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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 52 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

947 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

27% of this provider’s 947 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 947 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$943K

2014

$970K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

20,406

2014

20,898

2015

20,893

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 1,295

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,175

prescriptions.

249

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 904

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 831

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

4 13
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

5 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

6 3
OMEPRAZOLE 627

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
ALPRAZOLAM 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

8 21
SIMVASTATIN 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

10 19
FUROSEMIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

11 5
GABAPENTIN 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

13 37
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

14 12
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
TRAMADOL HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

O 15 22
MELOXICAM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

17 18
CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

18 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

19 23
LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

20 6
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

21 14
TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

22 28
ATENOLOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

23 34
TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

24 36
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

25 9
TIZANIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

26 57
CITALOPRAM HBR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

27 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

29 15
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

O 30 7
GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 59
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

32 104
SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

34 45
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 82
JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

36 52
LOVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

37 47
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

38 35
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 53
GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

A 42 123
ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 43 111
LABETALOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

43 193
FLUOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

46 72
TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

47 73
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

49 49
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

50 38
BENICAR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 131
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

52 54
ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

53 80
CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 27
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 31
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 101
LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

57 87
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

59 71
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 41
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 67
KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

62 81
LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 137
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 126
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

65 167
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

65 48
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

67 69
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

67 74
BUMETANIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 138
BENICAR HCT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

69 174
LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A 71 79
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 72 62
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 321
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 97
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 40
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

76 77
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 88
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 43
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

79 145
SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

79 58
COLCHICINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

79 180
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 144
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 42
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 83 138
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.