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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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8,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 276 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 22 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

19% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

42% of this provider’s 473 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

31% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$167 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

$1.51M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

8,274

2014

11,464

2015

8,955

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
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 856

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

262

patients, 55% of all patients

1 88
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 561

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

166

patients, 35% of all patients

2 5
SPIRONOLACTONE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

118

patients, 25% of all patients

3 53
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

145

patients, 31% of all patients

O 4 7
CLONAZEPAM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

5 34
BYDUREON PEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

10 6 298
CRESTOR 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

7 45
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

8 36
ZETIA 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

9 82
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

10 1
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

11 103
JANUVIA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

12 58
NIACIN ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

13 237
FUROSEMIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
OMEPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

15 2
SYNTHROID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

16 59
RANEXA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

17 209
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

18 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

19 3
ALPRAZOLAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 18
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

21 205
CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 13
LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

23 4
ARIPIPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 7% of all patients

P 24 148
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

24 255
VICTOZA 3-PAK 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

26 250
METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

27 9
SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P 29 47
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

30 191
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A 31 199
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

32 38
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

33 60
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

35 97
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 Sept. 25, 2013.
  • 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.