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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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20,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 75 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 184 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

5% of this provider’s 512 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

36% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 644 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

31 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

$938K

2014

$1.21M

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

21,745

2014

22,014

2015

20,072

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
LISINOPRIL 904

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

188

patients, 29% of all patients

1 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

3 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

6 3
ALPRAZOLAM 620

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

8 18
METFORMIN HCL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

9 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

10 4
ALLOPURINOL 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

11 35
MELOXICAM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

12 17
FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

13 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

14 12
GABAPENTIN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

15 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

16 20
FLUOXETINE HCL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

17 50
SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

18 9
ATENOLOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

19 33
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

20 16
CLONAZEPAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

23 36
TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

24 22
TERAZOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

25 177
ROPINIROLE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 64
CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
TRAMADOL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 25
CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 89
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 34
LOVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 62
MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 49
FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 74
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 154
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 37
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 69
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 45 44
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 209
ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 85
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 81
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 84
SUCRALFATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 117
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 97
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

53 43
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 101
TERBINAFINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

56 273
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 61
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 38
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 60 135
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 58
LAMOTRIGINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 192
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A 63 56
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 26
PERPHENAZINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 430
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 55
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 122
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

66 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 40
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 106
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

71 72
TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 73
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

74 82
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 87
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 114
LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 169
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

78 71
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 79 184
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 120
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

81 194
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 May 7, 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.