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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,653Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

3% of this provider’s 710 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

47% of this provider’s 917 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 917 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$2.08M

2014

$2.16M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

37,247

2014

37,593

2015

35,653

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

223

patients, 24% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 1,249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

206

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,063

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,058

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,013

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 998

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

O 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
GABAPENTIN 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

9 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

10 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

12 34
MELOXICAM 486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

13 17
SIMVASTATIN 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
CARVEDILOL 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

16 120
ALLOPURINOL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 15
NAPROXEN 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

19 77
RANITIDINE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

20 42
LORAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

20 31
LISINOPRIL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

22 5
CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
NEXIUM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

24 87
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O 25 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
CLONAZEPAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

28 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

29 37
WARFARIN SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

30 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
ALPRAZOLAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
CEFDINIR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

197

patients, 21% of all patients

A 33 93
ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

35 22
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 39 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

40 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

41 38
RAMIPRIL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

41 95
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

43 18
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 14
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 89
CLONIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

47 124
LYRICA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
METOLAZONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

49 190
MECLIZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

50 82
ZETIA 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 85
TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 103
AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 46
FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

55 68
DIAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 57
FINASTERIDE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

57 119
DEXILANT 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

58 179
AMITIZA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 189
ESTRADIOL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

60 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

62 30
CRESTOR 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 39
PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

66 43
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 145
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 83
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

70 78
OXYCONTIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 71 174
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 92
SUCRALFATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

73 117
FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 74 111
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

<11 74 104
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 65
NOVOLOG 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 166
FLUCONAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

79 79
LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

80 108
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 63
MORPHINE SULFATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 253
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 205
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 84 113
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 40
LINZESS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 151
VESICARE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 192
ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 123
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 32
ONDANSETRON HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

91 110
TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 73
COLCRYS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 221
CELECOXIB 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 90
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 94 51
DILT-XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

96 300
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

97 121
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

97 86
CHLORTHALIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 153
METHOCARBAMOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

99 175
FLUOCINONIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

99 325
FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

99 50
PRIMIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

103 210
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 72
NIFEDICAL XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 256
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A 105 162
INVOKANA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

108 147
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

109 81
SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 102
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 101
GEMFIBROZIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 149
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

113 106
ULORIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 113 219
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 80
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

116 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 59
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 118 88
PRISTIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 119 286
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

120 115
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 120 56
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 122 54
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

122 141
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 124 64
UNIFINE PENTIPS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

124 373
COLCHICINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 235
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

126 96
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 126 178
DILTIAZEM ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 126 446
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 130 161
KETOCONAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

130 228
HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

130 195
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 130 141
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

134 52
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

134 152
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

136 114
VALACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

136 259
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

136 346
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

139 155
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

139 128
SILENOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 141 381
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

141 97
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 143 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 143 100
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 Dec. 31, 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.