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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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13,979Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 152 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$400K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 317 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

711 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

3% of this provider’s 458 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

35% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 711 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

11% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$29 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$627K

2014

$537K

2015

$400K

2016

Number of Claims

19,193

2014

17,681

2015

13,979

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

1 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

5 11
CARVEDILOL 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

6 13
FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

9 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

10 131
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

11 16
TRAMADOL HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

174

patients, 24% of all patients

O 12 22
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

13 8
RANITIDINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

14 26
GLIPIZIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

15 67
PREDNISONE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

185

patients, 26% of all patients

16 46
CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

18 57
CHLORTHALIDONE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

19 120
OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

20 2
LORAZEPAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

21 41
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
NAPROXEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

23 85
MELOXICAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

24 15
LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

25 43
VERAPAMIL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

26 146
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
CLONIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

28 42
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

28 37
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

30 162
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

32 3
TIZANIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

33 48
COLCRYS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 158
ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
TERAZOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

36 150
AMOXICILLIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 96
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

38 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

40 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

40 12
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O 42 111
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 27
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

45 66
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 115
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 31
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 63
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

49 69
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

50 44
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

51 100
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

51 65
NAPROXEN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

53 243
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 24
NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 54 113
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A 56 54
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 57 47
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 Aug. 1, 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.