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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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55,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 1031

$3.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1031

821 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
92% 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 821 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

25% of this provider’s 821 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

26% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

68 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
FUROSEMIDE 2,008 1,771 266 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,918 1,665 210 2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,359 1,118 162 3 5
LISINOPRIL 1,273 1,110 173 4 6
MIRTAZAPINE 1,246 1,124 167 5 59
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,207 954 201 S3 6 1
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,206 1,119 135 A 7 60
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,171 1,107 150 8 41
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,161 1,054 90 9 27
NAMENDA 1,074 998 99 10 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 903 781 127 11 13
RISPERIDONE 847 641 90 A 12 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 833 631 109 13 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 825 637 132 14 24
SIMVASTATIN 814 711 101 15 4
TRAMADOL HCL 812 724 185 16 15
METFORMIN HCL 810 638 100 17 8
GABAPENTIN 803 667 100 18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 749 643 100 19 22
OMEPRAZOLE 677 528 118 20 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 638 504 83 21 10
TRAZODONE HCL 624 431 88 22 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 619 478 95 23 9
CARVEDILOL 616 521 98 24 17
CLOPIDOGREL 549 449 70 25 25
LORAZEPAM 544 423 130 B 26 31
NOVOLOG 537 423 101 27 164
TAMSULOSIN HCL 534 464 69 28 33
SERTRALINE HCL 510 443 54 29 30
LEVETIRACETAM 480 247 61 30 126
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472 415 59 31 14
LEVEMIR 454 313 81 10 32 159
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 428 382 88 33 82
CLONIDINE HCL 424 358 91 34 34
KLOR-CON M20 408 361 59 35 73
NYSTATIN 391 352 132 36 155
DIOVAN 387 336 34 37 81
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 386 347 139 38 192
LANTUS 374 304 56 39 85
CYMBALTA 373 288 37 40 50
EXELON 346 311 57 41 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 334 249 120 R 42 67
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 328 277 34 43 123
BACLOFEN 326 97 40 44 114
IBUPROFEN 316 254 62 45 99
HYDRALAZINE HCL 313 260 49 46 75
MELOXICAM 311 299 47 47 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300 283 36 48 21
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 290 221 33 R 49 217
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 284 224 148 50 69
PREDNISONE 282 248 67 51 47
LEVOFLOXACIN 277 245 167 52 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 274 197 33 53 134
ADVAIR DISKUS 268 248 39 54 70
LATANOPROST 267 239 43 55 209
OLANZAPINE 248 182 32 A 56 184
ALLOPURINOL 235 213 28 57 35
FAMOTIDINE* 227 178 41 58 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 226 182 52 59 39
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226 207 33 59 80
FENTANYL 225 166 31 S2 61 108
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 219 206 27 62 133
RANITIDINE HCL 217 149 40 63 44
SPIRIVA 213 187 32 64 68
HUMALOG 212 163 33 65 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211 125 52 66 20
MEGESTROL ACETATE 208 174 71 R 67 190
PAROXETINE HCL 205 150 22 68 64
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 197 160 96 69 173
ATENOLOL 186 173 23 70 28
DETROL LA 185 164 23 71 185
AMIODARONE HCL 184 184 33 72 160
CLONAZEPAM 184 148 31 B 72 29
HALOPERIDOL 183 164 32 A 74 234
LYRICA 180 112 15 75 49
LACTULOSE 179 111 38 76 175
RIVASTIGMINE 172 148 17 77 235
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 169 147 81 78 203
CITALOPRAM HBR 165 132 30 79 18
MUPIROCIN* 165 121 105 79 152
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 164 132 104 81 53
GLIPIZIDE 162 157* 22 82 63
