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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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14,139Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

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

$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 90 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

2% of this provider’s 471 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

20% of this provider’s 535 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 535 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$841K

2014

$936K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

16,854

2014

15,799

2015

14,139

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

126

patients, 24% of all patients

1 5
OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

3 10
LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

4 4
WARFARIN SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

5 27
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
CHLORTHALIDONE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

7 120
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

8 8
SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

9 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

10 3
FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
METFORMIN HCL ER 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

12 51
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

13 9
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

14 19
CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

16 29
RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

17 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

18 16
MELOXICAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

19 15
MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

20 49
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

21 31
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

22 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

23 71
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

25 35
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

26 88
TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 27 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

28 53
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

29 28
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 20
SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

31 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

31 21
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

33 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 30
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 37
CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 38 56
CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

39 34
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 45
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

40 100
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 42 39
DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

43 38
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

44 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 65
TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 33
ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 47 102
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

48 36
TRULICITY 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 49 352
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

50 75
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 51 63
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
NUEDEXTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 51 216
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 186
NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 55 60
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 150
COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 251
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 57 59
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 151
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 121
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 125
BYDUREON PEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 62 298
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.