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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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14,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 176 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$682K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 257 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

755 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

26% of this provider’s 755 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 755 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$621K

2014

$648K

2015

$682K

2016

Number of Claims

13,931

2014

14,088

2015

14,804

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 824

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

2 16
OMEPRAZOLE 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

3 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

4 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

5 6
CLONIDINE HCL 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

6 48
FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ALPRAZOLAM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

8 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

9 40
SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

10 9
ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 33
GABAPENTIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

12 7
TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

O 13 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

14 47
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

17 5
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

18 30
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 1
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 28
MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
INDAPAMIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 170
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

23 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 59
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

25 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

26 15
DILTIAZEM HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 237
PREDNISONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

28 43
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

29 53
ZETIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 85
METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

31 8
PAROXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 63
TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

A 36 99
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 62
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 39
NEXIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

40 87
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 20
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 55
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

43 58
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

44 50
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

45 35
BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 127
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 47 65
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

48 23
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 78
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 198
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 164
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

52 133
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 89
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 139
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 21
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 32
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

57 73
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 59 149
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 77
INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 147
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 54
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 86
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 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 Sept. 26, 2008.
  • 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.