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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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9,180Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 266 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 209 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

453 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

20% of this provider’s 453 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$62 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

$457K

2014

$579K

2015

$573K

2016

Number of Claims

7,392

2014

8,837

2015

9,180

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 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

2 5
OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

5 4
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

7 12
METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

8 9
FENOFIBRATE* 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

9 93
MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

10 15
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

11 30
FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

12 6
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

13 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

14 17
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

15 44
ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

16 31
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 19
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 13
GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

19 8
RALOXIFENE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

20 177
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

21 160
SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

22 25
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

23 27
GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

24 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

25 23
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

26 88
CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 24
ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 37
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

29 36
TERAZOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

30 150
ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

30 82
DUTASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

32 224
TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

33 33
METFORMIN HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

33 51
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

35 115
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

36 14
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

36 69
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

38 45
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

39 16
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

40 39
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

41 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

42 28
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

43 21
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. 21, 2012.
  • 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.