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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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19,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 92 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 127 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

8% of this provider’s 394 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 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 551 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

35 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

$858K

2014

$916K

2015

$969K

2016

Number of Claims

19,616

2014

19,814

2015

19,341

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 911

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

131

patients, 24% of all patients

1 3
OMEPRAZOLE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
GABAPENTIN 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

5 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 1
FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

7 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

8 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

9 12
BUSPIRONE HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

10 72
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

11 20
TRAMADOL HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O 12 14
CITALOPRAM HBR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

13 24
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
TRAZODONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 22
METFORMIN HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

15 47
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
MELOXICAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

18 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

19 15
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

20 32
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

21 84
METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
PREDNISONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

23 43
MIRTAZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

27 41
CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 51
TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

32 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
CLONAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 21
SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

35 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 109
PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

39 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 36
NEXIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 87
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

42 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
CLONIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 48
LEVOFLOXACIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A 45 54
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 39
AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 47 46
ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 48 85
RANITIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 18
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

51 31
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

52 78
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 106
FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 50
PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 63
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 92
SUCRALFATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

58 117
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 28
ESTRADIOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 130
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 82
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 44
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 23
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

65 148
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

65 81
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 113
BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 76
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

69 108
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 70 135
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 37
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

72 79
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

73 121
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

75 101
LATANOPROST 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 75 172
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

77 118
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

77 98
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 79 34
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

80 133
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 80 80
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 97
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 83 90
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 85 161
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 99
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 107
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 88 202
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 88 71
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.