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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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19,997Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 63 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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 474 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

13% of this provider’s 708 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

40% of this provider’s 708 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

$42 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$682K

2014

$762K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

15,776

2014

16,387

2015

19,997

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 1,272

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

224

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 960

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

165

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 7
METFORMIN HCL 810

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

4 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

5 10
SIMVASTATIN 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

6 11
FUROSEMIDE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

9 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

11 12
GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

12 8
CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

13 13
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 23
TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

O 16 22
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

19 57
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

21 21
ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

22 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 35
GEMFIBROZIL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

24 164
WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

25 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

26 32
CLONAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 34
CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 19
ALPRAZOLAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 18
RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

30 26
BENAZEPRIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

31 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

31 79
TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 34 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

35 20
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

36 46
CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

37 42
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

41 67
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

42 66
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 64
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 40
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

45 91
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 46 47
TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

47 48
SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

47 25
LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 87
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 30
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

51 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

52 44
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 104
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 103
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

57 61
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 45
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

60 36
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

61 71
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 43
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

63 90
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 97
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 65 82
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 115
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 41
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 68 226
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 69 38
METOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 69 429
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 89
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 72 146
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. 23, 2011.
  • 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.