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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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15,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 114 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 60 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% 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

42% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 534 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$892K

2014

$993K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

13,005

2014

14,537

2015

15,709

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

2 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
GABAPENTIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

4 8
FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

5 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

O 6 7
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

7 20
METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

10 16
LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

11 4
ALPRAZOLAM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

12 18
CARVEDILOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

14 12
FENOFIBRATE* 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 93
SIMVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

17 38
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

18 10
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

19 40
CLONAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

20 34
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

22 45
MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 15
SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

24 25
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

25 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

26 24
WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 32
ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

29 82
TIZANIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

30 48
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

32 75
AMOXICILLIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

A 33 96
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

35 30
DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 29
DEXILANT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 147
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 23
SYMBICORT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 97
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

39 26
IRBESARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 176
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

A 42 94
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O 43 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

44 14
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
PROMETHAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

46 98
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

47 60
LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

48 52
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 37
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

49 31
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 152
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 74
BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

51 86
TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 127
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

55 64
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

57 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 65
PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 70
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P 60 47
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

61 66
DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 80
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

64 103
MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

64 77
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

66 184
ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

67 72
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 56
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 70 62
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 58
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 57
BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 73 198
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

74 36
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 74 59
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

76 99
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 90
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

78 46
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.