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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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14,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 89 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 95 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

5% of this provider’s 454 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

37% of this provider’s 568 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 568 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

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

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

26 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

$303K

2014

$357K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

6,206

2014

8,507

2015

14,798

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

1 3
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

2 9
OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

4 1
LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

6 5
METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

7 10
GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

8 8
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

8 31
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

10 4
HYDRALAZINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

11 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

13 14
SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

14 11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

15 12
PREDNISONE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

16 48
NIFEDIPINE ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

17 91
GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

18 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
CLONIDINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

20 41
SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

21 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 19
TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

O 23 22
MELOXICAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

24 18
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

26 15
DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

27 27
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

28 26
RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

29 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

30 104
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

30 53
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

32 35
ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 34
TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

34 28
CHLORTHALIDONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

35 120
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

36 25
MECLIZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

37 84
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

39 17
CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

40 40
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 124
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

42 32
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 38
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

44 127
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

45 52
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

45 21
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 47 75
GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

47 138
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 49 60
MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 65
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

51 87
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 29
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

52 47
TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

54 36
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

55 93
CEFUROXIME 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A 56 159
BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

57 83
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

58 63
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

59 69
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 217
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 61
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

61 151
NIFEDICAL XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

63 177
NOVOLIN 70-30 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

64 192
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 65 255
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

66 54
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

67 43
NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 67 142
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

67 74
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 9, 2013.
  • 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.