUVIA 61 <11 <11 133 72
LOVASTATIN 60 <11 <11 134 52
LANSOPRAZOLE 59 <11 <11 135 137
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58 <11 <11 136 123
ETODOLAC 58 15 12 136 163
NIASPAN 58 <11 <11 136 205
NYSTATIN 58 31 29 136 155
COLCRYS 58 39 12 136 151
DICYCLOMINE HCL 57 <11 <11 141 213
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57 <11 <11 141 131
OLANZAPINE 57 <11 <11 A 141 184
XARELTO 57 57 11 141 191
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56 51* 30 145 203
LEVETIRACETAM 56 <11 <11 145 126
RISPERIDONE 56 51* 11 A 145 100
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 <11 <11 148 133
CLONIDINE 53 53 11 149 295
DETROL LA 52 <11 <11 150 185
RAMIPRIL 52 <11 <11 150 79
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52 <11 <11 150 66
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50 38 12 153 75
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50 21 12 153 111
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50 <11 <11 153 386
TERAZOSIN HCL 50 <11 <11 153 158
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.