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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 96 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 724 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

61% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 859 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

25,607

2014

24,599

2015

24,372

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 994

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 945

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 929

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

167

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

7 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

8 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

9 38
CITALOPRAM HBR 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

10 24
METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

11 8
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

162

patients, 19% of all patients

O 12 163
TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 14
SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

14 9
CEPHALEXIN 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

221

patients, 26% of all patients

A 15 94
MIRTAZAPINE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

16 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

17 6
SERTRALINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

18 26
CLOPIDOGREL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

21 22
GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

22 7
CARVEDILOL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

O 25 1
ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

26 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
LORAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

28 31
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 56
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
PREDNISONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

31 43
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
GLIPIZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 61
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 120
DULOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

36 39
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

38 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

39 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
RAMIPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 95
PAROXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

41 63
MEMANTINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 80
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

44 83
CLONIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

A 46 75
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 81
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 51
SPIRIVA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

49 118
ELIQUIS 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

50 123
ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 35
FLUCONAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

52 79
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 65
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 42
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 161
LACTULOSE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

56 165
ONDANSETRON HCL* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

57 110
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 46
CEFADROXIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 304
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 25
FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 74
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 21
AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 156
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 54
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 66 389
CEFUROXIME 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 136
GENERLAC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

68 252
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 71
KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

70 133
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 45
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

72 17
MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

72 82
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 104
LATANOPROST 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 172
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 122
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
MUPIROCIN* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

78 141
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

79 205
SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 79 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 89
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

83 52
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 100
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 85 199
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 109
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 28
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 87 58
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 107
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

90 55
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 90 113
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 92 34
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

93 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

94 126
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

95 148
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 237
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 96 108
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

96 86
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 Oct. 12, 2011.
  • 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.