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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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10,101Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 233 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$679K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 152 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

44% of this provider’s 621 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

12% of this provider’s 621 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

$67 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 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

$615K

2014

$582K

2015

$679K

2016

Number of Claims

9,017

2014

8,952

2015

10,101

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

2 1
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

3 16
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

4 12
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

5 3
LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

6 4
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

8 2
SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

9 11
CEFUROXIME 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

A 10 117
SYNTHROID 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

11 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

12 17
ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

13 18
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

14 20
FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

15 6
MELOXICAM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

16 15
TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O 17 22
GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

18 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

19 21
CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

20 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

20 36
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 7
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

22 14
TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

24 33
CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

26 10
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

27 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

28 39
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

29 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 27
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

30 40
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

32 31
SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

32 25
CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 45
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 23
GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

36 32
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

37 64
VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

38 146
TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

39 28
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

40 30
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 54
CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 13
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

43 37
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 82
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

44 42
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

44 62
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

47 50
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

48 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

49 44
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 50 103
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 51 53
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 Feb. 1, 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.