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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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15,208Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 126 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 114 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

10% of this provider’s 265 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

52% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 384 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

25% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$53 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

40 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

$1.03M

2014

$936K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

18,089

2014

16,087

2015

15,208

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 1,028

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

113

patients, 29% of all patients

1 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

2 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

3 10
GABAPENTIN 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

4 8
OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

6 4
TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

7 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

7 5
MELOXICAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

9 15
CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
NAMENDA XR 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

11 81
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

12 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

13 12
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

14 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

15 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

15 29
TRADJENTA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 125
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

18 28
RANITIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

19 26
METFORMIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

20 9
CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

22 25
NEXIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

23 60
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

24 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

25 17
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 30
MEMANTINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

27 56
SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

28 11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

29 39
CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

30 45
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

31 49
LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 52
CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

85

patients, 22% of all patients

A 34 92
DULOXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 38
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P 35 47
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

35 61
METOLAZONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

38 187
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

38 31
CEFTRIAXONE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

A 40 207
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 102
SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

41 53
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

43 23
ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

44 72
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 45 112
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 46
LEVEMIR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 48 74
BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 49 198
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

50 151
MUPIROCIN* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

50 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

52 14
BUSPIRONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

53 86
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

54 91
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 155
CELECOXIB 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 56 121
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 57 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 58 84
GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 67
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

59 65
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 61 58
DICYCLOMINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

61 141
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 61 63
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

A 64 73
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

65 42
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A 65 54
LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 67 173
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 68 89
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O 68 22
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 70 267
BENICAR HCT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 71 203
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

71 77
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

73 36
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 73 116
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

73 184
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 76 37
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 Nov. 9, 2013.
  • 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.