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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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9,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 315 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 115 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

36% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

13% of this provider’s 578 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$101 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

17 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

11,476

2014

10,968

2015

9,900

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 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

128

patients, 22% of all patients

1 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

2 13
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

4 6
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

5 16
METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

O 8 1
LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

9 5
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

10 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 34
SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

12 9
PREDNISONE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

13 43
FINASTERIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

14 119
LORAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

15 31
JANUVIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 58
FENOFIBRATE* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

17 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

18 18
DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

19 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 28
TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

22 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

24 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 26 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 20
AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 46
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

28 23
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

28 53
CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
GLIMEPIRIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

32 40
ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 35
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

34 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 89
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 78
FUROSEMIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

38 10
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

39 19
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

40 42
CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 21
CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

42 90
ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

43 11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 100
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 158
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 56
DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 26
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 121
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 25
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A 52 75
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 Oct. 23, 2015.
  • 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.