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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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13,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 211 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 224 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

4% of this provider’s 363 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

54% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$571K

2014

$642K

2015

$750K

2016

Number of Claims

11,942

2014

12,695

2015

13,354

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
OMEPRAZOLE 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

4 7
METFORMIN HCL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
MELOXICAM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

6 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

7 12
SIMVASTATIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

9 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

O 11 1
FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

13 28
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

14 18
TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

16 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
GLIPIZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

20 61
ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 35
CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

23 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

24 30
TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

25 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

26 32
TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

27 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

28 34
LYRICA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

29 45
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

30 53
WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

A 32 56
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 15
SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 21
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 55
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 29
CEFUROXIME 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

A 38 136
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 51
MECLIZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

40 82
LACTULOSE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

40 165
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 25
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

43 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 37
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 106
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 47 46
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 33
ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 11
METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 190
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 51 67
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

53 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 54 64
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

55 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 40
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 39
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

58 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 58 59
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 60 114
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

60 41
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. 9, 2013.
  • 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.