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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,984Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 31 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

27% of this provider’s 827 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 827 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$78 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.58M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

21,554

2014

20,568

2015

19,984

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 1,085

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ALPRAZOLAM 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

4 11
SIMVASTATIN 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
GABAPENTIN 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

O 9 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

10 20
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

13 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

15 21
FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

16 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

17 25
DULOXETINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 39
LORAZEPAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
TRAZODONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

22 84
PROAIR HFA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

23 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
MELOXICAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

27 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

28 47
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O 30 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

33 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
DIAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

35 57
LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 62
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

37 69
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

37 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 81
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

39 45
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 29
RAMIPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 95
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
ONDANSETRON HCL* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

44 110
SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

46 42
FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 173
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 145
TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 27
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

52 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
ESTRADIOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 130
GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

56 106
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 85
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
PROMETHAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 98
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 46
NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 87
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 34
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 33
FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

65 79
VICTOZA 3-PAK 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 236
MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

69 30
BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

70 125
AMITIZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 51
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 55
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

74 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 65
LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 91
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 76
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 118
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 86
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 74
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 243
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 82 194
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 64
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 63
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 122
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 53
TOPIRAMATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 137
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 251
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 184
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 38
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 93 54
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 93 72
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

95 105
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 Aug. 5, 2014.
  • 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.