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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 24 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$994K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 73 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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 592 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

47% of this provider’s 676 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

18% of this provider’s 676 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

$36 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

41 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

$981K

2014

$990K

2015

$994K

2016

Number of Claims

28,566

2014

28,852

2015

27,632

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,115

prescriptions.

171

patients, 25% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 977

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

2 4
FUROSEMIDE 977

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

2 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 950

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

4 1
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 917

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

5 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 857

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

6 3
GABAPENTIN 856

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

7 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

8 12
MELOXICAM 711

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

9 15
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

10 14
METFORMIN HCL 615

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

11 9
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

12 17
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

13 23
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

14 5
WARFARIN SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

15 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

16 16
SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

17 11
CLOPIDOGREL 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

18 19
SERTRALINE HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

19 25
GLIMEPIRIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

20 32
RANITIDINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

21 26
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

22 20
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

23 36
TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

24 28
CITALOPRAM HBR 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

25 24
TRAMADOL HCL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

O 26 22
CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

27 13
DONEPEZIL HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

28 29
MECLIZINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

29 77
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

30 30
CLONIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

30 42
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P 30 47
ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

33 37
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

34 21
MIRTAZAPINE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 49
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

36 40
ROPINIROLE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

37 72
ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

38 31
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O 39 7
PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

40 46
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

41 65
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

42 44
DIGOXIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

43 100
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

43 128
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 45
AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A 46 96
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 47 73
PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

47 70
DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

49 38
CEPHALEXIN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A 50 92
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

51 61
TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

52 33
AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

53 116
BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

53 69
PROPRANOLOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

55 159
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

56 39
LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

57 89
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 57 107
FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 115
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

60 84
LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

61 52
NEXIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

62 60
VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 64
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

63 35
VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

65 66
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 65 104
XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

67 112
LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 68 43
JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 69 58
LEVEMIR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 69 136
ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

71 18
METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

71 51
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 71 63
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 53
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A 75 68
COLCRYS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

75 158
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

77 41
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 78 103
KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

79 110
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 79 62
ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 79 82
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A 82 78
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

82 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

84 101
CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 84 217
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

86 34
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 86 106
DILTIAZEM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 86 320
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 89 125
BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 89 83
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

89 71
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 92 113
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

92 98
TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 94 150
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 95 87
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 95 181
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

97 67
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

98 196
DEXILANT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 98 147
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 100 144
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 100 57
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 102 151
CALCITONIN-SALMON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 429
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 104 114
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 121
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 123
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 226
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 Jan. 22, 2013.
  • 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.