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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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16,580Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 105 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 167 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

533 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
60% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

46% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 533 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$587K

2014

$641K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

13,922

2014

15,510

2015

16,580

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
OMEPRAZOLE 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

138

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

111

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
METFORMIN HCL 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

3 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

4 3
FAMOTIDINE* 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

5 61
LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

7 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

8 12
TRAMADOL HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

O 9 22
CARVEDILOL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

10 13
GABAPENTIN 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

11 8
SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

12 11
CLONIDINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

13 42
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

O 14 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

15 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

17 30
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

18 5
LOVASTATIN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

19 43
LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 41
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

22 37
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

23 16
SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

25 26
GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

26 32
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

28 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

28 36
BENAZEPRIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 69
ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

32 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 21
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 14
MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 59
AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A 36 54
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

38 66
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

38 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 79
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

42 63
ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 18
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

44 74
DEXILANT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

44 147
PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

46 70
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 47 104
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 48
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 40
SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

49 53
BUPROPION HCL SR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

51 190
FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

51 62
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 50
VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 54 64
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 54 47
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 68
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

57 38
CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 59 217
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

60 90
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

61 51
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 57
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 34
RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 64 123
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

64 80
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 66 60
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 71
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

67 46
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A 67 78
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

70 119
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 70 29
ESTRADIOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

70 138
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

73 105
METHIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 74 344
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

74 91
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

76 131
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 77
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A 77 94
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 March 3, 2011.
  • 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.