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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.6M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

68% 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

7% of this provider’s 804 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

41% of this provider’s 983 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 983 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

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.6M

2016

Number of Claims

33,878

2014

32,172

2015

30,306

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 910

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

O 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 842

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
GABAPENTIN 740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
OMEPRAZOLE 683

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

10 15
CARVEDILOL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

11 19
MELOXICAM 444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
LORAZEPAM 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

15 31
DULOXETINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

16 39
CLONAZEPAM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
WARFARIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

18 36
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

19 25
SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
BUSPIRONE HCL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

21 72
CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

23 26
MIRTAZAPINE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 49
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

25 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

26 16
TRAZODONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

27 22
TRAMADOL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 24
ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

31 32
ALPRAZOLAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

32 11
GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

33 61
PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

34 43
MEMANTINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

35 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 54
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 100
SPIRONOLACTONE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

38 71
NAMENDA XR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
NUEDEXTA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 144
TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

44 27
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 45 56
RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

46 42
LYRICA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

47 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 205
JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 58
CLONIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

51 48
ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

53 23
TEMAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

54 73
ROPINIROLE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

56 145
DIGOXIN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 135
HYDRALAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

58 59
PROMETHAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

59 98
GEMFIBROZIL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 149
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 122
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 346
DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 57
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 64 94
BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 76
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 124
LAMOTRIGINE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

66 192
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 53
FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

69 141
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 67
FLUCONAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

69 79
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 158
GLIMEPIRIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

72 40
OXCARBAZEPINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

72 217
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

72 52
MECLIZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

76 82
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 139
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 117
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 41
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 80 213
OLANZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 80 159
RISPERIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 83 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 188
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

85 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 161
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

87 109
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

88 89
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

89 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O 90 44
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 90 85
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 90
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

93 78
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 81
FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 74
DILTIAZEM HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

94 237
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

94 37
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

98 140
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 63
DICYCLOMINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

100 143
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

102 157
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

102 129
LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 108
TOPIRAMATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 106 65
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

107 148
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

108 114
SEROQUEL XR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P 109 246
NABUMETONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

110 200
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 O 110 111
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 107
ARIPIPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 113 184
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A 114 75
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

115 126
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

115 156
METRONIDAZOLE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

A 117 275
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 68
LACTULOSE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 165
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

118 34
PRIMIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 210
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

121 84
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 121
DOXEPIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 123 186
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

125 87
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

125 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

127 69
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 128 99
GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

128 106
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

130 28
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

131 225
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 131 91
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

133 133
BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 293
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 135 92
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

136 101
MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 137 230
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

137 96
NITROFURANTOIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A 137 233
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

140 86
MEGESTROL ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

141 229
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.