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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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15,192Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 170 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 256 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

57% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$712K

2014

$687K

2015

$686K

2016

Number of Claims

16,505

2014

15,572

2015

15,192

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
OMEPRAZOLE 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

2 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

5 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

8 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

O 9 1
TRAMADOL HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

13 16
MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

14 17
AMOXICILLIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

A 15 75
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

16 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 24
LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

20 62
WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

23 23
ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

27 28
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 65
VERAPAMIL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

30 70
PREDNISONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

31 43
ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

34 15
CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 19
CEFDINIR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 37 93
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

37 129
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A 41 56
MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

42 82
GLIPIZIDE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

43 106
AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 46
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 11
CLONAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 103
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

49 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 67
CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A 53 54
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 63
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 85
NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

56 40
KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 133
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

58 84
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 58 83
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 190
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 100
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

63 79
VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 114
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 96
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 39
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 119
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 32
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

70 135
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

A 71 99
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 90
CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

73 55
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 53
NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

75 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 March 5, 2009.
  • 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.