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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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24,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 34 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 75 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

966 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

3% of this provider’s 687 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Antibiotics

56% of this provider’s 966 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 966 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$39 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

$1.01M

2014

$987K

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

27,067

2014

26,225

2015

24,661

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 1,153

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 908

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

182

patients, 19% of all patients

2 6
GABAPENTIN 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

3 8
LISINOPRIL 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 751

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

5 10
METFORMIN HCL 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

6 9
CARVEDILOL 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

7 13
OMEPRAZOLE 571

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
WARFARIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

9 27
FAMOTIDINE* 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

10 61
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

11 3
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

12 21
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
PREDNISONE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

166

patients, 17% of all patients

14 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

16 11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

18 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

19 12
LOVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

20 43
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

21 32
CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

23 63
DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

25 23
AZITHROMYCIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

162

patients, 17% of all patients

A 26 54
CLONIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

27 42
TAMSULOSIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

28 28
CEPHALEXIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

A 29 92
TRAZODONE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

30 33
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

A 31 107
MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

32 49
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

33 20
AMOXICILLIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

A 34 96
MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

35 15
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

37 35
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

38 50
ATENOLOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

39 37
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

40 105
HYDRALAZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

41 57
RANITIDINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

41 26
VENTOLIN HFA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

43 66
SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

44 25
CLONAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

45 34
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

46 36
LANTUS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

47 89
TIZANIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

48 48
NEXIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

49 60
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

50 14
NOVOLOG 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

51 151
GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 67
VALSARTAN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

53 64
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

O 54 7
CEFDINIR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A 55 149
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

56 30
DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

57 38
ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

57 31
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A 59 155
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

A 60 73
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

61 87
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 61 47
TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O 63 22
LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

64 41
SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 53
MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

65 77
FLUCONAZOLE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

67 99
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 78
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

69 106
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

70 104
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

71 71
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

72 74
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 72 114
LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

74 52
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

75 85
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 75 282
NOVOLIN R 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

78 178
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

79 119
COLCRYS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

80 158
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

81 100
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A 82 68
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

83 18
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 84 45
NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

84 309
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

84 136
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 87 204
DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

87 141
FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 89 62
ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 89 135
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 91 181
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 92 101
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.