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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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24,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 35 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 49 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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 496 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 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 653 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

23,355

2014

23,790

2015

24,473

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 940

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

183

patients, 28% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 768

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 695

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

3 2
GABAPENTIN 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

4 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

5 12
METFORMIN HCL 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

6 9
FUROSEMIDE 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

7 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

10 10
VALSARTAN 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

11 64
CLOPIDOGREL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

12 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

13 32
CARVEDILOL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

14 13
ALLOPURINOL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

15 31
ALPRAZOLAM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

16 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

17 5
MELOXICAM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

18 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

19 16
SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

20 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
RANITIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

22 26
CLONAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

23 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

23 17
TRAZODONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

26 14
SERTRALINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

27 25
ATENOLOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
BACLOFEN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

29 83
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 50
CLONIDINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 42
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 79
CITALOPRAM HBR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

33 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

34 28
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O 35 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

A 37 68
TIZANIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

37 48
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

A 39 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

41 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

42 57
XARELTO 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 112
FLUOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

44 62
IRBESARTAN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 176
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

46 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

46 101
TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

48 95
LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

49 41
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 50 55
WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

51 27
LOVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 43
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 44
VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

54 66
DIAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

55 80
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

55 38
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 93
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

58 118
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

59 30
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

60 46
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 35
ESTRADIOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 138
ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

63 72
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

63 90
FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 65 108
SYMBICORT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

65 97
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

67 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

69 220
LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

71 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 72 148
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

74 71
DICYCLOMINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

75 141
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 134
LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

77 52
ONDANSETRON HCL* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

78 140
FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

79 99
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 76
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 61
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 82 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

82 128
OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 84 124
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

85 104
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A 86 107
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 60
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

88 119
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

88 103
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 88 59
HYDROXYZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

91 344
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 91 39
DEXAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

93 235
VOLTAREN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

93 154
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 95 47
TOPIRAMATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 127
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 97 182
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 98 125
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

98 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

100 98
NOVOLIN N 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 100 296
CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 102 45
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 133
NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 104 113
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 104 166
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 106
GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

107 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

107 21
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 109 49
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 110 190
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 Jan. 25, 2018.
  • 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.