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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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19,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 44 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 39 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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 412 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

58% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

11% of this provider’s 492 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$61 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

39 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

21,926

2014

19,983

2015

19,258

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
FUROSEMIDE 674

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

1 5
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

2 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

3 19
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

4 3
OMEPRAZOLE 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

6 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

7 9
SIMVASTATIN 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

9 8
METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

10 10
CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

10 17
BENAZEPRIL HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

12 68
AMOXICILLIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

175

patients, 36% of all patients

A 13 123
WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

14 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

15 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

16 25
LEVETIRACETAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

17 86
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

18 31
LISINOPRIL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

19 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

20 20
ALLOPURINOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

20 26
LOVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

22 47
JANUVIA 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

23 52
BACLOFEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

24 97
RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

25 33
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

25 12
NEXIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

27 60
CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

28 14
TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

O 29 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

30 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

31 13
ZETIA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

32 64
DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

33 27
TRADJENTA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

34 112
AMITIZA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 157
ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

36 34
PREDNISONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

37 48
CRESTOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

38 40
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

39 63
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

40 51
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11 41 30
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 42 78
TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

43 28
MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

44 18
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

45 29
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

46 38
LINZESS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

46 183
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

48 335
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

49 35
TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

50 57
TORSEMIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

51 132
GEMFIBROZIL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 52 138
MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11 53 56
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

54 24
ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

54 80
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 56 7
AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 62
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A 58 79
BENICAR HCT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 58 174
PROPRANOLOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 144
SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 61 43
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 62 113
QUINAPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 62 199
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 82
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A 62 96
KLOR-CON M20 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 66 81
ALPRAZOLAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

66 21
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

68 84
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

68 100
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 68 241
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

71 117
WELCHOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 187
AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 99
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 74 207
VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

75 50
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

76 39
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P 76 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 78 37
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 79 211
DALIRESP 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 313
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 80 136
BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 82 83
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

83 108
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 131
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 84 154
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 116
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 86 44
JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 88 171
LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 89 137
DONEPEZIL HCL ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 89 245
CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 91 224
NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 91 416
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

93 110
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

94 69
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 94 126
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.