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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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14,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 181 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$897K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 158 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

48% of this provider’s 507 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 507 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$943K

2014

$968K

2015

$897K

2016

Number of Claims

16,664

2014

15,584

2015

14,580

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 772

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

5 7
OXYCODONE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 6 60
LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

10 30
FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

12 4
ALPRAZOLAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

14 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

16 41
CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O 18 14
AMOXICILLIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

A 19 75
DULOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

20 39
SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
PROMETHAZINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 98
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
MELOXICAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

24 17
ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 38
ROPINIROLE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

29 64
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 29 132
PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

32 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

A 33 65
FLUCONAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

35 79
ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

35 33
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 46
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 13
VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

39 86
MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

41 49
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

42 78
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 20
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 44
PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 63
CLOPIDOGREL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

46 29
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 12
LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

48 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 24
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 105
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

51 52
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

51 90
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

53 72
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

53 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

55 37
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 243
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

56 23
MUPIROCIN* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

58 141
ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 110
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

60 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 61 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

62 89
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

62 128
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P 64 51
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 65 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 101
BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 125
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

68 16
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 95
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 81
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 50
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

71 34
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 O 73 111
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

73 66
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 26, 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.