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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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22,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 61 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 773 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

41% of this provider’s 898 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 898 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

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

22,064

2014

22,608

2015

22,231

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
OMEPRAZOLE 783

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

201

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
GABAPENTIN 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

174

patients, 19% of all patients

2 7
LISINOPRIL 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

3 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
TRAMADOL HCL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
FUROSEMIDE 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

9 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

10 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

11 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

12 36
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

13 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

14 27
SERTRALINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 26
TRAZODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

16 22
CLOPIDOGREL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

17 29
HYDRALAZINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

18 59
ALLOPURINOL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

19 35
RANITIDINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 112
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

23 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 15
CLONIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

25 48
CLONAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

26 21
GLIPIZIDE ER 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

27 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O 28 1
LORAZEPAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

29 31
NAPROXEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

30 77
MECLIZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

31 82
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

32 6
CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

33 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
AMOXICILLIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

A 35 75
PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

36 43
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 44
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 51
CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

39 19
AZITHROMYCIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

A 40 46
QUINAPRIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

41 187
MIRTAZAPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

42 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

43 13
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

44 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

45 84
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

45 30
ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 33
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 34
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 49 65
SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 71
NEXIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 87
ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 123
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

53 25
JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

53 58
BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

55 76
BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
DEXAMETHASONE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

57 181
NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 58 88
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 97
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 134
NOVOLIN N 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 356
TIZANIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

62 41
ROPINIROLE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 50
ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

65 110
FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 119
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 85
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

68 11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 140
SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 70 117
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

71 127
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 128
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

72 115
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 77 188
GALANTAMINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 369
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 47
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 80 122
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A 80 107
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 73
NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

83 166
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

84 52
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

84 173
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 158
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 45
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 88 151
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

89 198
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 237
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

91 78
EXELON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 91 247
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

91 182
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

94 86
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 94 99
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 Feb. 27, 2018.
  • 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.