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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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29,447Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 38 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

688 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

64% of this provider’s 688 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$872K

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

21,135

2014

31,623

2015

29,447

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 3,465

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,232

prescriptions.

330

patients, 48% of all patients

O 1 1
DIAZEPAM 1,389

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

125

patients, 18% of all patients

10 2 57
LISINOPRIL 1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 1,058

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

4 7
OMEPRAZOLE 873

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

5 2
CLONAZEPAM 771

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

6 21
TRAMADOL HCL 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 14
OXYCODONE HCL 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O 8 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

10 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

11 4
SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

12 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

13 41
METFORMIN HCL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

14 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

15 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

16 18
ALPRAZOLAM 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

18 3
ATENOLOL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

20 10
PROMETHAZINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

21 98
LYRICA 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 45
LORAZEPAM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

23 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
MELOXICAM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

24 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

27 13
PROAIR HFA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

28 52
METHADONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 3% of all patients

O 29 176
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

30 101
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

31 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

32 15
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
TEMAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 73
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

35 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

37 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

38 28
CRESTOR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 55
DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

41 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

42 20
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 22
SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

44 26
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

45 115
IBUPROFEN 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

46 96
VENTOLIN HFA 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

47 86
SYMBICORT 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

48 105
NEXIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 87
CARISOPRODOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 216
GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

51 40
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 50
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 92
TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 27
BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 76
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 32
JANUVIA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 58
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 243
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 16
NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 77
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 62 132
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 51
ONDANSETRON HCL* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

65 110
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

66 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

67 72
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 48
ESTRADIOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 130
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

69 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 67
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 71
CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 19
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 74 218
ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 35
METHOCARBAMOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

75 175
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A 77 46
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 171
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 333
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 53
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 191
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 82 238
AMITIZA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 189
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 198
ENDOCET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 265
LIDOCAINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

84 204
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 84 154
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 89
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

90 106
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 91 124
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 92 183
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 93 82
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

93 141
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 Feb. 15, 2013.
  • 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.