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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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11,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 202 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 150 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

279 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

35% of this provider’s 194 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

26% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

22% of this provider’s 279 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$910K

2014

$905K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

13,973

2014

13,275

2015

11,387

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
CLONAZEPAM 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

1 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 24% of all patients

2 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

75

patients, 27% of all patients

3 10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

P 4 47
FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

5 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

6 84
HALOPERIDOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

P 8 167
LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

9 41
LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

11 9
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P 12 269
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

14 11
GABAPENTIN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

15 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

16 24
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

17 5
TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

O 18 22
DONEPEZIL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

19 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

20 23
RISPERIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P 21 76
TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

22 28
CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

25 19
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

26 101
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O 26 7
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

26 104
OLANZAPINE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

P 29 109
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

30 12
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

31 165
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

32 87
OXCARBAZEPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 33 212
RANITIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

34 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

35 20
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 36 33
CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 37 45
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

38 91
MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

38 49
SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 40 25
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

40 42
PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

42 119
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

42 30
AMITIZA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 44 168
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 44 17
OMEPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

46 2
MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

47 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 48 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 49 40
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 50 67
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 50 69
NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

50 151
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 53 70
NOVOLIN R 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

54 178
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 54 63
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P 56 148
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 56 61
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 58 16
LEVEMIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

58 136
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.