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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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5,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 580 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

$253K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 630 out of 1032 providers in this state and specialty

966 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

62% of this provider’s 966 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 37%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 966 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 24%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $58 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

5 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

$239K

2014

$264K

2015

$253K

2016

Number of Claims

4,917

2014

4,998

2015

5,246

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
PREDNISONE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

194

patients, 20% of all patients

1 43
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

A 2 65
LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

3 62
OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

3 2
METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

5 8
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

6 7
LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

7 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

8 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

10 16
AZITHROMYCIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A 11 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

12 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 13 99
TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O 14 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

14 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

16 28
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

17 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

O 18 1
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

19 19
FUROSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

20 10
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 21 203
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

21 34
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 21 107
SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

24 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

25 6
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

A 26 54
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 29
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

28 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
FLUCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

29 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 27
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 10, 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.