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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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22,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 47 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 34 out of 671 providers in this state and specialty

753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

8% of this provider’s 556 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

43% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 36%.

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Opioids

24% of this provider’s 753 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $51 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

24,735

2014

22,112

2015

22,983

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 1,386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,050

prescriptions.

240

patients, 32% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 745

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

2 14
FUROSEMIDE 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

3 6
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

4 10
METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

5 9
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

6 12
LISINOPRIL 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

7 4
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

8 5
GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

9 8
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

10 3
OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

11 2
CLOPIDOGREL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

12 19
IBUPROFEN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

13 91
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

14 21
TRAMADOL HCL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

O 15 22
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

16 23
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

19 11
ALLOPURINOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

20 31
WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

21 27
TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

22 28
MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

23 15
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

24 50
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

25 20
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

26 13
JANUVIA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

27 58
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

28 30
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

28 40
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P 30 47
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

O 31 7
NEXIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

32 60
SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

33 25
CLONIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

33 42
RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

35 26
LYRICA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

36 52
TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

37 33
PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

37 70
CILOSTAZOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

37 166
HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

40 57
AZITHROMYCIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

A 41 54
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

42 90
LEVETIRACETAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

42 87
LANTUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

44 89
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

45 24
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

46 82
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

47 18
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

48 64
RISPERIDONE 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 49 76
ROPINIROLE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

50 72
CEPHALEXIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A 51 92
AMITIZA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

51 168
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A 53 107
FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 61
GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

54 32
BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

56 86
MECLIZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

56 77
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

56 44
KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

59 110
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O 60 111
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A 60 73
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

62 56
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

63 66
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

63 139
BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

65 114
PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

65 46
GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

65 67
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 68 137
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

68 16
LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A 68 78
ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

71 102
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

72 88
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

72 65
BENICAR HCT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

72 203
DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

75 38
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 76 348
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

76 35
PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

78 119
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

79 36
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

80 130
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A 80 68
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

82 53
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 82 81
PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 84 159
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

84 97
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

86 34
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 87 112
FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

87 99
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 62
OLANZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P 90 109
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 90 116
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 48
CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

93 45
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 94 104
HYDROCORTISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

95 275
MEGESTROL ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

96 180
NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

97 85
MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 97 315
DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

97 147
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

100 141
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 100 125
LITHIUM CARBONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 102 257
THIORIDAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 102 418
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

104 173
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 105 59
METHAZOLAMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 105 442
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 105 37
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 May 24, 2017.
  • 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.