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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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19,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 71 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

63% 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

33% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 645 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$72 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

19,562

2014

20,277

2015

19,576

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 849

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

173

patients, 27% of all patients

1 5
LISINOPRIL 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

O 4 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

5 3
CARVEDILOL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

7 1
GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

13 12
ZETIA 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 82
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 11
MELOXICAM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
SERTRALINE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

17 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

21 27
FENOFIBRATE* 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

22 93
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
TIZANIDINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 48
CRESTOR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

26 45
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

27 17
CLONAZEPAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

27 34
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
FENOFIBRATE* 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

30 129
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

31 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

32 16
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 30
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

34 36
ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 38
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

37 39
ALPRAZOLAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

38 18
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 191
DICYCLOMINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

41 141
LYRICA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 52
NEXIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 59
MECLIZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

45 77
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

46 14
GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 32
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

49 91
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O 50 22
LOVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 40
LANTUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

54 147
DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 80
CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 120
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 70
TOPIRAMATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 127
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 74
WELCHOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 295
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 94
TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 33
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 67 63
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 68 42
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

69 184
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 70 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 68
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 139
BENICAR HCT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 73 203
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 47
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 83
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 76 62
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 98
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 76 69
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 76 79
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

80 97
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 71
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A 82 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 82 44
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 84 95
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 85 41
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 96
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

85 46
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 72
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. 18, 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.