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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 16 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

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

95% 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

16% of this provider’s 597 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

42% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

53% of this provider’s 682 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% 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

46 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

$1.57M

2014

$1.66M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

30,837

2014

31,567

2015

31,583

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,817

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,639

prescriptions.

189

patients, 28% of all patients

1 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 953

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

2 10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 945

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

839

prescriptions.

211

patients, 31% of all patients

O 3 7
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

4 3
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

154

patients, 23% of all patients

5 1
DONEPEZIL HCL 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

6 29
MEMANTINE HCL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

7 56
RANITIDINE HCL 613

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

8 26
LISINOPRIL 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

9 4
GABAPENTIN 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

10 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

11 5
CLOPIDOGREL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

12 19
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

13 23
CITALOPRAM HBR 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

14 24
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

P 15 47
METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

16 9
TRAZODONE HCL 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

17 33
SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

18 11
LORAZEPAM 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

19 41
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

20 39
OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

21 2
TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

O 22 22
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

23 20
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

24 12
JANUVIA 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

25 58
LANTUS 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

26 89
WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

27 27
MIRTAZAPINE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

28 49
CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

28 13
TAMSULOSIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

30 28
MELOXICAM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

31 15
NOVOLOG 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

32 151
BUSPIRONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

33 86
DIGOXIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

34 100
GLIMEPIRIDE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

35 32
LACTULOSE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

36 143
SERTRALINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

37 25
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

O 38 55
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

39 71
LEVEMIR 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

40 136
ALPRAZOLAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

41 18
RISPERIDONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

P 42 76
FAMOTIDINE* 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

43 61
LEVETIRACETAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

44 87
CLONIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

45 42
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

46 84
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

A 47 249
LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

47 52
DULOXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

49 38
CRESTOR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

50 45
NAMENDA XR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 81
AMIODARONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

52 116
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

53 137
FENTANYL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O 54 108
PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

55 46
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

56 16
NYSTATIN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

57 153
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

58 17
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

59 157
ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

60 37
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 61 68
ELIQUIS 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

62 102
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

62 63
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

64 30
NYAMYC 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

65 354
MEGESTROL ACETATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

66 180
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

67 36
XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

68 112
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

69 128
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A 70 73
HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

71 57
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

72 200
CEFUROXIME 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A 72 117
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

74 258
ONDANSETRON HCL* 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

75 140
OLANZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P 76 109
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

77 101
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 78 241
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A 79 94
ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

80 31
NUEDEXTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 80 216
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

82 34
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 155
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

82 125
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 85 82
ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

86 72
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 165
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 134
LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

89 196
NITROFURANTOIN* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A 89 231
BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

91 83
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

92 211
RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 93 209
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

94 14
MIDODRINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

95 348
RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

96 123
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A 96 92
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

96 48
FLUCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

99 99
LINZESS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 99 173
PROMETHAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

101 98
SUCRALFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

102 145
BUPROPION HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

102 248
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

104 97
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 105 124
ONDANSETRON ODT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

106 277
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 106 75
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

106 135
SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

106 272
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

110 130
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 222
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P 111 148
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 113 168
RENVELA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 114 201
CLONIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

114 410
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 114 164
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

114 172
VALPROIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 118 213
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 118 115
EXELON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 118 237
SENSIPAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 121 234
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

121 40
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 123 74
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

123 229
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

125 187
ROZEREM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 125 429
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

125 129
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

125 53
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 129 161
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 10, 2014.
  • 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.