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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 52 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 106 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 559 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$38 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$807K

2014

$762K

2015

$694K

2016

Number of Claims

19,279

2014

18,895

2015

18,219

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
OMEPRAZOLE 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

3 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

4 16
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

5 1
GABAPENTIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

6 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

8 9
LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

9 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

10 4
SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

11 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

12 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

O 13 7
METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

14 10
RANITIDINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

15 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

17 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

19 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

20 57
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

21 15
CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

23 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

24 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 25
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 44
PAROXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

27 71
TRAMADOL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 28 22
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

29 35
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

29 93
AZITHROMYCIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

A 31 62
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

32 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

33 53
TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

33 36
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

35 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

35 28
GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

37 116
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

37 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

39 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 27
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O 40 55
BUSPIRONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 94
MIRTAZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 56
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 30
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
DICYCLOMINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 135
ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 21
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

47 40
LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 51
MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

51 84
PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

51 48
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

54 83
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

55 29
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 59
KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

57 81
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

58 43
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

60 153
LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 54
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

60 69
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

63 110
PRIMIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 63 167
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

65 47
FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 72
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 67 126
SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

68 101
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A 69 79
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

69 148
NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

72 173
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 72 111
BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 72 131
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 72 39
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 37
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

77 143
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

78 80
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 78 154
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

78 104
RALOXIFENE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 81 146
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 124
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

82 74
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 Nov. 1, 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.