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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,489Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$2.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,112 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

4% of this provider’s 762 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

50% of this provider’s 1,112 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 1,112 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$927K

2014

$1.7M

2015

$2.13M

2016

Number of Claims

17,181

2014

29,816

2015

36,489

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 1,134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

206

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

173

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

168

patients, 15% of all patients

6 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 773

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

8 10
ALPRAZOLAM 648

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

10 15
TRAMADOL HCL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 14
CARVEDILOL 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
LISINOPRIL 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

14 16
METFORMIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

15 8
MELOXICAM 502

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

16 17
LINZESS 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

17 151
SIMVASTATIN 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

18 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

19 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 413

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
CLONAZEPAM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
FAMOTIDINE* 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

25 74
CLOPIDOGREL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

30 36
JANUVIA 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

31 58
DULOXETINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

34 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
LYRICA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

37 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 44
LEVOFLOXACIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

41 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

41 50
LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
MIRTAZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

44 49
XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 104
GLIMEPIRIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

46 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

47 34
ALLOPURINOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

48 35
RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
CLONIDINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

50 48
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

51 28
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

52 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

A 53 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 83
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 59
METFORMIN HCL ER 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

56 47
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

57 78
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

58 115
AMOXICILLIN 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
AZITHROMYCIN 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 46
TORSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 150
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

62 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 91
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

A 64 107
BUSPIRONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

66 72
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

67 70
CEPHALEXIN 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

A 67 94
SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
SUCRALFATE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

70 117
FLUCONAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

71 79
ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

72 33
PAROXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

74 55
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

75 90
ELIQUIS 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

76 123
AMIODARONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

77 156
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 77 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

79 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

80 145
FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

81 84
INVOKANA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

83 147
LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 108
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 89
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 171
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

87 86
BYSTOLIC 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 155
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 88
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

90 182
PROMETHAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

90 98
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 53
BUPROPION XL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 125
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

93 67
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

93 61
ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

96 85
LEVETIRACETAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 116
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

98 105
ESTRADIOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

98 130
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

100 173
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 68
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 250
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A 102 99
DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 179
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 56
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

104 157
NAPROXEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 77
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

108 76
PROGESTERONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 271
NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

109 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

109 100
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

109 121
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 106
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

114 110
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

114 52
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

114 152
MEGESTROL ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

117 229
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 118 161
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 165
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

120 57
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

120 81
MEMANTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 122 80
LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 123 260
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 O 123 111
HYDROXYZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

123 257
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

126 148
ACYCLOVIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

127 360
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

127 118
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 129 138
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

130 103
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 131 124
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 132 109
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

133 62
ULORIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 134 219
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 210
PROPRANOLOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 135 126
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

138 191
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

138 143
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

138 73
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 141 160
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

141 122
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

141 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 Aug. 22, 2008.
  • 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.