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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 6 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$2.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 11 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

92% 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

31% of this provider’s 564 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 676 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 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 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

$2.9M

2014

$2.76M

2015

$2.3M

2016

Number of Claims

48,342

2014

41,769

2015

37,345

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,400

prescriptions.

174

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 1,303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

182

patients, 27% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,155

prescriptions.

167

patients, 25% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,081

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

4 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 859

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
LISINOPRIL 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

8 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 694

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

P 9 51
CARVEDILOL 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN 620

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
DONEPEZIL HCL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

12 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

13 32
METFORMIN HCL 510

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
RISPERIDONE 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

P 15 113
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

O 16 1
TRAZODONE HCL 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

17 22
MIRTAZAPINE 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

19 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

20 23
RANITIDINE HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

21 42
SERTRALINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

22 26
TRAMADOL HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

O 23 14
LEVETIRACETAM 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

24 116
MEMANTINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

25 80
LANTUS 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

26 108
NOVOLOG 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

27 166
LEVEMIR 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

28 160
CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

29 29
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 201
HYDRALAZINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

31 59
SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

32 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

35 109
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

36 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

37 13
FAMOTIDINE* 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

38 74
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

38 16
CLONIDINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

40 48
HUMALOG 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

41 195
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

42 20
LORAZEPAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

43 31
OLANZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P 44 159
NAMENDA XR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

45 88
BACLOFEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 76
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

47 157
PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

48 43
LATANOPROST 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

49 172
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

50 24
MELOXICAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 17
LYRICA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
NYSTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

53 148
ALLOPURINOL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
AMIODARONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

55 156
ONDANSETRON HCL* 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

56 110
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 97
SPIRIVA 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

58 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

59 30
HALOPERIDOL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 268
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 140
LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

A 62 54
CLONIDINE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

62 290
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

64 182
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A 65 65
MUPIROCIN* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

66 141
GENERLAC 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

67 252
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 71
NEXIUM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

71 87
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 213
NUEDEXTA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 144
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 74 107
FENTANYL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 75 111
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 123
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 225
MEGESTROL ACETATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

78 229
CEFTRIAXONE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A 79 185
VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 114
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 194
LAMOTRIGINE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 192
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 83 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A 84 56
GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 85 61
TRAVATAN Z 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

86 348
BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 139
CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 21
FLUCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

90 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 91 44
DIGOX 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

91 199
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 93 134
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

94 28
SANTYL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

94 340
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 97 184
VALPROIC ACID* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

98 315
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 99 119
IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

100 96
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

101 101
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 102 305
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 103 104
RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 103 211
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P 103 288
SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 105
PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 106 63
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

108 121
DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

109 135
VIMPAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 110 234
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 69
TIMOLOL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

112 430
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

113 98
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 114 359
BUDESONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 114 436
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 85
DORZOLAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 117 438
SENSIPAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 117 379
CEPHALEXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 117 94
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 55
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

120 188
RESTASIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 122 335
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 122 450
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 124 237
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 124 33
CARAFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 124 276
METOLAZONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

127 190
TRANSDERM-SCOP 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

127 460
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 129 231
NYAMYC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

129 466
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 131 99
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 131 238
SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 131 117
PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 131 210
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 135 41
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 135 100
RENVELA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 135 387
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 Sept. 19, 2007.
  • 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.