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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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28,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

51% 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

6% of this provider’s 678 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

53% of this provider’s 780 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 780 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

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

28,975

2014

29,041

2015

28,526

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,172

prescriptions.

195

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
GABAPENTIN 1,028

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

202

patients, 26% of all patients

3 66
ALPRAZOLAM 795

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

4 11
OMEPRAZOLE 762

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

5 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 757

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

8 15
SIMVASTATIN 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 542

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
LISINOPRIL 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

12 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

O 13 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

15 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

16 38
TRAMADOL HCL 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 14
METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

17 8
TAMSULOSIN HCL 394

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

19 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

20 40
TRAZODONE HCL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

21 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

22 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

23 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
JANUVIA 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 58
CARVEDILOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 19
FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

28 10
PREDNISONE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

29 43
MELOXICAM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

30 17
RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

31 42
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

32 25
NAMENDA XR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

33 88
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 31
TIZANIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
TEMAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

36 73
DULOXETINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
MECLIZINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

38 82
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

39 129
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 13
SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

40 26
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P 42 51
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 140
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 109
CEFDINIR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 93
TORSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

45 150
LEVOFLOXACIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 54
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

50 53
AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 46
NEXIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 87
ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 33
LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 108
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

55 34
CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
FINASTERIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 119
LEVEMIR 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

58 160
CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 21
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

60 102
AMOXICILLIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 75
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

61 100
PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 63
MIRTAZAPINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

66 32
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 162
MUPIROCIN* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

69 141
DIGOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 199
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A 71 107
TERAZOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

72 177
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

74 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 74 44
OLANZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 P 76 159
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 72
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 124
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

79 86
HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

79 195
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

81 135
COLESTIPOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 261
PENTOXIFYLLINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 253
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 67
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 45
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 86 213
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

87 158
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 166
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

89 84
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

90 64
SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

91 117
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 91
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 93 95
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

93 79
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

95 52
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

96 192
RIVASTIGMINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 97 211
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 99 83
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 99 47
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

101 37
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 101 125
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 103 85
NITROFURANTOIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

A 103 233
NABUMETONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 105 200
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 105 77
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 107 126
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 3, 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.