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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

$518K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 43 providers in this state and specialty

736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

12% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 19%.

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Opioids

8% of this provider’s 736 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 29%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $165 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 6.


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

$353K

2014

$610K

2015

$518K

2016

Number of Claims

5,370

2014

9,255

2015

9,502

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 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

154

patients, 21% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

5 11
GABAPENTIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

6 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

7 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

7 6
FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

9 12
SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

10 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

11 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

12 25
RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

13 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

14 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

15 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

17 41
CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

19 17
TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

21 49
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

22 8
TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O 23 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

24 45
GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

25 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 61
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

27 21
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

28 91
SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

30 52
WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 57
ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

32 65
CHLORTHALIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

32 103
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 1
CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 73
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

37 18
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 19
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

41 82
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 62
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 June 6, 2012.
  • 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.