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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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6,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 347 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$218K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 441 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

71% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

3% of this provider’s 352 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$34 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

18 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

$204K

2014

$185K

2015

$218K

2016

Number of Claims

4,848

2014

4,348

2015

6,502

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
FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

1 6
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

2 8
OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

3 2
LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

4 4
AMOXICILLIN 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

134

patients, 38% of all patients

A 5 96
SIMVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

6 11
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

7 26
CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

8 19
METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

9 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

10 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

11 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

<11 12 12
LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

80

patients, 23% of all patients

A 13 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11 14 28
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

15 3
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

16 37
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

17 162
MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

17 15
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 19 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 20 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 21 14
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

22 5
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

23 13
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 24 84
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 25 32
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 26 31
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 27 16
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 54
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 29 52
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

30 33
DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 30 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P 32 47
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 32 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 34 63
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 35 175
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 36 101
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 May 28, 2008.
  • 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.