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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,129 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

9% of this provider’s 923 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

21% of this provider’s 1,129 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,129 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.71M

2014

$1.89M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

27,457

2014

28,949

2015

30,271

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

248

patients, 22% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 911

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

176

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 875

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

212

patients, 19% of all patients

3 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

180

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

5 20
LISINOPRIL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

149

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
TRAZODONE HCL 703

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

7 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

202

patients, 18% of all patients

O 8 1
FUROSEMIDE 585

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

11 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

13 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

16 27
ALPRAZOLAM 402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

18 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

19 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

20 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 51
SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

23 2
TRAMADOL HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

O 24 14
RANITIDINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

25 42
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

26 29
DULOXETINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

27 16
MELOXICAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

29 17
LORAZEPAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
MIRTAZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

31 49
FAMOTIDINE* 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

32 74
HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

33 59
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
CLONAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
BUSPIRONE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

36 72
CLONIDINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
LEVETIRACETAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 116
ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

38 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

41 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

O 44 44
WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

45 36
MEMANTINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

46 80
OLANZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 159
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 25
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

49 83
OXCARBAZEPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 217
NUEDEXTA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 144
ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
CRESTOR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

54 37
LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

55 45
LANTUS 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

55 108
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
XARELTO 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

58 104
LEVEMIR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 160
RISPERIDONE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 113
AMIODARONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

61 156
JANUVIA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 58
SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

63 71
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

64 152
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

65 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 92
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 34
DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 135
BUMETANIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

70 127
IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

70 96
TORSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

70 150
CELECOXIB 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

75 53
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 158
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 126
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

78 30
RIVASTIGMINE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 231
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 201
BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

81 76
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

82 63
ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

83 123
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 140
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

85 89
RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 95
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 103
METHOCARBAMOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

89 175
MECLIZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 82
OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 91 60
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 56
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 91
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 121
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 95 85
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 96 139
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 69
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

98 119
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

98 78
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 155
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

101 110
FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 102 111
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 104 65
JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 105 208
HUMULIN 70-30 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 105 232
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 107 161
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 107 194
VESICARE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 192
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 128
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

111 57
TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 137
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 61
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 77
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 47
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 86
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 116 62
NOVOLIN R 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 244
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

118 479
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

118 52
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 Nov. 6, 2012.
  • 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.