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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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14,847Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 175 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 246 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

44% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 775 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$807K

2014

$764K

2015

$702K

2016

Number of Claims

15,214

2014

14,661

2015

14,847

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
SIMVASTATIN 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

6 3
TRAMADOL HCL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 14
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

8 18
LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

10 34
FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

12 7
AMOXICILLIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

189

patients, 24% of all patients

A 13 75
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

15 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

16 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

17 30
GLIMEPIRIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

18 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

19 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

21 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

22 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 12
ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 11
CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

25 48
CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

26 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 23
TRAZODONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 66
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

A 32 56
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

33 20
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

34 31
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

35 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 55
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

O 38 44
RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

40 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

41 13
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 115
GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 61
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 43 63
ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 33
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 86
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 92
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 32
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

48 90
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 50 83
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 39
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 53 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 55 100
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 25
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 96
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

58 82
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 119
HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

60 59
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 17
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 61 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 103
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 61 138
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 65 133
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 126
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 49
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 March 14, 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.