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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,173Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 32 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 36 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

6% of this provider’s 628 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Antibiotics

17% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

14% of this provider’s 683 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 21.


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

$1.22M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

22,158

2014

22,396

2015

21,173

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,036

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

945

prescriptions.

171

patients, 25% of all patients

1 11
OMEPRAZOLE 845

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 655

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

5 3
GLIMEPIRIDE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

6 24
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

7 13
GABAPENTIN 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

124

patients, 18% of all patients

8 8
CITALOPRAM HBR 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

9 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

10 9
CARVEDILOL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
DONEPEZIL HCL 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

12 27
FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

13 5
FAMOTIDINE* 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

14 66
LISINOPRIL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

15 6
MELOXICAM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

16 18
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

17 12
CRESTOR 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

18 40
TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

19 28
METFORMIN HCL ER 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

20 46
SPIRONOLACTONE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

21 43
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
BYSTOLIC 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

23 83
VALSARTAN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

24 50
ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

25 34
IRBESARTAN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

26 106
ALLOPURINOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 26
CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

28 17
DULOXETINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 39
BUPROPION XL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

30 118
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 95
TIZANIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

32 57
WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

32 23
TRADJENTA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

34 112
TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O 35 22
RANITIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

36 33
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O 37 111
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

P 38 61
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

39 16
CHLORTHALIDONE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

40 120
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

41 44
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

42 31
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

43 75
INVOKANA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

44 172
JANUVIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

46 49
HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

47 45
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

48 38
METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

49 10
CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
ZETIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

50 64
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

52 53
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

53 32
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

54 48
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

55 85
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 51
JANUMET 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

56 171
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

58 19
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

59 35
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

59 128
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 61 54
NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

62 90
MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

63 84
BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

64 131
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 30
LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 193
ZALEPLON 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

67 320
INDAPAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 168
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

69 93
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 69 108
JANUMET XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

71 239
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 260
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 73 15
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 73 68
BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 175
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 July 15, 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.