Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

34,200Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 7 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

993 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 571 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

More resources »

Antibiotics

48% of this provider’s 993 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

More resources »

Opioids

22% of this provider’s 993 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

More resources »

Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.97M

2014

$1.99M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

32,870

2014

33,966

2015

34,200

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
GABAPENTIN 1,357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

231

patients, 23% of all patients

1 8
OMEPRAZOLE 893

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

2 2
METFORMIN HCL 856

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

3 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 815

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

5 5
CARVEDILOL 792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

6 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 783

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

7 40
TIZANIDINE HCL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

8 48
SIMVASTATIN 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 608

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

11 10
CLOPIDOGREL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

12 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O 14 7
TRAMADOL HCL 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 22
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

16 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 481

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

17 21
FUROSEMIDE 479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

18 6
RANITIDINE HCL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

19 26
ALLOPURINOL 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

20 31
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

21 30
CLONIDINE HCL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

22 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

23 12
DULOXETINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

24 38
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

25 36
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

26 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

27 35
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

28 14
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

29 16
CRESTOR 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

29 45
LYRICA 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

31 52
PREDNISONE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

32 46
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

33 20
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

34 118
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

A 34 73
WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

36 27
ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

37 18
MELOXICAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

38 15
CLONAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 34
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

40 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

41 28
VENTOLIN HFA 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

42 66
BUSPIRONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

43 86
IBUPROFEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

44 91
FLUCONAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

45 99
VALSARTAN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

46 64
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O 10 47 292
CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

48 24
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

A 49 68
AMOXICILLIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

A 50 96
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

51 37
MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

52 49
AZITHROMYCIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

A 53 54
METFORMIN HCL ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

54 51
SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 25
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P 56 47
PROAIR HFA 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

57 119
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

57 44
LOVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

59 43
SPIRONOLACTONE 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

59 53
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

61 65
NEXIUM 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

61 60
SYNTHROID 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

63 59
MUPIROCIN* 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

64 142
FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

65 62
BACLOFEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

66 83
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

66 63
IRBESARTAN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

68 176
MECLIZINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

69 77
PROMETHAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

70 98
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 32
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 47

patients, 5% of all patients

73 90
ESTRADIOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

74 138
DICYCLOMINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

74 141
MOMETASONE FUROATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

76 276
JANUMET 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 185
LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

78 41
RAMIPRIL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 123
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

80 139
BENAZEPRIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 69
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

82 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

83 29
TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

84 170
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

85 87
LANTUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

86 89
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

87 184
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

88 247
TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 33
ZETIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

89 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

89 72
DIAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 80
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

93 74
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

94 103
CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

94 121
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

94 105
LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

97 173
CEFADROXIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 97 380
ACYCLOVIR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

97 340
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

97 130
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 271
SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

102 172
VICTOZA 3-PAK 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

103 250
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

104 58
ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

105 135
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 92
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 264
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 225
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

109 70
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

109 67
CILOSTAZOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

109 166
DEXILANT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

112 147
VALACYCLOVIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

113 314
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 114 88
BUPROPION HCL SR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 2% of all patients

115 190
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A 116 78
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 116 114
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

118 71
LIDOCAINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

118 229
NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

118 85
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 121 94
BUPROPION XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

122 122
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

122 205
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 124 129
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 106
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 97
CLARITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 125 260
COUMADIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 128 290
PREMARIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

129 290
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 130 104
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 131 152
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

131 202
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 163
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 134 254
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 May 13, 2008.
  • 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.