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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 115 out of 1031

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 1031

701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older
70% 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

9% of this provider’s 701 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

24% of this provider’s 701 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

$52 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 1,239 499 159 S3 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 644 324 129 2 2
SIMVASTATIN 528 333 103 3 4
CLONAZEPAM 513 173 72 B 4 29
METFORMIN HCL 472 299 102 5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425 301 80 6 3
GABAPENTIN 405 213 80 7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370 232 79 8 5
FUROSEMIDE 359 239 78 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348 229 80 10 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 341 170 84 11 9
TRAMADOL HCL 340 171 80 12 15
LISINOPRIL 327 166 71 13 6
MELOXICAM 319 185 93 14 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 253 113 65 15 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252 130 54 16 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 249 78 31 17 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243 130 139 18 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236 120 40 19 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 199 102 45 20 18
ALPRAZOLAM 196 63 24 B 21 12
NEXIUM 193 87 37 22 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193 119 36 22 22
CLOPIDOGREL 192 133 34 24 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186 84 38 25 10
ALLOPURINOL 184 115 28 26 35
METHOCARBAMOL 178 19 48 R 27 90
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 92 28 27 21
ATENOLOL 176 139 22 29 28
CRESTOR 174 70 43 30 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 167 123 28 31 40
LORAZEPAM 161 70 27 B 32 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159 111 34 33 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 158 70 60 34 120
PROAIR HFA 155 68 41 35 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146 92 30 36 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 142 50 41 R 37 51
OXYCODONE HCL 134 51 15 S2 38 101
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131 60 28 39 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129 73 15 S2 40 169
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129 88 23 40 37
CARVEDILOL 114 63 26 42 17
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110 58 16 S2 43 92
FENOFIBRATE* 110 54 21 43 55
TIZANIDINE HCL 109 19 27 45 61
AZITHROMYCIN 108 71 96 46 46
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 108 49 88 46 117
NIASPAN 106 49 28 48 205
PROMETHAZINE HCL 105 31 36 R 49 67
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105 69 82 49 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 104 41 25 51 48
OXYCONTIN 104 89 11 S2 51 170
WARFARIN SODIUM 102 84 21 53 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 100 53 81 54 58
DONEPEZIL HCL 98 93* 21 55 41
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97 70 17 R 56 93
SPIRONOLACTONE 93 64 20 57 77
SERTRALINE HCL 86 42 20 58 30
TEMAZEPAM 86 53 26 B 58 83
CLONIDINE HCL 86 58 16 58 34
NABUMETONE 85 34 26 61 179
CYMBALTA 84 26 16 62 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 80 59 17 63 33
JANUVIA 77 39 14 64 72
ADVAIR DISKUS 73 34 29 65 70
RAMIPRIL 72 42 18 66 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70 41 56 67 69
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69 64* 11 68 71
ZETIA 68 24 13 69 78
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68 39 12 R 69 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67 62* 16 71 65
LYRICA 66 14 17 72 49
GEMFIBROZIL 64 <11 <11 73 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61 37 11 74 66
CELEBREX 60 26 17 75 89
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 35 11 76 76
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58 45 12 77 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 57 30 15 78 107
TOPIRAMATE 57 <11 <11 78 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55 12 14 80 106
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 55 <11 <11 80 57
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55 <11 <11 80 105
DETROL LA 55 <11 <11 80 185
LOVASTATIN 53 <11 <11 84 52
TRAZODONE HCL 52 18 13 85 32
SYNTHROID 52 30 12 85 86
FLUOXETINE HCL 51 27 17 87 56
PAROXETINE HCL 50 <11 <11 88 64
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 June 29, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.