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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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12,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 223 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 305 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

591 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 455 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

46% of this provider’s 591 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 591 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

$47 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

$519K

2014

$580K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

12,542

2014

12,578

2015

12,953

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 618

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

164

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 1
GABAPENTIN 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

5 4
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

6 30
RANITIDINE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

7 42
AZITHROMYCIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

170

patients, 29% of all patients

A 8 46
MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

9 17
ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
SERTRALINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

11 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

12 12
CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

14 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

16 34
ALLOPURINOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

16 35
SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

19 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

20 16
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 21 14
LISINOPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

24 53
METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

25 47
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

26 39
CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

28 10
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

29 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

30 15
CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

31 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 34 51
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 27
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

39 8
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 125
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
PAROXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 63
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 23
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

44 148
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 137
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A 45 65
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

47 100
TORSEMIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 150
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

49 22
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 31
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

53 48
ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 33
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

54 86
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 18
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 57 80
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

57 79
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 87
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 109
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 94
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 Oct. 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.