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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 36 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 67 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

9% of this provider’s 455 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

25% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 888 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

27,530

2014

26,275

2015

26,337

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 2,682

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

369

patients, 42% of all patients

O 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

291

patients, 33% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 1,029

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

238

patients, 27% of all patients

3 9
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 960

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

197

patients, 22% of all patients

4 23
FUROSEMIDE 918

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

190

patients, 21% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
LORAZEPAM 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

10 31
LISINOPRIL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
MELOXICAM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

12 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

13 34
CLONIDINE HCL 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

14 48
CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

16 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

17 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

17 18
HYDRALAZINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

19 59
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

20 6
DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

22 28
RANITIDINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

23 42
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

24 19
ALPRAZOLAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
BACLOFEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

26 76
GLIPIZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

27 61
MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
LYRICA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

30 45
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

31 100
LANTUS 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

32 108
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 112
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

34 109
COLCRYS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 221
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

36 15
COLCHICINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 235
TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

39 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 135
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 43 51
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

44 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 97
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 25
LATANOPROST 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 172
LEVETIRACETAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

48 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

51 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

52 83
LEVEMIR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 160
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 101
PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

56 52
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
SUCRALFATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 117
TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

60 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

60 129
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 46
CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

64 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 24
INSULIN SYRINGE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

66 296
TERBINAFINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

68 273
LABETALOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

68 239
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

70 128
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 114
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

73 205
MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

74 141
NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 75 88
MONOJECT INSULIN SYRINGE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 75 411
KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 133
DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

75 199
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 126
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 79 26
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 87
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 225
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 122
HALOPERIDOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 84 268
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

84 69
NOVOLIN 70-30 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 223
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 20
RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 88 113
JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 89 58
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

89 148
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 257
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

92 35
NOVOLIN R 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 244
VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 92 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

92 70
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 227
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 344
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 98 39
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 140
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

100 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 103
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 102 166
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

102 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 104 121
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

104 72
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 June 25, 2010.
  • 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.