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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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9,629Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 328 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$901K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 153 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

35% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 374 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$862K

2014

$888K

2015

$901K

2016

Number of Claims

9,787

2014

9,392

2015

9,629

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

145

patients, 39% of all patients

1 13
OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

79

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
INDAPAMIDE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

3 170
METFORMIN HCL ER 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

84

patients, 22% of all patients

4 47
CRESTOR 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

5 55
CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

6 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

7 4
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

8 269
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

9 92
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

10 100
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

11 20
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

11 152
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

13 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

15 43
IRBESARTAN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

16 183
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

17 238
ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

18 85
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

19 102
METFORMIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

20 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

20 16
JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

22 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

23 32
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

24 40
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

25 69
GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

26 7
FUROSEMIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

27 10
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

A 28 99
BUSPIRONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

29 72
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 18
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

31 17
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

32 11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

33 25
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

34 24
RALOXIFENE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

34 207
SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 9
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 27
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

39 30
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 48
BUMETANIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

40 127
NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

42 77
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

43 105
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

43 29
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

45 78
JANUMET XR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 226
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 46 38
TERBINAFINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

48 273
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 114
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

48 158
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

48 35
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 52 15
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 May 25, 2010.
  • 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.