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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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18,029Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 112 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

657 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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 580 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

37% of this provider’s 657 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 657 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$922K

2014

$916K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

16,549

2014

16,857

2015

18,029

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 882

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

194

patients, 30% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METFORMIN HCL 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

4 8
GABAPENTIN 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

6 4
TRAMADOL HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

8 34
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

9 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

11 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

12 27
CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

12 19
SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

16 40
TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

17 22
FENOFIBRATE* 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

18 173
FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

19 10
SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
CLONAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 21
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

24 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

24 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

27 41
MIRTAZAPINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 25
DULOXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 39
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 50
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

33 43
WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 36
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 32
FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

36 119
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

37 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

38 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 71
FAMOTIDINE* 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 74
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O 40 1
MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

42 17
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 35
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

44 115
ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 123
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 92
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

47 97
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 140
VERAPAMIL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 138
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

50 91
LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 54
MINOCYCLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A 52 289
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

53 37
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 125
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 33
CILOSTAZOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 244
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 158
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 53
IRBESARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 183
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 60 51
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 18
MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 81
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 45
AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 46
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 67 58
INDAPAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 170
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

69 129
SALSALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 460
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 156
AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 75
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 71 56
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 78
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 55
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 73
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 June 2, 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.