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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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19,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 69 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 126 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

548 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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 437 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

51% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

43% of this provider’s 548 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

15% 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

36 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

$867K

2014

$830K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

22,362

2014

21,943

2015

19,655

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 1,116

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

158

patients, 29% of all patients

O 1 7
OMEPRAZOLE 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

2 2
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

3 1
FUROSEMIDE 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

4 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
GABAPENTIN 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

6 8
ALPRAZOLAM 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

7 18
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

8 3
LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

11 14
MELOXICAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

12 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

13 16
FAMOTIDINE* 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

14 61
SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

15 11
CLOPIDOGREL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

16 19
CITALOPRAM HBR 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

17 24
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

18 23
TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

19 33
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

20 41
TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

21 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

22 17
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

23 20
WARFARIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

24 27
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

25 36
LEVOFLOXACIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

124

patients, 23% of all patients

A 25 78
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

27 5
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O 28 111
ALLOPURINOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

29 31
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

30 12
TEMAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

30 95
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

32 39
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

33 21
ATENOLOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

34 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 101
SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

36 25
CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

37 34
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

A 38 107
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

39 63
BYSTOLIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

40 114
SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

41 59
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

42 29
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O 43 179
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

44 71
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

45 30
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

A 46 68
CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

46 13
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

46 65
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

49 40
BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

50 86
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O 50 55
LYRICA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 52
TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O 53 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

54 35
NEXIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

54 60
ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

56 72
FENTANYL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O 57 108
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

58 46
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 58 26
GLIPIZIDE ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

60 144
VERAPAMIL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

61 146
PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

62 70
CARISOPRODOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

63 194
MECLIZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

63 77
IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

65 91
NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 66 81
ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

66 140
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 68 56
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

69 90
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

70 142
CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

70 45
LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 72 43
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 73 32
AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

73 116
RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 76 123
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

77 180
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 77 85
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 77 74
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

80 64
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 81 62
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 81 83
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P 83 47
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 84 38
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A 85 199
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 86 50
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 87 89
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 145
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 87 49
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 9, 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.