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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 566 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 595 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

37% 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

0% of this provider’s 189 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

45% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 244 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$52 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

$396K

2014

$327K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

6,247

2014

5,750

2015

5,414

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
ALPRAZOLAM 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 19% of all patients

1 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
OMEPRAZOLE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

5 8
FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

7 19
SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

8 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 13 14
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

14 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
CITALOPRAM HBR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

16 24
MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

17 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

17 12
GLIPIZIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

17 106
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

A 20 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

22 52
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

22 30
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 24 33
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 25 21
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 27 39
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 37
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 29 81
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

30 27
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 Aug. 12, 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.