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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 58 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% 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

37% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

50% of this provider’s 640 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.8M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

25,951

2014

20,248

2015

18,603

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 1,568

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 7
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 969

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

2 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

4 4
METFORMIN HCL 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

5 10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

6 32
FUROSEMIDE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

7 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

8 9
OMEPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

9 2
ALPRAZOLAM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

10 21
SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

11 11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

12 51
CLOPIDOGREL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

13 17
GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

14 8
IBUPROFEN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

15 103
CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

16 14
RANITIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

17 33
LISINOPRIL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

18 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

19 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

20 19
JANUVIA 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

21 52
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

O 22 195
MELOXICAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

23 18
ALLOPURINOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 26
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

24 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 29
NAPROXEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

27 77
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

A 30 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 46
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

32 95
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

32 148
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 13
TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 22
WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 23
FLUCONAZOLE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

37 117
PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

38 48
CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 25
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

39 35
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

41 98
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

42 20
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

43 76
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

44 40
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 34
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

48 42
AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A 49 123
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 24
NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
LEVEMIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 137
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

53 88
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 97
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 43
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

57 37
NIFEDIPINE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

58 91
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 41
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 60 89
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 85
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

62 36
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

63 104
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O 64 55
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 116
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A 66 96
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 59
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

68 157
MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

69 186
TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 69 268
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

69 218
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 73 99
COLCRYS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

74 147
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 74 397
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

74 54
NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 227
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 77 111
BENICAR HCT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 174
INDAPAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 80 168
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 63
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 June 17, 2016.
  • 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.