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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 25 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

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

78% 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

11% of this provider’s 619 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

42% of this provider’s 806 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 806 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

35 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.42M

2016

Number of Claims

31,744

2014

30,904

2015

28,567

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
GABAPENTIN 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

1 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

O 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 697

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

3 10
FAMOTIDINE* 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

4 74
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
SIMVASTATIN 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

8 38
ALPRAZOLAM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
OMEPRAZOLE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

9 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
MIRTAZAPINE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

12 49
CARVEDILOL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
TRAMADOL HCL 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

16 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

16 27
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

18 84
LORAZEPAM 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

19 31
LISINOPRIL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

20 5
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

21 8
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

22 32
TRAZODONE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

23 22
BUSPIRONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

24 72
CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

25 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

26 100
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

27 15
FENTANYL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 28 111
LYRICA 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 51
MELOXICAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

31 17
MEMANTINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 80
LAMOTRIGINE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 192
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

34 25
CLONIDINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

35 48
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

36 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

37 6
LATANOPROST 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

38 172
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

39 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

40 40
SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

43 157
OXYCODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 60
SUCRALFATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 117
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

45 13
DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 39
WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

49 59
CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

51 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

52 16
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 291
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

53 24
NOVOLIN R 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

53 244
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

56 18
RISPERIDONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 57 113
ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

58 35
LEVETIRACETAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 116
TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

60 41
XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 104
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 163
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 140
NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 64 88
LEVEMIR 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 160
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 65 65
OLANZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 67 159
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A 68 56
MUPIROCIN* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

69 141
CEPHALEXIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 94
CEFTRIAXONE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 185
KETOCONAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

72 228
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 132
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 71
COLCRYS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

75 221
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 53
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

77 114
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 78 162
ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 64
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 135
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 28
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 171
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

83 43
LIDOCAINE HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

83 212
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

83 37
SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 118
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

87 34
ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 121
RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 95
ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 33
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

90 52
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 92 410
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 213
SPS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 93 366
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

93 148
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

96 129
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 98 50
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 225
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

100 92
COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

100 235
METHADONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O 102 176
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 61
DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 102 199
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 105 54
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 106 46
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 107 75
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 108 161
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 109 69
BUMETANIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 127
HUMULIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

111 232
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

111 82
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

111 96
KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

114 450
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 86
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

115 165
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

117 67
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

118 55
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 119 136
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 July 8, 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.