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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,916Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 9 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,164 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

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Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Mississippi
lower than average

Antipsychotics

14% of this provider’s 990 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

41% of this provider’s 1,164 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 1,164 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 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

$2.39M

2014

$2.47M

2015

$1.88M

2016

Number of Claims

47,667

2014

48,338

2015

37,916

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 1,311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,189

prescriptions.

230

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,138

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,118

prescriptions.

195

patients, 17% of all patients

3 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,074

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

942

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

4 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 907

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

6 23
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

197

patients, 17% of all patients

O 7 7
OMEPRAZOLE 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

154

patients, 13% of all patients

8 2
LISINOPRIL 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 659

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
MELOXICAM 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

12 29
CARVEDILOL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

13 13
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

14 20
SERTRALINE HCL 573

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

15 25
METFORMIN HCL 546

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 540

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

17 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 535

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

P 18 47
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

19 5
CLOPIDOGREL 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

20 19
WARFARIN SODIUM 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

21 27
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

22 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

23 30
CITALOPRAM HBR 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

24 24
ALPRAZOLAM 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

25 18
RANITIDINE HCL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

26 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

27 57
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
MEMANTINE HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

29 56
TAMSULOSIN HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

30 28
SIMVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

31 11
FAMOTIDINE* 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

32 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
ATENOLOL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
DULOXETINE HCL 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
LORAZEPAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

36 41
VALSARTAN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

36 64
OLANZAPINE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

P 38 109
NAMENDA XR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

39 81
MIRTAZAPINE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 49
PAROXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

40 70
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

42 36
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

43 163
TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

O 44 22
TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

45 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

46 53
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

47 103
AZITHROMYCIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

159

patients, 14% of all patients

A 48 54
MUPIROCIN* 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

49 142
CLONAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 34
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

51 157
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

51 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

53 35
LEVETIRACETAM 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

54 87
NEXIUM 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

55 60
RISPERIDONE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 56 76
ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

57 31
CLONIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

57 42
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

59 21
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

A 60 107
ROPINIROLE HCL 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

60 72
DIGOXIN 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 100
AMIODARONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

63 116
BUSPIRONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

64 86
BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

65 83
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

66 45
ELIQUIS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 102
DIAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

68 80
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

69 137
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

70 40
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 71 222
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

72 134
XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

73 112
ARIPIPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 74 148
SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

75 97
GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 67
FLUOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

76 62
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

78 63
BENICAR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

78 198
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

80 128
VENTOLIN HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

81 66
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

82 74
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

83 46
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

83 84
ONDANSETRON HCL* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

83 140
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O 83 55
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

83 125
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

88 104
SANTYL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

89 272
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

89 175
NYSTATIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

91 153
LAMOTRIGINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 92 169
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

93 369
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

94 50
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

A 95 78
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 220
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

95 71
BUPROPION HCL SR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

98 190
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

98 171
SPIRIVA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

100 172
ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

101 135
DILTIAZEM HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

102 204
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

103 115
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

103 181
TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 150
TOPIRAMATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

106 127
EXELON 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 237
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

108 44
FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

109 129
COLCHICINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

110 251
NIFEDIPINE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

111 113
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

A 112 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 73
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

114 48
SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

115 59
HALOPERIDOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 116 167
LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

117 52
BUPROPION HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 117 248
VALPROIC ACID* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

119 213
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

119 119
BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

119 114
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

A 119 96
LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

123 196
RIVASTIGMINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 124 244
COLCRYS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

124 158
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

126 69
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 126 199
JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 128 58
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A 128 92
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 95
RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 123
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 132 82
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A 133 155
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 134 108
TRAVATAN Z 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 135 293
LUMIGAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 136 418
FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

136 99
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 136 133
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 139 301
MEGESTROL ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

139 180
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

141 77
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 142 122
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 142 145
AGGRENOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 142 244
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 16, 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.