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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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21,357Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 67 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 270 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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 511 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

55% of this provider’s 589 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 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$31 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

36 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

$751K

2014

$687K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

20,996

2014

19,964

2015

21,357

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 911

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 702

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

O 4 1
FUROSEMIDE 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

7 4
SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
METFORMIN HCL 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

9 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

10 12
TRAMADOL HCL 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

O 11 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
MELOXICAM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

13 17
ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

15 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
DONEPEZIL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 38
PAROXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

18 63
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 22
CLONAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

20 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 21 44
CLOPIDOGREL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 16
LORAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

25 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 27
CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 40
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

28 35
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

33 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

A 36 54
PREDNISONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

37 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

A 39 56
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 49
CEFDINIR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 93
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 32
AMOXICILLIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

A 44 75
NEXIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
ROPINIROLE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 64
ONDANSETRON HCL* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 110
LANSOPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 169
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

49 30
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 134
METHOCARBAMOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 65
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 45
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 51
GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 61
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 115
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 28
TRANDOLAPRIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 57 393
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

59 82
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 60 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 139
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

61 129
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 42
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 64 39
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 77
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 55
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 91
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 53
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 68 135
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 25
KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

71 228
AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 71 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 69
DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 143
ETODOLAC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 196
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 95
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 77 119
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 78 71
ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 78 130
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 78 37
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 78 80
OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O 82 60
BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 83 72
PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 198
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 165
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 86 92
NIFEDICAL XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 87 256
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 87 106
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

87 79
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 90 108
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 91 83
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.