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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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19,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 94 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 183 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

11% of this provider’s 596 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

40% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% 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

26 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

$672K

2014

$602K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

17,229

2014

15,138

2015

19,314

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 763

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

189

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

2 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

3 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

4 12
ALPRAZOLAM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

8 36
MIRTAZAPINE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

9 49
GABAPENTIN 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

11 31
TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 14
OMEPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

13 2
CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

15 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 51
PREDNISONE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

17 43
ALLOPURINOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

18 35
CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

20 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

22 109
SERTRALINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
NEXIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

24 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

26 9
MEMANTINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 80
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

28 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
LANTUS 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 108
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

31 8
FAMOTIDINE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

32 74
ATENOLOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
CEFTRIAXONE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 34 185
XARELTO 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

34 104
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 13
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
LEVOFLOXACIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A 39 54
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

41 6
DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 39
SUCRALFATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 117
LEVETIRACETAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 116
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

45 331
ELIQUIS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 123
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
ONDANSETRON HCL* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

48 110
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 18
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

50 182
LIDOCAINE HCL* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

51 212
DIGOX 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 199
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 27
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

54 157
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 126
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 97
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 56 213
RESTASIS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 335
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 17
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 60 111
LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 172
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 25
NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 144
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

64 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

64 84
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 66 285
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

67 71
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

67 148
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 69 45
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 42
DOXEPIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 71 186
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 250
HUMULIN R 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

71 302
RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 231
SILENOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 75 381
DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 57
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 77 192
EXELON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 247
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 145
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 59
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 140
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

82 48
SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

82 340
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 65
CARAFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

84 276
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 86 44
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 Oct. 13, 2014.
  • 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.