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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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22,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 49 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 63 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

2% of this provider’s 657 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

23% of this provider’s 779 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 779 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

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

29 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

21,794

2014

22,442

2015

22,245

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 1,130

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 867

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

O 2 7
MELOXICAM 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

3 15
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

4 5
OMEPRAZOLE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

6 12
METFORMIN HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

7 9
FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

8 6
SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

9 11
LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

10 4
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

11 14
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

12 10
GABAPENTIN 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

13 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

14 3
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

15 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

17 32
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

18 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

19 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

20 50
CITALOPRAM HBR 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

21 24
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

21 36
CARVEDILOL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

23 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

25 33
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

26 71
ALPRAZOLAM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 18
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

28 35
CLOPIDOGREL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

29 19
ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

30 31
LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

31 52
HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

32 57
TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O 33 22
VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

34 64
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

35 39
CRESTOR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

36 45
NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

37 85
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

37 79
LORAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

39 41
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

40 44
DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

41 29
DULOXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

42 38
KLOR-CON M20 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

43 110
RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

43 26
WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 27
MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

46 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

47 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

47 65
SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 25
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

50 93
NEXIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

52 28
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

53 75
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A 54 54
CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

54 34
JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

57 30
QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 58 215
BYSTOLIC 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 114
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

60 53
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

61 91
CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

61 42
ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

63 37
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

63 51
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

65 226
NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 65 113
AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 116
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

68 43
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 69 316
PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

69 70
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

71 103
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

72 121
FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 108
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O 73 55
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 123
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

75 74
PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

77 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

78 86
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 79 134
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 79 128
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

81 139
DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 82 80
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

83 130
BUPROPION HCL SR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

84 190
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

85 144
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

86 119
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

87 184
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 185
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.