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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 10 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

4% of this provider’s 710 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

48% of this provider’s 1,204 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 1,204 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

13% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

42,468

2014

39,540

2015

38,420

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,940

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

320

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

259

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 1,302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

243

patients, 20% of all patients

3 8
OMEPRAZOLE 1,208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

238

patients, 20% of all patients

4 2
LOVASTATIN 1,078

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

10 5 43
FUROSEMIDE 1,043

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

187

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
LISINOPRIL 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

7 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 963

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

8 10
TRAMADOL HCL 897

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

O 9 22
METFORMIN HCL 837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

170

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 748

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

12 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

13 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 577

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

14 17
MELOXICAM 532

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

15 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

16 28
CARVEDILOL 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
LORAZEPAM 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

109

patients, 9% of all patients

18 41
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 508

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

19 16
SIMVASTATIN 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

20 11
RANITIDINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

22 23
ALLOPURINOL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

23 31
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

24 21
PAROXETINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

25 70
TRAZODONE HCL 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

26 33
ALPRAZOLAM 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

28 27
ATENOLOL 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

29 37
AMOXICILLIN 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

233

patients, 19% of all patients

A 30 96
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
CITALOPRAM HBR 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

31 24
CLONAZEPAM 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

34 20
BACLOFEN 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

35 83
DONEPEZIL HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

37 48
IBUPROFEN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

38 91
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

39 14
CLOPIDOGREL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
ROPINIROLE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

41 72
BUSPIRONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

42 86
CLONIDINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

43 42
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

44 130
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

P 45 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

46 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

46 35
VENTOLIN HFA 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

48 66
LEVETIRACETAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 87
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 12
LYRICA 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
CEPHALEXIN 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 92
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

53 74
FLUOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

54 62
MECLIZINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

55 77
DICYCLOMINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

56 141
LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

57 89
SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

58 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

59 71
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

60 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

62 139
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

63 106
NEXIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

64 60
AZITHROMYCIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 54
NYSTATIN 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

65 153
LACTULOSE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

67 143
DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

67 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

67 36
MINOCYCLINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

A 70 208
SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

71 53
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

71 90
TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 127
PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

74 46
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

75 49
ONDANSETRON HCL* 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

76 140
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

77 63
METFORMIN HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 51
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 79 55
DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

81 65
FLUCONAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

82 99
DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 100
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

84 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 50
BUPROPION HCL SR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

85 190
PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

87 119
VERAPAMIL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 146
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

87 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 163
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 91 111
MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

91 142
LINZESS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

93 173
VOLTAREN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

94 154
PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 95 159
BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 69
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 125
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 98 73
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 27

patients, 2% of all patients

98 98
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 147
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 129
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 102 103
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 103 104
CILOSTAZOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 104 166
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

104 134
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 106 122
CHLORTHALIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

107 120
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 107 109
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 118
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

109 205
ETODOLAC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

111 232
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 57
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 111 102
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

111 320
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 39
CARBAMAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 116 192
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 117 79
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 Sept. 15, 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.