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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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15,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 121 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$654K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 168 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

39% of this provider’s 458 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

29% of this provider’s 458 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

$43 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

$761K

2014

$699K

2015

$654K

2016

Number of Claims

15,705

2014

15,920

2015

15,364

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 685

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

1 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

2 1
FUROSEMIDE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

3 6
OMEPRAZOLE 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

4 2
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

6 11
GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
METFORMIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

8 9
CLONIDINE HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

9 42
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

11 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

12 30
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

13 4
MELOXICAM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

14 15
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

15 21
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

17 35
CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

18 13
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

O 19 7
CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

20 24
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

21 19
ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

22 37
FAMOTIDINE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

23 61
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

24 14
TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

O 25 22
GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

26 67
AZITHROMYCIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

A 27 54
RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

28 26
HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

29 57
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

30 101
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

31 65
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

32 103
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

33 79
GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

34 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

35 12
NIFEDIPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 113
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

37 71
KLOR-CON M20 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

37 110
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 28
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 6% of all patients

40 90
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

40 20
NIFEDICAL XL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 223
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

43 31
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

44 137
ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

45 18
DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

46 29
GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

47 144
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

47 17
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 49 16
GLIPIZIDE XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

49 253
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

49 33
VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

52 146
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

53 50
DOXEPIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 193
WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 55 27
NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

56 151
COLCHICINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

56 251
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 58 114
COLCRYS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

59 158
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 60 258
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 61 81
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 62 58
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

63 130
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

63 66
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A 65 68
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 66 83
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

66 91
LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 66 43
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 69 87
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. 29, 2008.
  • 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.