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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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19,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 80 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 118 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

4% of this provider’s 548 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

39% of this provider’s 618 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 618 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

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$958K

2014

$961K

2015

$997K

2016

Number of Claims

19,575

2014

19,888

2015

19,819

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

O 8 1
CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

9 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
SPIRONOLACTONE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

11 71
ALLOPURINOL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 35
LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

13 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

15 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

16 20
TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O 17 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

18 27
GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

19 7
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

21 34
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

23 25
CLONAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

26 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

27 28
WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

28 36
LORAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

29 31
CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

32 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

33 15
LANTUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 108
MEMANTINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

35 80
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 48
LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 45
CARTIA XT 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

38 202
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

39 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
ZETIA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 85
GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 61
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 92
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A 44 56
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
DOXEPIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 186
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 103
PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

48 43
MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 49
NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

50 77
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

51 84
ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 33
PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

52 63
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

54 30
HUMALOG 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 195
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 51
JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 58
INSULIN SYRINGE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

58 296
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 99
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 139
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 42
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 90
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 64 69
HUMULIN 70-30 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 232
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

66 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 66 134
RESTASIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

66 335
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 69 135
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 112
SUCRALFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

69 117
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 72 22
NOVOLOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 166
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 73 50
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

75 82
NOVOLIN 70-30 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 223
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

76 141
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 207
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

78 148
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 81 44
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 240
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 82 127
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 84 211
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. 28, 2008.
  • 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.