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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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11,861Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 132 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

597 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

54% of this provider’s 597 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$51 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$743K

2014

$744K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

14,393

2014

13,661

2015

11,861

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 773

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

238

patients, 40% of all patients

O 1 7
FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

2 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

4 21
OMEPRAZOLE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

7 8
CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

8 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

9 3
CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10 14
LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

11 6
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

12 31
METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

13 29
SPIRONOLACTONE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

15 43
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

16 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

19 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

20 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

21 13
TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

O 22 22
ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

23 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 32
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 15
RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 33
CEPHALEXIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

A 28 114
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O 29 55
NEXIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 11
TOPIRAMATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 141
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

33 148
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 20
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

35 98
VOLTAREN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

36 156
CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

37 41
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 39 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A 39 62
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

42 95
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

43 83
VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

44 69
BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

45 138
LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

46 54
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

46 103
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

48 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

50 57
COLCRYS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

50 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

52 45
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 53 53
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

54 94
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

55 35
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

56 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A 57 70
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. 5, 2015.
  • 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.