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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 18 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

1,001 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

7% of this provider’s 806 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 1,001 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 1,001 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

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$1.83M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

30,106

2014

28,716

2015

27,714

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

135

patients, 13% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

185

patients, 18% of all patients

O 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 663

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

4 6
CLONAZEPAM 596

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

5 44
GABAPENTIN 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

6 8
OMEPRAZOLE 561

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

7 2
SIMVASTATIN 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

8 11
FUROSEMIDE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

9 5
METFORMIN HCL 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

10 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

11 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

12 27
MELOXICAM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

13 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

14 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

P 15 61
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

15 19
NAMENDA XR 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

17 90
SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

18 30
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

19 9
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

20 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

21 20
MEMANTINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

22 65
BENAZEPRIL HCL 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

23 68
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

24 13
TRAMADOL HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O 25 22
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

A 25 70
CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

27 17
WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

28 23
CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

29 14
METFORMIN HCL ER 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

30 46
CITALOPRAM HBR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

31 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

32 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 29
ALLOPURINOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

34 26
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

A 35 124
BUSPIRONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

36 94
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

37 38
ALPRAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

39 15
GLIMEPIRIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

40 24
ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 34
JANUVIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 42
ONDANSETRON HCL* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

44 153
PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

45 48
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 12
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

46 36
LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

48 54
TEMAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

49 73
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 96
ADVAIR DISKUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

51 122
ROPINIROLE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 80
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

53 53
MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

53 56
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 95
LANTUS 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

56 87
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

57 104
VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

57 50
JANUMET 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 171
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 126
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 37
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O 62 55
FLUCONAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

63 117
RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 33
VENTOLIN HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 69
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

66 215
PROMETHAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

67 119
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

68 39
AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

69 157
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 125
DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 71 92
SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 58
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

73 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

74 32
VESICARE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

74 150
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

76 31
NAMZARIC 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 341
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

78 98
VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

79 149
SYMBICORT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

79 101
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

81 43
FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 72
RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P 81 109
LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

84 49
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

85 103
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

85 222
XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 87 105
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11 88 64
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 47
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

90 173
NUEDEXTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 90 181
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 51
NITROFURANTOIN* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

A 92 196
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

92 35
MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

95 84
LEVETIRACETAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 96 86
PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

97 71
ESTRADIOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 98 129
BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

99 118
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

99 89
AZELASTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

101 230
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 102 113
CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

102 373
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A 102 238
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 105 158
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 105 130
DOXEPIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

107 201
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 107 136
HYDROXYZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

107 308
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 110 154
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 110 133
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 110 100
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A 113 62
FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

113 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 113 67
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 116 79
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

117 115
JANUMET XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 118 239
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

118 97
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

118 406
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 121 413
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

122 127
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

122 59
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

122 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 45
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 85
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 102
SEROQUEL XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 126 329
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 126 134
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 126 162
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 131 160
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

131 41
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 131 155
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 Feb. 7, 2014.
  • 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.