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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,161Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 62 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 59 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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 than average Average for
this specialty
in Alabama
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 559 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

47% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 679 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.31M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

26,383

2014

25,400

2015

22,161

2016

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. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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 Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
FUROSEMIDE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

7 38
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

8 6
LORAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

9 31
GABAPENTIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
TRAMADOL HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

O 11 14
CLOPIDOGREL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 29
SERTRALINE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

13 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 1
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
MEMANTINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

16 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 27
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

19 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

20 15
MELOXICAM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

21 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

22 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

23 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

24 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

25 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

26 16
DULOXETINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

27 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 36
GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

29 40
METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

30 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

31 47
ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 109
NAMENDA XR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

34 88
TRAZODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
NEXIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 87
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 38 51
LEVOFLOXACIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

A 39 54
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 32
BUMETANIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 127
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 63
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
CELECOXIB 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 90
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 45 44
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 64
FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 119
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 97
RISPERIDONE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 113
ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 33
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 58
NUEDEXTA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 55 144
NITROFURANTOIN* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 233
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 194
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 56
CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 21
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 19
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

61 37
MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

62 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 100
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 91
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 59
OXCARBAZEPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 67 217
LANTUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 68 108
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 42
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 70 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 34
ESTRADIOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 130
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 199
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 99
RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 95
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 76 161
GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 61
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 78 137
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 305
LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 116
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 73
FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 84
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

82 152
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 85 92
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 135
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 85 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 85 89
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 89 182
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 89 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

89 121
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 92 138
ACARBOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 93 353
GENERLAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 94 252
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 95 301
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 46
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

97 141
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 97 28
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 97 67
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 97 103
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 288
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 103 104
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. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • 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. 31, 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.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.