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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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19,205Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 96 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 199 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

49% of this provider’s 530 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 530 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$809K

2014

$884K

2015

$800K

2016

Number of Claims

19,322

2014

20,230

2015

19,205

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 2,190

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

254

patients, 48% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
TRAMADOL HCL 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

O 3 14
LISINOPRIL 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

5 7
SIMVASTATIN 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

6 9
ALPRAZOLAM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

106

patients, 20% of all patients

7 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
TIZANIDINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

11 41
OXYCODONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 60
MELOXICAM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 18
PROMETHAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 98
CITALOPRAM HBR 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

20 101
CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

21 21
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 67
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

23 27
ROPINIROLE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

23 64
CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 29
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

26 10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
AMOXICILLIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

A 29 75
PROAIR HFA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

30 52
VENTOLIN HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

31 86
NEXIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 87
DULOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 34 44
CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

36 12
BACLOFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 76
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 22
RANITIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 42
JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 58
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

41 45
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 33
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 218
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 28
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 48 65
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 13
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 68
FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 50
AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

A 53 46
ESTRADIOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 130
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 72
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 25
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 82
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

58 70
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 173
DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 57
MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 40
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 84
METHADONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O 65 176
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 30
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 67 137
ONDANSETRON HCL* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

67 110
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 51
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 63
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 141
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 72 106
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 73 38
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 73 124
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 32
TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 73
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

77 105
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 61
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

79 48
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 54
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 80 85
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 81
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.