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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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17,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 86 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 130 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

2% of this provider’s 524 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

25% of this provider’s 669 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 669 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

27 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

$839K

2014

$797K

2015

$751K

2016

Number of Claims

18,789

2014

18,345

2015

17,888

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
LISINOPRIL 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

171

patients, 26% of all patients

1 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 678

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

2 1
GABAPENTIN 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

3 8
ALPRAZOLAM 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

4 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

O 5 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
OMEPRAZOLE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

7 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
MELOXICAM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

9 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

11 6
TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 22
METFORMIN HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

13 9
SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

15 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

16 17
CITALOPRAM HBR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

19 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

20 20
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

21 19
METFORMIN HCL ER 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

22 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

24 27
CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

25 45
SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

26 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

28 23
TRAZODONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

29 33
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 40
VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 64
DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

32 38
PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

33 119
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

34 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 48
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 31
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 88
DICYCLOMINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

40 141
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 70
RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

44 28
CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
MEMANTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 48 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 49 72
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 111
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 36
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

53 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 62
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 55 50
METOLAZONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 187
RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 123
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 35
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 57 58
NEXIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 60
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 41
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 63 57
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 63 67
TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 95
SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 65 59
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A 67 319
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 89
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 69 116
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A 69 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 47
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 72 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 71
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 39
BOOSTRIX TDAP 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

76 189
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 75
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 159
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

79 130
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 79 112
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 79 82
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 90
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

83 42
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

84 99
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 Aug. 23, 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.