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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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10,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 288 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 330 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

35% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 419 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$816K

2014

$730K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

13,873

2014

12,300

2015

10,439

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
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

1 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

2 12
LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

4 3
RANITIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

5 42
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

6 78
OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
MIRTAZAPINE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

9 49
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

10 19
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

11 7
BUMETANIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

12 127
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

13 122
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

16 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

17 38
WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

18 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

18 97
SIMVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

21 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

23 16
METFORMIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

25 59
KLOR-CON M10 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

26 263
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

27 26
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

28 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 1
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

31 24
KLOR-CON M20 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

32 133
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

33 30
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

34 18
TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A 38 65
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

38 182
CEFTRIAXONE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 185
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 41 80
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 76
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 25
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 45 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 47 71
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O 48 111
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 49 116
NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 50 88
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 51 124
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

51 13
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

53 346
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

54 31
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

55 27
OXCARBAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 56 217
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 June 27, 2018.
  • 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.