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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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17,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 284 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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 325 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

29% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 465 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$37 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

$626K

2014

$642K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

16,383

2014

17,335

2015

17,040

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

121

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

109

patients, 23% of all patients

3 13
TRAZODONE HCL 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

144

patients, 31% of all patients

4 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

O 5 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 3
BACLOFEN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

7 76
METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
CLONIDINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

10 48
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

11 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

12 6
LISINOPRIL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

13 5
CARVEDILOL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

14 19
TIZANIDINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

15 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

16 27
FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

17 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
FINASTERIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

19 119
BUPROPION HCL SR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

20 167
MELOXICAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

21 17
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 14
ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

23 33
FLUCONAZOLE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

24 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P 25 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

26 28
SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

27 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

28 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

29 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

30 15
ALLOPURINOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

32 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

33 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

35 20
CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

36 21
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

38 24
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

39 12
FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

39 68
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

41 25
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 69
RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

43 42
SUBOXONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

44 146
CARTIA XT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

44 202
BUSPIRONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 72
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

47 30
ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 11
SUCRALFATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

49 117
HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

50 59
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 49
SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 71
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

54 115
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 39
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 18
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

57 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

58 110
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 158
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 46
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

61 134
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 61 97
ESTRADIOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

63 130
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

64 129
WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 36
KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 133
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

67 77
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 68 45
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 92
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 43
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 71 198
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 72 89
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 103
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

74 55
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 75 127
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

76 152
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

76 118
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 78 31
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 12, 2010.
  • 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.