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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 44 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 513 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

33% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 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

$1.56M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

30,086

2014

29,724

2015

27,686

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 1,930

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,146

prescriptions.

217

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

3 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 841

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

138

patients, 19% of all patients

4 13
ALPRAZOLAM 656

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
METFORMIN HCL 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
GABAPENTIN 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

6 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

8 25
TIZANIDINE HCL 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

9 41
FUROSEMIDE 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

12 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
SERTRALINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

15 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

18 27
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
PROAIR HFA 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

20 52
MELOXICAM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

21 17
RANITIDINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

22 42
TRAZODONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

23 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

24 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

25 16
TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

27 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

28 23
CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

29 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

30 30
LOVASTATIN 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

31 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 24
CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
LORAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

35 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 44
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

38 81
DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

39 38
BENAZEPRIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 91
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 18
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 37
BUSPIRONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

46 72
DIAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 57
ROPINIROLE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 64
MECLIZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

48 82
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

50 125
NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 77
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 83
SPIRIVA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 118
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

54 48
BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

55 76
GLIPIZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 61
LEVOFLOXACIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A 57 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 50
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

59 78
WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 97
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

62 66
MIRTAZAPINE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

62 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

64 121
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 63
GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 106
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

69 180
DICYCLOMINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

70 143
METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 47
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 46
FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 119
OXYCODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 60
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

74 126
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

76 110
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

77 86
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 69
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 406
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

79 105
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 112
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

82 87
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 82 104
CEFDINIR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 93
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 100
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 59
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 85
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 87 67
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

87 205
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

90 128
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

91 227
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 111
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 93 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

93 71
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 114
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 96 51
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

96 165
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 96 156
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 141
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 100 120
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 101 65
ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 102 130
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 103 145
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 34
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 105 103
FLUCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

105 79
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 107 55
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 73
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 109 230
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 240
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 109 214
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 Feb. 1, 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.