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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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13,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 102 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

$637K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 124 out of 329 providers in this state and specialty

517 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 393 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

31% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Opioids

38% of this provider’s 517 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 21%.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $71 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

27 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

$697K

2014

$379K

2015

$637K

2016

Number of Claims

14,956

2014

8,605

2015

13,940

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 949

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

154

patients, 30% of all patients

O 1 7
CHLORTHALIDONE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

2 120
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
ALPRAZOLAM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

4 21
SPIRONOLACTONE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

5 43
METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

6 10
GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

7 8
OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

8 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

10 13
BUMETANIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

11 138
FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

11 5
SIMVASTATIN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

13 11
WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

14 23
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

15 42
CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

16 17
ALLOPURINOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

17 26
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

18 12
LISINOPRIL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

19 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

20 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

21 3
CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

22 14
TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 22
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

24 154
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

25 207
MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

26 18
BENAZEPRIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

26 68
LYRICA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

28 54
CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

29 25
TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

30 28
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P 31 61
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

32 20
RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

34 29
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

36 27
GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

37 24
AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

A 38 62
TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

39 73
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 41
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A 40 96
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 49
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 43 65
LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

44 47
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 59
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

47 19
MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

47 84
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 49 51
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 50 81
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

51 15
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

52 32
METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

52 140
MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 54 56
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 200
INDAPAMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

54 168
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

54 82
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 54 113
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

54 31
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

54 98
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 61 63
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

62 103
GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 62 116
LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 64 137
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 June 3, 2015.
  • 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.