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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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5,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 573 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 361 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

463 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
32% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

0% of this provider’s 148 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

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

94% of this provider’s 463 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$98 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

11 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

$737K

2014

$743K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

7,911

2014

8,187

2015

5,314

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 679

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

140

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 1
OXYCODONE HCL 611

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

120

patients, 26% of all patients

O 2 60
GABAPENTIN 434

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

3 7
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 393

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

O 4 44
METHADONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 176
TIZANIDINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

6 41
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 264

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

O 7 132
OXYCONTIN 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 8 174
LYRICA 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

9 45
FENTANYL 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 111
MORPHINE SULFATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O 11 253
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

12 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 101
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
OPANA ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 15 417
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 4% of all patients

16 96
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 16 11
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

18 76
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

19 39
BUTRANS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 20 312
METHOCARBAMOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

21 175
TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

21 137
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

23 22
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

24 98
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O 25 242
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. 20, 2017.
  • 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.