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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 33 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 91 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

948 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

3% of this provider’s 745 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

38% of this provider’s 948 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 948 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$274K

2014

$445K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

5,378

2014

8,956

2015

27,353

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 1,054

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 894

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

2 10
LISINOPRIL 833

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 664

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

6 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

7 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

O 9 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 544

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
METFORMIN HCL 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

12 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

13 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

15 4
CARVEDILOL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
RANITIDINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

18 42
SERTRALINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
CLONAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

23 11
MELOXICAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

24 17
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 25 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

26 140
TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

29 29
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 39
MIRTAZAPINE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
LORAZEPAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

31 31
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

33 9
SUCRALFATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 117
MEMANTINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

34 80
BUSPIRONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

36 72
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

37 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

39 18
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

O 40 14
NEXIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 44
LOVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

43 62
LYRICA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

<11 45 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 71
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11 49 161
ZETIA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 85
GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

50 61
TIZANIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

52 41
FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

53 68
AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A 54 75
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 109
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 56 156
DEXAMETHASONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

57 181
ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 123
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 59 74
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

61 30
ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

62 64
LEVETIRACETAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 116
BUPROPION XL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 125
DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 135
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 53
KLOR-CON 10 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 66 224
FLUCONAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

68 79
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 73
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

71 28
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 56
DIGOX 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 73 199
NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 74 88
BUMETANIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 127
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 50
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

78 82
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
RANEXA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11 79 334
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 81 139
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

A 81 162
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 126
PRIMIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 83 210
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

85 101
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 122
TOPIRAMATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 137
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

88 86
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 40
ONDANSETRON HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

90 110
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 91 145
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A 92 65
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 43
MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

95 141
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 95 188
LEVEMIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 97 160
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 98 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 67
LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 108
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 101 113
BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 102 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

103 157
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 103 104
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 89
OLANZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 159
DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 107 69
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 107 118
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 124
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 105
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 205
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

112 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 April 28, 2017.
  • 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.