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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,306Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 129 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 104 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

9% of this provider’s 238 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

26% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 488 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

23 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$858K

2014

$768K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

14,289

2014

12,557

2015

11,306

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 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

3 5
CARVEDILOL 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

4 14
GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

6 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

7 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

O 8 7
METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

9 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

10 3
LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

13 24
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

14 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

14 13
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 51
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

17 36
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

18 45
VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

19 50
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

20 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

21 20
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

21 31
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

23 35
OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P 23 160
ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

26 69
DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 28 90
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

29 29
LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 87
TIZANIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

31 57
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

32 126
LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 86
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

36 97
WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 36 23
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

39 19
CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

40 44
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

41 72
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

42 65
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

43 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 15
NUEDEXTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 45 181
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

46 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 125
SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

49 101
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 32
SIMVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 51 11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P 51 184
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 51 43
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 54 161
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 52
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 55 105
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 May 16, 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.