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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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9,094Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 270 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$546K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 227 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

87% 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

29% of this provider’s 349 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

34% of this provider’s 349 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

$60 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$352K

2014

$411K

2015

$546K

2016

Number of Claims

7,116

2014

8,972

2015

9,094

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 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

O 2 7
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

3 8
CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

4 13
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

5 12
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

6 5
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

7 21
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

8 131
CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

9 19
METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

10 9
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

12 2
MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

13 15
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

14 31
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

O 15 22
FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

16 6
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

17 35
SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

17 11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

19 14
RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

19 26
LISINOPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

21 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

22 16
VOLTAREN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

23 154
LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

24 41
NEXIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

25 60
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

26 36
LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

27 52
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

28 3
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

28 83
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

30 23
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

31 66
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

32 30
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

32 57
PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

34 46
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

35 42
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

36 91
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

36 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

38 20
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O 39 111
METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 51
BUMETANIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

39 206
GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 43 27
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

44 97
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 45 101
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 46 75
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 46 88
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

48 28
JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 48 185
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 Jan. 21, 2010.
  • 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.