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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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25,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 37 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

614 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

14% of this provider’s 571 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

43% of this provider’s 614 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 614 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

42 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

28,726

2014

26,112

2015

25,854

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,320

prescriptions.

158

patients, 26% of all patients

1 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,122

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 936

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
ALPRAZOLAM 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

5 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
DONEPEZIL HCL 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

7 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

8 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

O 9 1
CITALOPRAM HBR 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

10 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

P 11 51
MIRTAZAPINE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

12 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

13 15
TRAMADOL HCL 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 14
SIMVASTATIN 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

15 9
TRAZODONE HCL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

16 22
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

17 6
CARVEDILOL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

19 29
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

20 5
METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

21 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

22 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 27
MEMANTINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 80
GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 7
LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

26 31
SERTRALINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

27 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

29 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

A 30 54
DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

31 39
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

32 23
NAMENDA XR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 88
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

34 20
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 33
CELECOXIB 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

36 90
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

37 17
FENTANYL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 38 111
DIGOXIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 135
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

40 25
FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 74
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

42 84
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

43 13
CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 21
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

45 30
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

46 81
RAMIPRIL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

47 95
LACTULOSE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

48 165
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 97
PREDNISONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

50 43
PRIMIDONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 210
RISPERIDONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 52 113
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 123
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 119
MYRBETRIQ 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 230
BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11 56 155
RIVASTIGMINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 231
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

56 82
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 109
CEFUROXIME 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A 59 136
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

59 157
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

63 48
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 76
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 89
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

67 67
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 188
SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

70 105
VESICARE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 192
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 156
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 64
LATANOPROST 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 172
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

74 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 28
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 104
SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 102
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

80 117
ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 85
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 82 42
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 83 145
OLANZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 84 159
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 121
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 86 126
ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

87 110
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 87 63
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 118
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O 90 44
NYSTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

91 148
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 91 55
DUTASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 281
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 93 34
NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 95 144
PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 95 198
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 95 103
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 98 108
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 162
KLOR-CON M10 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 263
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 100 47
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 1, 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.