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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,999Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 53

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 53

770 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older
81% 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 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 9%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

44% of this provider’s 770 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 24%.

Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 29.


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 1,833 943 325 S3 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 598 483 101 2 2
OMEPRAZOLE 545 455 93 3 3
GABAPENTIN 522 335 95 4 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 466 382 64 5 5
ALPRAZOLAM 456 221 77 B 6 15
LISINOPRIL 407 339 66 7 7
LORAZEPAM 403 336 78 B 8 22
TRAZODONE HCL 399 331 61 9 30
SIMVASTATIN 394 298 63 10 8
CARVEDILOL 362 294 50 11 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359 334 57 12 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 355 314 39 13 14
NAMENDA 341 341 25 14 12
METFORMIN HCL 340 239 59 15 9
CLONAZEPAM 332 157 64 B 16 27
RISPERIDONE 330 256 34 A 17 43
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 321 282 51 18 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 308 281 46 19 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 290 221 51 20 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288 197 45 21 24
SERTRALINE HCL 267 227 35 22 37
TRAMADOL HCL 260 180 64 23 10
CYMBALTA 258 93 25 24 32
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 246 187 52 25 19
NEXIUM 246 127 31 25 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230 135 39 27 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 230 225* 27 27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 220 191 32 29 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211 161 33 A 30 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203 173 36 31 16
MELOXICAM 195 124 57 32 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 180 89 41 33 34
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180 120 21 33 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176 134 22 35 33
LYRICA 175 93 26 36 46
ATENOLOL 166 126 22 37 40
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166 84 40 37 48
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 165 49 35 S2 39 100
TAMSULOSIN HCL 161 117 29 40 41
RANITIDINE HCL 149 122 20 41 39
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 146 122 17 R 42 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 144 89 109 43 70
EXELON 137 137 15 44 61
LANTUS 134 116 21 45 44
NOVOLIN R 127 122* 20 46 102
DIGOX 127 114 18 46 77
GLIPIZIDE 125 98 19 48 47
OLANZAPINE 119 77 14 A 49 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116 111* 21 50 51
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109 80 17 51 29
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107 102* 17 52 63
PAROXETINE HCL 106 73 24 53 74
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 74 85 54 59
CLONIDINE HCL 103 74 15 55 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL 103 64 18 55 190
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100 68 21 57 17
PREDNISONE 98 87 38 58 62
LAMOTRIGINE 96 44 13 59 179
ROPINIROLE HCL 96 79 11 59 84
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96 91* 20 59 141
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96 64 85 59 75
CELEBREX 95 95 19 63 82
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 92 92 11 64 162
MIRTAZAPINE 92 59 15 64 26
BACLOFEN 91 38 14 66 98
DIAZEPAM 91 35 17 B 66 92
LEVETIRACETAM 90 50 12 68 65
BUSPIRONE HCL 89 84* 11 69 78
OXYCONTIN 89 23 11 S2 69 252
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89 <11 <11 69 96
SPIRIVA 88 53 18 72 88
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 88 51 64 72 172
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88 83* 11 72 98
NYSTATIN 87 65 56 75 121
NOVOLIN 70-30 86 69 12 76 104
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 86 71 49 76 234
SUCRALFATE 84 79* 16 78 89
LACTULOSE 84 71 21 78 125
AZITHROMYCIN 79 50 64 80 50
PROMETHAZINE HCL 79 40 27 R 80 71
METOLAZONE 77 63 15 82 174
FLUOXETINE HCL 77 54 13 82 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77 39 24 R 82 49
ALLOPURINOL 76 56 15 85 42
PRIMIDONE 76 53 14 85 137
VESICARE 75 <11 <11 87 110
GLIMEPIRIDE 73 48 13 88 76
HUMULIN R 73 58 12 88 114
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 71 66* 13 90 81
HALOPERIDOL 71 <11 <11 A 90 128
AMITIZA 71 <11 <11 90 214
ABILIFY 69 <11 <11 A 93 79
JANUVIA 69 57 11 93 90
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68 63* 13 95 31
VOLTAREN 67 <11 <11 96 234
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 62* 14 96 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67 <11 <11 96 126
PHENOBARBITAL 65 <11 <11 R 99 176
TEMAZEPAM 64 52 17 B 100 138
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64 28 13 R 100 54
NAPROXEN 61 25 15 102 101
NITROFURANTOIN* 61 56* 12 102 155
DILTIAZEM HCL 60 <11 <11 104 156
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60 34 22 104 55
AMOXICILLIN 59 28 39 106 139
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58 53* 18 R 107 140
LOVASTATIN 57 <11 <11 108 133
PROAIR HFA 56 27 20 109 52
CEPHALEXIN 56 33 44 109 66
CLARITHROMYCIN 55 41 45 111 326
KLOR-CON M20 55 <11 <11 111 103
PENTOXIFYLLINE 55 <11 <11 111 215
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53 <11 <11 114 91
VERAPAMIL ER 53 <11 <11 114 134
LATANOPROST 52 <11 <11 116 115
DEXILANT 52 <11 <11 116 336
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51 46* 18 118 93
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51 46* 18 118 122
RAMIPRIL 50 <11 <11 120 87
BUPROPION HCL SR 50 19 12 120 227
CARAFATE 50 <11 <11 120 167
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 Aug. 16, 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.