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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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18,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 84 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 122 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

459 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

65% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 459 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$44 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$789K

2014

$836K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

17,390

2014

18,646

2015

18,021

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 1,193

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

169

patients, 37% of all patients

O 1 7
ALPRAZOLAM 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

2 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

3 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
FUROSEMIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

6 6
OMEPRAZOLE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
CLOPIDOGREL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

8 19
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

11 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

12 20
GABAPENTIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

14 5
AZITHROMYCIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

164

patients, 36% of all patients

A 15 54
METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

16 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

17 27
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

18 35
ALLOPURINOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

19 31
PREDNISONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

20 46
RANITIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

21 26
TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

22 33
CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

23 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

A 26 68
MELOXICAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

27 15
NEXIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

28 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 98
DIAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 80
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 32 55
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

33 23
CLONAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 34
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

36 14
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O 37 22
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

38 32
BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

39 114
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

40 12
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

41 30
TEMAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 95
LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

A 43 78
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 152
MECLIZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

45 77
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

46 37
AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 96
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 50
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 49 74
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 51 38
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 29
LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 52 52
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

55 45
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 92
SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 57 25
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

58 42
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 119
BENICAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 198
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 61 48
MOMETASONE FUROATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

62 276
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 73
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 63 127
ONDANSETRON HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

65 140
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 66 61
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 66 39
NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

66 309
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 90
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

70 202
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 71 65
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 72 87
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 72 156
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

72 116
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 72 181
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 March 5, 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.