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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,089Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 70 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

949 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

9% of this provider’s 779 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

43% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 949 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

29,362

2014

23,524

2015

25,089

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 983

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

861

prescriptions.

179

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
MELOXICAM 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

219

patients, 23% of all patients

2 17
OMEPRAZOLE 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

4 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 793

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 1
GABAPENTIN 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

7 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
TIZANIDINE HCL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

9 41
TRAMADOL HCL 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 14
METFORMIN HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
TRAZODONE HCL 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

13 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

15 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

P 17 51
MIRTAZAPINE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

18 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

19 38
SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

23 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

24 13
ALPRAZOLAM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

25 11
RANITIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

26 42
XARELTO 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

27 104
CLONIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

28 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
DULOXETINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
ROPINIROLE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 64
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

32 20
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

34 28
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
CLOPIDOGREL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

36 21
SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

A 39 54
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 107
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 37
LOVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

42 84
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

45 18
RISPERIDONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 113
AZITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

A 47 46
LEVETIRACETAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 116
FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 74
GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 51 44
FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 119
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

53 35
CELECOXIB 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 90
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

56 30
NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 88
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 89
OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O 57 60
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

60 66
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 109
WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
NOVOLOG 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

63 166
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 71
FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

65 79
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 57
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 69
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 97
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 160
HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 140
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 72 56
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

72 133
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

74 148
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 25
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 33
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 132
ELIQUIS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 123
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

79 105
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 53
HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 195
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 81 162
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 45
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

84 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 50
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 63
LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 86 108
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

88 43
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 40
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

91 157
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 76
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

93 73
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

94 110
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 94 65
CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A 94 136
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

97 70
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

98 52
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 94
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 99 218
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 101 114
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 81
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 72
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 104 130
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 137
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 101
KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

104 228
NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 108 200
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 March 13, 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.