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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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9,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 263 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$649K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 170 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

422 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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 316 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

34% of this provider’s 422 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

36% of this provider’s 422 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

$70 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

22 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

$818K

2014

$635K

2015

$649K

2016

Number of Claims

14,394

2014

10,292

2015

9,303

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 702

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

O 1 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

110

patients, 26% of all patients

2 5
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

3 16
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

5 34
METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

6 9
TRAMADOL HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O 7 22
GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

9 1
LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

10 4
OMEPRAZOLE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

11 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

13 10
TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

14 33
FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

15 6
TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

16 28
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

17 23
AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

A 18 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

20 42
TIZANIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

21 48
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O 22 55
AMANTADINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

23 306
CLOPIDOGREL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

24 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

25 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

26 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

27 32
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

28 18
IBUPROFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

29 91
CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 13
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

31 36
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 15
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

33 46
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

33 31
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

35 20
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 106
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

37 80
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

37 11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

39 40
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 40 56
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 38
LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

42 41
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.