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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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9,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 238 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 272 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

518 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

29% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 518 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$48 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 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

$637K

2014

$518K

2015

$474K

2016

Number of Claims

12,263

2014

10,858

2015

9,972

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 504

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

2 4
METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

3 9
OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

4 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

5 5
MELOXICAM 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

6 15
SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

7 11
GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

8 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

9 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

11 10
FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

13 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

14 16
WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

15 27
LOVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

16 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

17 69
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 7
GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

19 67
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

19 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

21 50
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

23 13
SYNTHROID 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

24 59
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 35
DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

26 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

27 53
ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

28 37
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

29 28
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

30 44
ALLOPURINOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

31 31
RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 26
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 34
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

35 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

37 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

37 12
COLCRYS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 158
RALOXIFENE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 41 177
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 42 144
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 43 33
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

43 42
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 43 20
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

46 58
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O 46 22
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

48 106
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

48 187
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.