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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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18,756Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 104 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

45% of this provider’s 551 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

44% of this provider’s 551 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

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.01M

2014

$1M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

19,339

2014

19,079

2015

18,756

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 1,036

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
MELOXICAM 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

3 17
METFORMIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
ALPRAZOLAM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
SIMVASTATIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

6 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

8 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O 11 44
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

13 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

14 53
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

15 83
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

16 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

17 91
RANITIDINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

17 42
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

19 37
AMOXICILLIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

124

patients, 23% of all patients

A 20 75
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

22 12
CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

22 19
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

24 101
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

25 145
GLIPIZIDE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
VENTOLIN HFA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 86
DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

28 39
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

30 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 18
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 23
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

A 36 56
CLONAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O 38 14
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

40 96
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

41 24
TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

42 41
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

42 25
NAPROXEN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

44 320
TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 22
RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 95
PROMETHAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

46 98
CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

48 153
PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

49 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

50 27
NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 168
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

52 126
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 180
SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

53 26
DIAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 57
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 56 112
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 55
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

58 52
FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 59 111
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

60 218
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

61 30
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

62 70
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 20
VESICARE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 64 192
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

64 35
ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 66 130
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 32
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

68 128
KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 133
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

71 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 71
CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 90
LOVASTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 62
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 50
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

75 85
DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

77 76
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 73
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

80 16
METHADONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 80 176
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

82 66
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 150
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 69
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 84 58
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

86 152
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

87 79
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 87 89
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

89 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 103
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

89 114
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 92 116
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

92 165
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

94 259
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.