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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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18,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 81 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

3% of this provider’s 673 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

36% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 786 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

17,426

2014

18,523

2015

18,524

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 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
OMEPRAZOLE 711

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

140

patients, 18% of all patients

2 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
LISINOPRIL 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

5 5
CARVEDILOL 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

7 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

8 14
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

9 21
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
MELOXICAM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

12 8
METFORMIN HCL ER 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

13 51
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

14 20
FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
DULOXETINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 38
TRAMADOL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

O 18 22
PAROXETINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

19 70
METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

20 9
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

21 160
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

23 39
IRBESARTAN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

24 176
CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 45
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

26 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

27 16
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 25
ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

29 31
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

30 79
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

31 36
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

32 23
CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

33 19
TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

34 33
BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

34 122
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

37 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

38 27
RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

40 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

41 40
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

42 35
LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A 42 78
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P 44 47
BUPROPION HCL SR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

44 190
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O 44 7
ZETIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 82
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

48 247
MECLIZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

49 77
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

50 130
BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

51 69
INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

52 186
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

53 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 62
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

55 37
SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 53
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

57 46
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

57 184
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

59 118
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

60 65
CEFUROXIME 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 61 117
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 75
CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

63 34
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

63 43
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 93
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 66 50
DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 141
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

68 220
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 58
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 52
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 74
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 42
VICTOZA 2-PAK 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 294
OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P 74 109
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 75 73
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

76 56
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 97
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 139
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 63
TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

79 150
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

79 44
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 68
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 60
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

82 172
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 Sept. 12, 2014.
  • 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.