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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

General Practice

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 22 providers in this state and specialty

747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

13 of this provider’s 502 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

41% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 35%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 747 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 16%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 23.


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

$506K

2014

$644K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

12,806

2014

14,394

2015

13,977

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,071

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

203

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 10
OMEPRAZOLE 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

2 5
LISINOPRIL 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

3 3
MELOXICAM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

4 20
FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

5 2
METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

6 12
LOVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

7 44
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29
CLOPIDOGREL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

11 17
TRAMADOL HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

O 12 26
CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

13 15
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

A 14 68
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

16 4
SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

17 9
PREDNISONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

18 39
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

19 7
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

21 14
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

22 23
TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

23 27
ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

24 16
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

25 100
PROMETHAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

26 81
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

26 19
AMOXICILLIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

A 28 92
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 11
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

30 51
CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

31 42
TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 89
ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
NEXIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

34 47
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

35 35
RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

35 24
CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

37 25
GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

38 91
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

39 126
CEPHALEXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 40 146
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 41 52
IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

41 118
TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 33
NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

44 102
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

45 71
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 46 153
LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 58
DILTIAZEM HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 105
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

49 133
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

50 43
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

51 21
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 52 65
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

52 167
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 95
CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 54 130
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

56 46
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 59
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 58 129
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

60 159
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 28
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 62 45
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

62 84
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A 62 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 65 75
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 49
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 67 77
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 94
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

68 244
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 Dec. 21, 2009.
  • 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.