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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$3.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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 667 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

53% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 886 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$96 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$2.02M

2014

$2.23M

2015

$3.31M

2016

Number of Claims

33,248

2014

33,588

2015

34,384

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,099

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 910

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 884

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 863

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 851

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
METFORMIN HCL 803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

7 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

8 15
GABAPENTIN 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

9 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

150

patients, 17% of all patients

O 10 1
SIMVASTATIN 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
CARVEDILOL 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
MELOXICAM 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

13 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 36
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

17 6
ATENOLOL 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

18 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
TRAZODONE HCL 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

19 22
TRAMADOL HCL 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

O 21 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

23 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

24 27
FENOFIBRATE* 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

25 68
LYRICA 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
DONEPEZIL HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
MIRTAZAPINE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 49
CLONAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

29 21
SERTRALINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 26
LORAZEPAM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
FENOFIBRATE* 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

33 141
GLIPIZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 53
ALLOPURINOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 11
PREDNISONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

38 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

39 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

40 41
MEMANTINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 80
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

42 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
NAMENDA XR 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

44 88
JANUVIA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
RISPERIDONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P 46 113
FLUCONAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

47 79
RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
INVOKANA 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 147
PROAIR HFA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

50 52
XARELTO 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 104
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 51
CELECOXIB 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 90
AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 46
BENAZEPRIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 91
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
ONDANSETRON HCL* 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

57 110
DULOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 39
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

59 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 37
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

65 84
NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 87
VESICARE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 192
IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

69 96
CEPHALEXIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 94
CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

71 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 89
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 73 56
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 119
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 81
NYSTATIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

75 148
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 99
AMOXICILLIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 75
RAMIPRIL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 95
DIGOXIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 135
PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

83 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 83
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 92
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 117
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

87 40
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A 89 65
SEROQUEL XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 90 246
CEFDINIR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 90 93
ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 123
BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 72
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

94 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 161
LINZESS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

96 151
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 251
DILTIAZEM HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 237
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 59
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 101 54
METOLAZONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

102 190
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 86
LOVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 102 62
FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 102 111
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 124
CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 249
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 85
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 162
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

110 327
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 78
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 114 156
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 171
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

116 126
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

117 227
SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 117 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

117 139
CILOSTAZOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 117 244
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

117 115
PRIMIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

117 210
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 123 194
PROMETHAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

123 98
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 125 101
LATUDA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P 125 314
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 127 201
LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 128 116
NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

129 442
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

129 165
NOVOLOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

129 166
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

129 160
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 118
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 102
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 135 155
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 135 97
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 55
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 138 199
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 139 169
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 140 182
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

140 351
GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 140 278
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 140 209
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 127
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 144 100
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 144 299
RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 144 211
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 Feb. 13, 2015.
  • 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.