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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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18,090Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 110 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 154 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

645 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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 532 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

51% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% 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

28 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

$796K

2014

$828K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

18,861

2014

17,838

2015

18,090

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 864

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
TRAMADOL HCL 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

O 3 14
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

O 4 1
SIMVASTATIN 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

6 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

7 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

9 27
METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

10 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

13 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

14 20
TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

15 22
FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

16 10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 67
WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

18 36
MIRTAZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

19 49
CEFUROXIME 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

A 20 136
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

21 28
SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

22 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

25 16
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

26 30
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

27 39
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

28 21
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 140
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 61
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

32 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

33 13
ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 137
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 36 44
CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 48
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 15
ALPRAZOLAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 11
PAROXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 63
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

40 35
BUMETANIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 127
FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 119
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 134
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

45 70
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 29
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 100
MECLIZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

48 82
VERAPAMIL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 138
LACTULOSE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 50 165
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 101
ETODOLAC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 196
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 123
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 45
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 97
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
CELECOXIB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 90
LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

59 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 25
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 96
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 86
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 19
AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 75
NITROFURANTOIN* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 233
INDAPAMIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

66 170
LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 66 62
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
NOVOLIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 223
LEVOFLOXACIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A 70 54
NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 71 144
QVAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

71 422
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

73 84
CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 73 202
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 99
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 77 147
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 79 69
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 43
PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

81 52
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

82 141
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 95
KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 84 133
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 86 41
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

88 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 89 50
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 90 72
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A 90 94
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 139
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 93 53
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 Nov. 17, 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.