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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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8,383Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 386 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$386K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 485 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

44% of this provider’s 397 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 397 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$377K

2014

$351K

2015

$386K

2016

Number of Claims

7,585

2014

7,509

2015

8,383

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 566

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

102

patients, 26% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
ALPRAZOLAM 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

3 11
GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

4 7
FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

5 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

6 34
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
METFORMIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

8 8
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

9 37
BACLOFEN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

10 76
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

11 16
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

13 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 1
LISINOPRIL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

15 5
LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

17 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

18 32
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

19 42
TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 20 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

21 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

22 13
DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

23 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 6
MECLIZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

25 82
CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

A 26 94
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

27 18
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

28 21
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 33
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

32 53
ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

35 22
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

36 17
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 37 50
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

39 26
CLOPIDOGREL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

41 19
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A 43 56
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

A 44 75
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

44 79
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

46 27
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 48 63
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 Feb. 11, 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.