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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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13,286Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 214 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 299 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

43% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 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

$625K

2014

$710K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

12,388

2014

13,587

2015

13,286

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 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

2 13
METFORMIN HCL 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

3 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O 4 1
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

5 15
OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

6 2
MELOXICAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

6 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

8 34
GLIMEPIRIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

9 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

10 24
FUROSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

11 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
CEFDINIR 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

A 13 93
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

15 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

17 36
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

18 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

19 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

20 12
TRAMADOL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 21 14
GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

22 7
ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

23 11
LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
PAROXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

24 63
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 20
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
CLONAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 32 26
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 37
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 119
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

34 124
RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 42
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

37 39
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 103
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 35
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 29
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 41 38
DIAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 57
LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 43 54
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 81
CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

45 153
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

46 25
VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

47 114
BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 127
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

49 79
CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 55
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
CEFUROXIME 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 51 136
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 171
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

54 129
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A 54 56
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 23
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 57 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 57 71
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 60 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O 61 44
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 179
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 117
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 64 139
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 65 90
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 65 95
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 301
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.