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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,399 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

36% of this provider’s 1,802 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 1,802 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

32,980

2014

34,101

2015

33,643

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 1,255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

276

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

298

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 1
ALPRAZOLAM 1,239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

222

patients, 12% of all patients

3 11
TRAMADOL HCL 1,149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

252

patients, 14% of all patients

O 4 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,027

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

218

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 1,000

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

813

prescriptions.

250

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 987

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN 985

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

225

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 934

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

209

patients, 12% of all patients

9 6
METFORMIN HCL 851

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

187

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 635

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

156

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

134

patients, 7% of all patients

12 15
MELOXICAM 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

176

patients, 10% of all patients

13 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

14 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

137

patients, 8% of all patients

15 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

16 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

17 59
CLONIDINE HCL 504

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

18 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

20 40
FUROSEMIDE 401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

21 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

22 27
BUMETANIDE 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

23 127
CLOPIDOGREL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

24 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

25 20
ATENOLOL 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

26 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
CLONAZEPAM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

30 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

31 92
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

32 25
CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
LEVOFLOXACIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

A 34 54
CEFUROXIME 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

147

patients, 8% of all patients

A 35 136
ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

36 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

37 41
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
TEMAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

39 73
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

40 31
AMOXICILLIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

A 41 75
TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

42 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
MECLIZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

44 82
VERAPAMIL ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

45 138
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

A 46 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

47 24
SYMBICORT 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

48 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

49 30
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

50 101
RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

51 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

O 52 112
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

53 67
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

55 97
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

56 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

57 36
CELECOXIB 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

59 129
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

59 32
AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

105

patients, 6% of all patients

A 61 46
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

62 52
CEPHALEXIN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

A 63 94
NIFEDIPINE ER 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

63 168
LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

65 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

66 98
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

67 49
JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

68 58
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

69 87
VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

70 86
DOXEPIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

71 186
KLOR-CON M20 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

72 133
SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

73 118
NAPROXEN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

74 320
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

74 39
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

76 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

77 50
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

A 77 107
METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

79 47
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

80 152
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

81 116
FLUCONAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

82 79
GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

83 61
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A 84 99
FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

84 119
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 137
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

87 103
DIAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

88 57
PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

88 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

88 139
ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

91 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

92 81
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 89
XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 93 104
NOVOLIN 70-30 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 223
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

96 63
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

97 143
NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

97 256
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 53
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

100 124
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 178
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

101 95
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 68
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

104 110
ETODOLAC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

105 196
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 105 442
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

O 105 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

108 83
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

109 240
COLCHICINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

110 235
HYDROXYZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

110 257
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

112 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

113 106
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 85
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 208
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. 12, 2009.
  • 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.