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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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15,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 122 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$931K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 88 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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

27% of this provider’s 240 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

50% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

6% of this provider’s 302 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$618K

2014

$855K

2015

$931K

2016

Number of Claims

10,592

2014

12,706

2015

15,258

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
FUROSEMIDE 820

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

85

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

71

patients, 24% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

3 1
OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

5 3
GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

P 7 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

8 23
DONEPEZIL HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

8 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5
SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

11 11
LISINOPRIL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

12 4
METFORMIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

14 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 27
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
MEMANTINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

17 56
LANTUS 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

18 89
CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

19 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

20 12
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

21 26
MIRTAZAPINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

22 49
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

23 19
LEVETIRACETAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

24 87
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

25 14
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

26 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

27 28
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

28 39
LEVEMIR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

29 136
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

30 20
MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
NOVOLIN R 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

32 178
SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

33 53
BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

34 83
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

35 16
JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 35 58
CLONIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

37 42
DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

38 38
TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

39 33
ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

39 102
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

41 71
RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P 42 76
NOVOLOG 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

42 151
COLCRYS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 44 158
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
HUMALOG 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

46 211
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 220
OLANZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P 48 109
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

48 57
AMITIZA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 50 168
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

51 104
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

52 157
HUMULIN R 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

53 246
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

54 30
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 55 31
HALOPERIDOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 167
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 57 115
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 58 161
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 59 84
FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

60 61
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

A 61 73
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

62 196
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

62 97
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

64 98
CEFTRIAXONE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

A 65 207
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 66 100
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 67 125
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P 67 273
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 69 192
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 70 218
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

71 91
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 71 252
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 July 29, 2013.
  • 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.