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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 79 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 101 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

6% of this provider’s 535 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

37% of this provider’s 611 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 611 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

$53 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

22,395

2014

21,935

2015

19,848

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 936

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

138

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 1
SIMVASTATIN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

4 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

6 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

7 4
SERTRALINE HCL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

8 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

10 10
ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
RAMIPRIL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

13 95
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

14 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

16 27
TRAZODONE HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 22
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

20 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

21 38
LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

22 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

23 16
DULOXETINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

24 39
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 7
GLIMEPIRIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

26 40
CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

27 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 47
TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 32
BENAZEPRIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 91
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

32 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 18
TIZANIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

34 41
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

35 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 50
MEMANTINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 80
MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 49
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

39 17
CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

40 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 34
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 69
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 71
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

45 35
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

46 33
PROAIR HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

47 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 25
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

50 84
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 28
FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

54 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 59
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

56 76
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 51
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 72
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

59 85
BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 127
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 109
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 94
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 81
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 143
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 214
AZELASTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

66 303
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 57
NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

68 148
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 92
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 105
VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 86
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 137
CEFUROXIME 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 73 136
PATADAY 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

73 428
NEXIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 87
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A 75 56
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 133
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 83
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 75 144
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 24
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 82 44
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 82 140
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 84 198
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 85 62
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O 86 111
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 123
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 102
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

87 77
LANSOPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 90 169
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

90 119
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 48
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 93 63
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

93 58
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

95 42
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. 14, 2015.
  • 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.