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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 191 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$729K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 233 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

59% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 595 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$52 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$595K

2014

$637K

2015

$729K

2016

Number of Claims

13,846

2014

13,926

2015

14,139

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 861

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

154

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

5 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
AMOXICILLIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

172

patients, 29% of all patients

A 13 75
PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

14 43
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 34
MELOXICAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 66
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
CLONAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

21 21
GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

24 30
METFORMIN HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 47
TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 15
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

32 27
WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

33 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 37
AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 46
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 45
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 64
CEPHALEXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A 41 94
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 24
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 69
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 49
GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 13
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 25
FLUCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

48 79
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 35
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 118
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 97
CEFDINIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 93
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 57
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

55 86
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 100
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 57 107
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 41
METHOCARBAMOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 175
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 60 53
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 54
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 61 92
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 63 71
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 66 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 67
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 68 39
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 69 90
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 313
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 91
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

70 82
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 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.