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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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5,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 592 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$159K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 754 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

68% of this provider’s 230 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$31 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

$163K

2014

$160K

2015

$159K

2016

Number of Claims

4,951

2014

5,088

2015

5,064

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

3 2
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

4 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

5 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

6 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

8 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

9 15
LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 31% of all patients

A 10 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

11 53
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

13 9
LISINOPRIL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

15 16
GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

16 7
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

17 25
SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 18 26
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 21% of all patients

A 19 107
NABUMETONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

19 200
LANTUS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

21 108
FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

22 10
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

23 22
PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

23 63
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

25 17
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

A 25 56
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 27 368
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 28 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 30 134
TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 31 27
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

A 32 65
GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 32 40
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 1, 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.