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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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16,883Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 130 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 172 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

4% of this provider’s 491 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

44% of this provider’s 607 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 607 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

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$978K

2014

$902K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

17,615

2014

17,420

2015

16,883

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 967

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
LORAZEPAM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

4 31
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

5 10
TRAMADOL HCL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

8 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
SERTRALINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10 26
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

11 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

12 20
ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 35
RANITIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

14 42
ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
MELOXICAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

16 17
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

18 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 29
BUMETANIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 127
CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

23 30
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

25 64
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 6
CEPHALEXIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 94
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

28 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 36
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
IBUPROFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

32 96
METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 8
ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

35 70
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 43
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 25
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

38 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

40 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 40
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 76
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

44 134
VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 86
PROMETHAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 98
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 72
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

50 148
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 41
CEFUROXIME 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 53 136
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

53 19
SUCRALFATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 117
ESTRADIOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 130
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 37
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 65
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 51
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 75
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 82
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 28
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 89
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 57
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 64 87
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 67 49
CEFTRIAXONE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 68 185
ONDANSETRON ODT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 215
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 71 100
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 108
OXYCONTIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 74 174
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 67
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 39
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 77 109
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 46
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.