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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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10,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 217 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 163 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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 499 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

27% of this provider’s 631 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 631 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% 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

17 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

$768K

2014

$866K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

16,287

2014

14,217

2015

10,705

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 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

3 10
SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

4 11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

O 5 111
RANITIDINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

6 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

7 27
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 2
LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

13 4
CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

15 3
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

17 41
HYDRALAZINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 57
METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 30
CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

22 12
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

23 28
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

24 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

25 17
MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

27 31
FAMOTIDINE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

28 61
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 179
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

30 35
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 7
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

32 21
NAMENDA XR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 33 81
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

34 105
NAPROXEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

35 85
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

37 133
METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

38 51
NOVOLIN 70-30 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

39 214
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A 40 54
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A 42 78
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 79
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 22
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 45 39
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 46 53
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 46 150
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 7, 2008.
  • 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.