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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,633Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 40 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 24 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

5% of this provider’s 521 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

33% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 775 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

30 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

23,227

2014

22,746

2015

23,633

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 851

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

O 1 7
GABAPENTIN 775

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 662

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

4 5
LISINOPRIL 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
SIMVASTATIN 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

8 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

9 3
CARVEDILOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

10 13
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

12 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
SERTRALINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

14 25
TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

14 33
CLONAZEPAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

16 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

17 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
RANITIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

19 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
ALPRAZOLAM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

21 18
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
MELOXICAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

24 12
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

25 40
WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

26 27
CITALOPRAM HBR 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 19
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

30 30
MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
NEXIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

32 60
TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 22
NAMENDA XR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 81
FENOFIBRATE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

35 93
NAPROXEN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

36 85
BUSPIRONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

37 86
LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 41
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

39 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 58
DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
VENTOLIN HFA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

43 66
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 47
ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

45 31
PROAIR HFA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

46 119
BACLOFEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

47 83
ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

48 82
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

49 46
LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

50 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

51 21
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 65
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

54 71
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 72
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 114
DEXILANT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 147
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 75
SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

60 172
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

61 45
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 48
FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

63 61
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

64 97
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 161
BENAZEPRIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 69
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

66 80
CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 121
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 39
MECLIZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

70 77
ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 135
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 70
VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

73 64
CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 74 42
ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 74 102
MYRBETRIQ 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 76 218
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 52
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 67
AMOXICILLIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A 79 96
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 74
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

81 90
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 50
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 115
RISPERIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

85 53
VENLAFAXINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 210
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A 87 78
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

87 35
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

89 89
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A 90 54
LINZESS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 91 173
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 91 170
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

93 184
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 93 56
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

95 139
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 95 88
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O 97 108
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

97 154
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 143
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

100 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 100 32
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 102 79
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 103 68
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 104 57
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 105 84
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 222
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 107 37
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 June 16, 2011.
  • 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.