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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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19,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 73 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$891K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 93 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% 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

7% of this provider’s 312 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

47% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

52% of this provider’s 560 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

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

$730K

2014

$720K

2015

$891K

2016

Number of Claims

16,577

2014

18,735

2015

19,267

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 1,411

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

203

patients, 36% of all patients

O 1 7
ALPRAZOLAM 860

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

2 18
LISINOPRIL 699

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
OMEPRAZOLE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

5 2
IBUPROFEN 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

6 91
GABAPENTIN 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

7 8
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

O 8 55
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

9 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

10 5
METFORMIN HCL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

12 12
FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

13 6
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

14 3
GLIPIZIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

15 67
TRAZODONE HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

16 33
CITALOPRAM HBR 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

16 24
SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

18 11
TIZANIDINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

19 48
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

20 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 17
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 40
MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

22 15
DIAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

24 80
CLONAZEPAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

25 34
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

26 19
TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

27 28
PROMETHAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

28 98
LEVOFLOXACIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

A 28 78
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 14
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 4% of all patients

31 90
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 22
VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

33 66
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 16
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 47
FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

36 93
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 156
OXYCODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O 37 124
TEMAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

40 95
CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

41 13
AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A 42 54
FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

43 62
LYRICA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

44 52
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

45 20
ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

45 37
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

47 23
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

48 39
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

49 86
LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

51 38
NEXIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 60
SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 25
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

54 105
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

55 128
SYNTHROID 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

56 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

57 50
INVOKANA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 186
CARISOPRODOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

58 194
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

60 35
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

61 65
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

A 62 73
MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

63 49
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

63 36
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

65 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

66 30
CLARITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A 66 260
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

68 110
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

69 278
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 45
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

71 119
LINZESS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

71 173
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 27
ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 31
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 70
METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

76 51
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 129
ANORO ELLIPTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

78 329
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. 5, 2012.
  • 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.