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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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17,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$852K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 178 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

99% 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

43% of this provider’s 172 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

56% of this provider’s 219 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

51% of this provider’s 219 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

$49 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

80 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

$1.72M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$852K

2016

Number of Claims

30,502

2014

19,181

2015

17,440

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

80

patients, 37% of all patients

1 4
DONEPEZIL HCL 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

80

patients, 37% of all patients

2 38
NAMENDA XR 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

3 88
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

61

patients, 28% of all patients

4 12
LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

75

patients, 34% of all patients

5 5
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

55

patients, 25% of all patients

6 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 27% of all patients

O 7 1
MIRTAZAPINE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

62

patients, 28% of all patients

8 49
TRAZODONE HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

60

patients, 27% of all patients

9 22
SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

57

patients, 26% of all patients

10 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 25% of all patients

11 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

50

patients, 23% of all patients

12 24
OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 24% of all patients

13 2
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

P 14 51
RISPERIDONE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

P 15 113
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

16 32
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

17 8
GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

18 7
FAMOTIDINE* 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

19 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

19 72
CARVEDILOL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

21 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

22 3
TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

49

patients, 22% of all patients

O 23 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

24 6
LORAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

25 31
LANTUS 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 15% of all patients

26 108
MELOXICAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

27 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

28 27
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

28 15
LEVETIRACETAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

30 116
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

31 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

32 36
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

33 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

34 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

34 40
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

36 109
NUEDEXTA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

37 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

38 20
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

39 305
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

40 28
OLANZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

P 40 159
OXCARBAZEPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

42 217
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 43 35
DIGOX 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

44 199
TEMAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

45 73
MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

46 80
BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 47 76
LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

48 172
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

49 157
ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

50 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

51 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 52 97
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

53 48
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 53 201
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O 55 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

56 194
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 56 26
VIMPAT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 58 234
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 162
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

A 60 56
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

A 61 99
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 61 104
LEVEMIR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 160
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 64 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 65 161
CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

A 65 94
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 67 338
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 68 139
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 13, 2015.
  • 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.