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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2013

Pulmonary Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 109

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 109

788 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older
31% 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

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

11% of this provider’s 788 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 3%.

Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 48%.

Prescription Price

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $144 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 723 548 153 1 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 537 417 106 2 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 450 346 93 3 5
SIMVASTATIN 437 343 85 4 19
PREDNISONE 435 348 194 5 3
FUROSEMIDE 387 288 101 6 12
LISINOPRIL 386 309 77 7 18
ADVAIR DISKUS 347 270 96 8 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335 249 61 9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330 225 74 10 21
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 326 255 64 11 14
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 285 212 197 12 25
MELOXICAM 278 220 60 13 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263 223 80 S3 14 8
RANITIDINE HCL 246 202 56 15 66
CLONIDINE HCL 238 219 56 16 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230 182 45 17 17
PROAIR HFA 229 137 108 18 4
GABAPENTIN 219 180 60 19 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210 147 40 20 39
ALPRAZOLAM 209 173 41 B 21 20
METFORMIN HCL 197 165 40 22 30
SPIRIVA 194 139 49 23 1
SYMBICORT 192 152 54 24 6
SPIRONOLACTONE 186 128 43 25 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 178 129 63 26 10
GLIMEPIRIDE 174 136 30 27 77
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 172 129 39 28 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172 138 47 28 36
CEFDINIR 167 124 128 30 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 160 130 27 31 40
AZITHROMYCIN 152 124 113 32 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143 107 32 33 13
LEVOFLOXACIN 136 98 97 34 16
VENTOLIN HFA 135 104 61 35 9
TRIAMTERENE-HCTZ 130 109 35 36 56
SERTRALINE HCL 130 94 23 36 60
METFORMIN HCL ER 129 105 28 38 84
CLOPIDOGREL 127 122* 24 39 47
NEXIUM 123 80 25 40 29
ROPINIROLE HCL 117 112* 23 41 31
KLOR-CON 10 112 107* 24 42 76
CLONAZEPAM 108 85 20 B 43 23
LORAZEPAM 106 101* 20 B 44 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104 74 27 45 26
FENOFIBRATE* 104 65 21 45 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 104 92 69 45 51
ATENOLOL 103 80 24 48 49
FLUOXETINE HCL 102 84 19 49 114
DONEPEZIL HCL 101 96* 25 50 82
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101 85 21 50 115
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99 94* 17 52 54
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95 81 17 53 58
CARVEDILOL 93 82 25 54 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93 56 26 54 79
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 92 69 73 56 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89 76 17 57 46
PAROXETINE HCL 89 75 19 57 118
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88 60 14 59 35
ETODOLAC 83 78* 20 60 121
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80 75* 19 61 47
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78 78 21 62 81
ALLOPURINOL 77 61 16 63 53
NAMENDA 75 70* 12 64 108
TRAMADOL HCL 66 61* 32 65 44
FENOFIBRATE* 65 60* 14 66 93
TRAZODONE HCL 64 59* 11 67 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62 42 43 68 68
LOVASTATIN 60 40 12 69 71
DIGOX 58 53* 14 70 135
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 58 37 40 70 135
CITALOPRAM HBR 57 <11 <11 72 69
CRESTOR 56 56 11 73 109
LANSOPRAZOLE 55 50* 15 74 140
MEGESTROL ACETATE 54 32 13 R 75 143
SYNTHROID 54 <11 <11 75 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 53 30 27 R 77 90
FLUCONAZOLE 53 28 35 77 112
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 24, 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.