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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 22 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

$387K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 27 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

180 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
20% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 36 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

37% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

93% of this provider’s 180 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 34%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $64 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

45 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

$261K

2014

$330K

2015

$387K

2016

Number of Claims

5,194

2014

6,892

2015

8,071

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
OXYCODONE HCL 2,129

prescriptions, 26% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

148

patients, 82% of all patients

O 1 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 743

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

98

patients, 54% of all patients

2 40
MELOXICAM 722

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

94

patients, 52% of all patients

3 23
GABAPENTIN 556

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

73

patients, 41% of all patients

4 5
DIAZEPAM 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 23% of all patients

5 79
LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

38

patients, 21% of all patients

6 8
CLONAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

8 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 19% of all patients

O 9 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

O 10 1
OXYCONTIN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 11% of all patients

O 10 136
IBUPROFEN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

12 85
LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 8% of all patients

13 37
OMEPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 14
METFORMIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

16 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

17 6
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 10% of all patients

18 3
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 19 32
PROMETHAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 9% of all patients

19 100
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

21 4
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
BUPROPION HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 23 242
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

24 84
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 15, 2016.
  • 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.