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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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19,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 42 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

5% of this provider’s 547 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

24% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 743 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$86 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$1.34M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

19,385

2014

19,446

2015

19,330

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
LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

1 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

2 4
SIMVASTATIN 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

3 11
OMEPRAZOLE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

4 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
MELOXICAM 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

7 18
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

8 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

O 9 7
GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

11 17
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

12 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

14 14
ALPRAZOLAM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

15 21
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

17 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

18 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

20 25
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

21 13
SPIRONOLACTONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

22 43
CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

23 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

25 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

26 23
SYNTHROID 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

27 58
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

28 12
DIAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

29 89
NEXIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 60
ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 26
METFORMIN HCL ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 46
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 38
DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

34 39
CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

35 40
SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 30
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 42
RANITIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

39 33
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 22
ROPINIROLE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

40 80
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

42 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
BYSTOLIC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

44 83
LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

45 49
JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

46 52
PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

47 110
TIZANIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

48 57
GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 24
VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

50 69
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 51 61
CEFDINIR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

A 52 178
LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 54
SYMBICORT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

53 101
SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 155
TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

55 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

55 37
TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

58 112
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

58 71
DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 92
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 60 111
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 3% of all patients

62 98
FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 72
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O 64 55
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

65 105
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

66 107
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

67 94
BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 68 68
DEXILANT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 143
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 70 86
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

72 27
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

73 48
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

74 128
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 53
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 84
JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 77 171
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

77 41
INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 172
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

80 88
RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 80 121
LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 82 385
ANORO ELLIPTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 246
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 210
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

83 82
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

86 76
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 86 34
ONDANSETRON ODT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

88 273
LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 191
BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 89 131
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

89 102
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 Feb. 26, 2011.
  • 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.