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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physician Assistant

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

$235K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 6 out of 40 providers in this state and specialty

356 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

38% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 26%.

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Opioids

35% of this provider’s 356 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 36%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 12%.

Prescription Price

$43 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 5.


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

2014

$284K

2015

$235K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,674

2015

5,465

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 383

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

88

patients, 25% of all patients

1 3
LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

O 4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

6 20
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

7 17
GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

9 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

10 14
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

11 16
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

12 22
CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

13 19
ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

14 15
FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

16 31
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

17 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

19 5
TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

O 20 18
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O 21 56
WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

22 81
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 33
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 24 37
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

25 88
SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

26 30
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

27 32
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

28 47
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 93
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 Aug. 18, 2017.
  • 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.