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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 66 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 92 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

38% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 634 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$698K

2014

$722K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

15,724

2014

16,122

2015

16,817

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
LISINOPRIL 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

130

patients, 21% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

118

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

6 4
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

7 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

8 37
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
METFORMIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

12 5
GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

17 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
MELOXICAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
TEMAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

20 73
CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
SYNTHROID 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

23 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
BENICAR HCT 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

25 174
ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 34
TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

26 36
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

30 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

31 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

34 33
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

35 118
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

36 35
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 30
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

38 26
TRAMADOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O 39 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
KLOR-CON M20 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
ESTRADIOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 129
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 44
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 42
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 50
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 64
BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

49 131
DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 52 71
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

54 72
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

54 84
CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

56 107
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 100
PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

59 48
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 51
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 61 75
CLARITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 61 373
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 63 96
AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

A 64 62
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 164
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 65 65
NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 91
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 68 53
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 69 55
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A 69 79
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 115
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 72 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 72 68
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

72 212
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 72 45
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 127
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 Feb. 19, 2016.
  • 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.