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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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18,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 78 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 79 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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 614 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

42% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

23% of this provider’s 771 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

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.14M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

21,675

2014

19,941

2015

18,766

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 933

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

3 14
FUROSEMIDE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

4 6
LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

5 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

6 17
GABAPENTIN 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

9 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

10 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

O 11 7
SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

13 10
MELOXICAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

17 21
CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 37
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
LOVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

21 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

24 51
AZITHROMYCIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

A 25 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
CLONAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

29 34
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

29 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

31 36
TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O 32 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

33 23
SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 59
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

34 40
RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

36 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

37 16
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

37 44
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 50
SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

40 53
SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 25
BENAZEPRIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 69
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

A 43 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A 43 94
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 29
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 38
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 35
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 39
CLONIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

49 42
VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 64
LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 52
ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 82
ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 135
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 54 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 65
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

57 114
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 63
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

59 33
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 110
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 58
NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 63 103
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

64 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 65 62
TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

65 48
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 106
RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 177
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 68 75
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 32
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 67
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 89
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 72 57
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

74 105
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 47
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 171
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 77 93
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 78 72
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 79 267
SUCRALFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 145
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 81 101
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 82 129
FELODIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 83 289
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

83 90
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 March 13, 2008.
  • 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.