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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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15,126Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 127 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 147 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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 278 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

30% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 305 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

50 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

$1.18M

2014

$970K

2015

$706K

2016

Number of Claims

24,274

2014

19,018

2015

15,126

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
FUROSEMIDE 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

2 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

3 1
LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

5 10
OMEPRAZOLE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

6 2
CLOPIDOGREL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

7 19
CARVEDILOL 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

8 13
GABAPENTIN 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
BUSPIRONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

12 86
MIRTAZAPINE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

13 49
SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

14 25
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

15 12
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

16 152
MELOXICAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

17 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

18 5
METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

19 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

20 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

21 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

22 39
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

<11 23 134
WARFARIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

24 27
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

25 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

26 24
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

O 27 7
VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

<11 28 64
ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

29 18
ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

30 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

31 14
TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 22
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11 P 33 47
SPIRONOLACTONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

33 53
CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

35 45
RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 36 26
TOPIRAMATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 127
FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11 38 61
TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 39 33
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 40 30
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

40 131
SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

42 59
VENLAFAXINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 43 210
LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

45 38
RALOXIFENE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 46 177
SUCRALFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 47 145
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 47 42
BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

49 198
ARIPIPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P 49 148
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 51 128
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 52 74
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 53 112
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

53 114
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

55 35
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 56 37
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 57 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 58 21
EXELON 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 59 237
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 60 220
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 60 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 62 104
ANASTROZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 358
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 75
INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 188
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

63 105
ETODOLAC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 63 232
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 81
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 68 154
OXCARBAZEPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 68 212
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

71 40
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.