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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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15,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 148 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 358 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,963 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

1% of this provider’s 1,857 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

15% of this provider’s 1,963 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

7% of this provider’s 1,963 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$33 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$80.3K

2014

$537K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

2,279

2014

13,216

2015

15,959

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
VIAGRA 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

150

patients, 8% of all patients

1 240
SIMVASTATIN 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

211

patients, 11% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

190

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

239

patients, 12% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

5 7
TEMAZEPAM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

6 73
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

161

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

9 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

103

patients, 5% of all patients

10 16
VITAMIN D2 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

111

patients, 6% of all patients

11 306
METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

12 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

97

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

14 36
RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

119

patients, 6% of all patients

15 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
TIZANIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

211

patients, 11% of all patients

17 41
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

18 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

19 18
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

20 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
NAPROXEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

139

patients, 7% of all patients

22 77
ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

23 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

24 38
FOLIC ACID 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

25 350
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 163
IBUPROFEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

27 96
FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

28 10
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

29 31
MELOXICAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

30 17
CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

31 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

31 20
HYDROCORTISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

33 292
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

34 61
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

35 26
CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
MUPIROCIN* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

37 141
FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

37 119
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

40 205
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

41 69
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

42 35
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

43 22
MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

44 49
BUSPIRONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

45 72
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

46 19
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

A 47 46
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

48 68
LACTULOSE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

49 165
SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

50 105
BENZONATATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

51 397
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

52 126
GLIMEPIRIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

53 40
ESTAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

54 414
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

55 76
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

56 74
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

57 129
PROAIR RESPICLICK 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

58 434
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

59 100
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

60 28
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

O 61 14
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

62 313
LOPERAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

63 380
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

63 63
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

63 78
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

63 12
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

A 67 99
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 Jan. 31, 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.