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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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19,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 90 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

3% of this provider’s 652 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

62% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 805 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

20,781

2014

20,730

2015

19,412

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

185

patients, 23% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

6 20
METFORMIN HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

7 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

8 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

9 12
LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

10 5
FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

11 10
SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

12 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
CARVEDILOL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 25
CEPHALEXIN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

A 17 94
MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

18 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

19 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

20 24
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

21 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 40
GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

23 7
AZITHROMYCIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

A 24 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

25 15
TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

O 26 14
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

A 27 99
PAROXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 63
CLOPIDOGREL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

29 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

30 32
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

A 31 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

32 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
NEXIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 87
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 35
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

36 66
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

37 84
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
CEFUROXIME 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 136
SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

41 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

42 36
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

43 55
CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 48
BYSTOLIC 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

45 155
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 51
VOLTAREN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

47 191
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 27
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 102
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 134
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 58
SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 26
PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

55 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 22
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 122
GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 106
ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 85
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 21
GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 61
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 11
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 88
MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 80
LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 66 54
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 97
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 188
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

70 79
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 114
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 70 65
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 262
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 73 89
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 75 69
TOBRAMYCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

76 446
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 138
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 45
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 219
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 37
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 79 103
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 256
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 83 205
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 Nov. 3, 2008.
  • 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.