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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,104Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 19 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

816 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

13% of this provider’s 695 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

50% of this provider’s 816 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 816 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

37 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

$1.93M

2014

$2.03M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

31,798

2014

32,243

2015

30,104

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,577

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,422

prescriptions.

219

patients, 27% of all patients

1 6
OMEPRAZOLE 954

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 881

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

156

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
GABAPENTIN 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

5 8
LISINOPRIL 740

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

6 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

O 7 7
CARVEDILOL 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

8 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 641

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

9 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 607

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

10 5
ALPRAZOLAM 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

11 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

12 27
DULOXETINE HCL 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

13 38
DONEPEZIL HCL 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

14 29
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

P 15 47
CLOPIDOGREL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

16 19
METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

17 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

18 24
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

19 71
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

20 12
JANUVIA 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

21 58
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

22 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

23 30
MEMANTINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 56
TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
TAMSULOSIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

26 28
RANITIDINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

26 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

28 14
SIMVASTATIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

29 11
SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 25
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

30 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

32 16
VOLTAREN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

33 154
BACLOFEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 83
PREDNISONE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

35 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

36 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

37 36
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

38 63
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

39 20
MIRTAZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

40 49
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

A 41 94
NOVOLOG 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

42 151
NEXIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 60
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 43 55
ROPINIROLE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 72
LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

46 89
LINZESS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

47 173
NAMENDA XR 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

48 81
XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

49 112
PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 68
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

52 74
LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 87
GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 32
ZETIA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 82
AMITIZA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

55 168
MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

57 15
ONDANSETRON HCL* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

58 140
LOVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

59 43
SYNTHROID 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 59
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 73
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

62 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

62 40
ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

64 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 137
LACTULOSE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

66 143
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

66 200
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

68 62
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

68 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

68 39
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

71 41
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

72 139
NYSTATIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

73 153
ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 102
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A 73 107
VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 64
CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

76 45
LEVOFLOXACIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

A 78 78
DICYCLOMINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 141
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

80 77
NITROFURANTOIN* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

A 81 231
PROMETHAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

82 98
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 220
CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 84 92
FENTANYL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O 85 108
CEFTRIAXONE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 86 207
HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 57
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

88 48
FLUCONAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

88 99
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

88 125
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 91 22
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 91 54
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 91 161
RANEXA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 94 209
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

94 115
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

96 134
DIGOX 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 252
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

98 86
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

99 37
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

99 35
TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

101 125
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

102 93
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 80
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

104 75
SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

104 172
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 104 51
FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 107 129
BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 107 351
CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

107 121
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A 110 155
AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A 111 96
GLYCOPYRROLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 112 397
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

112 42
LIDOCAINE HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

112 270
GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 164
RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 116 76
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 116 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

116 69
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

116 97
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

116 123
AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 121 116
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

121 180
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

123 66
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

123 130
MYRBETRIQ 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 125 218
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 34
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

127 65
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

127 21
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 129 282
ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 130 307
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

130 105
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 130 104
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

130 119
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 March 4, 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.