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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 14 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 46 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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 725 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

60% of this provider’s 858 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 858 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

31,243

2014

32,113

2015

33,593

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,675

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,236

prescriptions.

206

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

2 3
ALPRAZOLAM 1,019

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

3 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 990

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

4 20
SIMVASTATIN 919

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

5 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 822

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

6 1
FUROSEMIDE 797

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

7 6
METFORMIN HCL 745

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
GLIMEPIRIDE 672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

10 32
MELOXICAM 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

11 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

12 17
OMEPRAZOLE 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

13 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 556

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

16 24
LEVOFLOXACIN 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

319

patients, 37% of all patients

A 17 78
CLOPIDOGREL 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

18 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

20 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

21 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

22 48
TRAMADOL HCL 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

24 72
TRAZODONE HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
CEFUROXIME 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

196

patients, 23% of all patients

A 26 117
DONEPEZIL HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

27 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 27
SERTRALINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 25
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

30 35
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

30 16
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

32 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

33 40
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

35 41
FENOFIBRATE* 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 129
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

37 50
CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 13
ALLOPURINOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

39 31
MUPIROCIN* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

40 142
CEPHALEXIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

A 41 92
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

42 183
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

45 131
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

46 12
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

47 202
RAMIPRIL 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

48 123
PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

49 46
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

50 160
SUCRALFATE 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

51 145
METOLAZONE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 187
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

52 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

54 44
ONDANSETRON ODT 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

55 277
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 37
CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

58 90
VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

59 64
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

60 14
NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 60
MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

62 77
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 271
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

64 105
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

64 63
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A 64 68
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

67 152
ESTRADIOL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 138
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

69 75
BOOSTRIX TDAP 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

70 189
AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 54
TORSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

70 170
MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 56
VERAPAMIL ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 146
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

74 71
GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 115
DICYCLOMINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 141
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 47
TEMAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 95
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 58
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 80 55
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 65
CILOSTAZOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

84 166
AMIODARONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

85 116
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 42
SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 59
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

88 38
DEXILANT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 147
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 114
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 70
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

92 121
RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

92 26
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 94 125
LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

94 89
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

96 34
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 79
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 97 113
NYSTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

99 153
ZOSTAVAX 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

99 132
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

101 93
DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 102 100
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

102 74
BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 104 122
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 105 30
BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

105 206
NAPROXEN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

107 243
LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 107 62
SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 110 228
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

110 127
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

110 82
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

113 53
VOLTAREN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

114 154
MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 115 49
NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 116 195
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 116 61
VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 66
FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

119 99
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 119 69
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 119 137
BENICAR HCT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 119 203
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 123 111
PROMETHAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

124 98
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

124 97
CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

126 194
MEGESTROL ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 126 180
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A 126 94
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 129 110
METRONIDAZOLE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A 130 279
RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 131 177
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. 23, 2016.
  • 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.