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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 1031

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1031

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older
37% 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 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

8% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 18%.

Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$54 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 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 858 731 136 1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 677 562 125 2 2
METFORMIN HCL 615 463 96 3 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 615 543 98 3 10
SIMVASTATIN 590 518 99 5 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 434 393 64 6 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430 340 66 7 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429 329 62 8 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385 336 71 9 13
CRESTOR 384 328 51 10 36
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 331 309 56 11 3
CARVEDILOL 323 293 49 12 17
FENOFIBRATE* 318 234 50 13 55
LISINOPRIL 306 280 50 14 6
FUROSEMIDE 292 262 68 15 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283 255 41 16 21
CLOPIDOGREL 282 258 40 17 25
QUINAPRIL HCL 258 247 32 18 128
SYNTHROID 254 234 41 19 86
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 230 202 31 20 62
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 228 187 34 21 57
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226 178 34 22 24
MELOXICAM 217 189 50 23 16
SERTRALINE HCL 207 186 41 24 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 196 180 33 25 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195 183 30 26 33
INDAPAMIDE 190 176 25 27 166
TRAZODONE HCL 189 136 27 28 32
TRAMADOL HCL 186 142 43 29 15
CLONIDINE HCL 169 123 27 30 34
NEXIUM 158 127 24 31 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155 129 27 32 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155 114 66 32 39
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 146 126 22 34 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 122 22 35 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144 129 22 35 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138 116 25 37 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 137 115 49 S3 38 1
ALPRAZOLAM 132 127* 30 B 39 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 132 100 20 39 40
ALLOPURINOL 130 109 26 41 35
SPIRIVA 129 110 23 42 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 126 126 18 43 41
ZETIA 126 87 20 43 78
RAMIPRIL 117 91 21 45 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 117 47 19 45 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117 95 22 45 75
FINASTERIDE 110 105* 15 48 146
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108 55 14 49 38
GABAPENTIN 106 101* 24 50 11
ATENOLOL 104 85 16 51 28
JANUVIA 103 87 15 52 72
FLUOXETINE HCL 99 75 17 53 56
NIASPAN 99 94* 14 53 205
CLONAZEPAM 98 74 19 B 55 29
PAROXETINE HCL 97 92* 15 56 64
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 96 91* 32 57 149
ADVAIR DISKUS 94 71 20 58 70
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 90 65 13 59 130
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83 59 20 60 106
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82 77* 18 61 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79 61 14 R 62 54
FENOFIBRATE* 74 <11 <11 63 55
SYMBICORT 70 65* 14 64 150
METFORMIN HCL ER 69 50 14 65 48
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69 54 11 R 65 93
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66 61* 12 67 145
CHLORTHALIDONE 65 60* 13 68 153
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60 44 15 R 69 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 59 <11 <11 70 76
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58 <11 <11 71 97
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56 <11 <11 72 143
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56 <11 <11 72 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55 <11 <11 74 71
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53 48* 46 75 98
MECLIZINE HCL 53 48* 24 75 84
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53 48* 41 75 53
HUMALOG 53 41 14 75 171
KLOR-CON M20 52 47* 13 79 73
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52 <11 <11 A 79 60
TERAZOSIN HCL 51 <11 <11 81 158
LEVOFLOXACIN 50 45* 37 82 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50 <11 <11 82 135
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. 7, 2008.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.