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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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23,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 54 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 135 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

6% of this provider’s 455 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 632 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

49% of this provider’s 632 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

$41 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$943K

2016

Number of Claims

23,822

2014

23,375

2015

23,026

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 1,158

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

176

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,087

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

903

prescriptions.

165

patients, 26% of all patients

2 4
MELOXICAM 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

173

patients, 27% of all patients

3 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

4 6
OMEPRAZOLE 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

160

patients, 25% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 778

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

10 6 28
SIMVASTATIN 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

7 9
TRAMADOL HCL 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

149

patients, 24% of all patients

O 8 14
FUROSEMIDE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

11 7
RANITIDINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

12 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

13 18
LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
CARVEDILOL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

15 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

16 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

17 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

19 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 20
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

22 32
CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 29
TRAZODONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

24 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 25
METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 47
ALLOPURINOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

29 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 13
CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 27
CLONIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

36 78
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 23
LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

38 108
LOVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 62
LATANOPROST 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 172
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

41 59
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 92
PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

42 52
KLOR-CON M20 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 133
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

45 66
MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 33
ALPRAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 11
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 106
WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 36
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 51 280
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 103
LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 116
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 55 88
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 101
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 57 112
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

58 100
BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 72
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 51
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

62 82
VESICARE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 63 192
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 64 53
GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 64 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 66 168
IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

66 96
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 70 113
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

71 86
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 118
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 71 91
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
PHENOBARBITAL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 74 294
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 121
VERAPAMIL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 77 138
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 313
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

78 351
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

80 43
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

80 165
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 77
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 83 161
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 84 122
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 17, 2011.
  • 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.