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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

16% of this provider’s 644 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Antibiotics

62% of this provider’s 853 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 853 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 34%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$1.61M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

24,508

2014

26,199

2015

27,145

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

1 4
FUROSEMIDE 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

3 6
MIRTAZAPINE 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

4 20
LISINOPRIL 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

5 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

6 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

O 7 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

8 2
CITALOPRAM HBR 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

9 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

11 35
TRAZODONE HCL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
CARVEDILOL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

13 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

14 51
METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

15 10
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

16 5
NAMENDA XR 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

17 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 31
LORAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
MEMANTINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

20 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
LEVETIRACETAM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 55
RISPERIDONE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 50
OMEPRAZOLE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

24 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 16
NUEDEXTA 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

27 70
HYDRALAZINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 52
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

30 38
RANITIDINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

30 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 22
LANTUS 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 59
OLANZAPINE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 67
DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 32
FAMOTIDINE* 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

37 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
AZITHROMYCIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

A 40 61
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

40 12
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 83
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 14
NOVOLOG 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 171
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
RIVASTIGMINE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 124
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 33
GENERLAC 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 227
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 96
CEFTRIAXONE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 94
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 73
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 30
ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 43
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 23
LEVEMIR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 131
LATANOPROST 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 64
DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11 60 99
ONDANSETRON HCL* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

61 82
HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 163
AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 133
FINASTERIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 72
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 66 80
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 67 57
MUPIROCIN* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

68 182
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
OXCARBAZEPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 68 142
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 71 77
SUCRALFATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 63
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 153
RENVELA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 73 181
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 66
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 75 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 78 126
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

79 132
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 152
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 60
RIVASTIGMINE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 92
PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

83 69
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 170
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 86 58
HALOPERIDOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P 86 119
MIDODRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 86 240
SANTYL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

89 200
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 90 263
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 90 157
PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

90 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

93 49
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

93 120
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 95 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

95 89
OLANZAPINE ODT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P 97 300
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 178
EXELON 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

99 144
LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 100 137
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 164
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 102 86
PHENOBARBITAL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 102 179
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 104 91
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 105 220
VIMPAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 105 148
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 105 104
RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 108 247
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 108 182
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 108 202
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 111 229
NOVOLIN R 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

111 182
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

113 143
LOXAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 338
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 115 139
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 115 193
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.