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 160 116 85 83 136
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 158 153* 18 84 135
KLOR-CON M10 151 137 27 85 180
CARBAMAZEPINE 151 113 19 85 222
FLUOXETINE HCL 146 95 18 87 56
CLONIDINE 144 108 22 88 295
NYSTOP 143 117 70 89 306
CELEBREX 142 137* 13 90 89
DIGOXIN 141 123 22 91 165
CEFTRIAXONE* 141 113 89 91 207
NEXIUM 137 90 27 93 26
SENSIPAR 135 114 11 94 375
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129 124* 24 95 19
TRAVATAN Z 128 99 21 96 336
ABILIFY 127 <11 <11 A 97 178
LAMOTRIGINE 121 71 17 98 230
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 120 68 24 99 111
DIGOX 120 120 24 99 103
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 120 95 42 99 334
RISPERDAL CONSTA 119 114* 13 A 102 347
RENVELA 117 78 14 103 354
PHENOBARBITAL 114 <11 <11 R 104 224
AMITIZA 114 109* 11 104 229
METOLAZONE 110 105* 15 106 189
ALPRAZOLAM 109 104* 17 B 107 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 109 80 15 107 194
SUCRALFATE 108 103* 15 109 138
SANTYL 108 79 52 109 271
JANUVIA 107 93 11 111 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 106 <11 <11 112 40
HUMULIN R 105 100* 16 113 225
CRESTOR 105 76 16 113 36
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101 70 23 R 115 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101 76 14 115 104
HYDROXYZINE HCL 101 75 37 R 115 148
CEPHALEXIN 101 86 55 115 94
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 99 76 13 A 119 276
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 98 69 20 120 251
FLUCONAZOLE 97 64 59 121 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 97 84 20 121 77
VESICARE 95 77 14 123 154
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94 <11 <11 R 124 93
ONDANSETRON HCL* 94 89* 45 124 147
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94 82 12 124 131
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 93 72 17 127 239
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93 88* 14 127 38
TRANSDERM-SCOP 92 61 24 129 373
BYSTOLIC 89 84* 12 130 125
DILTIAZEM HCL 89 84* 13 130 223
TIZANIDINE HCL 86 52 14 132 61
RESTASIS 85 58 16 133 325
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83 <11 <11 134 65
LUMIGAN 83 78* 15 134 321
TOPIRAMATE 83 <11 <11 134 157
VENLAFAXINE HCL 82 69 11 137 220
PHENYTOIN 81 <11 <11 138 265
DILTIAZEM ER 81 <11 <11 138 214
OLANZAPINE ODT 79 <11 <11 A 140 375
GALANTAMINE HBR 78 <11 <11 141 281
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76 63 15 142 23
VALPROIC ACID* 76 49 11 142 253
NUEDEXTA 75 63 11 144 210
LITHIUM CARBONATE 73 68* 11 145 315
ROPINIROLE HCL 72 <11 <11 146 76
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72 72 11 146 227
COLCRYS 71 <11 <11 148 151
TIMOLOL MALEATE 70 70 17 149 331
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70 <11 <11 R 149 54
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69 64* 28 151 142
AZITHROMYCIN 69 55 53 151 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 <11 <11 153 66
LIDOCAINE HCL* 67 62* 56 154 233
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 66 <11 <11 155 57
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 65 <11 <11 156 389
TRILIPIX 64 <11 <11 157 324
LOVASTATIN 64 <11 <11 157 52
PRIMIDONE 63 <11 <11 159 218
METHADONE HCL 63 <11 <11 S2 159 181
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 51 11 161 177
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 61 56* 12 162 301
LOPERAMIDE 61 48 36 162 385
TEMAZEPAM 60 <11 <11 B 164 83
LIDODERM 58 53* 12 165 250
NOVOLIN R 58 37 15 165 212
BUDESONIDE 57 43 12 167 403
MECLIZINE HCL 56 41 11 168 84
FENOFIBRIC ACID 56 <11 <11 168 375
NITROFURANTOIN* 55 50* 27 170 202
ZOSTAVAX 55 41 53 170 279
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54 41 21 172 392
HUMULIN 70-30 54 <11 <11 172 156
PREVACID 54 <11 <11 172 316
TORSEMIDE 53 <11 <11 175 144
NIFEDIPINE ER 53 <11 <11 175 129
AGGRENOX 52 <11 <11 177 239
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51 <11 <11 178 242
NOVOLIN 70-30 50 <11 <11 179 183
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 50 <11 <11 179 188
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 Sept. 19, 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.