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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 100 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

6% of this provider’s 402 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

36% of this provider’s 556 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 556 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

18,612

2014

17,366

2015

18,775

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 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

132

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
MELOXICAM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

2 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

O 3 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

5 2
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

7 10
LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

8 5
CLONAZEPAM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

10 66
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

11 12
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

14 25
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 37
TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 14
FLUOXETINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

19 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

20 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O 21 44
DIAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 57
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 22
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 27
CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 38
LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 19
DULOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

35 18
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 124
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 68
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

40 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

41 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 83
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 154
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 92
TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

45 73
BUMETANIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 127
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 81
TIZANIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 41
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 171
METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

50 47
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

51 43
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 45
ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 85
IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 96
PROMETHAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 98
CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 56 36
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

58 86
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

61 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

A 62 54
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 126
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 69
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 60
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 51
CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 65 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 24
BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 91
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 137
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 119
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 87
METHOCARBAMOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 175
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 118
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

75 52
ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 33
ULORIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 219
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

79 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

80 70
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 97
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 82
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 158
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

83 48
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 105
DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 179
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 87 72
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 87 61
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 133
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 94
ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 64
GRALISE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 92 473
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

92 40
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 92 149
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 92 99
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 96 184
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 96 76
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

96 141
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 89
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 Jan. 27, 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.