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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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16,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 142 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 200 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

40% of this provider’s 561 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 561 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$703K

2014

$676K

2015

$789K

2016

Number of Claims

15,293

2014

15,797

2015

16,242

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
SIMVASTATIN 918

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

169

patients, 30% of all patients

1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

O 6 1
LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
CARVEDILOL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

11 34
ALLOPURINOL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

12 35
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

15 23
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 59
TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

19 36
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 25
ALPRAZOLAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 11
FENOFIBRATE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 68
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

24 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

28 29
RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 42
AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

102

patients, 18% of all patients

A 30 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
NOVOLIN 70-30 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

32 223
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 103
SULINDAC 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

34 321
NIFEDIPINE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 168
GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 61
QUINAPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 187
CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 24
ETODOLAC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

39 196
CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

41 30
BUMETANIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 127
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 37
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 85
HUMULIN 70-30 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 232
PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

46 43
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

46 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 27
TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

48 129
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 116
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 21
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 84
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 28
NIFEDICAL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 256
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 65
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 58 67
INSULIN SYRINGE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 296
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 O 60 44
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

62 118
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 86
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

63 101
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 66 53
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 121
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 161
CEFDINIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 93
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 68 39
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 68 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 72 71
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. 1, 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.