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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 155 out of 673

$406K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 302 out of 673

464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 Mississippi
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

51% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 254 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Opioids

41% of this provider’s 464 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$30 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 20.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$385K

2012

$360K

2013

$343K

2014

$406K

2015

Number of Claims

13,574

2012

14,027

2013

13,172

2014

13,719

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

921

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

137

patients, 30% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

4 13
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

5 29
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 35
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

7 7
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O 8 5
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 41
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

11 137
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 111
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

14 8
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

130

patients, 28% of all patients

A 15 86
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

16 85
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

17 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

18 10
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 18
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

O 20 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

20 14
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

22 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 20
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 17
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

28 53
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 51
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

30 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 62
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

33 171
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

34 190
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

R 35 38
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 16
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

R 37 114
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

38 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

38 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 47
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

43 68
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A 44 50
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 12
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

46 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

R 46 72
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

48 156
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 49 45
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

49 123
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 51 73
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

52 48
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

52 265
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 R 52 60
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 55 76
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 56 109
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

56 95
PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Penicillin V potassium is a... +

Penicillin V potassium is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, scarlet fever, and ear, skin, and throat infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A 58 433
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

59 81
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 59 26
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 59 151
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 93
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 62 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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.