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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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9,927Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 240 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

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

193 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

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 193 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

46% of this provider’s 193 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$84 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

51 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

$766K

2014

$801K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

10,237

2014

10,053

2015

9,927

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
GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 24% of all patients

1 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 19% of all patients

3 5
OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 19% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

5 1
LISINOPRIL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

6 4
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 21% of all patients

7 131
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

8 30
DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

8 38
ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

10 18
CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

11 45
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

12 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

13 3
MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

13 49
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

15 12
SYNTHROID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

16 59
VALSARTAN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

17 64
TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

O 18 22
DEXILANT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

19 147
GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

20 32
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

21 20
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

21 16
SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

23 11
SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

24 21
DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11 26 29
TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

26 48
METFORMIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

26 9
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

29 33
FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

29 6
BUPROPION XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

31 122
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 32 60
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

33 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

O 34 55
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

35 52
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

36 23
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

37 15
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 37 121
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 37 50
LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

40 41
SILENOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 41 348
RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

42 26
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

43 83
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 44 82
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 44 17
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

46 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

46 28
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 48 34
DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 49 80
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 50 13
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 51 72
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 52 125
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 53 102
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

54 58
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 55 44
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 55 133
MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 55 218
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 58 114
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 59 62
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. 14, 2009.
  • 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.