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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 31 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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 825 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 1,046 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,046 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

30,714

2014

30,132

2015

27,622

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 957

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 885

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

4 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
CARVEDILOL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

9 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

11 15
METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

11 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

13 40
CLOPIDOGREL 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

14 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
ALPRAZOLAM 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

O 19 14
LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

20 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

25 84
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
CLONAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

28 20
LORAZEPAM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
RANITIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

30 42
LINZESS 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

31 151
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
XARELTO 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

34 104
TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 26
MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

37 17
MIRTAZAPINE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 49
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

40 66
DULOXETINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

41 39
AMIODARONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

42 156
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
HYDRALAZINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 59
AZITHROMYCIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

A 45 46
TRAZODONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 22
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

46 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

48 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

A 49 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
BACLOFEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

51 76
RISPERIDONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 113
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

53 30
CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 55
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 55 51
ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
BUPROPION XL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 125
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

58 120
NEXIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

59 87
PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
TERAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

61 177
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 99
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

63 70
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

64 225
LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 108
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 161
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

66 139
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 56
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

69 43
MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

71 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 41
CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 122
BUSPIRONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

74 72
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 76 213
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 76 116
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

76 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 79 44
MEGESTROL ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

79 229
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 79 58
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 85
BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 91
GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 149
DEXILANT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 85 179
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

85 145
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

87 97
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

88 67
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 80
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 119
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 140
ONDANSETRON HCL* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

91 110
TORSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

93 150
LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 62
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 117
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

96 182
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 95
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

96 123
PHENYTOIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 99 355
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 99 74
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 90
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 102 100
CEFTRIAXONE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 103 185
COLCRYS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 103 221
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

105 332
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

105 101
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 107 88
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A 107 136
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 109 103
BUMETANIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 109 127
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

111 78
FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 111 111
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 75
SENSIPAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 114 379
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 115 121
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 71
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 115 138
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 81
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

119 128
VIMPAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 119 234
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 121 114
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A 121 94
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 83
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 121 106
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 125 192
HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 125 232
QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 125 187
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 125 387
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. 1, 2016.
  • 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.