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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

997 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

15% of this provider’s 997 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 997 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 29%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$387K

2014

$639K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

7,122

2014

11,680

2015

12,081

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 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

2 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

O 3 1
LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

4 7
TRAMADOL HCL 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

O 5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

6 6
GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

7 2
TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

8 10
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

9 11
FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

14 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

15 22
CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

16 23
CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

17 18
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

18 25
SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

21 62
MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

22 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

23 41
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

24 14
TIZANIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

26 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

28 16
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

29 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

30 42
ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

31 50
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 27
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 65
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

34 66
CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

34 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

36 80
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 58
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

40 54
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

41 82
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

41 21
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

43 73
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

44 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

45 63
MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 130
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 50 132
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

51 67
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 26
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

53 136
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

53 28
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 53 136
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

56 55
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

56 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 April 27, 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.