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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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8,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 367 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$414K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 447 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

5% of this provider’s 411 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 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 583 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$468K

2014

$459K

2015

$414K

2016

Number of Claims

10,125

2014

8,679

2015

8,724

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 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

1 4
SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

2 9
TRAMADOL HCL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

O 3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

5 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

6 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

6 3
LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

8 5
SERTRALINE HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

9 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 1
METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

12 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

15 17
CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

17 15
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 18 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

21 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

23 35
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

24 43
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 29
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 42
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

27 23
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

28 21
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

30 11
TERAZOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

31 177
ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 32 64
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

A 32 75
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 34 46
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 20
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 77
PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 38 80
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

38 116
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 59
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 42 65
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 44 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

48 36
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. 3, 2012.
  • 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.