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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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18,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 83 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 66 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

10% of this provider’s 326 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

34% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 448 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$806K

2014

$906K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

15,499

2014

17,204

2015

18,179

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
FUROSEMIDE 746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

1 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

3 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

5 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
CLOPIDOGREL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

7 19
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
CARVEDILOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

9 13
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10 11
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

11 4
ALPRAZOLAM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

12 18
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

O 13 7
ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

14 37
METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

15 9
FAMOTIDINE* 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

16 61
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

17 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

18 57
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P 19 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

20 23
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

21 20
CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

22 34
MIRTAZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 49
TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O 24 22
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

25 15
LOVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 43
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

27 44
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

28 16
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

29 103
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

30 63
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

31 35
RANITIDINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

33 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

34 27
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

34 31
CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

34 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

37 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 14
SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

40 69
TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

41 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

42 17
TIZANIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

43 48
LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

45 50
ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 102
KLOR-CON M20 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

47 110
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 162
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

49 106
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 50 134
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 38
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 104
MEGESTROL ACETATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

53 180
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

54 70
TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

55 95
VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

56 66
ESTRADIOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 138
LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A 56 78
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

59 58
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

60 87
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 191
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

62 100
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

62 36
VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 64
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

65 67
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 66 83
CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

67 42
PROMETHAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 98
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 197
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

69 137
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 91
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 30
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

72 53
LEVEMIR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

74 136
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

75 85
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

75 71
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

77 21
AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

78 116
SYNTHROID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

79 59
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 79 113
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 81 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 81 65
LINZESS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

83 173
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O 84 111
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 84 60
RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 86 209
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 86 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

A 86 155
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

89 33
COLCRYS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

90 158
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 Nov. 8, 2010.
  • 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.