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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,784Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 30 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 42 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

65% 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

5% of this provider’s 475 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

46% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

43 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

24,213

2014

26,071

2015

25,784

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 850

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

115

patients, 19% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 789

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

O 2 7
OMEPRAZOLE 760

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

3 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
LISINOPRIL 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

5 4
GABAPENTIN 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

6 8
FUROSEMIDE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

8 10
SIMVASTATIN 530

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

9 11
METFORMIN HCL 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

11 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

12 16
TRAZODONE HCL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

13 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

14 14
SERTRALINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

16 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

17 17
MEMANTINE HCL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

18 56
MELOXICAM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

19 15
ALLOPURINOL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 27
CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
DONEPEZIL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

23 29
RANITIDINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

24 26
ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

25 18
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

26 88
GLIPIZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

27 67
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

28 20
CARVEDILOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

29 13
TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 30 22
CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

32 48
FLUOXETINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

33 62
CITALOPRAM HBR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

34 36
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

36 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 52
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

39 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

39 53
LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

39 41
PREDNISONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

42 46
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O 44 179
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

A 45 73
ZETIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 12
FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 108
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 49 47
BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

50 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 32
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

52 30
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

A 53 107
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 68
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

55 40
ESTRADIOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 138
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 129
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

58 74
ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

59 37
LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

60 43
ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

61 72
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

62 38
SYNTHROID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 59
VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 61
TOPIRAMATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 66 127
PAROXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 70
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 100
NYSTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

68 153
MUPIROCIN* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

70 142
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

70 86
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 49
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 74 155
RISPERIDONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 76
LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
BUPROPION XL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 122
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

78 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

79 190
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

80 135
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

80 44
NAMENDA XR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 82 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

82 140
TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

82 95
RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

82 123
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

82 119
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 101
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 88 58
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 128
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

88 90
SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

88 172
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 65
METFORMIN HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

92 51
PROPRANOLOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 92 159
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

95 63
VESICARE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 96 161
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 79
FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

98 99
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 98 316
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

100 105
DILTIAZEM HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 100 204
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 100 116
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

103 121
CARBAMAZEPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 103 192
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 50
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

106 42
VENTOLIN HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

106 66
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

108 69
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A 108 54
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 110 152
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A 110 94
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 110 87
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

113 145
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 114 169
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 114 84
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 116 144
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

116 157
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 Aug. 23, 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.