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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 27 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 28 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

4% of this provider’s 706 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

54% of this provider’s 972 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 972 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$52 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

27,292

2014

26,603

2015

26,740

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 1,360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

236

patients, 24% of all patients

O 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

2 2
FUROSEMIDE 769

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

3 6
GABAPENTIN 731

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

4 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

5 1
ALPRAZOLAM 570

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

6 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

8 10
METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

9 9
DONEPEZIL HCL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

10 29
MELOXICAM 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

11 15
LORAZEPAM 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

13 24
BACLOFEN 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

14 83
LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

15 4
SYNTHROID 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

16 59
CLOPIDOGREL 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

18 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

19 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

20 50
CLONAZEPAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

21 34
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

A 21 68
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

A 23 94
LEVOFLOXACIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

A 24 78
MEMANTINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

25 56
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

27 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

28 14
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

28 79
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O 30 55
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

31 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
SIMVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

33 11
ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

34 37
CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

35 13
TIZANIDINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

36 48
TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O 37 22
AZITHROMYCIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

A 38 54
TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

40 21
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

42 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

43 12
ALLOPURINOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

43 31
DIAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 80
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

46 65
FLUCONAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

47 99
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

A 48 73
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

49 40
RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 50 76
LYRICA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

50 52
NEXIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

52 60
PROMETHAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

52 98
FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

54 129
IBUPROFEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

55 91
MECLIZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

55 77
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

57 39
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 30
SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

59 25
FENTANYL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 108
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 152
MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

63 38
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

63 183
VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 64
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 107
NABUMETONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 195
CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

68 42
PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

69 46
NAPROXEN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

70 243
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11 P 71 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

71 104
COUMADIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

73 290
CLARITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 74 260
DICYCLOMINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 141
FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

76 61
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

76 71
TOPIRAMATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 76 127
LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 79 87
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 16
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

80 35
SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 53
BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

83 69
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O 83 292
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

83 90
GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

86 67
ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

87 72
BENICAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 87 198
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

89 36
DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 90 100
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 116
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A 91 199
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O 91 179
BENICAR HCT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

94 203
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 94 58
LINZESS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

96 173
NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

97 153
GLIMEPIRIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 32
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

97 202
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

97 63
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 101 89
METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

101 187
ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

103 138
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

104 140
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 51
JANUMET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

106 185
VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 106 161
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

106 66
TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

109 95
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 109 267
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 139
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 112 281
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 113 136
DOXEPIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 114 193
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

114 137
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

114 184
LACTULOSE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

114 143
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 118 155
DUTASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 224
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

118 121
PREMARIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

121 290
CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 121 92
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

123 88
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

124 274
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

124 114
METRONIDAZOLE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

A 126 279
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.