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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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13,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 164 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 236 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

5% of this provider’s 437 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

44% of this provider’s 589 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 589 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

$40 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$587K

2014

$580K

2015

$525K

2016

Number of Claims

13,107

2014

13,673

2015

13,158

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

3 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
METFORMIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
TRAMADOL HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

O 9 22
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10 13
MELOXICAM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

11 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

12 5
GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

13 32
SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

14 11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

15 131
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

17 28
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

18 71
WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 27
ALPRAZOLAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 18
TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

21 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

22 24
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

23 31
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 44
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 12
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P 26 47
SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 25
CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

A 29 68
DONEPEZIL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

29 29
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

31 105
RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

32 26
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

34 14
MIRTAZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

36 30
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

37 20
ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 37
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 40
MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

39 56
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

42 43
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 54
GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 67
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 19
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 108
LEVEMIR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 136
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 171
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 53
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 16
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 36
NUEDEXTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 54 216
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 56 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 69
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 58 74
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

59 202
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 60 45
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 60 80
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 60 72
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 60 38
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 107
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 34
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 66 134
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 23
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 Dec. 18, 2013.
  • 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.