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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 15 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

501 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

22% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

78% of this provider’s 501 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 34%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$930K

2014

$915K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

13,846

2014

13,266

2015

15,237

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,941

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

233

patients, 47% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 691

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 29
TRAMADOL HCL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

O 3 14
GABAPENTIN 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

122

patients, 24% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

5 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

6 45
CLONAZEPAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 25
OMEPRAZOLE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

9 7
METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

11 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

12 40
NAPROXEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

13 97
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

14 2
LYRICA 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

15 37
MELOXICAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

16 23
DIAZEPAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 79
ALPRAZOLAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

19 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

20 6
SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

21 12
GEMFIBROZIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 185
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

24 3
LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
FENTANYL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O 25 74
CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

27 27
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
NEXIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 66
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

30 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

31 49
VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

32 112
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

33 33
DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 32
ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 118
BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 65
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

36 4
PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

38 84
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 62
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 78
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

41 128
JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 77
OLANZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 44 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

45 57
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 286
METHADONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 47 109
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

48 22
PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

49 171
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

49 76
ESTRADIOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

51 167
ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 43
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

52 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 54 102
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 5% of all patients

54 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 152
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 73
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 85
BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 232
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

61 38
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

62 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 53
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O 63 257
TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 144
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 Oct. 25, 2013.
  • 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.