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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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14,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 188 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$671K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 263 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

509 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 509 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 509 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$47 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

$816K

2014

$708K

2015

$671K

2016

Number of Claims

17,065

2014

14,921

2015

14,364

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 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

148

patients, 29% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

2 9
LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
TRAMADOL HCL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

7 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

8 4
FUROSEMIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

9 10
GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

11 28
MELOXICAM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

12 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

13 12
GLIMEPIRIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

14 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

15 18
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

16 30
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

18 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

19 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
CLONAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 22
ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

23 35
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
BACLOFEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

25 76
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

26 34
SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
BUSPIRONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

28 72
LYRICA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

29 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

31 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

32 20
PREDNISONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

32 43
CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

34 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

35 27
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

38 84
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 209
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

40 11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 67
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

A 42 99
RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

43 42
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

44 52
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

45 86
AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

A 47 46
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 1
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 32
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

50 41
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 117
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 77
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 104
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

54 115
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 56
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

56 82
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

59 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

60 25
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 128
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

62 143
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 69
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 75
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 124
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 Feb. 18, 2013.
  • 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.