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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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24,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 38 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 23 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

6% of this provider’s 467 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

31% of this provider’s 625 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

48% of this provider’s 625 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

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

20,233

2014

20,348

2015

24,075

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
GABAPENTIN 1,014

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

165

patients, 26% of all patients

1 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

2 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 772

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

165

patients, 26% of all patients

O 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

6 29
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
SERTRALINE HCL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

8 25
FAMOTIDINE* 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

9 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

9 17
ALPRAZOLAM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

11 18
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
TRAZODONE HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

13 33
OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

14 2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

O 15 55
CLOPIDOGREL 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

17 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

18 16
DULOXETINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 38
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

20 12
MEMANTINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

21 56
METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

22 9
LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

23 4
MIRTAZAPINE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

24 49
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 13
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

26 71
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

27 36
LORAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

28 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
NAPROXEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 85
JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

31 58
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 32 47
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

34 15
TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
METFORMIN HCL ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

37 51
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

37 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

39 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

39 30
SYMBICORT 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

41 97
CITALOPRAM HBR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

42 24
VOLTAREN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

43 154
CLONAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
TIZANIDINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 46 26
TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O 47 22
AMITIZA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

48 168
SUBOXONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 173
SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 59
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

51 52
ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 72
TOPIRAMATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

52 127
VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 64
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

54 152
ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 82
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

57 46
GLIMEPIRIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 32
SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

60 86
HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

61 57
CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 45
NAMENDA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

10 63 288
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 14
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

65 60
KLOR-CON M10 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 330
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

67 220
LEVETIRACETAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

68 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A 69 73
TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 170
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O 71 156
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

72 66
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

73 157
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

73 122
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

75 74
NYSTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

75 153
LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 89
NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 77 81
AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

79 116
ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

80 135
DOXEPIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 80 193
LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 80 169
RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 76
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
CEFUROXIME 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 117
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

85 95
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 87 128
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 88 78
PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 70
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

89 40
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

91 99
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

91 42
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 93 220
AZELASTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

94 268
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

95 50
COLCRYS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

96 158
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 97 418
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 98 53
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 99 147
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. 7, 2015.
  • 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.