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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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13,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 219 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 149 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

33% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 803 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$69 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$766K

2014

$910K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

12,640

2014

12,739

2015

13,119

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
TRAMADOL HCL 726

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

O 1 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
MELOXICAM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

146

patients, 18% of all patients

5 17
METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

6 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

7 37
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

8 7
SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

9 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

10 25
LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

10 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

12 6
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

12 28
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
GLIPIZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

15 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

16 13
FLUCONAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

17 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

19 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
LEVOFLOXACIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

A 22 54
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

O 24 1
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 21
CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 10
AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A 28 46
TIZANIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

31 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

33 15
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

35 19
METHOCARBAMOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 175
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A 37 65
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

38 101
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 64
VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

40 86
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

41 209
PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

42 52
PROMETHAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 98
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 42
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

44 40
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

46 129
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 51
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

49 43
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 51 56
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 73
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

53 122
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 20
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 22
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 97
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 119
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 125
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

61 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 78
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 30
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 48
DICYCLOMINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

64 143
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 71
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 133
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 127
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

69 126
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 67
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 May 15, 2017.
  • 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.