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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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15,711Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 113 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$577K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 208 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

4% of this provider’s 439 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

27% of this provider’s 485 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 485 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$703K

2014

$621K

2015

$577K

2016

Number of Claims

17,916

2014

16,773

2015

15,711

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 781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

117

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

4 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

6 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

8 17
LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

10 10
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

11 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 14
FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

13 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

14 20
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

16 33
TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

O 17 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

18 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 23
ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

19 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

21 32
FENOFIBRATE* 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

22 93
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

23 75
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O 24 7
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 39
CLONIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

25 42
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 25
CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

29 45
ALPRAZOLAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

30 18
RAMIPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 123
DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

32 29
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

33 44
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

34 15
CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

35 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 79
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

38 71
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 47
ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 82
WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 27
TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

42 48
BUPROPION XL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 122
BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 133
RALOXIFENE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

46 177
PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 70
ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

47 37
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

47 43
TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

50 28
VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 64
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 137
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 74
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

53 41
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

55 118
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 13
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

59 72
FELODIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 60 289
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 57
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

62 36
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A 63 68
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

64 184
SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 65 228
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 66 89
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 56
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 67 65
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 59
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 24, 2014.
  • 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.