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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,802Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 7 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 12 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

1,293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

4% of this provider’s 996 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

45% of this provider’s 1,293 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

17% of this provider’s 1,293 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

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

34 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

37,485

2014

39,109

2015

43,802

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 1,650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,371

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 1,645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,399

prescriptions.

205

patients, 16% of all patients

2 6
METFORMIN HCL 1,252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

181

patients, 14% of all patients

3 9
LISINOPRIL 1,219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,010

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

5 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,067

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

951

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,049

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

161

patients, 12% of all patients

7 2
CARVEDILOL 1,006

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

8 13
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 939

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

9 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 919

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

10 12
GABAPENTIN 889

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

11 8
MELOXICAM 849

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

221

patients, 17% of all patients

12 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 813

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

13 29
WARFARIN SODIUM 792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

14 27
CLOPIDOGREL 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

15 19
SIMVASTATIN 735

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

16 11
CITALOPRAM HBR 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

118

patients, 9% of all patients

17 24
TAMSULOSIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
GLIMEPIRIDE 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

19 32
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

20 84
FAMOTIDINE* 610

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

21 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

22 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 587

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

23 17
ATENOLOL 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

24 37
SERTRALINE HCL 527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
RANITIDINE HCL 520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

26 26
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 518

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

27 14
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

28 30
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 494

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

29 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
LOVASTATIN 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

31 43
TRAZODONE HCL 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

32 33
MIRTAZAPINE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

33 49
DULOXETINE HCL 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

34 38
HYDRALAZINE HCL 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

35 57
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

36 35
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

37 21
DIGOXIN 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

38 100
LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

39 41
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

10 40 233
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

O 41 179
TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 22
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

43 101
ALLOPURINOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

44 31
AZITHROMYCIN 211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

A 45 54
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 207

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

46 44
SPIRONOLACTONE 204

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

47 53
JANUVIA 203

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

48 58
RISPERIDONE 199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 49 76
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 68
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

O 51 7
LANTUS 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

52 89
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 47
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

54 18
XARELTO 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

55 112
PREDNISONE 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

56 46
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

57 103
TIZANIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

58 48
CLONIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

59 42
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

59 36
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 160
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

62 104
LEVOFLOXACIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

A 63 78
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

64 63
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

65 34
ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 72
AMOXICILLIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

A 66 96
SYMBICORT 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

68 97
OLANZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 68 109
VENTOLIN HFA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

70 66
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

71 75
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

72 163
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

73 65
LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 74 87
AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 116
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 39
FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

77 115
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

77 200
PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

79 70
TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 125
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

79 86
BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

82 114
MUPIROCIN* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

83 142
CARBAMAZEPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 84 192
PROPRANOLOL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 85 159
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

86 105
NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

86 81
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

86 225
CEFUROXIME 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

A 89 117
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

89 79
LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

91 52
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

92 106
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 62
INVOKANA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

94 186
NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

95 153
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

96 67
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

96 71
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

98 139
FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

98 99
RENVELA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 100 201
NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

101 60
MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

101 56
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

A 101 73
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

A 104 92
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

104 133
MYRBETRIQ 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 106 218
COLCRYS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

107 158
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

107 50
BUPROPION XL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 109 122
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 88
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

111 119
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

111 130
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 113 357
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 113 128
DEXILANT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 115 147
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

115 171
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

115 40
HALOPERIDOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 P 115 167
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 119 125
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 119 129
NIFEDICAL XL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 119 223
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 135
METHOCARBAMOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

122 263
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

124 77
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 125 165
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

125 229
LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

125 143
TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 128 127
LAMOTRIGINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 129 169
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

129 83
PRIMIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 131 236
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

131 64
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 133 415
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 134 59
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 121
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 135 241
DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 135 204
LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

135 136
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 139 113
ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

139 140
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 141 185
AMITIZA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 141 168
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 April 4, 2017.
  • 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.