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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,656Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 1031

$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 1031

811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older
44% 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

2% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

18% of this provider’s 811 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $49 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,014 869 184 1 2
LISINOPRIL 991 803 163 2 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 895 825 135 3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 802 698 122 4 5
FUROSEMIDE 627 551 120 5 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 591 520 96 6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 544 486 105 7 13
SIMVASTATIN 518 455 87 8 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 475 356 140 S3 9 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 458 358 77 10 18
METFORMIN HCL 435 396 73 11 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 387 304 65 12 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 360 307 45 13 27
CLOPIDOGREL 358 310 51 14 25
CEFADROXIL 343 283 223 10 15 260
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333 315 57 16 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 313 313 47 17 41
NAMENDA 295 269 22 18 45
ATENOLOL 284 245 44 19 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 280 258 52 20 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279 178 58 21 20
TRAZODONE HCL 277 236 50 22 32
CARVEDILOL 275 263 39 23 17
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 272 227 115 24 168
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 270 246 42 25 62
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265 224 42 26 14
MIRTAZAPINE 255 250* 41 27 59
LORAZEPAM 253 198 68 B 28 31
NEXIUM 251 221 41 29 26
RAMIPRIL 248 225 38 30 79
SERTRALINE HCL 247 206 36 31 30
TRAMADOL HCL 246 217 56 32 15
GABAPENTIN 241 189 45 33 11
ALPRAZOLAM 198 159 30 B 34 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194 176 37 35 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178 156 23 36 21
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 170 158 109 37 53
AGGRENOX 163 158* 19 38 239
CLONIDINE HCL 159 138 29 39 34
GENERLAC 158 153* 35 40 231
CRESTOR 142 112 25 41 36
ALLOPURINOL 135 130* 24 42 35
SPIRIVA 135 130* 25 42 68
KLOR-CON M20 134 98 25 44 73
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 131 93 22 45 43
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127 110 22 46 105
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119 76 48 R 47 51
AZITHROMYCIN 118 92 81 48 46
CLONAZEPAM 117 100 22 B 49 29
DIOVAN 117 117 13 49 81
PAROXETINE HCL 117 93 23 49 64
PREDNISONE 116 111* 68 52 47
AMOXICILLIN 116 87 90 52 87
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 108 48 11 54 131
FLUCONAZOLE 104 79 58 55 102
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 103 68 17 R 56 161
GLYBURIDE 102 81 23 R 57 121
CYMBALTA 102 65 14 57 50
HYDRALAZINE HCL 101 96* 12 59 75
MELOXICAM 97 81 39 60 16
MECLIZINE HCL 96 91* 47 61 84
LACTULOSE 95 69 30 62 175
RANITIDINE HCL 93 68 17 63 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91 86* 37 64 39
GLIPIZIDE 88 71 21 65 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88 88 11 65 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87 55 14 67 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87 82* 16 67 19
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87 87 17 R 67 54
BYSTOLIC 86 <11 <11 70 125
LYRICA 86 68 16 70 49
LEVOFLOXACIN 84 79* 72 72 58
DIGOX 81 68 13 73 103
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77 <11 <11 74 97
ESTRADIOL 76 55 14 R 75 109
COLCRYS 76 71* 23 75 151
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75 75 12 77 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 73 68* 14 78 77
LANTUS 72 51 15 79 85
AMIODARONE HCL 71 66* 14 80 160
LOVASTATIN 70 <11 <11 81 52
TERAZOSIN HCL 69 64* 11 82 158
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 68 <11 <11 83 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68 <11 <11 83 104
LANSOPRAZOLE 67 <11 <11 85 137
ROPINIROLE HCL 67 62* 11 85 76
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 67 67 12 85 57
RISPERIDONE 66 <11 <11 A 88 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66 61* 11 88 134
CEFDINIR 63 52 55 90 110
LEVEMIR FLEXPEN 62 57* 11 91 177
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60 55* 44 92 197
SYNTHROID 59 <11 <11 93 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57 <11 <11 94 123
AMOX TR-POTASSIUM CLAVULANATE 55 50* 47 95 117
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55 50* 39 95 69
LOVAZA 53 <11 <11 97 140
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 98 60
KLOR-CON 10 51 46* 12 99 118
PHENOBARBITAL 50 <11 <11 R 100 224
FAMOTIDINE* 50 <11 <11 100 95
GLIMEPIRIDE 50 45* 11 100 40
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 Oct. 12, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.