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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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16,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 87 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

26% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

57% of this provider’s 540 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$65 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

$1.07M

2014

$993K

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,852

2014

16,826

2015

16,950

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 1,623

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

181

patients, 34% of all patients

O 1 1
CLONAZEPAM 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

2 21
TRAMADOL HCL 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

4 6
METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

6 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 7 44
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

8 7
ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

9 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

10 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

13 66
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

14 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

15 15
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

17 17
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

19 10
LISINOPRIL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
OXYCODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 21 60
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
TEMAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

23 73
LORAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

25 19
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 98
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

27 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
RAMIPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

28 95
ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

31 45
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

33 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

33 25
FENTANYL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 35 111
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 28
NABUMETONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

38 200
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 55
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 97
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

41 86
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

42 101
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 39
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

47 76
JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 35
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

50 52
FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 141
OXYCONTIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O 52 174
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

53 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

54 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 36
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O 56 132
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 68
TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 27
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 105
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

60 30
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 26
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 22
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 121
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 65 67
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 145
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 69 50
METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

70 175
DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 71 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 112
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 92
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A 74 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 75 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 124
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 June 29, 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.