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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 17 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 26 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

966 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

5% of this provider’s 743 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

54% 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

22% 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

15% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$45 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

32 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

31,332

2014

31,238

2015

30,838

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 1,231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL 1,023

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

855

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
OMEPRAZOLE 1,008

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

3 2
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 796

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

4 5
FUROSEMIDE 762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

5 6
GABAPENTIN 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 652

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

7 3
METFORMIN HCL 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

8 9
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

9 20
SIMVASTATIN 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

10 11
GLIMEPIRIDE 529

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

11 32
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

12 12
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

13 10
WARFARIN SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

14 27
CARVEDILOL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

15 13
TRAZODONE HCL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

16 33
MELOXICAM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

17 16
DONEPEZIL HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

19 29
CLOPIDOGREL 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

20 19
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

21 17
MIRTAZAPINE 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

22 49
TRAMADOL HCL 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O 23 22
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

O 24 7
ALPRAZOLAM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

25 18
AZITHROMYCIN 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

A 26 54
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

27 14
DULOXETINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

28 38
TAMSULOSIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

29 28
SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

30 25
ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

31 31
RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

32 26
CITALOPRAM HBR 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

33 24
NEXIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

34 60
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

35 105
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

36 44
CEFUROXIME 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

A 37 117
FAMOTIDINE* 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

38 61
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

39 36
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 40 47
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

41 35
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

42 79
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

44 50
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

45 30
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

46 23
VALSARTAN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 64
CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

48 34
METFORMIN HCL ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

49 51
ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

50 37
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A 51 107
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

52 39
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

53 71
LYRICA 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

54 52
TIZANIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

55 48
LOVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

56 43
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 63
MECLIZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

58 77
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A 59 73
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

60 45
PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

61 70
CEPHALEXIN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A 62 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

62 53
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

64 118
LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

65 41
CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

65 42
BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

67 69
LEVOFLOXACIN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A 68 78
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

69 57
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

70 90
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

71 74
CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

72 121
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

73 65
BENICAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

74 198
LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 89
DIGOXIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

76 100
VESICARE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

77 161
ROPINIROLE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

77 72
ARIPIPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 P 79 148
AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

79 116
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

81 147
RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P 81 76
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

83 137
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

84 87
SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

85 59
FLUCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

85 99
TRADJENTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

87 125
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

87 40
MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

89 56
TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

89 150
LANSOPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

91 227
COLCRYS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

91 158
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

91 123
RALOXIFENE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

94 177
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 95 101
JANUVIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 95 58
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

97 46
BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

98 86
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

99 139
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A 99 155
NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

101 151
BENICAR HCT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 101 203
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 101 88
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O 104 111
DOXEPIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 105 193
ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 105 82
TOPIRAMATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 105 127
OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 109
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 109 136
VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

110 66
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

110 106
IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 112 176
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 113 102
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A 113 68
PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 115 159
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 116 104
DUTASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 117 224
FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 62
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 118 84
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O 120 108
INDAPAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 121 188
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

122 97
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 123 112
AZOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 123 368
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 123 113
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 123 152
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

123 85
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 123 80
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 Feb. 10, 2010.
  • 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.