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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 65 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 62 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

9% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 752 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$822K

2014

$932K

2015

$979K

2016

Number of Claims

15,898

2014

16,326

2015

16,837

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
SIMVASTATIN 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

1 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

3 4
LISINOPRIL 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

4 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
CARVEDILOL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

6 14
GABAPENTIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

8 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

9 15
METFORMIN HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

11 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

12 9
SYNTHROID 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

13 58
TRAMADOL HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O 14 22
FAMOTIDINE* 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

15 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

16 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

17 13
CLOPIDOGREL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

17 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
CITALOPRAM HBR 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

20 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

21 35
FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 5
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O 23 195
RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

25 27
ZETIA 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

26 64
CRESTOR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

27 40
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

28 29
ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

29 26
TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

31 34
LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

31 47
CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

33 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 85
WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

35 23
IRBESARTAN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
MEMANTINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 65
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

39 51
JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 52
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

41 16
JANUMET 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

42 171
DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

43 39
BENAZEPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 68
BYSTOLIC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 83
GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

46 24
SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

46 30
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 75
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 50
BUPROPION XL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 118
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

52 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 63
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 36
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 49
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 19
HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 45
FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

56 74
KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

59 81
LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 60 54
BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 131
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 62 71
ULORIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 63 254
VYTORIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 63 280
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

63 128
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 66 67
MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 66 56
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 68 53
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 69 172
ZALEPLON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

69 320
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 71 88
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 46
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 April 4, 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.