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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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14,672Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 179 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 78 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 338 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

32% of this provider’s 531 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 531 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

$78 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$829K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

12,067

2014

14,095

2015

14,672

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 1,008

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

148

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

131

patients, 25% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

4 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
DULOXETINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

7 39
FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

8 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

9 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

11 11
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

12 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

13 12
TIZANIDINE HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

14 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

15 16
RANITIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

16 42
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

17 20
CLONAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 21
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
LORAZEPAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

21 32
MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

22 17
SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

23 26
SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

24 9
TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 14
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

26 66
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 27 44
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

28 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

29 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

32 30
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 19
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

34 52
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 81
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

36 45
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

38 18
CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 29
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

40 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
ONDANSETRON HCL* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

40 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 50
CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 90
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

46 55
BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 76
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

47 62
TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 73
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 54
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 64
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

58 84
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

59 79
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 59 112
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 69
SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 102
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

63 86
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 91
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 27
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 48
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 47
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 125
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 137
PROMETHAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 98
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 Aug. 30, 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.