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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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23,398Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 51 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

13% of this provider’s 509 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

47% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 651 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$55 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

26,713

2014

24,474

2015

23,398

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 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
TRAZODONE HCL 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

6 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

7 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

11 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

O 12 1
FUROSEMIDE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
DULOXETINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

14 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 23
GABAPENTIN 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 7
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

18 38
MIRTAZAPINE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

19 49
LORAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
CLONAZEPAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 24 51
XARELTO 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 104
SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
RISPERIDONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 113
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

28 13
ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

O 30 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

32 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 33 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

34 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

35 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

38 28
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
MEMANTINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 80
LEVETIRACETAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 116
TIZANIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

42 41
AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

A 43 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 109
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 69
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 25
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 59
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 139
FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 50
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

52 157
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

53 145
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

54 70
LEVOFLOXACIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

A 55 54
PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 63
BUPROPION XL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 125
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 126
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 140
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 62 161
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 18
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 64 45
TOPIRAMATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 137
NAMENDA XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 88
LAMOTRIGINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

66 192
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 162
ALLOPURINOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 35
PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

70 52
CEFDINIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 71 93
VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 192
METHOCARBAMOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 175
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 166
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

75 64
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

75 148
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 77 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 78 99
OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 159
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 80 65
PHENOBARBITAL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 81 294
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

81 48
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 83 108
FENTANYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 84 111
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 34
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 74
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 87 118
AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 87 189
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 89 154
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 121
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 91 92
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

92 110
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 92 160
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 92 184
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 71
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 96 176
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 96 81
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 98 123
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

98 62
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 100 90
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 101 319
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 102 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 102 97
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 102 102
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 102 95
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O 106 60
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 Oct. 6, 2010.
  • 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.