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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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15,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 87 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 33 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

1,053 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% 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

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 1,053 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

32% of this provider’s 1,053 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$80 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

14 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

14,701

2014

14,952

2015

15,113

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 668

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

230

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

222

patients, 21% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

214

patients, 20% of all patients

O 3 7
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

4 4
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

5 9
METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

5 10
LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

7 6
OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

8 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

9 16
TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

11 20
GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

12 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

13 3
LEVOFLOXACIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

183

patients, 17% of all patients

A 14 79
WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

15 23
CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

17 15
CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

18 14
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

19 19
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

19 12
HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

21 45
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

21 42
COLCRYS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

23 147
NIFEDIPINE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

24 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

24 29
VENTOLIN HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

24 69
SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

27 11
AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

A 28 123
KLOR-CON M20 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

29 81
CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

30 41
GLIPIZIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

31 116
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

32 13
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 195
VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

34 50
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 70
AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A 36 62
ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

37 21
ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

38 26
MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

39 18
COLCHICINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

40 180
NIFEDICAL XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

41 177
PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

42 48
IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

42 103
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

44 32
FLUCONAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

45 117
NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

46 60
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O 48 111
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

49 51
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

50 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 2% of all patients

51 98
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

51 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

51 43
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

54 88
ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

54 108
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

56 31
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

56 40
LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

58 54
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 87
PROMETHAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 3% of all patients

60 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

61 35
NOVOLIN N 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

62 236
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A 63 124
GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

64 24
QUINAPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

65 199
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

65 52
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 101
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 84
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 198
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

70 122
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

70 115
TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

72 73
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

73 145
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

73 82
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

75 110
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

75 266
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O 77 55
RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

77 33
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

77 38
HUMULIN N 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

80 287
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

81 27
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 7, 2009.
  • 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.