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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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18,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 100 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

3% of this provider’s 483 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

43% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

37% of this provider’s 610 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$63 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

19,910

2014

19,494

2015

18,969

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 837

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

O 1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

2 6
OMEPRAZOLE 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

7 10
METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
LISINOPRIL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 5
SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
CARVEDILOL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
MELOXICAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

13 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
LORAZEPAM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 31
BENAZEPRIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 91
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

17 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 20
DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

21 39
TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

23 69
CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 24
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

25 214
ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 11
PREDNISONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

27 43
TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O 27 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

29 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

30 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

32 41
CLONAZEPAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 21
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 44
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

36 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

37 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 122
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 36
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

43 52
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 84
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 118
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 18
ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

49 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A 51 54
TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 73
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 45
KLOR-CON M20 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 133
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 119
FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 74
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

58 71
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 59
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 405
NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 87
AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 46
INDAPAMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 64 170
ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 64
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 66 101
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

67 124
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 68
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

68 148
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 106
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 128
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 53
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

73 190
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 63
JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 74 208
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 89
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O 77 111
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 62
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 79 126
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 56
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

79 125
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 164
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 115
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 82
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 180
CEFUROXIME 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 136
NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 77
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, 2011.
  • 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.