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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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29,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 23 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 65 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

2% of this provider’s 890 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

22% of this provider’s 1,277 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 1,277 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

23 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

$1.29M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

33,293

2014

28,984

2015

29,270

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

1 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

247

patients, 19% of all patients

2 13
LISINOPRIL 952

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

221

patients, 17% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 858

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 831

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 802

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

173

patients, 14% of all patients

6 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

176

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 696

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

174

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

169

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 112
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

150

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
TRAMADOL HCL 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

O 11 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

12 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

14 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

16 15
CARVEDILOL 429

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

18 23
TIZANIDINE HCL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

19 41
GLIMEPIRIDE 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

20 40
MELOXICAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

21 17
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

23 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
DIAZEPAM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

25 57
TRAZODONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

26 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

27 100
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

28 9
SERTRALINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

29 26
PROAIR HFA 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

30 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

31 12
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

32 92
CLONAZEPAM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

35 30
IBUPROFEN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

36 96
ATENOLOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

37 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

38 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

40 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

41 67
RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

42 42
ONDANSETRON HCL* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

43 110
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

43 39
BACLOFEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

45 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

46 72
FENOFIBRATE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

47 173
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 51
LYRICA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

48 45
BUPROPION HCL SR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

50 167
PROMETHAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

50 98
SYMBICORT 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

50 105
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
GEMFIBROZIL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

55 149
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

56 134
ROPINIROLE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

58 187
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

60 62
TERAZOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

62 177
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

62 71
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

64 81
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

65 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
NAPROXEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

67 77
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 48
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

70 84
DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

72 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

72 97
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 101
MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

74 82
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

76 37
AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

A 76 75
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

78 43
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

79 129
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 124
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

81 86
ESTRADIOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

82 130
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

84 53
SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 118
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

86 119
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 178
COLCHICINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

88 235
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

89 121
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 125
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

91 137
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 92 160
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 243
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

92 68
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

95 61
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 122
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 97 179
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

97 58
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

99 238
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 100 89
DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

100 143
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

103 78
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

103 79
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

103 87
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 Dec. 7, 2012.
  • 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.