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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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16,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 139 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

7% of this provider’s 288 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

42% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$89 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

12,287

2014

14,558

2015

16,388

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

119

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
FUROSEMIDE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

93

patients, 22% of all patients

2 10
GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

4 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

5 12
OMEPRAZOLE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

6 2
LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

7 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

8 13
SERTRALINE HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

9 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
CARVEDILOL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

11 19
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O 12 44
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

13 6
SUBOXONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 146
METFORMIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

15 8
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

18 38
SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

19 9
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 122
CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

21 21
CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

22 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

23 15
NUEDEXTA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

24 144
ALPRAZOLAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

25 11
MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

26 49
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

109

patients, 26% of all patients

27 70
DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

29 48
DIAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 36
BUSPIRONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

32 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

34 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

35 18
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

35 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

A 38 54
TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 14
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

39 17
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

41 351
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

42 80
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

43 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

44 40
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

45 20
SPIRONOLACTONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

46 71
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

47 43
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

48 74
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

49 64
KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

50 133
TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 73
LORAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 31
LAMOTRIGINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 53 192
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

54 35
LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 55 116
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

56 25
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

57 33
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

58 22
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

58 157
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

60 78
SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 61 117
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

61 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

63 32
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

64 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 51
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 94
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

65 346
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 68 109
CEFTRIAXONE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

A 68 185
LEVEMIR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 70 160
KLOR-CON M10 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

71 263
ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 71 121
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

71 205
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 74 76
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

74 101
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 77 126
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 77 348
LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

79 473
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

80 87
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 80 217
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 80 137
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. 4, 2016.
  • 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.