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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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29,486Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

907 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 477 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

60% of this provider’s 907 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 907 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

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

28,091

2014

29,508

2015

29,486

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

219

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

222

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,072

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

219

patients, 24% of all patients

3 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,066

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

205

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 818

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

171

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
LISINOPRIL 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

7 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
CLONIDINE HCL 553

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

9 48
MELOXICAM 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

10 17
TRAMADOL HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

12 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

13 37
GLIPIZIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

14 61
METFORMIN HCL 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

16 7
AZITHROMYCIN 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

239

patients, 26% of all patients

A 16 46
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

18 3
CARVEDILOL 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

19 19
SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
CEPHALEXIN 391

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

216

patients, 24% of all patients

A 21 94
ALLOPURINOL 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

22 35
IBUPROFEN 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

23 96
TAMSULOSIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
LORAZEPAM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

25 31
KLOR-CON 10 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

26 224
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

27 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

29 15
HYDRALAZINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

30 59
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O 31 44
ROPINIROLE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

32 64
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

A 33 65
CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
CLONAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

38 67
TIZANIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

39 41
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

40 30
FLUCONAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

41 79
FLUOXETINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 50
DIAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

43 57
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

44 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

45 101
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 51
RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

47 42
ESTRADIOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

48 130
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

49 13
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

50 129
TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

A 52 54
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

55 28
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 120
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

56 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

58 24
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

59 43
LYRICA 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

60 45
SUCRALFATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

61 117
PROMETHAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 49

patients, 5% of all patients

62 98
KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

62 133
MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

62 82
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

65 39
NAPROXEN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

66 77
FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

67 74
NEXIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
AMOXICILLIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 75
GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 70 388
METOLAZONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

71 190
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

71 115
TEMAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 73
GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

73 106
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A 75 56
KETOCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

75 228
METRONIDAZOLE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 275
DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 38
LINZESS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

79 151
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

80 161
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 137
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 81 114
MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 83 49
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 83 184
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

85 154
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

86 128
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

87 91
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 84
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 89 58
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

90 135
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

90 108
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

90 97
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 93 138
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

94 81
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 53
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 96 194
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

96 52
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

98 63
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 99 80
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 100 189
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 143
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 101 249
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 182
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 104 301
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

105 148
PREMARIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

105 270
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 30, 2010.
  • 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.