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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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15,214Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 125 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 98 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

52% of this provider’s 745 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

21% of this provider’s 745 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

$57 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

20 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

$561K

2014

$731K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

10,816

2014

13,053

2015

15,214

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

1 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

2 1
LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

5 12
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

O 6 7
ALPRAZOLAM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

7 18
METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

8 9
GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

10 5
FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

11 6
SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

13 20
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

14 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

15 16
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

16 23
MELOXICAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

17 15
TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O 18 22
CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

19 24
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

20 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

21 10
FENOFIBRATE* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

22 93
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

23 38
SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 25
CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

25 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

26 14
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

27 13
SYNTHROID 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 59
ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

29 37
FLUOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

30 62
METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

31 51
ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

32 31
GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

33 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

34 35
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

36 40
PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

37 70
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

A 37 68
CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

39 34
TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

40 33
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

41 105
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

42 26
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

43 36
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

44 52
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

45 85
LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A 46 78
LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

46 43
CEFUROXIME 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A 46 117
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

49 28
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 106
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

51 44
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

51 45
CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 51 92
SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 53
JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 58
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

56 88
CEFDINIR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 56 149
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 56 146
FLUCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

59 99
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

59 65
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 94
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

59 57
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O 63 55
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

63 82
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 41
BUSPIRONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

66 86
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

67 66
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 67 73
MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

69 49
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

70 27
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

70 74
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

70 121
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

73 48
ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 74 135
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

75 42
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 75 80
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

77 90
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

78 67
NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 60
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 11, 2018.
  • 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.