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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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19,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$9.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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 499 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

40% of this provider’s 779 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 779 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$505 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$5.6M

2014

$10.1M

2015

$9.83M

2016

Number of Claims

23,924

2014

22,951

2015

19,473

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
TRAMADOL HCL 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

152

patients, 20% of all patients

O 1 14
LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

169

patients, 22% of all patients

O 3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

5 6
METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

O 7 112
DIAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

8 57
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 7
FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

188

patients, 24% of all patients

13 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

14 15
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
LORAZEPAM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

16 31
ALPRAZOLAM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

19 41
CLONAZEPAM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

20 21
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 120
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

22 37
SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 9
TRAZODONE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

24 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

26 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 18
AMOXICILLIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

A 30 75
CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

31 19
CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 29
NAPROXEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

33 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 69
DICYCLOMINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

34 143
WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 36
DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 39
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

38 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 24
JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

39 58
ROPINIROLE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 64
AZITHROMYCIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 46
IBUPROFEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

43 96
PROAIR HFA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

44 52
SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

45 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 20
GLIPIZIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 106
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

48 45
PROMETHAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

49 98
RAMIPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

50 95
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 56
CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 48
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 61
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 78
CEPHALEXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A 55 94
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

56 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
ETODOLAC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 196
MECLIZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

59 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

59 25
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 81
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

62 100
MIRTAZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
FLUCONAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

64 79
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 51
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 145
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 68
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 68 238
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

69 43
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

70 35
PENTOXIFYLLINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

71 253
INVOKANA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 147
DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 53
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 28
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 213
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 77 59
ONDANSETRON ODT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

78 215
GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

78 149
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A 80 54
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 81 65
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 81 85
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 110
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 84 92
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 85 67
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 86 90
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 87 76
NALBUPHINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 87 479
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 Dec. 16, 2010.
  • 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.