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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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17,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 169 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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 492 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

43% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

33% of this provider’s 638 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$37 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$657K

2014

$644K

2015

$649K

2016

Number of Claims

19,301

2014

18,665

2015

17,747

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
OMEPRAZOLE 777

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

158

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
SIMVASTATIN 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

2 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
METFORMIN HCL 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

4 9
ATENOLOL 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

5 37
FUROSEMIDE 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

7 10
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

8 30
RANITIDINE HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

9 26
LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

11 8
CLONIDINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

12 42
TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

14 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

15 21
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O 16 111
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

A 17 68
GLIMEPIRIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

17 32
ALLOPURINOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

19 31
ALPRAZOLAM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

20 18
CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 19
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

22 5
PAROXETINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

23 70
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

24 44
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

25 36
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

O 26 179
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

27 12
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

28 15
WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

29 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

31 20
GLIPIZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 67
CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 24
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 162
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

35 23
MECLIZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

36 77
CEFDINIR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A 37 149
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

38 40
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
BENAZEPRIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

39 69
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

42 14
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 P 42 47
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

42 131
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 39
LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

47 71
NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 85
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

48 13
CILOSTAZOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 166
VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

51 66
LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

52 43
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

53 29
MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

53 56
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

55 35
AMOXICILLIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 96
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

56 343
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O 58 7
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

59 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 63
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 33
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

61 90
RALOXIFENE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 177
DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 141
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 65 94
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

67 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

68 57
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 65
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

70 130
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

71 97
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 118
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 72
OLANZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 109
BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 75 203
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 274
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 77 79
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 Oct. 25, 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.