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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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22,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 21 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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 314 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

26% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 598 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

18% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$68 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

37 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

22,454

2014

22,571

2015

22,230

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 840

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

2 10
FUROSEMIDE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

3 6
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

4 101
CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
SIMVASTATIN 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

6 11
OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

7 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

8 14
GABAPENTIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
TRAMADOL HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

O 11 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

O 12 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

13 3
HYDRALAZINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

14 57
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

14 5
LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

16 4
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

17 23
GLIPIZIDE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 67
RISPERIDONE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

P 19 76
SPIRONOLACTONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

20 53
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

21 165
ALLOPURINOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

22 31
MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

23 15
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 12
JANUVIA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
GLIPIZIDE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

26 144
OLANZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 27 109
TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

28 33
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P 29 47
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

30 20
LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

31 41
CITALOPRAM HBR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 24
CLONAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

33 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

34 63
OXCARBAZEPINE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

35 212
TAMSULOSIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

36 28
FAMOTIDINE* 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

37 61
INDAPAMIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 188
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

39 84
CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

40 19
ARIPIPRAZOLE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P 40 148
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

42 17
NEXIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 60
NAPROXEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

44 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 79
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

46 16
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O 47 55
RANITIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

48 26
LITHIUM CARBONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 49 257
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

50 175
NIFEDIPINE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 113
DIGOXIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 100
HALOPERIDOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 53 167
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 25
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

55 71
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

56 43
BENAZEPRIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 69
CLOZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P 58 284
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 30
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

60 44
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

61 21
LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 87
BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

63 83
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

64 104
MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

65 49
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P 65 269
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

67 130
LAMICTAL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 68 377
MUPIROCIN* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

69 142
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

70 65
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

71 37
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

72 89
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

73 42
TRANSDERM-SCOP 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 382
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 75 27
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 76 39
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 77 233
GLIPIZIDE XL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 253
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

78 18
VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

80 66
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 81 62
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 241
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

83 91
METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 83 51
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

85 48
ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 85 72
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A 85 92
VALPROIC ACID* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 88 213
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

88 88
AMMONIUM LACTATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

90 397
LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 91 136
TERAZOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 92 150
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 93 40
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

93 105
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 95 159
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 96 125
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

97 36
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 97 45
DEPAKOTE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 99 429
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A 99 68
INVEGA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P 101 435
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 101 115
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 103 169
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 103 29
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 April 4, 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.