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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,710Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

823 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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 526 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

37% of this provider’s 823 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

56% of this provider’s 823 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

$74 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$2.15M

2014

$2.56M

2015

$3M

2016

Number of Claims

36,885

2014

41,062

2015

40,710

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,807

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,322

prescriptions.

318

patients, 39% of all patients

O 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

169

patients, 21% of all patients

2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

217

patients, 26% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

210

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

209

patients, 25% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

864

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

6 10
TRAMADOL HCL 912

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 800

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

8 3
FENOFIBRATE* 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

9 68
GABAPENTIN 767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

12 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

13 37
CLONAZEPAM 602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

15 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 585

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

16 34
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 44
TIZANIDINE HCL 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

18 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

19 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

21 16
SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

22 9
CRESTOR 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

23 55
LYRICA 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

24 45
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

25 13
ZETIA 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

26 85
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

27 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

28 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

29 23
DULOXETINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

31 18
NEXIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

32 87
MIRTAZAPINE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

33 49
TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

34 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

35 32
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

37 69
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

39 27
DIAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 36
CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

41 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

45 30
SYMBICORT 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

45 105
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

47 26
JANUVIA 200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

48 58
ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

49 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

50 101
PROMETHAZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

50 98
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

52 84
DOXEPIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 186
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

52 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

52 115
ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 33
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 89
PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

59 52
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 19
OXYCODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 126
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

63 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 124
METHADONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 176
ROPINIROLE HCL 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

66 64
BYSTOLIC 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 155
ELIQUIS 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 123
NAMENDA XR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 88
ADVAIR DISKUS 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 121
ONDANSETRON HCL* 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

71 110
CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 48
LIDOCAINE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

73 204
BUPROPION XL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

73 125
TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

75 73
VOLTAREN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

76 191
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

76 152
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

78 82
IBUPROFEN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 96
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 40
FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 50
VENTOLIN HFA 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

84 86
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

A 85 46
LINZESS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

85 151
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 178
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 88 154
TOPIRAMATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 137
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

90 205
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 90 51
PAROXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 63
INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 147
DEXILANT 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 179
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 114
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 95 54
CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

97 90
RIVASTIGMINE* 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 98 231
XARELTO 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 104
DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 135
FENTANYL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 101 111
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

102 71
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

103 173
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A 103 56
SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

105 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 67
METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 47
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 108 269
ANASTROZOLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 411
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 120
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

111 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 111 65
IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 113 183
TRADJENTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 113 164
CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 113 153
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 97
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 116 80
FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

118 79
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 122
JANUMET 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

119 208
ESTRADIOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 130
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 122 92
ARIPIPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 184
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

123 139
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 301
AZOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 125 433
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 127 113
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 128 103
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

128 156
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 130 140
BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 130 72
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

132 66
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

133 43
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

134 128
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 172
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A 135 162
DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

137 237
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

137 143
COLESTIPOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 137 261
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 137 74
RIZATRIPTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 141 479
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

141 133
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 June 2, 2014.
  • 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.