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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,902Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 789

$924K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 143 out of 789

466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

7% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

22% of this provider’s 466 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $52 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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 794 769 100 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 782 743 108 2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 607 569 95 3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563 486 99 S3 4 1
LISINOPRIL 425 407 60 5 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 414 372 52 6 14
CYMBALTA 355 316 41 7 50
SIMVASTATIN 345 319 59 8 5
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321 316* 44 A 9 66
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 318 313* 51 10 4
TRAMADOL HCL 317 292 69 11 17
LORAZEPAM 305 300* 47 B 12 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 282 248 147 13 55
NAMENDA 264 264 19 14 44
GABAPENTIN 253 222 48 15 11
DONEPEZIL HCL 248 243* 35 16 39
CITALOPRAM HBR 233 233 39 17 25
METFORMIN HCL 232 219 40 18 9
ALPRAZOLAM 225 214 37 B 19 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208 208 33 20 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199 164 29 21 42
TRAZODONE HCL 197 178 28 22 33
SERTRALINE HCL 192 166 31 23 28
CLOPIDOGREL 187 172 27 24 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186 181* 26 25 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178 173* 27 26 12
CLONIDINE HCL 172 167* 28 27 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 168 168 26 28 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 168 154 26 28 32
MIRTAZAPINE 163 158* 30 30 58
NEXIUM 157 113 27 31 24
PREDNISONE 147 147 23 32 46
ATENOLOL 146 141* 20 33 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145 145 20 34 70
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143 138* 29 35 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142 115 29 36 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141 136* 43 37 87
PAROXETINE HCL 139 134* 21 38 69
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 129 124* 67 39 204
IBUPROFEN 124 93 28 40 103
SYNTHROID 123 86 28 41 78
ALLOPURINOL 115 110* 17 42 34
CLONAZEPAM 114 99 13 B 43 29
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114 109* 18 43 127
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112 96 24 45 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 112 93 15 45 64
TAMSULOSIN HCL 110 105* 17 47 36
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 105 100* 52 48 134
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103 79 19 49 21
LYRICA 103 <11 <11 49 51
FAMOTIDINE* 97 92* 18 51 92
HUMULIN 70-30 95 <11 <11 52 131
ROPINIROLE HCL 95 69 11 52 86
MELOXICAM 94 89* 25 54 18
CARVEDILOL 92 87* 16 55 16
DIGOX 88 88 17 56 93
KLOR-CON M20 87 87 13 57 62
VALPROIC ACID* 87 87 12 57 311
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87 87 19 57 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84 72 17 60 40
MECLIZINE HCL 76 71* 23 61 83
RISPERIDONE 74 <11 <11 A 62 106
DIAZEPAM 73 59 13 B 63 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 72 67* 12 64 71
AMIODARONE HCL 71 <11 <11 65 151
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 70 <11 <11 66 43
BUSPIRONE HCL 68 52 12 67 109
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67 62* 13 68 31
TEMAZEPAM 66 66 16 B 69 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66 66 11 69 160
DIOVAN 66 <11 <11 69 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 65 60* 12 72 56
NOVOLIN 70-30 61 <11 <11 73 187
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61 <11 <11 73 57
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61 <11 <11 73 133
TORSEMIDE 60 <11 <11 76 116
RANITIDINE HCL 60 <11 <11 76 49
CEFTRIAXONE* 57 52* 33 78 277
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57 <11 <11 78 123
LEVOFLOXACIN 56 42 36 80 61
BACLOFEN 55 <11 <11 81 132
NITROFURANTOIN* 54 54 12 82 238
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54 <11 <11 82 155
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54 <11 <11 R 82 53
EXELON 53 <11 <11 85 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52 47* 26 86 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51 <11 <11 87 30
ABILIFY 51 <11 <11 A 87 185
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50 <11 <11 89 54
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.