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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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15,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 120 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 265 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

33% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

20% of this provider’s 579 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

12% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$457K

2014

$511K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

13,939

2014

15,732

2015

15,436

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,291

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,233

prescriptions.

183

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
SIMVASTATIN 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

2 11
OMEPRAZOLE 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

4 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

6 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

8 8
METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

9 9
BENAZEPRIL HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

10 69
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

11 3
LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

12 4
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

13 30
FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

14 6
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10 15 239
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

16 21
CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

17 13
MELOXICAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

18 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

20 23
TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O 21 22
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

22 79
SERTRALINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

23 25
ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

24 31
RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

25 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

26 12
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

27 19
PREDNISONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

28 46
LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

29 41
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

30 50
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

31 16
GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

32 32
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

33 28
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

34 36
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

35 20
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

O 36 7
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

36 44
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

38 65
WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

39 27
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

40 33
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

41 45
ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

42 37
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

43 42
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 43 162
FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

43 62
PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

46 70
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

47 53
VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 47 146
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 58
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 50 63
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 281
CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 52 24
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

52 57
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 38
AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A 55 96
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 56 43
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

57 51
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 57 101
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 59 87
MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

60 77
DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 61 29
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 62 82
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 59
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 64 64
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.