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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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40,030Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.95M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,242 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

3% of this provider’s 1,001 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

45% of this provider’s 1,242 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 1,242 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.95M

2016

Number of Claims

38,141

2014

41,197

2015

40,030

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 1,528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

248

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,275

prescriptions.

224

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

199

patients, 16% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 1,384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

242

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
LISINOPRIL 1,302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

979

prescriptions.

236

patients, 19% of all patients

5 5
SIMVASTATIN 1,213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

206

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 1,017

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
METFORMIN HCL 867

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
MELOXICAM 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

11 17
CARVEDILOL 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 701

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
TRAMADOL HCL 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

O 14 14
FUROSEMIDE 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

15 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

16 6
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 585

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

17 66
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 570

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

22 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
TRAZODONE HCL 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

25 22
CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
TIZANIDINE HCL 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

28 41
LORAZEPAM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

29 30
PAROXETINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

31 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

33 26
CLONAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
PREDNISONE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

36 43
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

37 37
DULOXETINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
FAMOTIDINE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

39 74
ATENOLOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
CRESTOR 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

42 55
LYRICA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

43 45
GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
JANUVIA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

45 58
SYMBICORT 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

46 105
PROAIR HFA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

47 52
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

O 47 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 34
ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
AMOXICILLIN 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 75
ROPINIROLE HCL 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

52 64
OXYCODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 60
RANITIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

54 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
ZETIA 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

56 85
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

58 36
BUPROPION XL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

59 125
SUCRALFATE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

59 117
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 107
CELECOXIB 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

62 90
NAMENDA XR 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

63 88
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

64 92
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

64 81
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

A 66 46
METFORMIN HCL ER 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
FENOFIBRATE* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

68 68
MECLIZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

69 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 56
LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

71 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 51
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 67
TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

74 73
INVOKANA 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

75 147
LANSOPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

76 169
NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 97
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 126
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

80 129
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

80 101
SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 118
DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 135
FLUCONAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

83 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 54
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 145
DIAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

87 57
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

87 71
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 89 99
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 102
RAMIPRIL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

90 95
JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

90 208
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

A 93 65
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 78
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 248
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 49
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 114
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 97 203
FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 111
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

97 91
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

101 119
VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 138
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

102 134
ESTRADIOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

102 130
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 141
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

105 84
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

107 70
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 72
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

109 251
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

109 110
NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 109 168
BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

109 155
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

109 128
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

114 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 100
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

115 122
JANUMET XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 226
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 119 89
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 119 104
VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 192
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

121 108
RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P 123 113
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

123 188
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

125 86
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 126 195
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

126 77
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

128 137
PREMARIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

129 270
TORSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

130 150
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 130 156
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

130 227
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 83
DILT-XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 133 300
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

133 48
MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

133 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 59
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

138 61
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

138 202
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 Jan. 25, 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.