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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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9,951Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 312 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 348 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

9% of this provider’s 378 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

30% of this provider’s 439 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 439 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

23 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

$617K

2014

$591K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

11,507

2014

11,084

2015

9,951

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 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

4 32
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

5 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

6 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

7 6
MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

8 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

9 12
FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

P 11 51
CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

12 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

13 27
SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

14 9
METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

15 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O 19 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
MEMANTINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 22 80
SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 26
RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 42
METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 47
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

27 20
CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

28 29
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

30 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

32 30
MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

33 49
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 39
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 78
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

36 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 28
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

O 38 1
BUPROPION XL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

39 125
NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 40 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 41 59
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 33
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 43 19
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 139
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 46 89
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

47 35
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 48 189
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 37
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 Dec. 1, 2009.
  • 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.