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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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14,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 195 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$773K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

763 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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 611 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

33% of this provider’s 763 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 763 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$719K

2014

$725K

2015

$773K

2016

Number of Claims

12,908

2014

13,599

2015

14,060

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 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

2 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

5 4
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

7 7
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

8 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

9 91
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

10 8
FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 13
TRAMADOL HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 47
LISINOPRIL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

15 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

17 92
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

18 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

20 20
NAPROXEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

21 77
CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 12
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 84
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

26 22
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

26 126
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 214
FAMOTIDINE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 74
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

30 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 16
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

32 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

32 30
CLONAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 42
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

36 35
ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 11
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 23
DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 39
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 40
CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

43 104
JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 87
VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 138
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 75
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 1
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 50 56
CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 48
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 P 52 51
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

53 101
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 41
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 29
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 66
MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

56 141
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 58 53
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

58 129
INVOKANA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 147
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 60 105
JANUMET XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 226
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 45
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 63 69
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 124
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 May 11, 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.