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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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11,592Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 197 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$597K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 194 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

78% 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

17% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

27% of this provider’s 489 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

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

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$419K

2014

$424K

2015

$597K

2016

Number of Claims

8,089

2014

8,973

2015

11,592

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 798

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

175

patients, 36% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

136

patients, 28% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 574

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

119

patients, 24% of all patients

3 9
SPIRONOLACTONE 529

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

4 53
LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

5 4
FUROSEMIDE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

6 6
CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

7 13
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

8 21
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

O 9 7
OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

10 2
GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
ALLOPURINOL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
DULOXETINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

13 38
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

16 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
RANITIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

20 26
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 22
CILOSTAZOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 166
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 75
TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

24 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 3
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

26 27
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

28 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

30 63
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

31 71
NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

31 85
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

31 17
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

34 46
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

35 30
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 88
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 52
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

38 10
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

40 48
LEVETIRACETAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

41 87
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

41 127
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 43 100
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

44 12
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

45 25
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 66
JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 47 58
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

48 255
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. 16, 2009.
  • 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.