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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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14,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 189 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 174 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

71% 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 433 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

47% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 601 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$60 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

$957K

2014

$930K

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

17,797

2014

16,080

2015

14,294

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 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

4 3
TRAMADOL HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

O 5 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

7 12
GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

11 5
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 26
FLUCONAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

13 79
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

16 16
LOVASTATIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

18 62
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

22 38
AZITHROMYCIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

A 23 46
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 6
CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

24 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

28 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

32 36
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 83
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

34 42
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 29
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

36 34
MEMANTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 80
ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 33
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 56
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

41 37
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

42 86
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

43 15
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 82
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 40
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 49
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

48 129
TIZANIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

48 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

50 30
CEFDINIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 93
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 35
ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 123
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

53 52
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 141
JANUMET 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 208
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 109
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 74
RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 95
BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

60 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

62 28
AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 189
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 51
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 55
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 67 213
NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 68 87
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

69 50
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 45
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 71 88
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 58
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

75 68
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

76 105
LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 77 160
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P 77 113
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 173
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 78
KOMBIGLYZE XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 80 460
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 82 71
DALIRESP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 337
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 Jan. 6, 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.