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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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7,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 453 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$335K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 536 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

27% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

68% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% 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

24 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

$247K

2014

$131K

2015

$335K

2016

Number of Claims

5,912

2014

3,118

2015

7,197

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
OXYCODONE HCL 1,469

prescriptions, 20% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

165

patients, 54% of all patients

O 1 60
DIAZEPAM 462

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

2 57
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

O 3 1
TRAMADOL HCL 355

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

58

patients, 19% of all patients

O 4 14
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

O 5 44
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

6 7
IBUPROFEN 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

7 96
MELOXICAM 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

8 17
OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

9 2
PROMETHAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 10% of all patients

10 98
LISINOPRIL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

11 5
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

12 67
LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

13 45
METHADONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 14 176
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O 15 132
HYDROXYZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 9% of all patients

16 257
FENTANYL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O 17 111
ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

17 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

20 4
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

21 101
METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

22 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

24 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 110
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

28 22
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 28
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.