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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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11,843Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 252 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$807K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

43% of this provider’s 537 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 537 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$832K

2014

$831K

2015

$807K

2016

Number of Claims

10,487

2014

11,310

2015

11,843

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 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

123

patients, 23% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

2 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

4 2
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

5 9
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

8 20
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

9 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

10 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

12 15
METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 8
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

14 66
VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

15 114
METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

16 47
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

19 23
CELECOXIB 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

21 27
RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

22 42
DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 24 14
GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

24 7
LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

A 26 54
ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
CEFDINIR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 93
SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
IRBESARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 183
ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 11
GEMFIBROZIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

31 149
ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

31 29
CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

36 178
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

37 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

38 103
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

38 43
HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 59
CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

40 55
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

O 42 1
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 40
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

45 24
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 89
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

47 25
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

49 85
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

50 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

51 97
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

52 70
FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

53 71
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 38
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 78
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 125
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 84
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 91
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 202
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 102
WELCHOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 267
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

63 30
WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 36
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

66 120
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 Nov. 20, 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.