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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 41 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

5% of this provider’s 681 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

22% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 898 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

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.65M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

23,767

2014

24,123

2015

24,890

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

1 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 767

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

4 11
GABAPENTIN 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 604

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 534

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

9 15
CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

10 19
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LABETALOL HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

13 239
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
TRAZODONE HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

16 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

17 25
CLONAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

18 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

22 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

23 92
TRAMADOL HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

25 32
FLUCONAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

26 79
DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

27 38
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
RAMIPRIL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

29 95
VALSARTAN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 114
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 40
FAMOTIDINE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

34 74
DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

35 39
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 17
FENTANYL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 111
SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

38 9
GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 61
JANUVIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

41 84
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 51
SPIRONOLACTONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 71
FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
IRBESARTAN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 183
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

46 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

48 48
MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

49 49
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
OXYCONTIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O 51 174
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 83
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 26
CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 55
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

55 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

55 69
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 67
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 126
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

59 37
FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 119
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 61 60
BUPROPION HCL SR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 167
RALOXIFENE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 207
LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

64 45
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 68
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

66 33
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 35
ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 123
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 28
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

72 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 36
VESICARE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 192
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

72 359
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 64
DOXEPIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 186
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

79 152
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 103
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

80 128
INVOKANA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 147
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

83 97
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 57
ESTRADIOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

85 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 56
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 179
VICTOZA 3-PAK 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 236
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 85
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 18
KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 47
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

92 86
COLCRYS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

92 221
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 81
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 59
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 96 132
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 65
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 105
TORSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 150
MEGESTROL ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 229
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 78
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

104 137
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 80
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

106 121
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 230
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 108 104
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

109 189
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 34
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 May 7, 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.
  • 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.