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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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22,437Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 58 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 56 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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 589 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

36% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 738 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

21,710

2014

25,177

2015

22,437

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 910

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

170

patients, 23% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 890

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 658

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

4 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

5 20
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

9 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

10 13
FUROSEMIDE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
MELOXICAM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

12 17
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

O 13 1
TRAZODONE HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

14 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
TRAMADOL HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
LORAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

20 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

20 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

22 16
CLONAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 21
ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

24 11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
SERTRALINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

30 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

32 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 83
CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

35 41
JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 58
FENOFIBRATE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 173
MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

39 81
ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

40 35
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

41 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 30
PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 63
AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

A 44 46
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 64
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

47 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 44
DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

49 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 51
ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 36
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 55
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 45
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 50
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 145
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

57 52
SUBOXONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 57 146
BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 91
NAMENDA XR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 88
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 269
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 110
SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 118
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 63 89
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
NUEDEXTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 66 144
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

67 37
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

69 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 70 97
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 137
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 71 67
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 74 120
SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 71
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 105
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A 77 65
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 112
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O 80 132
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 81 243
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

81 82
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A 83 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 92
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 85 130
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 85 107
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 85 104
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 88 192
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 240
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 96
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 91 59
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 91 66
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 June 9, 2014.
  • 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.