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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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26,969Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 26 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 53 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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 632 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

37% of this provider’s 801 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

31% of this provider’s 801 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

$42 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

28,291

2014

26,718

2015

26,969

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 1,166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

981

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 999

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

184

patients, 23% of all patients

O 2 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 910

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 822

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

5 2
CARVEDILOL 774

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

6 13
SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

7 11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 634

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

8 16
FUROSEMIDE 625

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

9 6
LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

10 4
GABAPENTIN 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

11 8
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

12 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
WARFARIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

14 27
MIRTAZAPINE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

15 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

16 20
CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

17 19
RANITIDINE HCL 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

18 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

19 35
ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

20 18
METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

21 9
CITALOPRAM HBR 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

22 24
SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

23 25
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

24 17
ALLOPURINOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

25 31
METFORMIN HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
DONEPEZIL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

27 29
DULOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

28 38
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 40
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

30 12
TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 31 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

32 30
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 63
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

34 39
CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 45
TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

39 44
TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

40 28
LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 52
BUSPIRONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

42 86
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P 43 47
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

44 71
GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

46 81
NEXIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 60
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 50
FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

49 61
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 21
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 133
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 152
LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 41
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 89
PAROXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

55 70
CHLORTHALIDONE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 120
MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

56 77
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O 56 111
HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
LOVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

60 43
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

60 36
MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

62 15
CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 42
CEPHALEXIN 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A 64 92
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

65 23
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 37
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

67 75
BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 67 114
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

69 65
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

70 74
RALOXIFENE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 71 177
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O 71 55
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

73 46
NOVOLOG 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

74 151
AZITHROMYCIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 54
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 100
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 64
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 79
LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A 79 78
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 102
RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 80 209
DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 82 147
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

83 172
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

83 97
LEVEMIR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 85 136
NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

86 153
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 87 110
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 87 135
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 89 82
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 89 62
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

89 80
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 48
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

93 211
XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 112
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 94 125
VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

96 66
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 97 72
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 99 150
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P 100 76
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 100 104
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 102 159
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 102 84
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 Feb. 21, 2011.
  • 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.