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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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36,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 18 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

64% 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 752 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

37% of this provider’s 988 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 988 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.54M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

32,923

2014

33,105

2015

36,250

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
GABAPENTIN 1,469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

253

patients, 26% of all patients

1 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

954

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

2 16
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,101

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

246

patients, 25% of all patients

O 3 7
OMEPRAZOLE 1,022

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,003

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,002

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

234

patients, 24% of all patients

6 30
FUROSEMIDE 881

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

7 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

8 5
SIMVASTATIN 732

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 716

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 715

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

12 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 667

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

13 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

14 10
LORAZEPAM 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

15 41
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

16 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

17 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

18 57
METFORMIN HCL 533

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

19 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 512

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

20 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

22 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
FENOFIBRATE* 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

24 93
RANITIDINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

25 26
MIRTAZAPINE 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

26 49
MELOXICAM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

27 15
PREDNISONE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

28 46
ALLOPURINOL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 31
TRAZODONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
CLOPIDOGREL 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

31 19
CARVEDILOL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

32 13
ZETIA 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

33 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

34 53
MEMANTINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

35 56
LEVETIRACETAM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

36 87
DONEPEZIL HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 29
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 63
SERTRALINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 25
TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

O 40 22
CLONAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

41 34
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

42 191
CHLORTHALIDONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 120
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 47
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

46 21
RISPERIDONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P 47 76
ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

48 18
FAMOTIDINE* 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
ROPINIROLE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

50 72
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

51 40
MECLIZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

52 77
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 133
DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 74
CLONIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

57 42
FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

58 115
LYRICA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

59 52
CEPHALEXIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

A 60 92
TRADJENTA 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

61 125
XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 112
MINOCYCLINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 208
JANUVIA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

64 58
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

65 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 44
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 84
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 104
NEXIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

69 60
MUPIROCIN* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

70 142
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 71 55
METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

72 51
VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

73 66
LINZESS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 173
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

75 103
DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 75 100
DUTASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 77 224
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 77 181
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 37
DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

80 80
NYSTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

80 153
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

82 65
ESTRADIOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 138
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 163
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 68
VOLTAREN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

86 154
ARIPIPRAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 87 148
PRIMIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 236
SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

88 172
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 90 165
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

91 62
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

91 43
NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

93 151
GEMFIBROZIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 164
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

95 70
NATEGLINIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 313
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 96 337
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 129
PROPRANOLOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 159
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

100 119
HYDROCORTISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

101 275
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 102 134
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

103 116
PROMETHAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

103 98
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 96
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 106 125
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 106
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

108 130
OXYCONTIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O 108 262
RANEXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 110 209
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 141
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

110 144
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 39
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 122
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 135
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 182
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 95
REPAGLINIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 118 364
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 119 110
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 156
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 120 32
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 120 139
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 120 150
FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 124 289
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 124 175
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

126 102
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. 21, 2012.
  • 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.