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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 10 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

848 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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 630 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

44% of this provider’s 848 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 848 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

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$1.8M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

28,979

2014

28,575

2015

28,026

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 905

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 868

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 798

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

197

patients, 23% of all patients

O 3 7
FUROSEMIDE 770

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

4 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

5 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 725

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

6 10
SIMVASTATIN 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
LISINOPRIL 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

8 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

9 3
METFORMIN HCL 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
ALPRAZOLAM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

12 18
GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

13 8
CARVEDILOL 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

14 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

15 32
TRAMADOL HCL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

O 16 22
MELOXICAM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

17 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

18 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

19 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

21 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

22 12
JANUVIA 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

23 58
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

24 39
CLONIDINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

25 42
ATENOLOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

26 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

30 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

31 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 17
ALLOPURINOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

33 31
CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

34 19
LORAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

35 41
CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

36 45
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 106
NAPROXEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

37 85
NIFEDIPINE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

39 113
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 75
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 50
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
TIZANIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

43 48
RANITIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

44 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

45 36
DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

46 38
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 30
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O 48 55
SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
ROPINIROLE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

49 72
LYRICA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 52
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 88
NEXIUM 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

53 60
ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 82
VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

55 66
CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 34
LANTUS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 89
LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 78
LEVETIRACETAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 87
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 73
CEFUROXIME 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A 60 117
VESICARE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 161
ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

60 135
NOVOLIN 70-30 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

64 214
MEMANTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

65 56
KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

65 110
TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 33
AMIODARONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

68 116
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

68 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 79
ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 102
SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

72 97
NIFEDICAL XL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

73 223
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 74 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 75 47
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 74
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

77 104
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 77 155
VICTOZA 2-PAK 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

77 294
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 25
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

81 339
COLCRYS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

81 158
MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

81 49
SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

81 59
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

81 71
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 103
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 134
TOVIAZ 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 87 381
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 107
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

90 205
VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 91 146
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 63
INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

93 320
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

94 184
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

95 62
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 68
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 70
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

98 139
AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

99 168
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

100 154
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

101 163
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

101 91
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 90
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 104 67
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

105 77
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 105 112
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

107 131
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 107 57
SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

107 145
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 110 267
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 110 181
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

112 44
TERBINAFINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

113 324
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 93
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

114 151
VICTOZA 3-PAK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

116 250
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 116 96
PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

118 418
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

118 119
ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

120 140
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 95
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 121 61
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 123 101
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 10, 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.