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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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16,667Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 135 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 188 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

2% of this provider’s 699 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 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$900K

2014

$822K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

16,704

2014

15,688

2015

16,667

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

1 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

O 5 1
LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

7 16
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
MELOXICAM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

9 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

10 24
ATENOLOL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

11 33
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

O 13 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 47
WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

15 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
ALPRAZOLAM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

18 53
SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

19 9
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

21 40
CLONAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

22 21
GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 20
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

25 18
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 31
RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 42
FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

29 10
FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

30 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 38
CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

32 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

34 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

35 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
DULOXETINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 134
TORSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 150
CEPHALEXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 94
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 27
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 102
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 103
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 88
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

47 22
CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

47 48
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

49 55
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 59
TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

52 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 139
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 54 46
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 100
BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 125
NATEGLINIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

57 328
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A 58 65
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

59 82
GALANTAMINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

59 369
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 25
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

61 158
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 99
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 95
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 69
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O 68 44
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

69 84
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A 70 162
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

71 30
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 80
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 5, 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.