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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 234 out of 673

$635K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 175 out of 673

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

4% of this provider’s 339 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 38%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

13% of this provider’s 339 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

33% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 23%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $50 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 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

$963K

2012

$1.06M

2013

$818K

2014

$635K

2015

Number of Claims

17,274

2012

19,547

2013

14,394

2014

10,292

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

639

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

O 1 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

2 8
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

296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
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

288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

5 3
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

283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

6 7
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

7 34
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

O 8 21
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

9 9
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

215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

10 17
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

212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

11 12
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

13 10
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

A 14 50
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

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

15 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

16 18
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 32
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
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

139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

19 41
AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu ... +

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

20 295
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

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 16
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

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

22 23
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

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

24 15
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

107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

25 30
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

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

26 53
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

27 14
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

29 11
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

76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 22
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 29
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

32 82
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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

32 85
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

34 19
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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

R 35 38
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

36 48
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 31
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine 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), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 63
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

40 39
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 52
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

40 91
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 74
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 25
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.