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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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19,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 77 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

67% 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

5% of this provider’s 589 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

59% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 730 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

23,979

2014

22,506

2015

19,986

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,045

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 700

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 9
ALPRAZOLAM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

8 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

9 15
ALLOPURINOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

10 35
GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

11 7
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

12 145
ATENOLOL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

13 33
GLIMEPIRIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 40
CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
CITALOPRAM HBR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

16 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 17 51
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O 18 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

19 38
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 8
LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

21 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

23 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 13
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 14
PAROXETINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 63
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 58
LYRICA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

33 45
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

131

patients, 18% of all patients

A 34 56
SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 71
SUCRALFATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

37 117
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

38 36
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 26
XARELTO 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

39 104
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 99
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

45 25
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 42
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 140
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 65
DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 50 39
DEXAMETHASONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

51 181
DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 135
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 103
AMIODARONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 156
LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

55 108
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 53
TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 22
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 109
NOVOLOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 166
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 80
MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

61 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 83
NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

63 77
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 63 21
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 48
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 65 49
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 91
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 46
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 68 116
LINZESS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 70 151
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 55
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 239
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 43
MINOCYCLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 72 289
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

75 157
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 81
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 76 85
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 78 111
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 79 97
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

79 332
PENTOXIFYLLINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 253
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 81 161
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 167
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 84 50
NOVOLIN 70-30 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 84 223
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 86 178
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 87 299
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 87 88
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 89 90
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

90 133
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

91 195
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

91 148
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 93 137
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 59
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 March 28, 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.