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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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7,941Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 404 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 571 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

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

45% 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

3% of this provider’s 432 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

31% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 527 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 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

$608K

2014

$547K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

14,545

2014

13,645

2015

7,941

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

6 7
SIMVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

7 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

8 13
MELOXICAM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

9 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

10 6
FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

12 16
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
TIZANIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 41
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O 16 1
TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

17 22
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O 18 14
FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

19 173
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

21 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 24
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

25 23
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 20
CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 19
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

29 26
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 30 54
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

30 70
CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 38
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 42
GLIPIZIDE XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

34 278
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

34 52
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

37 34
INDAPAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

37 170
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P 39 51
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 Jan. 25, 2011.
  • 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.