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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

35% of this provider’s 469 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

51% 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

45% 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

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

66 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

$2.27M

2014

$2.44M

2015

$2.94M

2016

Number of Claims

40,449

2014

37,577

2015

36,632

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,265

prescriptions.

149

patients, 27% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,094

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

969

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,062

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

152

patients, 27% of all patients

3 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 1,020

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

966

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

4 38
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

177

patients, 32% of all patients

O 5 1
NAMENDA XR 768

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

6 88
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

7 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

8 32
LISINOPRIL 722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

9 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 692

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

10 36
OMEPRAZOLE 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

11 2
LORAZEPAM 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

12 31
TRAZODONE HCL 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

13 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

P 14 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

15 24
NUEDEXTA 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 144
MIRTAZAPINE 539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

17 49
RISPERIDONE 528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

P 18 113
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

19 6
LIDOCAINE 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

20 204
GABAPENTIN 450

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

21 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

22 23
CEFTRIAXONE* 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

168

patients, 30% of all patients

A 10 23 185
ALPRAZOLAM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

24 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

25 109
LANTUS 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

26 108
CARVEDILOL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

27 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

28 15
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

29 29
VOLTAREN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

30 191
ROPINIROLE HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

31 64
LIDOCAINE HCL* 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

155

patients, 28% of all patients

31 212
TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

33 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

34 72
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

35 157
LINZESS 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

36 151
LYRICA 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

37 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

38 20
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

39 26
LEVEMIR 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 160
TORSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

41 150
PAROXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 63
SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

43 9
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

44 17
LEVETIRACETAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 116
XARELTO 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 104
PREDNISONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

47 43
ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

49 21
FINASTERIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 119
FENTANYL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 111
TRAMADOL HCL 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O 52 14
SPIRONOLACTONE 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

53 71
MEMANTINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

54 80
BACLOFEN 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

55 76
OLANZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P 56 159
CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

57 48
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

58 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 126
CEPHALEXIN 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

A 60 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 18
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 140
NEXIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

62 25
OXYCODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 65 60
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

66 8
PROMETHAZINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

67 98
NOVOLOG 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

68 166
LEVOFLOXACIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A 69 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 40
DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 39
DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE* 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

72 369
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

73 30
ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 33
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 75 184
NOVOLIN R 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

76 244
ONDANSETRON HCL* 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

77 110
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

77 13
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 162
LATANOPROST 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 172
CARBAMAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 249
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 16
SUCRALFATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

82 117
EXELON 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 247
VIMPAT 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11 84 234
LACTULOSE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

86 165
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O 87 132
NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

88 148
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

88 201
DIGOX 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

90 199
KETOCONAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

90 228
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

92 161
PHENOBARBITAL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 93 294
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

94 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 188
PHENYTOIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 95 355
FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

97 79
TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 98 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 98 65
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

98 133
DILTIAZEM HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

101 237
HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P 101 395
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 50
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

105 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 106 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 139
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 107 403
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 109 44
HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

110 195
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 111 194
LITHIUM CARBONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 111 342
OXCARBAZEPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 217
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 113 220
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 115 143
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 115 56
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

117 115
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

117 42
RIVASTIGMINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

117 231
DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 120 57
MEGESTROL ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

120 229
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 122 106
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 122 268
CREON 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 124 422
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A 125 75
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

125 156
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

127 182
LEVALBUTEROL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 128 430
ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

129 123
HYDROXYZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

130 257
METRONIDAZOLE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 131 275
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 132 280
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

133 145
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

133 73
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

135 336
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 136 91
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 137 112
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

138 118
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 138 41
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 Nov. 9, 2010.
  • 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.