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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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20,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 74 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 41 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

825 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

4% of this provider’s 607 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

50% of this provider’s 825 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 825 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

21,155

2014

20,458

2015

20,208

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

204

patients, 25% of all patients

1 4
CARVEDILOL 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

2 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
FUROSEMIDE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
LISINOPRIL 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

196

patients, 24% of all patients

6 25
GABAPENTIN 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

7 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

8 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

10 2
PREDNISONE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

255

patients, 31% of all patients

11 43
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 1
METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

14 34
SIMVASTATIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

15 9
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

170

patients, 21% of all patients

16 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

17 16
TRAMADOL HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

19 13
SERTRALINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

21 29
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

22 15
MELOXICAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

23 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

24 24
AZITHROMYCIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

A 25 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

26 28
ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

27 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

29 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

30 27
RISPERIDONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 113
RANITIDINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

32 42
MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 49
DONEPEZIL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

35 20
ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
CEPHALEXIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 94
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 65
FENOFIBRATE* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

39 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

40 59
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 97
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
NAPROXEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

43 77
NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

44 88
GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

45 40
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 18
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

47 85
TRAZODONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

48 22
TERAZOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

49 177
NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 166
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 50 51
CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

52 55
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

53 86
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

53 39
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A 55 56
ACYCLOVIR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 360
ROPINIROLE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 64
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 78
ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

59 110
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

60 129
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

60 128
BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 127
WELCHOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

63 267
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

63 115
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 119
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 122
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 105
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

67 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 71
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 45
NOVOLIN 70-30 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 223
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

73 84
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 107
DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

74 281
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 76 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 101
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 78 80
ULORIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 79 219
KETOCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

80 228
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 31
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 121
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

83 143
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

84 82
BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 155
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

86 52
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 108
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

88 205
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 118
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

90 81
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 61
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A 91 162
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 April 26, 2011.
  • 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.