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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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13,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 210 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 187 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 288 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

57% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

45% of this provider’s 421 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

12,442

2014

13,198

2015

13,431

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 717

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

121

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 1
ALPRAZOLAM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

2 11
GABAPENTIN 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

3 7
MELOXICAM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

4 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

O 6 14
LISINOPRIL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

8 12
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

9 16
SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

11 8
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

12 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

135

patients, 32% of all patients

A 13 56
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

15 4
OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

16 2
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

17 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

18 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

19 20
LYRICA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

20 45
BACLOFEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

21 76
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O 22 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

23 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

24 27
VENTOLIN HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

25 86
DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

27 37
RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

28 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

30 32
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

31 29
ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

31 35
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

31 43
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

34 18
FLURBIPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

35 354
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 40
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

37 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

38 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

A 39 65
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

40 52
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

41 58
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 22
DICYCLOMINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

42 143
FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

44 79
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

45 21
MUPIROCIN* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

45 141
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

47 125
METHOCARBAMOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

48 175
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

48 48
ONDANSETRON ODT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

50 215
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

51 36
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 67
BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

52 127
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

54 73
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

54 26
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 49
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

56 121
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 218
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

59 84
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

60 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 54
CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 136
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

63 82
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O 63 111
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

66 90
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

67 34
DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 135
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 68 78
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 April 9, 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.