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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,352Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,065 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

5% of this provider’s 664 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

36% of this provider’s 1,065 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

55% of this provider’s 1,065 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.85M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

35,400

2014

32,206

2015

28,352

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 3,254

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,341

prescriptions.

407

patients, 38% of all patients

O 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 716

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
FUROSEMIDE 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

6 7
CLONAZEPAM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

7 21
TRAMADOL HCL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 14
METFORMIN HCL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
LORAZEPAM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

11 31
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

O 12 44
CEPHALEXIN 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

A 13 94
DIAZEPAM 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

14 57
OXYCODONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 60
SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

16 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

18 3
PREDNISONE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

19 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

20 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

21 37
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

23 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
LYRICA 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

25 45
TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

26 22
FLUOXETINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

27 50
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
MELOXICAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

29 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

30 30
RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

32 24
MIRTAZAPINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

32 49
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

32 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

38 41
LOVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

39 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

40 28
PROAIR HFA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

41 52
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

41 16
CLONIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

43 154
WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

45 36
GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

46 61
PROMETHAZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

47 98
TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

50 32
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
FENTANYL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 51
RAMIPRIL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

54 95
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

55 25
LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A 56 54
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

56 161
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
BUSPIRONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

59 72
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 81
OXYCONTIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 62 174
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 65
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 66 132
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 78
NITROFURANTOIN* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 68 233
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 92
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

69 26
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 97
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 80
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

74 67
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 122
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

76 86
CARISOPRODOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 216
NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

77 87
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 100
LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

80 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

81 34
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 76
METHADONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 83 176
SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 71
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

85 110
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

86 77
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

87 102
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 227
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 109
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

91 105
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 242
MORPHINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O 92 253
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A 94 75
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 250
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 94 280
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 96
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 98 116
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 99 58
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 82
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 149
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 101 56
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 101 112
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

101 47
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A 105 46
LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 105 172
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

105 167
QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

108 187
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 101
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 110 40
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 110 145
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

110 79
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 118
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 151
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

114 53
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 55
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.