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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 72 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 94 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

10% of this provider’s 484 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

60% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

39% of this provider’s 771 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

25 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

$908K

2014

$835K

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

17,989

2014

19,203

2015

19,328

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

171

patients, 22% of all patients

1 10
FUROSEMIDE 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

176

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 741

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

4 2
CLONIDINE HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

5 42
METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

6 9
TRAMADOL HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

O 7 22
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

8 3
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

O 9 111
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O 10 7
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

11 35
LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

12 4
CEPHALEXIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

206

patients, 27% of all patients

A 13 92
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

14 50
IBUPROFEN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

15 91
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

17 19
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

18 79
CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

19 13
GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 12
SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

22 11
MELOXICAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

23 15
ALPRAZOLAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

24 18
CITALOPRAM HBR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

25 24
LYRICA 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 52
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

27 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

28 5
LEVOFLOXACIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

A 29 78
DONEPEZIL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 29
GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

31 8
MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

32 49
NEXIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

33 60
CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

34 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

35 28
LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

36 41
ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 37
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

38 39
RISPERIDONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 39 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

A 40 68
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

41 14
VENTOLIN HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

42 66
MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 56
JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

45 130
HALOPERIDOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P 45 167
PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

47 46
OLANZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 48 109
BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 69
PROBENECID-COLCHICINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

50 274
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

51 20
HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 73
METOLAZONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

54 187
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 107
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

55 105
SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 27
FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

59 99
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 64
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 31
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

62 202
PROMETHAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

62 98
MUPIROCIN* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

64 142
FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 65 108
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

66 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 66 47
CLARITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 260
LEVETIRACETAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 69 87
GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 67
NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 113
LABETALOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 285
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 26
SULINDAC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

73 333
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

73 84
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A 76 54
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

77 40
COLCRYS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 77 158
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

77 44
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

80 115
MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

81 77
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 81 226
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 81 348
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 84 112
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

85 33
TOPIRAMATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 127
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

85 71
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 April 3, 2012.
  • 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.