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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 28 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 45 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

962 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

5% of this provider’s 780 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

39% of this provider’s 962 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

15% of this provider’s 962 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

19% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

28 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

$967K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

21,056

2014

24,316

2015

26,455

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 967

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

1 3
FUROSEMIDE 923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

160

patients, 17% of all patients

2 6
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

3 14
OMEPRAZOLE 686

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

6 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

7 1
METFORMIN HCL 600

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
DONEPEZIL HCL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

10 29
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

11 12
SERTRALINE HCL 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

12 25
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

13 5
TRAMADOL HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

O 14 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

15 24
CLOPIDOGREL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
WARFARIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

18 27
SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

19 11
TRAZODONE HCL 379

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

20 33
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

21 17
TAMSULOSIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

22 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

23 21
MELOXICAM 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

24 15
MEMANTINE HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

25 56
ALLOPURINOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

26 31
RANITIDINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

27 26
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
MIRTAZAPINE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

31 49
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

32 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

33 30
ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

34 32
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

36 40
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

37 20
AZITHROMYCIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

A 38 54
AMITIZA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

39 168
CEPHALEXIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

A 40 92
VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

41 64
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

42 36
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 125
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

44 46
DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

45 38
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

46 71
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A 47 73
GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 67
RISPERIDONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 76
DUTASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 224
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 84
SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

51 53
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 53 47
ESTRADIOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

53 138
NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

55 60
LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 89
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

57 181
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

58 65
ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

59 102
LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 52
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

61 45
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

62 103
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 157
SYNTHROID 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

64 59
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

64 171
CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

64 42
ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

67 135
JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 58
PROPRANOLOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

69 159
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 74
LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 43
FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

72 61
NOVOLIN N 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

72 296
TERAZOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 74 150
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

75 44
LACTULOSE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

76 143
LINZESS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

76 173
FLUCONAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

76 99
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

76 35
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 80 267
SUCRALFATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

80 145
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 82 109
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

82 62
BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

84 86
MOMETASONE FUROATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

85 276
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

86 97
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 87 179
BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 88 122
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

89 139
GEMFIBROZIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

90 164
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 128
HUMULIN N 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

92 399
NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

93 153
FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 94 115
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 94 34
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 94 104
VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

94 154
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

94 77
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 99 129
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 100 217
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 101 185
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

101 66
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 103 81
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

104 142
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 Aug. 26, 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.