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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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15,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 151 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

1,245 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

2% of this provider’s 1,104 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

22% of this provider’s 1,245 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 1,245 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% 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

13 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

$990K

2014

$883K

2015

$859K

2016

Number of Claims

16,995

2014

16,142

2015

15,924

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 819

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

231

patients, 19% of all patients

1 3
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

203

patients, 16% of all patients

2 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

3 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

197

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

5 5
OMEPRAZOLE 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

191

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
SIMVASTATIN 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

155

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
LOVASTATIN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

8 62
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

9 13
METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

10 8
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

11 18
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

12 20
GABAPENTIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

13 7
TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

14 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

15 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

16 30
ALPRAZOLAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

17 11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

17 34
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

19 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

20 106
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

24 10
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

25 32
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

26 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

27 15
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

29 50
ESTRADIOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

30 130
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

31 33
CALCITONIN-SALMON 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

32 382
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

33 41
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

34 39
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O 34 14
CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

36 29
TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

37 27
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

38 67
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 89
CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

40 48
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

A 41 46
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

42 37
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

43 55
CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

44 19
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O 44 1
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

46 63
GLIPIZIDE XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

47 278
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

49 70
ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

50 85
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

51 53
PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
BUPROPION HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 293
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

55 108
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

56 78
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

A 56 56
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

58 128
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

58 35
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 21
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

61 121
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

61 61
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

63 149
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

63 81
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
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. 17, 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.