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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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18,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 107 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 83 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,006 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

27% of this provider’s 1,006 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

74% of this provider’s 1,006 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$885K

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

14,867

2014

20,609

2015

18,200

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 1,783

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

358

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 1
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 934

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

2 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 929

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

223

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 44
TRAMADOL HCL 683

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 14
FUROSEMIDE 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

7 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

9 5
OXYCODONE HCL 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

O 10 60
LORAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

11 31
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

13 4
AZITHROMYCIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

A 14 46
SERTRALINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

15 26
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

A 16 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

17 15
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 132
TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

19 27
MELOXICAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

20 17
LYRICA 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

21 45
CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

22 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
TIZANIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

24 41
GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

26 40
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

26 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

28 23
FLUCONAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

29 79
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

30 323
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

31 139
BACLOFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

32 76
ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

33 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 18
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

35 21
ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

36 64
METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

37 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 20
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 356
SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

39 9
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 58
FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

42 141
DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

43 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

43 36
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

45 37
OXYCONTIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 174
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 6
MORPHINE SULFATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 253
ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

49 33
PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 52
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O 52 111
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 53 81
METHADONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O 54 176
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

55 28
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

56 63
CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 57 24
NYSTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

58 148
VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 59 138
RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 60 95
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 60 67
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 62 97
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 124
FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 63 50
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 65 102
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 65 105
LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 65 54
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 69 100
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 22, 2018.
  • 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.