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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 29 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 35 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

436 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

11% of this provider’s 388 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

40% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 436 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$55 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

20,250

2014

21,124

2015

21,868

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 1,139

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

133

patients, 31% of all patients

1 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

140

patients, 32% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

102

patients, 23% of all patients

3 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

4 9
GABAPENTIN 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

5 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

O 6 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

7 1
OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

8 2
MIRTAZAPINE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

8 56
MELOXICAM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

10 18
LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

11 6
TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

12 36
RANITIDINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

13 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

14 27
CARVEDILOL 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

15 14
MEMANTINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

16 65
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

18 17
DULOXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

19 39
SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

19 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

21 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

22 19
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

22 38
ALLOPURINOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

24 26
ONDANSETRON HCL* 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

25 153
TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O 26 22
RISPERIDONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P 27 109
VESICARE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

28 150
SPIRONOLACTONE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

29 43
NAMENDA XR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 90
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

31 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

32 12
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

34 24
PREDNISONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

35 48
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

36 35
ROPINIROLE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

37 80
LEVETIRACETAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

38 86
WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

40 49
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 41 61
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

42 53
SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

44 125
TIZANIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

45 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 96
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

46 31
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

48 10
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

49 188
VOLTAREN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

50 156
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

51 42
LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 54
AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 99
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

54 76
NITROFURANTOIN* 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

A 55 196
NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

56 173
CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

57 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

A 58 70
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

59 20
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 59 130
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 61 52
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

62 84
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

63 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O 63 55
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

63 204
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

66 15
FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 72
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

68 28
PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

68 71
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

70 46
SANTYL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

71 296
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

72 102
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 124
LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

73 151
BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 73 97
NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

73 142
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

77 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 78 88
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 79 82
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 80 141
ERYTHROMYCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 A 80 366
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

82 40
LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

83 137
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 84 136
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

84 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

86 215
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

A 86 238
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 88 75
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 89 101
DOXEPIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 89 201
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A 91 79
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

A 92 389
MIDODRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

92 221
COLCRYS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 94 147
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

95 66
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 95 129
CEFUROXIME 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

A 97 159
CEFTRIAXONE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

A 98 258
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 99 50
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 99 60
PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 101 167
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 101 105
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 10, 2014.
  • 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.